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Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Obituaries


Robert J. “Bob” Abbott
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, July 13th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Monday, July 14th, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jackson
Robert J. “Bob” Abbott, 73, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, July 12th, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Sunday, July 13th, from 4-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A rosary will be said at 7 PM, immediately followed by an American Legion Service. Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 14th, at 10:00 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson with Father Scott M. Sunnenberg officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with Missouri Military Honors. Bob was born December 29, 1929 at Cape Girardeau, son of Harry and Elsadena Scherer Abbott. He and Wanda Lee Austin were married November 9, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. She survives. Other loving survivors include a son Jack Lewis Abbott of O’Fallon, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Vickie Sue and Mike Webb of Jackson; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Benny and Dorothy Abbott of Cape Girardeau, William and Mitzi Abbott of Perryville, and Glenda Abbott of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, John and Jayme Abbott of O’Fallon, Doug Spooler and wife Julie, and Jessica Spooler, all of Jackson; a great-grandson, Cole Pickett. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerry Abbott. A veteran of the Korean War, Bob served in the United States Navy from 1947-1950. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, the Elks Lodge, and American Legion Post #158, all in Jackson, and a lifetime member of the Cape Girardeau VFW. He had worked as a salesman many years for the former Thilenius Distributing Company in Cape, retiring in 1993. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Legion Scholarship Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Violet Wareing
Visitation: Friday, July 11 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
Service: Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 AM at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cape
Cape Girardeau: Violet Wareing, age 85, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at the home of her granddaughter, where she was temporarily residing. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, on Friday, July 11, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape. Funeral Service will be Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 AM, at the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park. Rev. Chris Girard will officiate. Mrs. Wareing was born November 17, 1917 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of the late Walter and Alberta Poole Lacy. She married Clyde Wareing February 15, 1936, he passed away February 6, 1999. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Peggy Wareing of Bridgton, MO and one brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Wanda Lacy of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded by one infant son, a daughter, three brothers and four sisters. Mrs. Wareing was the manager in the cafeteria at the former Hawthorne School in Cape for many years. She and her husband managed the former Co-op Service Station in Cape for a number of years. She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cape and had a perfect attendance record for many years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the First Free Will Baptist Church of Cape.

James R. “Jim” Milam
Visitation: None
Service: None
James R. “Jim” Milam, 77, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at his home. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. There are no services or visitation. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements. Jim was born March 13, 1926, in Milam, Tenn., the son of Henry Clay and Mary Frances Dodson. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a self-employed timber-man in Alabama and had lived in Cape Girardeau the past six years. Surviving are two sons and a daughter; four sisters, Margaret Goode of Bell, Tenn., Blondell Smithwick of Cape Girardeau, Laverne Milam of Alabama, and Sally Mae Lee of Alamo, Tenn. He was preceded in death by one son.

Gifford E. Hobeck
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Wednesday, July 9th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 1 PM, Thursday, July 10th, McCombs, Jackson
Gifford E. Hobeck, 64 of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, where he had been a patient the past three weeks. Friends may call Wednesday, July 9th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 10th, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in New Salem Cemetery in Daisy. Rev. Johnny Seabaugh will officiate. Gifford was born June 21, 1939, son of Elmer and Retta Barks Hobeck. He and Ruth Ann Slinkard were married February 11, 1961. She survives. Other loving survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Gina Hobeck of Millersville, Mark and Tina Hobeck of Jackson; one daughter, Jenny Hobeck of Sikeston; five grandchildren, Brandy Harrison and Lindsey Hobeck, Spencer, Ashley, and Mackenzie Hobeck; three great-grandchildren, Colten and Corey Harrison, Tyson Williams; a brother Floyd Hobeck and wife Goldie of Daisy; and two sisters-in-law, Verna Hobeck of Daisy and Inez Hobeck of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Milford and Elmer Lee Hobeck. Gifford formerly worked at Lincoln McBride and previously co-owned H & T Builders in Jackson. The past 20 years he co-owned and operated Hobeck Siding Company with his sons. He attended Good News Christian Center in Jackson and was a member of Cape County Coon Hunters Club. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be given to the family.

Hazel Lena Saupe
Visitation: Thurs., July 10, 2003 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO
Service: Friday, July 11, 2003 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home
Hazel Lena Saupe, 90, of Shawneetown, passed away Monday, July 7, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Thursday, July 10th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Friday, July 11th, at 10 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Robert Mann will officiate. Hazel was born March 2, 1913, in Groton, South Dakota, daughter of Art and Emma Jensen Lenling. She and Edmund Saupe were married December 13, 1933. He passed away May 12, 1957. Loving survivors include her daughter, Marlene Graves of Shawneetown; two sisters, Carolyn Merkel of Glencross, S. Dak., and Adeline Rorvig of McLaughlin, S. Dak.; and a granddaughter, Beverly Bonney of Van Buren, Mo. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. Hazel worked 25 years as a store clerk at Holzer’s Super Value in Tiber Lake, S. Dak., retiring and moving to Shawneetown in 1984. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Shawneetown.

Kevin Clark Cowan
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, July 6th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Monday, July 7th, St. Maurus Church, Biehle, Missouri
Kevin Clark Cowan, 46, of Biehle, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 29, 1957, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Clark and Betty J. Curry Cowan. He and Kathy Schemel were married June 24, 1978 in Biehle. She survives. Other loving survivors include two sons, Jason, a graduate student at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, and Jeffrey, a sophomore at the University of Missouri-Columbia; a daughter, Kimberly, a senior at University of Missouri-St. Louis; mother, Betty Cowan, and brother, Dr. Mike Cowan, both of Oak Ridge; and mother-in-law, Lutrudis Schemel of Biehle, Mo. Also surviving is an uncle, Carl Curry, and an aunt, Alice Curry, both of Jackson; three brothers-in-law, Mike Schemel and wife Cathy of Jackson, Carl Schemel and wife Janet and Dale Schemel and wife Debbie, all of Perryville; two sisters-in-law, Gera LeGrand and husband Donnie of Benton, Mo., Denise Pudlo and husband Rich of Fenton, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Kevin was a 1975 graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He had worked at Jim Wilson Company in warehouse and delivery, Plaza Tire as a purchasing agent, and Carl Schemel Construction Company in Perryville. He had been a member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle since 1977, and formerly served as an usher. He was also a member of the former Oak Ridge Jaycees. A loving and faithful father, Kevin always placed his family first. He cherished many good friends and the good times shared with them in his community. Friends may call Sunday, July 6th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish Prayers will be said at 7:30 pm, with Father John Harth officiating. Funeral Mass will be Monday, July 7th, at 10 AM, at St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, with Father Mark Bozada officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Maurus Church or the American Cancer Society.

Janice C. Zahlen
Visitation: None
Service: 10 AM, Saturday, July 12th, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cape Girardeau
Janice C. Zahlen, 63, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Monday, June 30, 2003, at her home. Mrs. Zahlen was born March 27, 1939, at St. Paul, MN, daughter of Frank and Helen Nosal Zahlen. Survivors include one son David Callier, three daughters, Ann Callier and Alecia Zahlen of all Cape Girardeau, and Margie Callier of Idyllwild, CA; three brothers, James “Jim” Zahlen and Gary Zahlen both of Henderson, NV and Steven Zahlen of Littleton, CO; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister. Mrs. Zahlen was member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cape. She was employed by the State of Missouri as a counselor and a career foster parent. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 12th, 2003 at 10 AM at the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cape. Bishop Wes Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville, IL. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Irene Stacy
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Friday, July 4th, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Service: 1 PM, Saturday, July 5th, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Pearl Irene Stacy, 75, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Friends may call Friday, July 4th, between 4-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service is Saturday, July 5th, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Rev. Joe McCullough will officiate. Mrs. Stacy was born March 14, 1928, at Grand Tower, Ill., daughter of Thomas B. and Grace P. Virge Hager. She and Clifford Raymond Stacy were married January 30, 1976, in Cape Girardeau. He survives. Other loving survivors include four daughters, Shirley Umbeck of Oak Ridge, Brenda Sandlin of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Ruth Burke of Whitewater, and Debbie McCullough of Cape Girardeau; one son, Wayland Stacy of Marble Hill; one sister, Norene Rhodes of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Oscar Hager of Cape Girardeau; 23 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter; her parents; a sister; two grandsons; and one great-grandson. Mrs. Stacy was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family.

Sandra Kay Nussbaum
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, July 6th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: Private Graveside Committal
Sandra Kay Nussbaum, 50, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2003, at her home. She was born February 19, 1953, in Anna, Illinois, daughter of Carl L. and Dorothy Ditteraline Pfaff. She and Ralph Nussbaum were married July 8, 1988, in Cape Girardeau. Sandra worked five years at the Lutheran Home until her illness rendered her unable to work in September, 2002. She was a member of the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau, and an active member of the Lady Elks in Cape Girardeau, and Post M Travelers Protective Association. Loving survivors include her husband; daughter, Sharon Abernathy of Cape Girardeau; her parents, Carl and Dorothy Pfaff of Olmsted, Ill.; maternal grandmother, Ruby Ditteraline of Perks, Ill.; a step-daughter, Michele Schabbing of Gordonville; two step-sons, Mark Nussbaum of Fruitland, and Chris Nussbaum of Perryville; a brother, Randol Pfaff of Villa Ridge, Ill; a sister, Pamela Pfaff of Ullin, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Friends may call Sunday, July 6th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Interment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery with a private graveside committal service.

Paul William Martin
Visitation: None
Service: 11 AM, Saturday, July 5th, Hobbs Chapel Cemetery, Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau: Paul William Martin, age 79, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 12, 1924 at Cameron, West Virginia, the son of William H. and Lenore Kinney Martin. On May 13, 1949, he married Marcella Schmitke, she survives. Other loving survivors include two sons, Thomas Martin and his wife Ann of Maryland and James Martin and his wife Debbie of Grays Lake, IL; three daughters, Paula Rahm and her husband Fred of Las Vegas, NV; Pam Lewis and her husband Greg of Jackson; and Linda Rapp of St. Charles; one brother, Robert Martin and his wife Olive of Washington, PA; one sister-in-law, Delores Martin of Moundsville, West Virginia; Eight grandchildren, Anna Marie Beard, Paul Thomas O’Brien, Andrew Martin Rapp, James Vincent Rapp, Elizabeth Ann Martin, Kathryn Rose Martin, Paul Thomas Martin, and Megan Leigh Martin; and a special friend Tom O’Brien of Scott City. Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Martin. Paul was a veteran of WW II, serving in the United States Navy from 1942 until his retirement in 1967. He was an administrator for Clarks Mountain Nursing Facility in Piedmont from 1969-1971, and later served as hospital administrator for the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mt. Vernon, MO. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors. He loved walking and exercising his dogs, many of which were named Sam. Paul was a member of the Elks Lodge at Bismarck, ND, and attended the Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Cape. A graveside service with Missouri Military Honors will be Saturday, July 5th, at 11 AM, at Hobbs Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating. Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hobbs Chapel Cemetery or to the American Diabetes Association.

Henrietta Carolina Alvina Monteith
Visitation: 10 AM - 12 PM, Saturday, July 5th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: Noon, Saturday, July 5th, McCombs, Jackson
Henrietta Carolina Alvina Monteith, 94, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at her home in Jackson. She was born February 15, 1909, in Scott City, Mo., daughter of William and Anna Roth Diebold. She and Cecil E. Monteith were married October 9, 1926, in St. Louis. He passed away March 14, 1999. Loving survivors include one son, Gary Monteith of Burfordville; one daughter, Sharon Wolyniak of Monument, Colo.; a sister, Shirley McGhee of Clubb, Mo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Henrietta worked many years as a volunteer for Teen Challenge Thrift Store and served on the Auxiliary Board for Mid-America Teen Challenge. From 1980-1983, she was a coordinator for the Jackson Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Jackson. Friends may call Saturday, July 5th, after 10 AM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will follow at 12 PM at the funeral home with interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. Dean Heady will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mid-America Teen Challenge.

Frances Lanell Woodard
Visitation: Sunday, June 29 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Monday, June 30 at 2 PM at the funeral home
Frances Lanell Woodard, 85, of Jackson, passed away Friday, June 27, 2003, at her home. She was born July 29, 1917, in Lightfoot, Tenn., daughter of James A. and Mattie B. Griggs. She and Lewis T. Woodard were married October 27, 1934, in Tennessee. Loving survivors include a son, Ron Woodard and wife Glenda of Jackson; five daughters, Alice L. Garza of Corpus Christi, Tex., Jean White and husband Darrell of Marble Hill, Carolyn Woodard of Cape Girardeau, June Kohler and husband Charles of Jackson, Renea Holt and husband Chuck of St. Louis, Missouri; a brother, Ray Griggs, and sister, Louise Lucas, both of California. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, and one brother, James Griggs. In 1985, Frances moved from Delta to Jackson. She had been a member of Jackson Assembly of God since 1998, where she enjoyed cooking for church functions. For many years, she worked as a nurse aid in private duty for numerous families and various hospitals and facilities. She also worked as a cook for her son at his restaurant, the former Woodard’s in Delta (now Jackson). Friends may call Sunday, June 29th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 30th, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, with burial in Sikeston Garden of Memories. Rev. Dean Heady will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Jackson Assembly of God Building Fund.

Marion Lee “Slim” Nothdurft
Visitation: June 28 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Graveside service at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, MO following visitation
Jackson: Marion Lee “Slim” Nothdurft, age 86, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call Saturday, June 28 between 10:30 – 11:30 AM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson with interment immediately following at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Excelsior Lodge #441 of Jackson will conduct the ceremony. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Nothdurft was born in Jackson, Missouri on January 19, 1917, the son of Simon and Jessie Limbaugh Nothdurft. He married Ina Ramsey Lewis on April 16, 1971. Along with his wife, he is survived by three sons, Mike Nothdurft of Plano, TX; Dave Nothdurft of Everton, MO; Russ Nothdurft of Hazelwood, MO; one daughter, Jo Marian Pollack of Houston, TX; a step-daughter, Sharon Steinbach, of Vieara, FL; one brother, Milton Nothdurft of Jackson, MO, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Mr. Nothdurft was a 50 year Masonic Lodge member as well as a member of the Elks Lodge and Local Carpenter’s Union. During WWII, he worked at the small arms munitions plant in St. Louis. For several years he was self-employed doing plaster work. He then worked for Drury Construction for 13 years, retiring at age 66.

Capitola “Cappy” Helen McCulley Reed
Visitation: Wed., June 25, 2003 from 5-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
Service: Thurs., June 26, at 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home
Capitola “Cappy” Helen McCulley Reed, 84, passed away Monday, June 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Wednesday, June 25, between 5-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 26, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, followed by entombment in Cape County Memorial Park. Dr. Derek Staples will officiate. Cappy was born December 5, 1918, near Bell City, Mo., daughter of Harrison and Ida Jane Drew McCulley. She and Sherman Reed were married November 29, 1959, in Longview, Washington. He passed away August 31, 1998. She is survived by a sister, Melba McCulley of Cape Girardeau; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Donna Reed of Alton, Ill. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and a sister. Cappy attended Bell City Schools, studied cake decorating at Longview Community College in Longview, Wash. She decorated cakes 13 years; worked as a cashier for Kroger in St. Louis 20 years; and served as president of Monticello Medical Center Auxiliary in Longview from 1973 – 1974. She was a former member of Women’s Aglow. She presently was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and a former member of Longview 20th Avenue Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lynwood Baptist Church.

Glenda E. Wills
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Monday, June 23rd, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Service: 11 AM, Tuesday, June 24th, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Glenda E. Wills, 91, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003, at Southeast Hospital. Friends may call Monday, June 23rd, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, June 24th, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Clayton Smith will officiate. Glenda was born July 25, 1911, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Oscar and Dora May Bowers Thompson. She and Tillman E. Wills were married November 7, 1936 in Cape Girardeau. He passed away May 19, 2000. Loving survivors are a son, Larry Gene Wills of Parker, Co.; three daughters, Judi Faulkner of Kingston, Ga., Vickie Kain of Cobden, Ill., and Janet Watkins of Wentzville, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother. She was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School and the former Cape Business College. She worked as a secretary for the Southeast Lumber Company for 20 years; Cape Carpet for seven years; and the former Walther Furniture Store for seven years, retiring in 1990. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions the American Heart Association or Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Steven Wray Jones
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Friday, June 20th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 1 PM, Saturday, June 21st, McCombs, Jackson
Steven Wray Jones, age 50, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2003, at his home. Friends may call Friday, June 20th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 21st, at 1PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Steven was born March 12, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Stanley W. and Verna Petzoldt Jones. Formerly of Dexter, he moved to Jackson in 1999. Loving survivors include his mother, Verna Jones of Jackson; one brother, Darrell G. Jones of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Lisa Jones of Jackson; two nieces, Mindy Jones and Shayna Snell; and a nephew, Bradley Jones. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother.

Jo Ann Reeves
Visitation: Friday, June 20 from 4-8 PM at McCombs in Jackson
Service: Saturday, June 21, at 1 PM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson
Jo Ann Reeves, 64, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at her home. Friends may call Friday, June 20th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, June 21st, at 1 PM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by interment in Lightner Cemetery in Scott City. Rev. Robert Henrichs will officiate. Jo Ann was born February 11, 1939, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert and Addie Hager Williams. She and Roy L. Reeves were married July 23, 1955. Loving survivors include her husband of Jackson; one son, Roy L. Reeves, II, of Jackson; four daughters, Kimberly B. Miller of Shawnee, Ok., Teresa R. Ruppel of Jackson, Christina J. Brost of Cape Girardeau, Robin L. Reeves of Phoenix, Az., a nephew, Roger L. Adams of Jackson, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister. Jo Ann had worked as the business manager for Roy L. Reeves Painting Company in Jackson. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Charles Edward Morton
Visitation: 5-7 PM Sun. June 15 at McCombs
Service: 1:00 PM Mon. June 16 at McCombs
Atoka, Tennessee: Charles Edward Morton, formerly of Jackson, age 82, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2003, at his home. Friends may call Sunday, June 15, between 5-7 PM at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 16, at 1 PM, at the funeral chapel, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. David Smith will officiate. Charles was born May 25, 1921 at Neely’s Landing, Missouri, the son of Benjamin and Clara Jacobs Morton. On December 6, 1941, he married Imogene Parks, she passed away in November 1979. He and Lois Whitledge were married on July 21, 1987, she preceded him in death on September 5, 2002. Charles served in the US Army during World War II from 1943-1946. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Chaffee, a member of American Legion Althenthal-Journes Post #158 and VFW Post #10495 in Jackson. He was a foreman and machinist in the shoe manufacturing business, retiring in the early 1980’s. Survivors include two sons, Dan Morton of Omaha, NE; David Morton of Atoka, TN; one brother, Joe Morton of Cape Girardeau; one sister, Louise Swan of Jackson; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and an infant son. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Arthur Ray Proffer
Visitation: 4-8 PM Wed., June 11 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: 10:30 AM Thurs. June 12 at McCombs
Whitewater: Arthur Ray Proffer, age 78, passed away June 9, 2003 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He had been a resident there for six years. Friends may call between 4-8 PM on Wednesday, June 11 at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 12, at 10:30 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Proffer Cemetery in Crump, Missouri with a military honor guard graveside service. Rev. Tom Zych will officiate. Arthur Ray was born January 26, 1925 in Whitewater, Missouri, son of Ray and Marie Jones Proffer. Orphaned at an early age, Arthur Ray was raised by his paternal grandparents, Harvey Lee and Marzilla Fulbright Proffer and Aunt Desdia and Uncle Lee Proffer. He married Leanna Phillips in 1954. She passed away in 1987. Arthur Ray worked for many years at the Lone Star Cement Company in Cape Girardeau. He served in the United States Army during World War II, European Theatre. Arthur Ray was a member of the V.F.W. Post #3838 in Cape Girardeau. Loving survivors include a cousin, Mildred (Proffer) and her husband, Gary Reynolds of Whitewater, (Mildred and Arthur Ray were raised together) A half-brother, Roy Kerley, Jr. of Ullin, Illinois, and a number of cousins. Pallbearers will be Scott Reynolds, Junior Kerley, Boyd Richardson, Lender Crader, Jack Devore, and Stan Turner. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Proffer Cemetery or Missouri Veterans Home. .

Keith “Bud” Miller
Visitation: 4-8 PM Wed., June 11, with Masonic Service at 7:30 PM at McCombs Funeral Home, Cape Girardeau
Service: 1:30 PM Thurs., June 12 at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, MO
Cape Girardeau: Keith “Bud” Miller, age 84, passed away Monday, June 9, 2003, at Southeast Hospital. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, Wednesday, June 11 with a Masonic Service at 7:30 PM at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 12, at 1:30 PM, at the Funeral Home, followed by interment in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery along with a military honor guard graveside service. Rev. Janet Hopkins will officiate. Keith was born September 25, 1918 in Neely’s Landing, son of Charles B. and Anna Keith Miller. Bud was a life-long resident of Cape County. He was formerly the manager of the Riverside Lumber Company for 30 years. He was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church, a life member of the VFW Post 3838, a 53 year member of St. Mark’s Masonic Lodge #93, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of St. Louis, member of High Twelve, and Sword of Bunker Hill. He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to August 1945, having received the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars and numerous other medals. Survivors include one son, Bobby Miller, a special friend, Shirley Reeves, and a sister, Gladys Aubuchon, all of Cape Girardeau. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home or High Twelve Scholarship Fund.

Norman L. Colyott
Visitation:
Service: 2:00 PM Sunday, June 8, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO
Jackson: Norman L. Colyott, age 71, passed away Friday, June 6, 2003 at his home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Sunday, June 8th, at 2:00 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Interment will follow at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau where there will also be a Military Honor Guard Service. Rev. Brian Anderson will officiate. Mr. Colyott was born June 17, 2003 at Hunter, MO the son of Charles and Della Hampton Colyott. He and Violet Lawrence were married December 4, 1955 at St. Louis. Loving survivors include his wife of Jackson; four sons, Michael of Jackson, Mississippi; Bruce of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Steven of Jackson, Missouri; and Kevin of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Mr. Colyott was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters. Mr. Colyott was a graduate of Ellsinore High School. He had attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff. Mr. Colyott was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the US Army. While serving in Korea he was awarded the Purple Heart Medal. After the service he worked in a Radiator Repair shop in St. Louis from 1956-1963. In 1963 he moved to Kennett and co-owned Norman’s Radiator and Air Conditioning. In 1970 he and his family moved to Jackson. Also, in 1970 he co-owned and operated Norman’s Radiator and Air Conditioning Repair Shop in Cape Girardeau with his brother-in-law Louis Lawrence. Mr. Colyott was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson where he served as an usher for many years. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church Youth Fund, or to the Church Library Fund, or to Southeast Hospice.

Verna Dell Petzoldt
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Friday, June 6th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Saturday, June 7th, Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Wells
Verna Dell Petzoldt, 68, of Oak Ridge passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Friday, June 6th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Saturday, June 7th, after 9 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 10 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells, followed by interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Walter Patzwitz will officiate. Verna was born in Oak Ridge, MO on August 22, 1934, the daughter of Lynn and Artie Barks Roberts. She and Royal Petzoldt were married on April 8, 1967. Survivors include her husband, and one son, David Petzoldt of Cape Girardeau. She was preceded in death by one brother. Verna was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells where she taught Sunday School for 30 years and was a member of the church choir. She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s League. She was a member of the Lamplighter’s Homemakers Club at Oak Ridge for 30 years and took an active part in the American Cancer Society by helping out and attending support meetings. Verna worked as a secretary for Shawneetown Feed and Seed from 1954 to 1970. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, Organ Fund or Scholarship Fund.

Bettie Lou Gunn
Visitation: No visistation
Service: 2 PM Fri., May 23 at Lorimier, Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau: Bettie Lou Gunn, age 77, passed away Tuesday, May 20, at St. Francis Medical Center. Graveside service will be Friday, at 2:00 PM, at Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Rev. Joel Hebert will officiate. Bettie was born November 10, 1925 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Hugh and Roxie Henson Mitchell. She graduated from Central High School in Cape Girardeau. Bettie worked in Pensacola Florida for 30 years. She moved to Alaska and worked on the Alaska Pipe Line from 1980-1983 where she was a member of the Culinary Union. Upon retirement in 1983, Bettie moved to Cape Girardeau. She has been a resident of Fountainbleau for over three years. She is survived by her Son and Daughter-in-law, Victor R. and Mary Gunn, of Cape Girardeau; a Sister, Marabelle Sams, of Biloxi, Mississippi; a Brother, Diamond Blakney of Biloxi, Mississippi; a Granddaughter, Alexia Gunn, of Cape Girardeau; and two Uncles, Donald and Fred Kraft of Cape Girardeau. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Anna Mae Hahs
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sat., May 24, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM Sun., May 25, McCombs, Jackson
Anna Mae Hahs, age 85, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson, Missouri. Friends may call on Saturday, May 24, between 4-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be on Sunday at 2 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home, in Jackson, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Charles Lance will officiate. Anna Mae was born July 26,1917, in Allenville, Missouri, daughter of Robert N. and Myrtle Byrne Amos. She and Ernest Lee Hahs were married August 9,1941. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1991. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Fred O. Jones of Jackson; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Hahs of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren, Tanja Bohnert, of Mississippi, Jolie McCallister and her husband, Brian, of Gordonville, Tammy Monia and her husband, Keith, of Cape Girardeau; Scott Hahs and his wife, Carolyn, Frederick Jones and his wife, Shirlee, Jennie Webb and her husband, David, and Polly Koch and her husband Kent, all of Jackson; three brothers, James Amos of Calamazu, Michigan; Max and Nelson Amos of Jackson; three sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Delta, Missouri; Louis Eichhorn of Cape Girardeau; and Mary Dannenmueller of Chaffee. She is also survived by nineteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Lee Hahs, of Cape Girardeau; an infant son, John Robert Hahs; and two brothers, Robert Amos and Jack Amos. She was a member of First Assembly of God in Cape Girardeau. She was a former member of New McKendree United Methodist Church of Jackson, and was a charter member of the Mary and Martha Circle of that church. Mr. and Mrs. Hahs were long-time residents of Jackson where Anna Mae had been active as Den Mother and Girl Scout leader. They moved to Cape Girardeau in 1965 where they owned Hahs Office Equipment until their retirement in 1982. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cape First.

Christopher M. Blumenthal
Visitation: 9 AM Wed., May 21, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM Wed., May 21, McCombs, Jackson
Christopher M. Blumenthal, 12, of St. Louis, passed away Monday, May 19, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, due to complications following heart surgery. Friends may call Wednesday, May 21st, after 9 AM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will follow at 10 AM at the funeral home, with Rev. Jim Blumenthal officiating. Burial will be in Bray Cemetery at Neely’s Landing. Christopher was born January 22, 1991, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Michael W. and Alice C. McSpadden Blumenthal. Loving survivors include his parents; sister, Michelle; paternal grandparents, Martin and Gladys Blumenthal all of St. Louis; and paternal great-grandmother, Irene King of Jackson.

Paul E. Meyr
Visitation: 4-8 PM Mon., May 19, McCombs, Jackson & 1 PM,Tues., May 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson
Service: 2 PM Tues., May 20, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson
Paul E. Meyr, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be Monday, May 19th, between 4-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. An American Legion Service will be held at 7 PM. Friends may also call on Tuesday, May 20th, after 1 PM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, May 20th, at 2 PM, at the church, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery with a graveside military honors service. Paul was born January 22, 1921, in New Wells, Mo., son of Martin E. and Meta Bingenheimer Meyr. He and Virginia McFerron were married December 29, 1946. She survives. Other loving survivors are two sons, Gerald Meyr of Seattle, Wa., and Randy Meyr of St. Peters, Mo.; one grandson, Alex Meyr of St. Peters; one brother, Harlen Meyr of Jackson; two sisters, Erna Schattauer of Cape Girardeau and Judith Burford of Burfordville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Milton Meyr; and two sisters, Wilma Rudert and Renata Brockmann. Paul began working at his parents’ store in Pocahontas in 1934. In February 1943, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in North Africa and Italy with the 5th Army during WWII. Honors he received include the European Theatre Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, the American Theatre Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, 4-Longevity Service Medals, World War II Victory Ribbon, an Expert Medal for MI Rifle and Carbine, and Sharp Shooter Medal for 45-Cailbur Pistol. Discharged in January, 1946, Paul served in the Army Reserve until 1949. He then joined the National Guard. In January 22, 1981, he retired as a First Sergeant E-8, with a total of 38 years of service. A member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson since 1945, Paul was a member of the Honor Guard and had served as 1st Vice Commander, Adjutant, Finance Officer, and Sergeant of Arms. Paul’s other affiliations were a life member of VFW Post 3838, the National Guard Retired Association, formerly a Little League Baseball Manager, and served on the Troop 11 Boy Scout Committee. He was a member of St. Paul Church where he was an usher and served on the Stewardship Committee. In 1949, Paul graduated from the National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Oh., and then worked in various local markets. He had worked at the former Montgomery Ward Store in Cape Girardeau, where he managed the clothing department for 10 years. In 1974, he began working at Proctor & Gamble, retiring in 1983. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association.

Colleen S. Platt
Visitation: 4-6 PM Sun., May 18, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM Mon., May 19, McCombs, Jackson
Colleen S. Platt, age 76, of Jackson passed away Friday, May 16, 2003 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-6 PM, Sunday, May 18th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, May 19th, at 11 AM at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Rev. John Rice will officiate. Mrs. Platt was born September 4, 1926 at Hibbing, MN, daughter of John and Madeline Jandren Cameron. She married Harold James Platt on May 22, 1946 in Cape. He died February 4, 2000. Loving survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Cindy Platt of Jackson and Jeffery and Cheri Platt of Tuscon, AZ; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Kip Bennett of Cape Girardeau; two granddaughters, LeeAnne Lesch and Cameron Bennett; and one grandson, Eric Bennett. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Platt was a member of the New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. She attended one year of business college in St. Louis. Mrs. Platt had worked as a bookkeeper for the former Priest Mercantile and the former Milling Company both in Jackson. She also owned and operated the Platt Realty Company and also the former Jackson Fashion Fabrics Store from 1971-1977. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the New McKendree United Methodist Church.

Mary C. Kirn
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sun., May 18 at McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM Mon., May 19, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jackson
Mary C. Kirn, 86, of Jackson, MO, died at 11:25 PM May 14, 2003 at her home. Mary was born June 18, 1916, in Benton, Missouri, daughter of Eugene and Clara Diebold Essner. She married Ed Kirn on May 6, 1941 in Benton. He preceded her in death on February 19, 1990. Mary and Ed owned and operated Ed Kirn & Sons Trucking in Jackson for 40 years. Surviving are three sons, Tony Kirn and wife Katy of Pekin, IL, David Kirn and wife Sally of Gold River, CA, and Mike Kirn and wife Alyson of Chesterfield, MO; and two daughters, Patricia Collord and husband Robin of Valley View, TX, and Wilma Hilton and husband Bob of Richmond, TX. Also surviving are 11 grand children, 4 great grandchildren, a brother Paul Essner of Benton; and four sisters Cyrilla Brandenburg of Houston TX, Tillie Helmer of Oakhurst, CA, Alma Bunting of Jackson MI, Clara Brucker of Jackson MO; brother-in-law, Henry Kirn of Cape Girardeau, MO, and sister-in-law, Edna Burford of Benton; and many, many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mary was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. She was a member of the Alter Society at her Church and prayer partner in the Perpetual Adoration Society of the Sacred Heart at the Chapel at St. Francis Hospital. Monsignor Edward Eftink will celebrate a funeral mass for Mary on Monday, May 19, 2003, at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Visitation will be Sunday, May 18th, from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish Prayers will be said at 7 PM, immediately followed by a Rosary Service. Serving as pallbearers are Adam Hilton, Lucas Kirn, Stan Essner, Brian Kirn, David Kirn, and Craig Bolda. Honorary pallbearers are Henry Kirn, Paul Essner, and Robin Collord. Contributions in Mary’s memory may take the form of donations to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund or Southeast Hospice.

Brian K. Kreher
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sat., May 17 at McCombs, Jackson & Sun., May 18 after 1 PM, Abundant Life Church, Gordonville
Service: 2 PM Sun., May 18 at Abundant Life Church in Gordonville
Brian K. Kreher, 38, of Jackson, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Saturday, May 17th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and Sunday, May 18th, after 1 PM, at Abundant Life Church in Gordonville. Funeral Service will be Sunday, at 2 PM, at the church. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Pastor David Butler will officiate. Brian was born January 6, 1965, in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Dominic and Joan Brandon Kreher. He was employed at VIP Industries in Fruitland and was a member of Abundant Life Church. Loving survivors include his mother and step-father, Joan and Hiram Roach of Jackson; three brothers, John and Kevin Kreher of Florrisant, Missouri, Paul Kreher of Warrensburg, Missouri; step-brother, Dan Roach of Sarasota, Florida; and three step-sisters, Charlene Wielander and Margaret Hutter of Sarasota, Linda Forland of Vancouver, Washington. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Shepherd’s Cove Children’s Home or Abundant Life Church.

Merle Price
Visitation: 5-8 PM Fri., May 16 and Sat., May 17 after 8:30 AM, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Service: 10 AM Sat., May 17, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Merle Price, age 93, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Chateau Health Center. Friends may call Friday, May 16th, between 5-8 PM, and Saturday, May 17th, after 8:30 AM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 10 AM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, followed by interment in Brazeau Presbyterian Cemetery. Rev. Joel Herbert will officiate. Merle was born February 25, 1910, near Crosstown, Missouri, daughter of Robert H. and Beulah Young Dempster. She and Irl Price were married December 7, 1926. He passed away December 28, 1961. Loving survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Robert S. and Velda Price of Cape Girardeau; daughter, Anna L. Price of Bozeman, Montana; three grandchildren, Sheila Smith of Cape Girardeau, Roberta Kelly of Perryville, Ronald L. Price of Roswell, New Mexico; and three great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. A resident of Perry County, Missouri for many years, she was a housekeeper at Perry County Memorial Hospital when it first opened and later worked as a sales clerk at Wilson’s 5 & 10 Store. After she moved to Cape Girardeau in 1966, she worked in Housekeeping at Southeast Missouri Hospital until she retired. After retirement, she became one of the first residents at Chateau Girardeau. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Chateau Girardeau Foundation.

John E. Godwin
Visitation: No visitation
Service: 2 PM Thurs., May 15 at Russell Heights Cemetery, Jackson
John E. Godwin, 85, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at the Monticello House in Jackson. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM, Thursday, May 15th, at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Rev. Rocky Tallent will officiate. Mr. Godwin was born August 3, 1917 in Jackson, son of John A. and Esther Abernathy Godwin. On May 10, 1946 he married Lillian Probst, she survives. Other survivors include one son, Terry L. Godwin, of Jackson; one daughter, Brenda Holder of Lake Mary, Florida; one sister, Gannelle Gray of St. Louis; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one brother. Mr. Godwin was a member of the 1936 Jackson High School State Championship basketball team. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the United States Army from1942-1946 and later served 36 years in the #1140 Engineer National Guard Battalion in Jackson, retiring from the National Guard in 1982. He worked at the former International Shoe Factory in Jackson from 1946-1966. He then worked at Wib’s Drive-In from 1966-1988 while also driving a school bus for the Jackson R-2 School District. He was a member of American Legion Post #158 in Jackson, the First Baptist Church of Jackson, and the Adult Sunday School Class at First Baptist. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Jackson.

Delores Golightly
Visitation: 4-8 PM Tues., May 13, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM Wed., May 14, McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Delores Golightly, age 70, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, Tuesday, May 13th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 14th, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Rev. John Rhodes will officiate. Mrs. Golightly was born April 19, 1933, at Marble Hill, the daughter of John “Burlen” and Maggie Gertrude Ramsey Barks. On August 18, 1951 she married Harold Clifton “Hal” Golightly at Marble Hill. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Gary and David Golightly of Jackson; two daughters, Brenda Reynolds and Barbara Ebert both of Cape; one brother Lowell Barks of Piggott, Arkansas; one sister, Naomi McClard of Jackson; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters. Mrs. Golightly was a 1951 graduate of Woodland High School in Marble Hill. Her husband retired from Military Service in 1962. In 1966 she and her husband moved to Jackson from Marble Hill. From 1971-1985 she and her husband owned and operated the Golightly Greenhouse at Fruitland. Mrs. Golightly was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church east of Pocahontas. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Bethel Baptist Church.

Diane L. Rowland
Visitation: 4:30 PM Mon., May 12 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Service: 6:30 PM Mon., May 12, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Diane L. Rowland, 40, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends may call Monday, May 12th, after 4:30 PM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Funeral Mass will follow at 6:30 PM, with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating. On Tuesday, May 13th, a Rosary Service will be said at 6 PM at Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, with Father Michael McDevitt officiating. Visitation will follow from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday, May 14th, at 10 AM, at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, also with Father McDevitt officiating. Diane was born October 11, 1962, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, daughter of Tom and Geraldine McDaniel Mansfield. Formerly of Poplar Bluff, she moved to Jackson in 1994. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and had worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri in Cape Girardeau the past seven years. Loving survivors include her twin daughters, Amber and Ashley Maples, and son, Robert Rowland, all of Jackson; father, Tom Mansfield of Poplar Bluff; mother, Gerry Crain of Poplar Bluff; brother, Tommy Mansfield of Jacksonville, Florida; four sisters, Audrey Clark, Cindy Piroli, and Sherry Smith, all of Poplar Bluff, Barbera Wyrick of Marion, Illinois; a special friend, Duane Floyd of Jackson; and the associates at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri, who’s special efforts to help Diane and the children during her illness are genuinely appreciated by her family. As previously announced, the Diane Rowland Benefit Dinner, Dance, and Auction will be held as scheduled on Saturday, May 17th, at the Elks Lodge in Jackson. The family requests that memorials take the form of contributions to the Diane Rowland Benefit Fund, c/o the Bank of Missouri, 223 W. Jackson Blvd., Jackson, MO 63755, or 1622 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff are in charge of arrangements.

Carl H. Koeberl
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sun., May 11, McCombs, Jackson & 9 AM Mon., May 12, St. John's, Lutheran Church, Pocahontas
Service: 10 AM Mon., May 12, St. John's Lutheran Church, Pocahontas
Pocahontas: Carl H. Koeberl, age 90, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Friends may call between 4-8 PM this evening (Sunday) at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and after 9 AM Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. A Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM Monday, May 12th, at the Church, followed by interment in the Church Cemetery. Rev. Rev. Albert Nyland will officiate. Mr. Koeberl was born August 26, 1912, at Pocahontas, the son of Andreas H. and Ida L. Wallmann Koeberl. On March 7, 1943 he married Bertha E. Walther at Jackson. She died September 9, 2002. Survivors include a son-in-law, a former daughter-in-law, one sister, Hilda Ruehling, of Pocahontas, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one sister and one brother. Mr. Koeberl was a life long member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. He had served on the property committee and church council for many years at the church and was also former Elder. Mr. Koeberl had worked as a self-employed carpenter in Pocahontas and the surrounding area during his earlier years and later owned and operated a farm near Pocahontas. He had been a life long resident of the Pocahontas community until moving to Jackson in 1999 due to failing health. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Building Fund at Pocahontas.

Hilda Helene Maevers
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sun., May 11 at McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM Mon., May 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tilsit, MO
Hilda Helene Maevers, 97, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2003, at her home. Friends may call Sunday, May 11th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, May 12th, at 2 PM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit, with Rev. Mark Boetcher officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Hilda was born September 11, 1905, in Tilsit, daughter of Gustav Adolph and Bertha Kamp Zeller. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Church. Her primary education was at the former Immanuel Lutheran School in Tilsit and the former Burfordville School. She graduated from Moler College of Beauty Culture in St. Louis in 1926. She then moved to Jackson, where in 1927, she opened the Mary Estelle Beauty Shop – the town’s first beauty shop. She was married to Albert Christian Maevers on April 26, 1930 at the Immanuel Church parsonage in Tilsit. They made their first home in Jackson and moved to Cape Girardeau in 1931. Hilda sold her beauty shop in 1935 to devote herself to homemaking and raising their children. Hilda loved gardening and sewing. Her special talents were growing flowers, strawberries and raspberries, making quilts, and tatting. A life-long member of Immanuel Church, she was also the congregation’s oldest member and was a member of Quest Club for more than 50 years. Loving survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Lee and Reva Maevers of Whitewater, Mo; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn J. and Larry A. Lusk of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Mrs. A.J. (Olga) Nabers of Waterloo, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Janet Maevers of St. Louis, Mo., Brad Maevers of Altenburg, Mo., Deborah Workman of Denver, Co., Bill Tedder of Whitewater; Sara Lusk Moll of Norfolk, Va.; Heather Lusk Kyle of Waynesville, Mo., and Amber Lusk of Cape Girardeau; and seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in passing by her husband, Albert, in 1996; by her older brother, Paul H. Zeller of Chicago; and her younger brother, Edward M. Zeller of Jackson. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Cemetery.

Jane L. Seyer
Visitation: 3-8 PM Wed.,May 7 at McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM Thurs., May 8 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jackson
Jane L. Seyer, 46, of Jackson, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Wednesday, May 7th, between 3-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish Prayers will be said at 7 PM. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, May 8th, at 10 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson with Monsignors Richard Rolwing and Edward Eftink officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery. Jane was born July 23, 1956, in Cairo, Illinois, daughter of Cornelius and Dorothy Halter Rolwing. She and David W. Seyer were married August 18, 1984. He survives. Other loving survivors include two daughters, Chasady Stortz, husband J and children, Casey and Joshua of Burfordville, Charity Seyer of Jackson; parents, Cornelius and Dorothy Rolwing of Charleston; three brothers, Phil Rolwing of East Prairie, Missouri; Dennis Rolwing of Waxahachie, Texas, Don Rolwing of Minor, Missouri; three sisters, Linda Estes and Debbie Rolwing of Charleston and Karen Estes of Diehlstadt, Missouri. Jane graduated from Charleston High School in 1974. She previously worked at the Jackson Wal-Mart 24 years, where she had formerly served as Chairperson of the Children’s Miracle Network through Wal-Mart. She had been off since last October due to her health. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network of the Greater St. Louis Area; 14436 South Outer Road 40; Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Lawrenetta “Nettie” D. Daub
Visitation: 7-9 PM Thurs., May 8 at Rohland Funeral Chapel, Lebanon, PA
Service: 1:30 PM Fri., May 9, Rohland Funeral Chapel, Lebanon, PA
Lawrenetta “Nettie” D. Daub, age 60, of Jackson, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of local arrangements. Friends may call Thursday, May 8th, between 7-9 PM, at the Rohland Funeral Chapel in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Funeral Service will be Friday, May 9th, at 1:30 PM, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Yvonne Rulli-Butler officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ebenezer, Pennsylvania. Nettie was born March 6, 1943, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, daughter of David and Elsie Mark Walmer. She and James Daub were married August 31, 1963, in Palmara, Pennsylvania. Loving survivors include her husband and son, James Daub, Jr., both of Jackson; daughter, Deanna Holmes of Advance, Missouri; three brothers, Mervin and Bernard Walmer of Lebanon, Missouri, Carl Walmer of Firth, Nebraska; two sisters, Bernestine Hayden of Jonestown, Pennsylvania and Gladys Witmer of Annville, Pennsylvania; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Nettie worked several years at Rubbermaid, retiring in 2003, due to failing health.

Hobert Deon Hanners
Visitation: 4-8 PM Fri., May 2 at McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM Sat., May 3 at McCombs, Jackson
Hobert Deon Hanners, age 62, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Friday, May 2nd, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 3rd, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Rev. Charles Newell will officiate. Deon was born March 9, 1941, in Cape Girardeau County, son of John D. and Maude A. Moore Hanners. He and Mary Slinkard were married January 22, 1965. Loving survivors include his wife of Jackson; two daughters, Dawn Lucas, Tammy Hanners, and two grandsons, Justin and Nathan Shumpert, all of Cape Girardeau; his father, John D. Hanners of Commerce, Missouri; two brothers, Buck Hanners of Commerce and Johnny Hanners of St. Louis, Missouri; and three sisters, Sue Miller of Millersville, Linda LeGrand of Oran, and Wendy Farrow of Cape Girardeau. He was preceded in death by his mother. Deon was a self-employed painter the past 30 years and had done much work for local contractors. He previously worked at the former International Shoe Factory and Lincoln & McBride in Jackson. He was of Pentecostal faith. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Southeast Hospice, American Cancer Society, or the Kidney Foundation.

Gertrude F. Evans
Visitation: 9:30 AM Mon., April 28, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jackson
Service: 10:30 AM Mon., April 28, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Jackson: Gertrude F. Evans, age 90, passed away Friday, April 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call after 9:30 AM, Monday, April 28th, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10:30 AM, Monday at the church, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. Msgr. Edward Eftink will officiate. Mrs. Evans was born March 18, 1913 at Baden, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Frances Martin Dunz. On June 9, 1938 she married Joseph Harold “Slim” Evans. He passed away March 13, 1985. Loving Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary and Annie Evans and Mike and Joan Evans of Jackson; two daughters and one son-in-law, JoFrances Evans of Jackson, and Pat and Larry Kaempfer of Cape Girardeau; one brother, John Dunz of Poplar Bluff; two sisters Hedwig Dunz and Katie Koenig both of Gordonville; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mrs. Evans was a former resident of Cape Girardeau, she and her husband moved to Jackson in 1968. She was employed at J C Penneys in Cape Girardeau as a seamstress from 1956-1971. Mrs. Evans was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson since 1968. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the J C Penneys Retirees Group. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Immaculate Conception Church as a Mass, the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association .

Katie E. Curry
Visitation: 4-8 PM Mon., April 28 at McCombs, Jackson
Service: 1 PM Tue., April 29 at McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Katie E. Curry, age 91, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, Monday, April 28th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, April 29th, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Jon Sedgwick will officiate. Mrs. Curry was born October 1, 1911 near Carterville, IL, the daughter of Tom and Gerdie Boyd Robison. On June 19, 1926 she married Carl E. Curry at Lilbourn, MO. He passed away January 25, 1937. Loving survivors include one son, Carl E. Curry of Jackson; two daughters, Betty Cowan of Oak Ridge and Alice Curry of Jackson; one brother, Albert Robison of Dupo, IL; two grandsons, Dr. Mike Cowan of Oak Ridge and Kevin Cowan and his wife Kathy of Biehle; three great grandchildren, Jason, Kimberly, and Jeffrey Cowan. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Curry was a former resident of Oak Ridge, moving to Jackson in 1949. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson. She worked at the former International Shoe Company in Jackson, retiring in 1977. During WW II she lived in Evansville, IN where she worked at an airplane parts manufacturing plant. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at Oak Ridge.

Ina E. Pinkley
Visitation: 4-8 PM Fri., April 25, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM Sat., April 26, McCombs, Jackson
Ina E. Pinkley, Age 83 of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis while visiting her sister. She was born October 31, 1919 in Bloomfield, Missouri, the daughter of the late Marion E. and Flora Belle Stewart Bush. She married Warren W. Pinkley Jan 25, 1954. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1996. During her working career she was a waitress for many years while she and her husband resided in St. Louis. In 1979 they moved to Jackson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are two sisters; Blanche Easley of Overland, Missouri and Theresa Arendale of St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to her husband, she was preceded by four sisters and two brothers. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday, April 25 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, with Dr. Brian Anderson officiating. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 26, at McCombs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park.

Lloyd W. “Wes” Hellrung
Visitation: 4-8 PM Sun. April 20, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM Mon., April 21, McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Lloyd W. “Wes” Hellrung, age 82, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2003 at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. Friends may call between 4-8 PM Sunday, April 20th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, April 21st, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will officiate. Mr. Hellrung was born October 25, 1920 at St. Louis, the son of Dr. Frank J. and Olinda M. Oberbeck Hellrung. On April 21, 1951 he and Rose M. Schwarzbauer were married in St. Louis. Loving survivors are his wife, Rose of Jackson; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Norman Thompson of Jac kson; and two grandchildren, Jeremy and Kara Thompson of Jackson. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Hellrung was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson. He resided in St. Louis for many years prior to moving to Jackson in 1983 Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Emanuel United Church of Christ.

Richard Dean “Dick” Myer
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Mon. April 28, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Tue., April 29, McCombs, Jackson
Richard Dean “Dick” Myer, 68, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at the home of a friend. Friends may call Monday, April 28th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. A Knights of Columbus Service will be held at 7 PM and an American Legion Service at 7:30 PM. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, April 29th, at 10 AM, at the funeral home with Monsignor Edward Eftink officiating. Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with US Navy Military Honors. Dick was born September 30, 1934, in Jackson, son of Joe W. and Josephine Nitsch Myer. He and Jill Evans were married September 6, 1958. She passed away January 4, 1999. Loving survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Travis and Sheri Myer of Millersville, Trevor and Lisa Myer of Marble Hill, Trent and Tracy Myer of Fort Drum, New York; nine grandchildren, Samantha and Ethan Myer, Jason and Jamie Smith, Hunter, McKenzie, Lauren, Madison, and Landon Myer; great-grandson, Alex T. Smith; and two sisters, Daisy Koch of Cape Girardeau, Mildred Abbott and husband Bill of Perryville. In addition to his wife, Jill, he was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters. Upon graduating from Jackson High School and prior to his marriage, Dick began his military career in the US Navy. He was inducted September 9, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri, serving during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and retired June 29, 1979, as a First Class Hospital Corpman. The family then moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Dick graduated with honors from Rutledge College in 1983. When the Myers moved to Jackson, Dick worked several years as a custodian at the high school. In 1999 he retired, as a medical technician, from the Missouri Veterans’ Home in Cape Girardeau, where he also assisted in coordinating activities for the residents. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and responsible for offering communion at the Veterans’ Home. He was a 4th degree knight in the Bishop Timon Knights of Columbus Council 6405 in Jackson; a member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 and its Honor Guard in Jackson, where he volunteered in all activities. Never meeting a stranger, Dick was a friend to all and well-known in the community for his willingness to work and serve wherever he could. An avid fisherman when time permitted, he could be found fishing one of the many local ponds. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Missouri Veterans’ Home Foundation, and noted for “Activities.”

Vertis V. Mouser
Visitation: After 1 PM, Sat., April 19, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 3 PM, Sat., April 19, McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Vertis V. Mouser, age 94, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2003 at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Saturday, April 19th, after 1 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be at 3 PM at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Dr. Timothy Miller will officiate. Mrs. Mouser was born December 12, 1908 at Marquand, the daughter of Robert L. and Virginia “Jennie” Cloninger Sitzes. On December 9, 1929 she married Glenn A. Mouser, he died July 22, 1962. Surviving are one son, Willard Mouser of Imperial; two daughters, Verna Drum of Jackson and Sharon Cureton of Marble Hill; one sister, Lela Mouser of Glen Allen; eleven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Mouser was preceded in death by one son, one son-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and three brothers and seven sisters. Mrs. Mouser was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. For many years she worked in the nursery at the church and she would baby-sit for children.

Shayden O’Brian McClanahan
Visitation: 11 AM - 2 PM, Sat., April 19, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Sat., April 19, McCombs, Jackson
Shayden O’Brian McClanahan, age 8 months and 8 days, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Friends may call between 11 AM – 2 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 2 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. Robert Henrichs will officiate. Born August 8, 2002, Shayden was hospitalized March 31st with pulmonary hypertension. Loving survivors include his parents, Shanna Dickerson and Chris McClanahan of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Bill and Sue Dickerson of Jackson; paternal grandparents, Pat McClanahan of Pocahontas and Jean McClanahan of Jackson; maternal great-grandmothers, Evelyn Peetz and Loretta Dickerson of Jackson; and paternal great-grandmother, Lilly McClanahan of Pocahontas; two aunts; and two uncles. Shayden was preceded in death by his sister, Shailyn, November 15, 1999. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Cardiology Study.

William “Bill” Bolen
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sun., April 13, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Mon., April 14, McCombs, Jackson
William “Bill” Bolen, age 76, of Jackson, passed away Friday, April 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Sunday, April 13th between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, April 14th, at 10:00 AM, at the funeral home with Rev. Dean Heady officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery, with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Bill was born October 17, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of John and Ethel Kitchen Bolen. He and Juanita Black were married November 28, 1953, in Tunica, Mississippi. Loving survivors include his wife of Jackson; five sons, John Bolen and wife Diane of Oak Ridge, Missouri, Steve Bolen and wife Laurie of Friedheim, Missouri, Kevin Bolen of Jackson, David Bolen of Cape Girardeau, Mike and Sandy Bolen of Jackson; daughter, Debbie Niswonger and husband Roger of Shawneetown, Missouri; two brothers, Jim and Jess Bolen of Cape Girardeau; and five sisters, Virginia Seabaugh, Wanda Ing, Geneva Bolen, Shirley Lohmann, Karen Lewis, all of Cape Girardeau; and 13 grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Bolen, and a granddaughter, Lori Niswonger. Bill was in the U.S. Army from March, 1945 through December, 1946, serving in the Philippines and Japan during WWII. Bill worked several years as a truck driver for the former Landgraf Lumber and Riverside Lumber. He then worked 23 years through the Construction Local #282 in Cape Girardeau. In 1979, he began working as a subcontractor for the City of Jackson, retiring in 1986. He was a member of First Assembly of God and the VFW in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the New First Assembly Building Fund.

Ellis R. Hecht
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sun., April 13, McCombs, Jackson and after 9 AM Mon., April 14, Immanual Lutheran, New Wells
Service: 10 AM, Mon., April 14, Immanual Lutheran Church, New Wells
Shawneetown: Ellis R. Hecht, age 73, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, Sunday, April 13th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and Monday April 14th, after 9 AM at Immanual Lutheran Church in New Wells. Funeral Service will be Monday at 10 AM at the church with Rev. Walter Patzwitz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Ellis was born August 16, 1929 at New Wells, the son of Rudolph T. and Aleida Wachter Hecht. On March 31, 1951 he married Dorothy Ruehling. She survives. Other loving survivors include two sons, Rickey Hecht of Jackson and James Hecht of Shawneetown; one daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and Delwayne Wright of Shawneetown; two brothers, Terry Hecht of Altenburg and Gene Hecht of Shawneetown; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Melvin Hecht. Ellis was a lifetime member of Immanual Lutheran Church at New Wells. He had served as Chairman at the church for many years. He had also owned and operated a dairy farm for 50 years in the Shawneetown area, retiring in 1994. He served as a Director of the SEMO Dairymen Association and was the Missouri Representative for Mid-American Dairyman Resolution Committee. Mr. Hecht was a Board Member for the Community Mutual Insurance Company in Pocahontas and was a former Board member of the Jackson R-2 School District. He was a former manager of youth baseball teams in the East Perry County Baseball League. Ellis also enjoyed playing pitch and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Immanual Lutheran Church Building Fund at New Wells.

Greg Hahs
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Fri., April 11, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM, Sat., April 12, McCombs, Jackson
Cape Girardeau: Greg Hahs, 61, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call between 4-8 PM, Friday, April 11th, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 12th, at 11 AM, at the funeral home with Rev. (Minister’s Name) officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Greg was born March 26, 1942, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Ernest L. and Anna Mae Amos Hahs. On April 10, 1965 he married Sharon Wilson. Loving survivors include his wife, Sharon of Cape Girardeau; mother, Anna Mae Hahs of Cape Girardeau; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Carolyn Hahs of Jackson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Keith Monia of Cape Girardeau, and Jennie and David Webb of Jackson; sister and brother-in-law, Pam and Fred Jones of Jackson; seven grandchildren; a daughter by a previous marriage, Tanya Bohnert, and her four children, all of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his father and an infant brother. Greg was a 1960 graduate of Jackson Sr. High School. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. From 1962 – 1966 he served in the United States Army and the National Guard Reserve in Cape Girardeau. He worked nine years as a general manager for the former W.T. Grant Department Stores and nine years as a district supervisor for the former 7-Eleven Convenience Stores. He then co-owned and operated the former Hahs Office Equipment in Cape Girardeau until 1999. He and his wife owned and operated Heartland Antiques Shop in Cape Girardeau since 1984. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Oma D. Unger
Visitation: 5-8 PM, Wed., April 9, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10:30 AM Thur., April 10, McCombs, Jackson
Oma D. Unger, 87, of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5-8 PM, Wednesday, April 9th, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 10th, at the funeral chapel with Rev. Craig Petzoldt officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery. Oma was born March 25, 1916, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Joe and Frieda Wills Cobble. She and Robert E. “Bob” Unger were married August, 30, 1933. He passed away March 26, 1985. Loving survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Imogene Unger of Frohna, Bill and Janice Unger of Jackson, Jim and Marlene Unger of Monrovia, California; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Nancy and John Hale of Cape Girardeau, Judy and Charles Fadler of Jackson, Angie and Mel Delk of Oakville, Missouri, Karen and Del Meinz of Oakville, Sue Beck of Jackson; one brother, James Cobble of Arnold, Missouri; two sisters, Verla Kinder of Daisy, Missouri, and Renee Jones of Highland, Indiana;18 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, one brother, and one sister. Oma was a life member of Oak Ridge Untied Methodist Church. She was formerly active in the UMA and the Byrd’s Creek Homemakers Club. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Oak Ridge United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Michael L. “Mike” Conley
Visitation: 2-4 PM, Sun. April 6, New McKendree United Meth. Church, Jackson
Service: 4 PM, Sun., April 6, New McKendree United Methodist Church, Jackson
Michael L. “Mike” Conley, 55, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2003, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Friends may call Sunday, April 6th, between 2-4 PM, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at 4 PM at the church with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Rev. John Rice will officiate. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements. Mike was born July 4, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late William R. and Virginia Crader Conley. He and Reita Schweain were united in marriage September 1, 1967 in Jackson. Loving survivors include his wife of Jackson; son, Guy Conley of Millersville; daughter, April Harris of Burfordville; brother, Richard Conley of Jackson; two sisters, Bonnie Butler of Arnold and Linda Jansen of Jackson; and five grandchildren. Conley served in the U.S. Army from October 17, 1968 through October 1, 1974. He worked at the former Todt Sheet Metal and then Perryville Steel. He had worked as a realtor with Capaha Realty since 1993. He was a member of New McKendree Church, Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158, and the Elks in Jackson.

Lana G. Orrell
Visitation: 10 AM - 2 PM Fri., April 4, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM Fri., April 4, McCombs, Jackson
JACKSON: Lana G. Orrell, age 54, formerly of Houston, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at her home. Friends may call Friday, April 4th from 10 AM – 2 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will follow at 2 PM with Rev. Rocky Tallent officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery. Orrell was born August 8, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Wilson and Murellian Hargraves Pair. She and Leonard “Dub” Orrell were married June 29, 1968. Loving survivors include her husband of Jackson; three sons, Mark and Benjamin Orrell of Cape Girardeau, Steve Orrell of Jackson; mother, Murellian Pair of Cape Girardeau; five brothers, David, Keith, Mike, and Kenny Pair of Jackson, and Matt Seyer; four sisters, Linda Wolpers of Dexter, Cindy Bacon of Fredericktown, Mary and Ruth Pair of Cape Girardeau; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father. Orrell was a member of Gideon Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. She was a homemaker and active in “We Can Survivors” and “Relay For Life” of the American Cancer Society.

Edgar W. Hecht
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Tue. April 1, McCombs, Jackson and Wed., April 2 after 9 AM, Immanuel Lutheran, New Wells
Service: 10:00 AM, Wed., April 2, Immanuel Lutheran Church, New Wells
Edgar W. Hecht, age 78, of New Wells, entered his heavenly home on Monday, March 31, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Tuesday, April 1st, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Wednesday, April 2nd, after 9 AM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. Funeral Service will be Wednesday at 10 AM at the church with Rev. Walter Patzwitz officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Edgar was born October 22, 1924, in Altenburg, son of William H. and Louise Swan Hecht. He and Ruby E. Starzinger were married October 12, 1947, at Immanuel Church in New Wells. Loving survivors include his wife, Ruby; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Marvalene Hecht of New Wells; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Marvin McMillan of Friedheim, Dianne and H. W. Meyr of Cape Girardeau; and Beverly and Gene Koenig of Perryville; one brother, Eugene Hecht of Jackson; and three sisters, Edna Culp of St. Louis, Norma Mueller of Frohna, and Doris Sullivan of Jackson. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, Amy Cattoor and husband, Jared, Jessica Ponder and husband, Dan, Jon McMillan, Elizabeth Meyr, Kristen Koenig and friend, Tom Canter, Justin Koenig, Lindsey Koenig, Tara Trapp and husband, Craig, Andrew Hecht, Elise Hecht; and one great-granddaughter, Catryn Cattoor. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Ben Hecht, an infant brother; and two grandchildren, Amanda Hecht and Aaron McMillan. Edgar was a Private First Class in the United States Army from June, 1946 to May, 1947. He served in Japan during the end of World War II. Edgar was self-employed in the dairy business for many years. He was a member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 in Jackson and Mid-America Dairy Association. A member of Immanuel Church for over 50 years, he formerly sang in the church choir, was active in the Fellowship Club, and held various church offices. He was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed being with his family and friends. The family requests memorials be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Missouri Veterans’ Home Alzheimer’s Unit.

Leita L. Kiehn
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Tue., April 1, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM, Wed., April 2, McCombs, Jackson
Leita L. Kiehn, age 94, formerly of Jackson, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. Friends may call Tuesday, April 1st, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, April 2nd, at 11AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in the Jackson City Cemetery. Rev. John Rice will officiate. Leita was born November 16, 1908, in Advance, Missouri, daughter of George and Mella Reed Chapman. She and Louis M. Kiehn were married August 24, 1940, in Cape Girardeau. He passed away August 19, 1973. Loving survivors are three brothers, Bill and Jack Chapman of Chaffee and Ben Chapman of St. Louis, Missouri; and one sister, Maxine Smith of Delta, Missouri. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Leita taught elementary school several years in various rural schools. She then worked at the former International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau. She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson and its Wesleyan Circle. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New McKendree Church or Wesleyan Circle.

Dorothy M. King
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Saturday, March 8th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Sunday, March 9th, McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Dorothy M. King, age 81, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Friends may call Saturday, March 8th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Sunday, March 9th, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. Robert Henrichs will officiate. Dorothy was born March 8, 1921 in Whitewater, Missouri, daughter of William L. and Della L. Smith Kinder. She and John W. King, Sr. were married April 20, 1946. He passed away July 31, 1993. Loving survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sue King; one daughter, Betty Ann Fox; one brother, Howard Kinder; and three grandsons, Bill, Kevin, and James King; and five great-grandchildren all of Jackson. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. On April 15, 1954, Dorothy was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, where she remained a member until her death. In 1989, after 19 years of employment, she retired from Lee Rowan in Jackson. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Jackson and the VFW Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church General Memorial Fund.

Geraldine “Dean” Sides
Visitation: After 1 PM, Friday, March 7th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Friday, March 2nd, McCombs, Jackson
Geraldine “Dean” Sides, age 89, formerly of Burfordville, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Carroll House in Carrollton, Missouri. Friends may call Friday, March 7th, after 1 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be at 2 PM at the funeral home, followed by interment in Old Apple Creek Cemetery at Pocahontas. Rev. Patrick Tankersly will officiate. Dean was born March 17, 1913 in Portageville, Missouri, daughter of Marcus and Lula Combs. She and Garnett “Bud” Sides were married August 7, 1932 in Scott City, Missouri. He passed away January 14, 1990. Loving survivors include her daughter-in-law, Virginia Sides; and two grandchildren, Greg Sides and Robyn Spangler all of Carrollton; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded by her son; six brothers; and two sisters. Formerly of Leeman, Dean and Bud moved to Burfordville in 1946, where they owned and operated the former Sides Grocery for ten years and Dean did sewing in their home. In 1996, she moved to Carrollton to be near her family.

Ellen B. Clippard
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Saturday, March 1st, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Sunday, March 2nd, McCombs, Jackson
Jackson: Ellen B. Clippard, age 96, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. She was born November 21, 1906 at Oriole, the daughter of Fred and Bertha Sides Abernathy. She and Truman Clippard were married July 25, 1927. He died March 10, 1993. Ellen was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, where she participated in the JOY Choir, WMU organization, and was a member of the Mary Martha Sunday School Class. She also was a former Sunday School teacher and had worked with the Y.W.A. girls. Ellen’s other affiliations are membership in Eastern Star Chapter 91 of Jackson, where she had received her 50 year pin; and the Jackson Senior Center where she formerly enjoyed doing volunteer work. Her working career included two years of teaching at Old Salem School and 25 years as manager of the cafeteria department of Jackson R-2 School District. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Shirley Clippard of Sarasota, FL, and Bob and Mattie Clippard of Jackson; three sisters, Virginia Seabaugh of Cape Girardeau, Norma Thompson of Sun City, AZ, and Betty Collischonn of Forestville, CA; Seven grandchildren, Rev. David Clippard of Jefferson City, Elaine Dworaczyk of Seguin, TX, Dean Clippard of Frisco, TX, Tim and Mike Clippard both of Jackson, Sue LeGrand of Mattoon, IL, and Gregg Clippard of Maryland Heights. Also surviving are eleven great grandchildren, Matthew, Mark, and Christine Clippard, Amy Stuewe, Zach and Leah Dworaczyk, Sarah Livesay, Lori LeGrand, Carrie Perez, and Laurie and Luke Clippard; three great-step-grandchildren, Sarah, David, and Melissa Bradford; and three great-great-grandchildren, Avery Perez, Aiden Livesay, Rose Stuewe. Ellen looked forward to the birth of her fourth great-great-grandchild any day. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and five brothers. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4-8 PM, Saturday, March 1st, with an Eastern Star Service at 7 PM. Funeral Service will be Sunday, March 2nd, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. David Clippard will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Baptist Church.


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