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Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Obituaries


Karl W. Schoenebeck
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Friday, August 8th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 9th, McCombs, Jackson
Karl W. Schoenebeck, 91, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 16, 1912, in Wichita, Kansas, son of Karl A. and Anna Schmidt Schoenebeck. He and Trula Mary Willa were married July 2, 1939. He was a teacher many years in the public school system and later was a truck driver and farmed near Fruitland. He attended St. John’s United Church of Christ near Fruitland. Loving survivors are his wife; two sons, Roland B. Schoenebeck of Jackson, and Roy W. Schoenebeck of Mehlville, Mo.; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother. Friends may call Friday, August 8th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 9th, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, with Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Clara Mae Doran
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Thursday, August 7, 2003, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Friday, August 8th, Zion Methodist Church, Gordonville
Clara Mae Doran, 67, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born November 25, 1935, in Cabot, Arkansas, daughter of Fred and Lillie Morris Driskill. She and Oscar L. Doran were married June 14, 1953, in Cabot. Clara was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of First Nazarene Church in Cabot. In addition to her husband, survivors are two sons, Steven and Wayne Doran of Gordonville; four daughters, April Southerland of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Linda Mahoney of Jackson, Robin Lukefahr of St. Louis, Mo., Tina Brugger of Mayfield, Kentucky; two sisters, Delmar Corbin of Cabot, Ruby Mickle of Jacksonville; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Friends may call Thursday, August 7th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and after 1 PM, Friday, August 8th, at Zion Methodist Church in Gordonville. Funeral Service will be Friday at 2 PM, with Rev. Ann Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Zion Methodist Building Fund or the American Diabetes Association.

Dr. Walter William Hutton
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, August 3rd, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2PM, Monday, August 4th, McCombs, Jackson Dr. Walter William Hutton, D.O., 79, of Oak Ridge, formerly of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Longtime area residents will remember his former practice located in the home north of the courthouse in Jackson, on the corner of East Washington and North High Streets. Dr. Hutton was born August 7, 1923, in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, Canada, son of William John and Winnie Sinden Hutton. He graduated from high school in Kelvington, Sask., and shortly thereafter joined the Canadian Army and served in the European theatre from 1944 to 1946, part of that time being spent in the Medical Corps. After discharge from the service, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan. He then enrolled at Kirksville College of Osteopathy in Kirksville, Mo., and on May 24, 1952 (two weeks prior to his graduation), he and Shirley Jean Finney were united in marriage. Dr. Hutton interned at McCormick Osteopathic Hospital, Moberly, Mo., and in 1953, moved with his family to Saskatoon, Sask., where he had a limited practice. In 1954, they moved to Keytesville, Mo., where he had a family practice, and in 1956, they moved to Jackson, where he maintained his full-time family practice until 1989. He and Shirley then moved to Oak Ridge. During his years in Jackson, Dr. Hutton served 13 years (1956 – 1969), as anesthesiologist for the former Cape Osteopathic Hospital, and 14 years (1969 – 1983) for Chaffee General Hospital. His affiliations in professional organizations were Southeast District and Missouri Associations of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, and American Academy of Osteopathy. During his 47-year active membership at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, he had served as an Elder, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. He also served on the church’s mission committee and the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery Mission Committee. For a short time recently, he was on the board of directors of Cape Area Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, loving survivors are a son, William Kirt Hutton of Scott City; two sisters, Grace Seigo of British Columbia and Ruby Mitchell of Moosomin, Sask., Canada; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Finney and wife Margaret of Raytown, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons, Scott G. and Evan Lee Hutton; one brother; and three sisters.
Friends may call Sunday, August 3rd, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and after 1 PM, Monday, August 4th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Celebration Service will be Monday, August 4th, at 2 PM, at church, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Dr. Grant Gillard will officiate. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Presbyterian Church or the charity of your choice.

Lillie M. Statler Matthews
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Saturday, August 2nd, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 2 PM, Sunday, August 3rd, McCombs, Jackson
Lillie M. Statler Matthews, 91 of St. Louis, formerly of Whitewater, passed away Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Delmar Gardens Nursing Home in St. Louis. She was born April 16, 1912, at Whitewater, daughter of David R. and Jesse Fulbright Statler. She had been employed at Forest City Manufacturing and also the Toby Lane Company in St. Louis for many years. Survivors are two sons, Wayne Matthews of St. Peters, David Matthews of Edwardsville, IL; one daughter, Mary F. Spilker of Florissant; one sister, Irene Sewing of Jackson; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six sisters and two brothers. Friends may call Saturday, August 2nd, between 4-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Sunday, August 3rd, at 2 PM at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. Raymond McAfee will officiate.

Elmer C. Koenig
Visitation: Thursday, July 24, 2003 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Friday, July 25, at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson
Elmer C. Koenig, age 73, of Jackson, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at his home. Elmer was born January 20, 1930 in New Wells, Missouri, son of Ernest and Erna Gerler Koenig. He and Helenmarie Tuschhoff were married September 5, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim, MO. Loving survivors include his wife, Helenmarie, and three brothers-in-law and their wives, Harold and Kay Tuschhoff of Jackson, Harlan and Marie Tuschhoff of Sedgewickville, and Hilbert and Aileen Tuschhoff of Scott City. Other loving survivors are; two nieces and two nephews, Cheryl Renne and her husband, Mark, and Donna Tuschhoff, all of St. Louis; Dan Tuschhoff and his wife, Kathy, and Tim Tuschhoff and his wife Bev, all of Jackson. Also surviving are three great nieces and four great nephews, Nikki and Tyler Tuschhoff, Heather and Jessica Tuschhoff, and Kyle, Eric, and Logan Renne. He was preceded in death by his parents and a young brother.
Elmer was baptized February 2, 1930 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, attended school at Immanuel Lutheran and was confirmed April 18, 1943 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. In 1958, Elmer and Helenmarie became members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. He farmed at New Wells and in 1957 moved to Jackson, MO and started working for Guth Bros. Block and Brick Co., which later became Stovall Block and Brick Co. and Heartland Block and Brick Co. He worked there until 1990. Later he worked for Jackson City Park, retiring in 1998. Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4-8 PM today and Friday, July 25 after 9:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 25 with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery. Memorial may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Paul Lutheran Radio Broadcast.

Gertrude L. “Gertie” Evans
Visitation: Wednesday, July 23 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Thursday, July 23 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.
Gertrude L. “Gertie” Evans, 88, passed away Monday, July 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 9, 1915, in Lutesville, Mo., daughter of William and Sarah Null Johnson. She and Newton S. Evans were married July 6, 1935, in Jonesboro, Ark. He passed away November 1, 1976. Loving survivors are five sons, Robert L. and Teddy S. Evans of Clarkston, Mich., Wayne E. and David M. Evans of Cape Girardeau, Kenneth R. Evans of Jackson; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Gertie was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fruitland, and a former member of its Women’s Fellowship. Friends may call Wednesday, July 23rd, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 24th, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery. Rev. David Schaffner will officiate.

Ollie Wille
Visitation: Sunday, July 20, 2003 at McCombs Funeral Home
Service: Monday, July 21 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.
Ollie Wille, age 84 of Jackson, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his home in Jackson. He was born March 19, 1919, at Tilsit, the son of William and Annie Roloff Wille. He married Lottie Jane Friese on October 9, 1943, she survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jane Wille of Whitewater, two grandchildren, Joshua and Tonja Wille, both of Springfield, MO, and a sister, Esther Schaefer of Jackson. He was preceded in death by four brothers, a half brother and two half sisters. Ollie moved to Jackson in 1926 from Tilsit. He worked for the former Cape County Milling Co., the Tom Quade Plumbing Co., and International Shoe Co., in Jackson for 20 years, retiring in 1981. Ollie was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time on the banks of Whitewater Creek at Burfordville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Sunday, July 20 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 21 at the funeral home. The Rev. Janet Hopkins will officiate, with burial in Russell Heights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southeast Hospice or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Anna Y. Heckathorn
Visitation: Saturday, July 19, 2003 from 4-8 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO
Service: Sunday, July 20 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau
Anna Y. Heckathorn, age 94, passed away Friday, July 18, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Saturday, July 19, 2003, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and after 1 PM, Sunday, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be at 2 PM at the church, with Rev. Robert F. Klein officiating. Interment will follow in Lixville Cemetery near Sedgewickville. Anna was born November 22, 1908, in Wapwallopen, Penn., daughter of Michael and Katerina Pavlovic Young. She and Rev. Fred A. Heckathorn were married November 18, 1942. He passed away January 15, 1991. Loving survivors include three daughters, Mary Savoy and husband George of Cape Girardeau, Ruth Heckathorn of Springfield, Ill., Esther Bohnert and husband Myron of Jackson; one grandson, Aaron Bohnert of Jackson, and one granddaughter, Marjorie Savoy of Cape Girardeau. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Fred Heckathorn, Jr.; one sister, Amelia, and two brothers, George and John. Anna attended high school in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and received a high school diploma from the Dodd-Harris School in Chicago, Ill. She completed a parish worker’s course at the Lutheran Deaconess Motherhouse and Training School in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated with a registered nursing degree from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital in Chicago in 1941. Prior to her marriage, she worked as a night supervisor at Lutheran Deaconess Hospital. She also was employed at the pediatrics unit of Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1973. She then served as a school nurse for Meadow Heights school district in Patton, Mo. and worked at the former Ann Patterson Nursing Home in Perryville, Mo. She was a member of St. Mark Church in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Mark Lutheran Church.

William K. “Bill” Wedekind
Visitation: Friday, July 18, 2003 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO
Service: Saturday, July 19, at 10:30 AM at the funeral home.
William K. “Bill” Wedekind, 74, formerly of Whitewater, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2003, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri. He had lived in Oregon, Mo. for 38 years. He was born August 15, 1928, in Whitewater, Mo., son of Julius A. and Viola M. Hoffman Wedekind. He and Gladys Corrine Hartmann were married November 6, 1949, in Gordonville, Mo. She survives. Other loving survivors are a daughter, Jane Ann Fox of Oregon; a son, Kim David Wedekind and wife Sharon of Savannah, Mo.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; and an aunt, Arlyn Heider of Jackson; several cousins; and many friends, relatives, nieces, and nephews. From 1952-54, Wedekind served in the U.S. Army, stationed with the Signal Corps in Sendai, Japan. He was a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, holding a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and a master’s degree in agricultural economics and extension education. After 34 years of service with the University of Missouri Extension Center program, he retired in 1983 to continue farm management and consultant work, and his own gardening and orchard production. Bill was a member of the Oregon United Methodist Church and was active in lay ministry, serving as lay pastor for two different rural churches. He also served on the United Methodist district and conference committees. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 190 in Oregon, and past president of the Oregon Kiwanis Club and Holt County Farm Bureau. Friends may call Friday, between 6:30 -8:00 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Saturday, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home, with Rev. Ann Mowery officiating. Burial will follow at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Gordonville. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the United Methodist Church, 202 South Main Street, Oregon, MO 64473, or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305.

Jackson: Harold Mansker
Visitation: Wednesday, July 16, 2003, from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Missouri
Service: Thursday, July 17, at 1:00 PM at the funeral home
Jackson: Harold Mansker, 55, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in Bollinger County. Friends may call Wednesday, July 16, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 17 at 1:00 PM at the Funeral Home, followed by interment in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Rev. Sam Roethemeyer will officiate. Harold was born September 12, 1947 in Bollinger County, the son of Cecil and Inatha Bitterman Mansker. He and Mary Sue Kasten were married March 19, 1966 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Harold worked at the former Jackson Hosiery Mill and then Thorngate in Cape Girardeau. He is survived by his wife, three sons; Vade and David of Jackson and Darin of the family home in Jackson; three grandchildren; his parents, Cecil and Inatha Mansker of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Ronnie and Alan Mansker of Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the charity of your choice.

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.


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