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Miscellaneous Cape Girardeau County, Missouri Obituaries


Hubert T. Sebastian
Visitation: Tuesday, September 30th, between 5-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Wednesday, September 1st, at 10:30 AM, at the funeral home
Hubert T. Sebastian, 85, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans’ Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born December 11, 1917, in Cape Girardeau County, son of Henry W. and Rosa Birk Sebastian. He and Lillian M. Welker were married April 15, 1949 in Tilsit, Mo. She passed away March 5, 1989. Loving survivors are two sons, Kelvin Sebastian of Bethlehem, Israel, and Keith Sebastian of Jackson, Mo.; two grandchildren; and a sister, Rosina Poe of Cape Girardeau. He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. He enlisted in the U.S. Army serving World War II, and was honorably discharged. . He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. Friends may call Tuesday, September 30th, between 5-8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Wednesday, October 1st, after 9:30 AM, at Immanuel Church in Tilsit. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, October 1st, at 10:30 AM, at the Church, with Rev. Mark Boettcher officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Dorothy Crites Wachter
Visitation: Saturday, September 27, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 PM, at the Funeral Home
Dorothy Crites Wachter, passed away Friday, September 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Dorothy was born in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Bern and Sarah Tucker Howard. She and “Cap” Crites were married February 26, 1938, he preceded her on March 23, 1973. She and Bob Wachter were married January 15, 1994. He survives. Dorothy was a 1936 graduate of Jackson High School. She worked at the University of Missouri Extension Office many years, Cash Book Journal Newspaper, Lambert Fabric, So-Fro Fabric and while working outside the home, she also farmed and worked with Crites Farms Trucking and Properties. She was a former member of the Oak Ridge Homemaker Club, and various civic organizations. She is survived by a son, Chug (Julie) Crites of Jackson, two granddaughters, Tonya and Kara Crites of Jackson, one step-son, Scott (Jeanette) Wachter of Chaffee, a step-daughter, Suzanne (David) Hart, three step-grandchildren; Zachery Wachter, and Erica and Jennie Hart. She was preceded by one sister, Clara Bowers. Friends may call Saturday, September 27, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 PM, at the Funeral Home, with Reverends Richard Combs and Ernest Jordan officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Harold A. Strack
Visitation: Saturday, September 27 after 10:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau
Service: Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at the Church
Harold A. Strack, 71, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 15, 1932, in Cape Girardeau, son of Albert H. and Hilda M. Borgfield Strack. He and Dortha J. Sachse were married June 2, 1957. A 1952 graduate of Central High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force March 28, 1952, serving in Korea, and was honorably discharged as a 1st Class Airman on March 27, 1956. Harold and his wife, Dortha, lived their entire married life on their family farm on Route W where they raised cattle and grain. Harold worked 13 years at the former Marquette Cement Plant and 26 years at HWI, retiring in 1998. Harold was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he was a former trustee and usher, and drove the church van. He was currently a member of the SEMO Fair Association, previously served on the board of Jackson MFA Oil Co., and was a former leader of the Young Americans 4-H Club. Loving survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Alan D. and Lisa Strack of Apopka, Florida, Jay M. and Nancy Strack of Columbus, Miss., Jo Wayne and Bonnie Strack of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Nichole, Andrew, Ashley, Belinda, and Anthony Strack; sister-in-law, Mary Strack of Cape Girardeau; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and JoAnn Peek of Cape Girardeau; four nieces, Sandy and Kandy Peek of Cape Girardeau, Tammy Slinkard of Mount Juliet, Tenn., Vicky Kerby of Scott City; a nephew, Jeff Strack of Cape Girardeau; and many neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert H. and Hilda M. Strack; and a brother, Jerry L. Strack. Friends may call Saturday, September 27th after 10 AM, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM at the church. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Grace United Methodist Church or a charity of your choice.

Roxie Ann Kenter
Visitation: Friday, September 26, from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO
Service: Saturday, September 27, at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Roxie Ann Kenter, age 91, died Thursday, September 25, 2003, at Alexian Brothers Lansdowne Village in St. Louis. She and Charles “Red” Kenter were married June 16, 1934 in Waterloo, Illinois. He died November 19, 1983. She is survived by one son, Albert Kenter of Hillsboro, MO and two daughters, Jane Barks of Lonedell, MO and Doris Knight of St. Louis, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call Friday, September 26, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, MO. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 27, at 2:00 PM, at the Funeral Home, with Jerry Craft officiating. Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery. Memorials to Alzheimer Foundation or New Bethel Cemetery.

Ralph M. Walters Jr
Visitation: Friday, September 26, from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 27, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, MO
Ralph M. Walters Jr, age 75, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 27, 1928 at Johnson City, TN, the son Ralph M. and Fannie H. Cassier Walters Sr. On May 7, 1955 he married Betty Jo Germain. She preceded him in death on October 6, 1999. Loving survivors include, three sons, George Walters of Huntsville, AL, David Walters of Jackson, MO, and Roger Walters of Irving, TX; two daughters, B. J. Abernathy of Cape Girardeau and Nancy Fadler of Jackson; one brother Jim Walters of Virginia; two sisters Frances Zych of Wisconsin and Shirley Moore of Virginia; two granddaughters, Pamela Walters of Maryland and Kyleigh Walters of Jackson. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by one grandson Evan Walters. Mr.Walters served in the United States Air Force from November 22, 1952 until his retirement November 1, 1973. At the time of his retirement he had attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He later worked three years for Ocean Plastics and also owned and operated the Die Bier Haus in Pocahontas. Mr. Walters was a member of the VFW Post #3838 in Cape Girardeau, the American Legion Post #133 in Perryville and was a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. Friends may call Friday, September 26th, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson and after 9 AM Saturday, September 27th, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 10AM, at the Church, with Rev. Robert Mann officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery with a Military Honors service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Glenn Allen Sprenger
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Tuesday, September 23rd, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Service: 10 AM, Wednesday, September 24th, Trinity Lutheran in Cape Girardeau
Glenn Allen Sprenger, 72, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Monday, September 22, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born December 4, 1930, in Commerce, Missouri, son of Emil and Amanda Koch Sprenger. He and Betty Hagan were married October 14, 1951 at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City, Mo. Loving survivors include his wife Betty of Cape Girardeau; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Melinda Sprenger of Cape Girardeau; three daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Paul Wilson of Lebanon, Oh., Pauline and Glennon Warnecke of Villa Ridge, Mo., Sandy and Chuck Bostic of Cape Girardeau; and 11 grandchildren, Steven Hodges of Jackson, Mo., Garrett and Gregory Sprenger of Cape Girardeau, Michelle Metz and husband Kevin of Dayton, Oh., Michael Wilson of Dayton, Oh., Todd Warnecke of Plano, Tx., Tracy Warnecke of Maryville, Ill., Phillip Warnecke of Villa Ridge, and Benjamin, Amanda, and Allison Bostic all of Cape Girardeau. Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1953, and was honorably discharged May 1955, having served overseas in Korea and Hawaii. He was a lifetime member and Past Commander of VFW 3838 in Cape Girardeau and Past Commander of the 15th district. He worked 33 years for Mobil Oil Company, retiring in July 1990. Faithful to his Lord, Glenn was a strong Christian and an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, its Men’s Club, and various other church boards. He was a former member of Hanover Lutheran Church and a lifetime member of its Men’s Club. Friends may call Tuesday, September 23rd, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 24th, at 10:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Douglas Breite officiating. Interment will be in Lorimier Cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Trinity Lutheran Building Fund.

James Marion Smith
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, September 21st, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM, Monday, September 22nd, McCombs, Jackson
James Marion Smith, 84, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where he had lived since January. He previously resided at the Arbors and the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 11, 1919, in Jackson, son of Lewis M. and Sylvia N. Lett Smith. He and Georgia Lee Birk were married May 25, 1946, in Jackson. They celebrated 57 years of marriage in May. Loving survivors include his wife; two sons, Gary L. Smith of Troy, Mo., David J. Smith of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Gene Smith of Santa Barbara, Ca., Leroy Smith of Sun City, Az.; four grandchildren, Scott D. Smith, Rick A. Smith, Robert D. Smith, Brandi L. Smith; and two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Adam. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
James was a member of the last graduating class of the former Fruitland High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on January 4, 1941, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant on October 17, 1945. He was a charter member of the National Guard Unit in Jackson. In 1981, James retired from the Missouri Division of Employment. His other employers included the former Roloff Grocery Store, the Cashbook Newspaper, the Southeast Missourian Newspaper, and the Southern Illinoisian Newspaper. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, its Men’s Club and various other church organizations, and Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158. Friends may call Sunday, September 21st, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, September 22nd, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with Rev. David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Thomas J. "Tommy" Omohundro, Jr.
Visitation: 10 AM - 2 PM, Thursday, September 18th, Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, Mo.
Service: 2 PM, Thursday, September 18th, Schrader Funeral Home, Ballwin, Mo.
Thomas J. “Tommy” Omohundro, Jr., 37, formerly of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, due to complications from an undetected heart ailment. He was born September 9, 1966, in Hannibal, Mo., son of Tom and Joyce Beatty Omohundro. He and Teri Paczkowski were married in January, 1989. Survivors include his beloved wife, Teri; and their children, Jordan, Grant, and Madison, all of Wildwood, Mo.; his parents of Jackson, Mo.; a brother, Dr. Richard Omohundro, his wife Kathy, and their children, Emily and Molly, all of Fulton, Mo.; and two sisters, Susan Wood and son Jonathan of Thomasville, Ga., Jody Omohundro and son Michael Smith of Jackson; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Anna Omohundro, and maternal grandparents, Thomas and Myrtle Beatty. Tommy was a 1984 graduate of Jackson High School, where he participated in track, cross country, band, and several school organizations. He attended Southeast Missouri State University for two years and then graduated Cum Laude, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Missouri, Rolla, and later earned his Professional Engineering Certificate. He began his career with Amoco in Wood River, Ill. He then worked at the former O’Brien Engineering in St. Louis. When O’Brien merged with Mead and formed the current Mead O’Brien, Tom continued with the new company. He temporarily relocated to Paducah, Ky., to manage their Calvert City office. He had been back in the St. Louis office for six months. Friends may call from 10 AM – 2 PM, Thursday, September 18th, at Schrader Funeral Home, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin, Mo. 63011. Funeral service will be at 2 PM at the funeral home. Rev. John Rice of New McKendree United Methodist Church of Jackson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Teri Omohundro, for the children’s college education. Contributions may be mailed to Teri at 16416 Monroe Knoll Court; Wildwood, Mo. 63040. Announcement courtesy of McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

Frederick Miller “Bill” Wilferth
Visitation: Friday, September 12 from 4-7 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
Service: Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 AM at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
Frederick Miller “Bill” Wilferth, 90, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2003, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born January 12, 1913, in Millersville, Mo., son of John Fred and Ethel Kathryn Miller Wilferth. He and I.V.D. Seabaugh were married May 28, 1938. She passed away January 15, 1995. He married LouVera Green Daugherty on January 1, 1996. She survives. Fred attended school in Millersville and Jackson, Mo. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1934 and received a Masters degree from Southern Illinois University in 1954. Retiring in 1974, Fred was a teacher and public school administrator for 42 years, serving the school systems of Kurreville, Millersville, Oak Ridge, Bloomsdale, and Cape Girardeau, Mo. He served as principal of Washington Elementary, Schultz Junior High, and Cape Central High School. He also served as an Air Force Communications Instructor at Scott Air Force Base in 1942 – 1943. Fred was a member of the Millersville United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a member of the Cape Girardeau Exchange Club and numerous educational related organizations. He was involved in Cole’s Grocery Store in Cape Girardeau, the Jackson Roller Rink, which he built with Elmer Seabaugh, and the Trading Post in Millersville. After retirement, he farmed at Millersville. He is survived by his son, Fred Rockne Wilferth and daughter-in-law, Judith R. Wilferth of Cape Girardeau, Grandchildren John Rockne Wilferth and wife, Melinda Dame Wilferth of Rancho Santo Margarita, Ca., Jill Ann Smirl and husband John August Smirl of Eagle, Colo., James Roper Wilferth and wife Chrisy Crain Wilferth of Cape Girardeau, and Joseph Miller Wilferth and wife Anna Welton Wilferth of Signal Mountain, Tenn. Nine great-grandchildren include; Briggs Rockne Wilferth and Melanie Blake Gilmore, Henry August, Ivy Katheryn, and George Wlliam Smirl, James Crain “Bo” and Anne Meredith Wilferth, and Turner Rockne and Jude Miller Wilferth. He was preceded in death by his wife, I.V.D., his parents, a brother, Gene Wilferth, and a sister, Elaine Smith. Pallbearers are Jim and Joe Wilferth, Stanley Smith, Rodney Miller, LaRoy R. Roper, Jr. and Bob Proffer. Honorary Pallbearers are John Wilferth and August Smirl. Friends may call Friday, September 12 between 4-7 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 13 at 10:00 AM, at the Funeral Home, with Pastor Ron Watts of LaCroix United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Memorial contributions would be appreciated by the Millersville United Methodist Church and the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation.

Fidela “Dale” Aters
Visitation: Thursday, September 11 from 6-8 PM at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Friday, September 12 at 10 AM at the funeral home
Fidela “Dale” Aters, age 70, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at her home. She was born December 6, 1932 on Guam, the daughter of Jose and Maria Diaz Gutierrez Aguon. On July 15, 1976 she and Paul Aters were married in Orange County, California. Loving survivors include her husband, four sons, Roland Fernando of Guam, William Guinto of San Diego, James Guinto of Vallejo, CA, and James Aters Jr. of South Bend, IN; four daughters, Doris Cruz and Donna Santos both of Vallejo, CA, Linda Guinto of Guam, and Debra McEleney of Taunton, MA; four brothers, Rudy Aguon, Roy Aguon and George Aguon all of Guam, and Paul Aguon of Vancouver, WA; three sisters, Gloria Igisaiar of Guam, Ann Tydingco, of Sacramento, CA, and Diana Young of Hawaii; sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; After her retirement in 1995, Mrs Aters moved to Jackson from California. She was a member of the Catholic Church on Guam. Friends may call Thursday, September 11th, between 6-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Friday, September 12th, at 10 Am, at the funeral home, with Brother Harold Althen officiating. Interment will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.

Jack Clay
Visitation: No Visitation
Service: No Service
Jack Clay of Cape Girardeau, age 76, died Monday, September 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Clay was born September 22, 1926, the son of D.F. and Etta Lester Clay of Cape Girardeau. He attended May Greene School, Central High School, and Southeast Missouri State University. During World War II, he served as a Midshipman in the Navy in the South Pacific. After the war, he earned his degrees at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. He served as the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Missouri under two Governors. After retiring from the state he assumed the presidency of a life insurance company and in the following years, assumed the presidency of two additional life insurance companies, one in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the other in Birmingham, Alabama. After retiring from the insurance business, he returned to Cape Girardeau and taught at Southeast Missouri State University, retiring in 1988. He married Victoria “Vicki” Allison Jenkins Clay on June 22, 1989 in Cape Girardeau, she survives. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and a sister, Betty Jo Clay, of San Diego, California. Arrangements are by McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. There will be no visitation or public service. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 30638, Columbia, MO, 65205

Mrs. Helen P. (Seabaugh) Vangilder
Visitation: Saturday, Sept. 6 from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Sunday, Sept. 7 at 2:00 PM, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau
Mrs. Helen P. (Seabaugh) Vangilder, 85 of Jackson, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 at her home. She was born September 30, 1917 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Garrett and Emma Bollinger Seabaugh. She and Robert “Bob” Vangilder were married in Perryville on October 13, 1938. He preceded her in death on August 15, 1991. Loving survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Max Korte of Lowell, IN and Jane and Robert Thompson of Albuquerque, NM; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Jacquelin Vangilder, Jr. of St. Charles, MO; one sister, Ruth Schlegel and husband Norman of Gordonville; three brothers William Seabaugh of Sikeston, John Seabaugh and wife Lorene of Millersville, and Robert Seabaugh and wife Dorothy of Cape Girardeau; a sister-in-law, Jewel Seabaugh of Gordonville; 17 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Paul Seabaugh; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Faith and Walter Pender, Pat and Thayer Lewis, and Veral and Clarence Neumeyer. Mrs. Vangilder was a very active member of the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, its Ruth Circle, and Noon Shiners organization. Visitation will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home, 640 W. Independence, Jackson, MO. Funeral Service will be Sunday, Sept. 7, at 2:00 PM, at the St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1900 Cape La Croix Rd., Cape Girardeau, with Rev. Robert Klein officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family request memorial donations be made in their mother’s name to St. Mark Lutheran Church or Southeast Missouri Hospice.

Irma Catherine Beussink
Visitation: Thursday, August 4, 2003, from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson with Parish Prayers at 7:00
Service: Funeral Mass - 10:00 AM, Friday, August 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson
Irma Catherine Beussink, 66, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born December 8, 1936, at Benton, Mo, daughter of John and Coletta Scherer Ziegler. She and Robert H. “Bob” Beussink were married May 30, 1958. They celebrated 45 years together this past May. In addition to her husband, loving survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Nan Beussink Jr. of Jackson, Chris and Lisa Beussink of Gordonville, Matt and Jama Beussink of Jackson, Jeff and Michelle Beussink of Jackson, and Chad and Misty Beussink of Jackson; three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Kim Rigdon of Jackson, Marsha and Dan Williams of Cape Girardeau, and Janice and Mitch Long of Jackson; one brother, Jerome Ziegler of Jackson; five sisters, Mary Horrell of Chaffee, Laverne Heuring of Benton, Josephine Terry of Anthony, Florida, Joyce Schilling of George West, Texas and Geralyn Riley of Blodgett; fourteen grandchildren, Evelyn and Jeremy Beussink, Adam and Chelsey Rigdon, Courtney Beussink, James, Andrew, and Natalie Williams, Tori and Maci Long, Madison Beussink, Kali and Payton Beussink, and Cayden Beussink. They fondly remember Irma as a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by two brothers Harold Ziegler and John Ziegler Jr. Irma was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson; its St. Ann’s Sodality and the Ladies Auxillaries of the Knights of Columbus and American Legion, both in Jackson. Friends may call from 4-8 PM, Thursday, September 4th, at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish Prayers will be said at 7 PM, with a Rosary by the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxillary immediately following. Funeral Mass will be held 10 AM Friday, September 5th, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Monsignors Edward Eftink and Bill Stanton will officiate. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Building Fund.

Wilbur L. “Wib” Barks
Visitation: Friday, August 29, 2003 from 4-8 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Saturday, August 30 at 11:00 AM at McCombs Funeral Home
Wilbur L. “Wib” Barks, age 81, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, MO. Mr. Barks was born May 10, 1922 in Sedgewickville, MO, the son of Mathias and Dora Loberg Barks. He and Ruth Conrad were married May 10, 1941, she preceded him in death on April 17, 1980. He is survived by two daughters, Karen Statler of Sedgewickville and Tammy Kirn of Jupiter, Florida and one sister, Norma Lee Jones of Arnold, MO, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, an infant daughter, one brother and two sisters. Wib was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He lived and farmed in the Sedgewickville and Patton area all of his life. He was co-owner of the former B & C Feed and Grain in Sedgewickville in the 1970’s. Wib was a member of the Eastern Star and past Worshipful Master of the Millersville West View Masonic Lodge where he received a 50 year pin in February of 2003. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in St. Louis, and the Patton Presbyterian Church. Friends may call Friday, August 29, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 PM. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 30 at 11:00 AM, at the Funeral Home, with Dr. Grant Gillard officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Patton Presbyterian Church.

Evelyn Gilmore Stevenson
Visitation: Wed., August 27, 2003 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Thurs., August 28, at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home
Evelyn Gilmore Stevenson, 82, of Jackson, passed away Monday, August 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was born February 28, 1921, in Neelys Landing, Mo., daughter of John M. and Maude Sides Ackman. She and John Woodrow Gilmore were married February 16, 1936. He passed away June 16, 1986. She and John A. Stevenson were married November 24, 1987. He survives. Other loving survivors include two sons, John Gilmore of Jackson, Richard Gilmore of Cape Girardeau; six stepsons, John K. Stevenson of Sacramento, Ca., Donald and Tom Stevenson of Denair, Ca., Roy Stevenson of Holbrook, Az., Ted Stevenson of Modesto, Ca., Jerry Stevenson of Rochester, Wash.; two step-daughters, Donna Stratton of Clearfield, Ut.; Ann Pohl of Woodland, Ca.; two brothers, Thomas “Bud” Ackman of Cape Girardeau, Nelson Ackman of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Mae Ackman and Norma Corse of Jackson; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters, and a step-grandson. Evelyn worked at the former International Shoe Company in Jackson. From 1951 – 1970, she worked with her husband at C & G Feed Supply in Fruitland. She then worked at the Dollar General Store in Jackson and the Fruitland Auction Barn restaurant. She was a charter member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Fruitland. Friends may call Wednesday, August 27th, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 28th, at 2 PM, at the funeral home, with Rev. Eric Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Fruitland. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church.

Henry F. Myers
Visitation: Tuesday, August 26 at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Wednesday, August 27 at 11:00 AM at St. Maurus Church in Biehle
Henry F. Myers, age 81, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2003, at his home. He was born in Old Appleton, MO on February 4, 1922, the son of Marion and Addie Dickman Myers. He and Wilma C. Balsmann were married on October 29, 1946 in Applecreek, MO. Henry was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army-Airforce. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Perryville, MO, and St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, MO. He was self-employed in the excavating business. Henry is survived by his wife, Wilma, three daughters, Vickie Kutz of Cape Girardeau, Sister Betty Myers S.S.N.D. of St. Peters, MO, Michelle Roth of Jackson, MO; two sons, Hank Myers of Perryville, Greg Myers of Friedheim, MO; one brother, Willard Myers of Jackson; one sister, Virgie Jenkins of Kansas City, MO, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded by an infant daughter, two brothers, and three sisters. Friends may call Tuesday, August 26, between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson with Parish Prayers at 7:00. Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, August 27, at 11:00 AM, at St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle, MO, with Fr. Mark Bozada and Fr. Tony Dattilo officiating. Interment will follow in St. Maurus Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Maurus Building Fund or Masses.

Daniel Lee Estes
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Monday, August 25th, McCombs Funeral Home, Jackson
Service: 10 AM, Tuesday, August 26th, McCombs, Jackson
Daniel Lee Estes, 55, passed away Saturday, August 23, 2003, in an automobile accident near Pocahontas. He was born July 19, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Fred and Ida B. Hubbard Estes. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1966, and immediately joined the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam. While in Vietnam, he received military decorations including the Purple Heart. Loving survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Mark O’Kelley, and two grandchildren, Victoria and Seth O’Kelley all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers, Rev. Don Estes of St. Marys and Tim Estes of Jackson; three sisters, Diane Vogelsang and Linda Seabaugh of Jackson and Mary Lou Roberts of DeSoto, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call Monday, August 25th, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 26th, at 10 AM, at the funeral home, with Rev. Daniel Hale officiating. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Travis Vogelsang, Joe Roberts, Mark Seabaugh, Jason Estes, Jonathan Estes, Zack Estes, and Gabe Estes. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery with a graveside military honors service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to his grandchildren’s college fund.

Josephine Henson
Visitation: Saturday, August 23, after 12:00 noon at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home
Josephine Henson, age 80, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2003, at her home. She was born on December 29, 1922, in Louisville, IL, the daughter of Oliver and Leah Rogers Hayes. She and Harley Henson were married on June 13, 1942 in Jackson, MO. He died December 30, 1992. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Harlena and Kenny Francis of Advance, MO; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Trudy Henson of Aiken, S.C.; one grand-daughter and her husband, Connie and Stewart Downs of Maryland Heights, MO; and one sister, Zola Cadwell of St. Louis. She was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Josephine was a member of the First Baptist Church of Advance since 1944 and was a former member of the TNT club in Advance. The family owned and operated the former Henson Grocery Store in Advance from 1956-1997. Friends may call Saturday, August 23 after 12:00 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Luther Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Advance Public School or the First Baptist Church of Advance.

Glenda Fay Goza
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Dexter: Glenda Fay Goza, age 56, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Glenda was born near Marble Hill, MO on November 3, 1946, daughter of Frank and Agnes McCulley Goza. She is survived by a special friend, Sanford Freeborn, Jr., of Dexter; two daughters, Jennifer Goza of Cape Girardeau and Kristy Goza of Kentucky; two brothers, Kenneth Goza of Dover, Tennessee, and Bud Goza of St. Louis; five sisters, Patsy Goza of Jackson, Julie Goza and Dorothy Goza both of Cape Girardeau, Betty Dockery of Fenton, Missouri, Shirley Hoover of St. Louis; and four grandchildren. She was preceded by one infant brother.

Thelma Vivian Howard
Visitation: 12:30 - 2:30 PM, Monday, August 18th, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Service: 2:30 PM, Monday, August 18th, McCombs, Cape Girardeau
Thelma Vivian Howard, 92, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, where she had lived the past six years. She was born March 28, 1911, in Oriole, Mo., daughter of Charles and Cora Edwards Young. She and Marvin Howard were married December 19, 1931, in Jackson. He passed away July 27, 1960. Thelma worked five years in food services at Southeast Missouri Hospital and ten years as a supply clerk at St. Francis Medical Center, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. Loving survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Diane (Wiggins) and Donald Simpher of Cape Girardeau; a daughter-in-law, Ann Howard of Cape Girardeau; two grandsons, Tim Wiggins of Pocahontas, Mark Howard and wife Michelle of Cape Girardeau; and a granddaughter, Melody Mathis and husband Steve of Jackson. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Howard; a son-in-law, Bob Wiggins; two brothers, Norman and Harold Young; two sisters, Betty Swindell and Inez Rickard. Friends may call Monday, August 18th, after 12:30 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral Service will be Monday, at 2:30 PM, at the funeral home, with Rev. Charles J. Lance officiating. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery near Pocahontas. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to New Bethel Cemetery Fund.

Jeremy Nelson Fultz
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, August 17th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM, Monday, August 18th, St. Paul Church, Jackson
Jeremy Nelson Fultz, 20, of Jackson, passed away Friday, August 15, 2003, in a tragic car accident near Fruitland. He was born April 25, 1983, in Chaffee, Mo. He attended Jackson High School and previously worked at Ceramo Co. in Jackson. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Loving survivors include his mother and step-father, Paula and Tim Pickens of Jackson; father, David Fultz of Cape Girardeau; daughter, Taylor Keller of Jackson; two sisters, Presley Pittman of Jackson and Danielle Fultz of Dexter; step-sister, Jesse Pickens of Millersville; maternal grandparents, Lilly Newell of Jackson and James Pinkerton of St. Louis; paternal grandparents, Zelma Fultz and Buddy Fultz both of Cape Girardeau; paternal great-grandmother, Hallie Pinkerton of Jackson; and friend, Teresa Pagano of Jackson. Friends may call Sunday, August 17th, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Monday, August 18th, after 10 AM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday at 11 AM, at the church, with the Revs. Robert Henrichs and David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Taylor Keller Trust Fund or St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Francisca A. "Francis" Allen
Visitation: Please refer to details in obituary
Service: 1 PM, Wednesday, August 20th, Immaculate Conception Church, Jackson
Francisca A. “Francis” Allen, 74, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 25, 1929, in San Carlos City, Philippines, daughter of Marciano and Francis Mendoza Alfar. She married John W. Allen. Their union of marriage lasted over half of a century. Loving survivors include her husband of Jackson; three sons, Eliseo “Butch” Allen of Oakland, Ca., Kerry A. Allen of Jackson, Edward M. Allen of Daytona, Fla.; three daughters, Ludi Headrick of Jackson, Eva Allen-Pade of Orlando, Fla., Amparro Allen-Lee of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one sister, Barbara Alfar of the Philipines; three nieces and a nephew whom she raised, Sally, Tessie, Minmin, and Chuck; eight grandchildren, two whom she raised, Roxanne and T. J.; six great-grandchildren; her cousin, Gloria and husband Tony of Nevada; and a dear friend, Mary Keller of Jackson. She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings. Francis attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson and was very devoted to daily rosaries in her home. Family and friends may call at the Allen home at 827 Corinne Street in Jackson after 5 PM Sunday, and at any hour Monday and Tuesday and until 9:30 AM Wednesday. Funeral Mass will be at 1 PM Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to the American Cancer Society.

Jeffrey Lynn Pinkerton
Visitation: 4-8 PM, Sunday, August 17th, McCombs, Jackson
Service: 11 AM, Monday, August 18th, St. Paul Church, Jackson
Jeffrey Lynn Pinkerton, 37, of Jackson, passed away Friday, August 15, 2003, as the result of a tragic car accident near Fruitland. He was born February 7, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of James and Lilly Macke Pinkerton. He attended Jackson High School and previously worked at Rubbermaid. He then attended truck-driving school through Schneider’s Trucking Company and worked two years there. He was currently driving for Genesis Trucking Company. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, was a Cub Scout leader, and coached in Jackson Boys League this year. He and Bobbie Dodson were married May 27, 2000, in Jackson. She survives. Other loving survivors include a daughter, Chelsea Pinkerton of Jackson; four sons, Shawn Pinkerton and James Crane of Jackson, Collin and Anthony Crane of Ware, Ill.; mother, Lilly Newell of Jackson; father, James Pinkerton of St. Louis; sister, Paula Pickens of Jackson; paternal grandmother, Hallie Pinkerton of Jackson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Sharon Dodson of Wolf Lake, Il.; several nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; many friends and neighbors. Friends may call Sunday, August 17th, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, and Monday, August 18th, after 10 AM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Monday, at 11 AM, at the church, with the Revs. Robert Henrichs and David Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family or St. Paul Church.

Lawrence "Larry" Newell
Visitation: Friday, August 15th, Buena Vista Funeral Home, Nashville, Tenn.
Service: 12 PM, Saturday, August 16, 2003, Buena Vista Funeral Home, Nashville, Tenn.
Jackson: Lawrence “Larry” Newell, age 79, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2003 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Larry was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of the late James T. and Ida Micheals Newell. He and Susie Donelson were married April 8, 1944. Larry is survived by his wife; two sons, James and Randy Newell and a daughter, Sue Long, all of Jackson; four grandsons; one great-grandson; and a brother, James Newell of Hillsboro, Ohio. Funeral Service will be Saturday, August 16, 2003, at 12:00 PM, at the Buena Vista Funeral Home in Nashville, TN, with Rev. Maurice Partain officiating. Interment will follow in Joelton Cemetery. Announcement by McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

Joan A. Gerhardt
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Service: Graveside Memorial Service - Wed. Aug. 20 at 1:30 PM at Cape County Memorial Park Joan A. Gerhardt, 77, of Kirkwood, Mo., and formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Monday, July 14, 2003 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis County. Joan was born February 23, 1926 at Hannibal, Mo., daughter of the late Joseph R. and Agnes L. Gerhardt. Loving survivors are two sisters, Linnet G. Dean of Chesterfield, MO and Dawn G. Peterson of Falmouth, ME; two nieces, Heather Curtis and Holly Peterson-Matzke; two great-nephews, Blynn and Samuel; and two great-nieces, Molly and Emma. Joan retired after working 29 years in the advertising department of Famous Barr in St. Louis. Prior to moving to St. Louis, she wrote a weekly column for the Cape Bulletin. The past five years she was active in the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, and before that was a long time member of the Ferguson United Methodist Church. A memorial service was held in Kirkwood on July 17th. A graveside memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 20th, at 1:30 PM, at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of local arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kirkwood United Methodist Church, 201 W. Adams St., Kirkwood, MO 63122.

Mildred F. Brown
Visitation: Tuesday, August 12 from 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
Mildred F. Brown, age 92, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2003, at Jackson Manor. Mildred was born June 18, 1911 in Bollinger County, the daughter of Phillip E. and Azie Limbaugh Bollinger. She and Shelby Brown were married October 4, 1933. He preceded her in death on August 29, 1998. She is survived by one sister, Melba Bollinger of Jackson and a host of relatives. She was preceded by one brother, John Bollinger and one sister, Velda Bollinger. Mildred attended Bollinger School near Scopus; Will Mayfield College and Southeast Missouri State University. Prior to marriage, she taught in rural schools. After their marriage, she and Shelby worked at the shoe factory until Shelby went into service during WWII. After the war, Mildred became librarian at Lutesville High School, then Assistant Librarian at Jackson City Library, and head librarian in 1960 until her retirement in July of 1976. Mildred was a member of New McKendree Methodist Church where she had been active in the Fellowship Sunday School class, United Methodist Women, and had taught in the children’s Sunday School for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was active in John Guild Chapter of DAR for 30 years serving as Regent from 1986-1989; she had also been active in the Thursday Literary Club for many years. Mildred and her husband worked with the “Train” in Jackson and gave generously of their time and resources. Friends may call Tuesday, August 12, from 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, August 13 at 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmie Corbin officiating and Hughs Davault assisting. Interment will follow in Cook Cemetery at Scopus. There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, August 12. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Cook Cemetery, New McKendree United Methodist Church or Scopus United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

Donald McClearn
Visitation: Monday, August 11, 2003 between 5-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson
Service: Tuesday, August 12 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.
Donald McClearn, 70, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Donald was born October 19, 1932, in St. Louis, MO, son of Herbert and Luda Hicklin McClearn. He and Emma Lou Paul were married October 27, 1956. She passed away August 15, 2001. He is survived by loving family and friends. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and some siblings. Don was in the U.S. Navy from July 25, 1952 through July 24, 1956, serving on the U.S.S. Hancock. He then worked 30 years as a truck driver for Teamsters Local # 800 in St. Louis, retiring in 1994. He had lived in Jackson since 1996. He was of Baptist Faith and was a member of American Legion Post #158 in Jackson and a life member of VFW Post #3838 in Cape Girardeau. . Friends may call Monday, August 11, 2003, between 5-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, August 12th, at 1 PM, at the funeral home, with Bro. DeWayne Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery with a Missouri Military Honors Service. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Lung Association.

John “Lucky” Allgood
Visitation: Saturday, August 9, 2003 between 4-8 PM at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau
Service: Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
John “Lucky” Allgood, age 79, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2003 at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call Saturday, August 9 between 4-8 PM, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape. Funeral Service will be Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Raymond McAfee officiating. Interment will follow in Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery with a Military Honor Service by the Cape VFW Honor Guard and the Missouri Military Honor Guard. John was born June 23, 1924 at Lutesville the son of Dewy and Bessie Hahn Allgood. He enlisted in the Marine Corp December 28, 1941. He saw active duty as an aircraft mechanic in the Pacific with the Fourth Marine Air Wing Fighter Squadron. During his term of service he was also stationed in Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, and New Hebrides. John was honorably discharged on October 2, 1945. To further serve his country he enlisted in the Marine Corp Reserve for six additional years. John married the former Rosemary Hohler on April 10, 1947. He was a heavy equipment operator for 35 years and worked on many of the large buildings in the Cape Girardeau area. He was of the Lutheran Faith, a member of the Cape VFW, and Union Local #513 and had served on the Cape County Park Board. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Chris Welland and Cathy Blackwell both of Cape, and Janice Wagoner of Mt. Juliet, Tenn; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers are John Hohler, John Blackwell, Brad Wagoner, Randy Welland, Greg Seesing, Jeff Seesing, Brandon Wagoner, and Tyler Blackwell. Honorary Pallbearers are Dane Miller, Mitch Miller, Tim Miller, Blake Miller, and Gabe Miller. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Alzheimers Association.

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 Girardeau
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.


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