Sept. 17, 1924-Feb. 2, 2005
LOUISIANA - Arline McNutt, 80, of rural Bowling Green (Vera), died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at her home.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Miss McNutt was born Sept. 17, 1924, in Cairo, Ill., to Lawrence and Essie Isler McNutt.
Survivors include one sister, Maxine McNutt Gamm of Clearwater, Fla.; two nephews, Raymond Lawrence McNutt of St. Louis and Jeffrey Gamm of Valley, Neb.; three nieces, Georgia Hollrah of Dennison, Iowa, Jennifer Ruechel of Clearwater and Mary Michell McNutt of St. Louis; a dear friend, Brenda Henderson of Bowling Green; great-nieces, great-nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Jim.
Miss McNutt was an accomplished artist and educator. She was friends with Thomas Hart Benton and his family. She taught foreign language at Bowling Green High School, where she retired in 1989.
Samuel Taylor Houston
PALMYRA - Samuel Taylor Houston, 21, of Columbia and formerly of Palmyra, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Boone Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services are pending at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Wayne J. Norton
SILEX - Wayne J. Norton, 77, of Silex, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2003, at his home.
Funeral services are pending at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex.
Goldie M. Meister
Oct. 5, 1917-Feb. 5, 2005
TROY - Goldie M. Meister, 87, of Troy, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab Center in Troy.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, at McCoy & Blossom Funeral home in Troy. Burial will be at Troy City Cemetery. No visitation is planned.
Mrs. Meister was born Oct. 5, 1917, in Hope, Ark., to Alvin and Maude Vaughn Radcliff.
She married CJ. (Bud) Meister on May 5, 1951, in Las Vegas. He died in 1983.
Survivors include two daughters, Jan Bettencourt and Joan (Bill) Roberts, both of Troy; one sister, Audrey Pazik of Schererville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Karen (Jimmy) Martin of Elsberry and Bryan (Beth) Roberts of Troy; and four great-grandchildren, Dana Martin, Amy Martin, Megan Roberts and Dylan Roberts.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Heineman and Marie Brewer; and one brother, Vaughn Radcliff.
Mrs. Meister had been a professional seamstress, who had owned Goldie's Alterations in Antioch, Calif.
Dec. 13, 1913-Feb. 6, 2005
TROY - Clyde Johnson, 91, of Troy, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home. Burial will be at Old Alexandria Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Johnson was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Flannigan Township, Ill., to James and Sarah Garrison Johnson.
He married Fay S. Harvy on May 26, 1942, in St. Louis. She died in 1986.
Survivors include one son, Joe (Florence) Garriott of Troy; one stepson, Bobby Weir of Troy; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Leona (Nate) McClaren of Thompsonville, Ill.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Charlotte Henderson; and three brothers, James, Clarence and Ed; and one sister, Juanita.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were owners of a home for mentally disabled boys.
Wilma Delene Crook
July 17, 1937 - Feb. 6, 2003
PARIS - Wilma Delene Crook, 65, of Paris, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Boone County Hospital in Columbia.
A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church. Father John Henderson will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Catholic Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a wake service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris.
Mrs. Crook was born July 17, 1937, in Saverton to George and Ethel Burge Dunn.
She was married to Charles Marion Cook on Nov. 26, 1955, in Monroe City. He survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Jennifer Crook Karr of Monroe City; two sons, Jeffery Cook of Paris and Jared Cook of Stoutsville; six grandchildren; and one stepbrother, Carl Conley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one stepsister.
Mrs. Crook was county coordinator for NECAC for 27 years. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to the Christmas is Caring Foundation.
May 27, 1912 - Feb. 4, 2003
SHELBINA - Elnora Tillitt, 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Shelbina. Jim Bilbro will officiate. Burial will be at Shelbina Cemetery-West Lawn Addition.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of services Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tillitt was born May 27, 1912, in Novelty to Dr. Samuel L. and Mary Olive Parsons Simpson.
She was married to Russell C. Tillitt Sr. in August 1930, in Quincy, Ill. He preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1991.
Survivors include two children, Dinah Benson of Oakland, Calif., and Daniel Tillitt of Scottsdale; two grandchildren, Capt. William Fischback III and Russell Sanford Tillitt and his wife, Candice; one great-granddaughter, Annabel Nora Tillitt; one sister, Betty Oswald of Chesterfield; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Russell C. Tillitt Jr.; two brothers; and three sisters.
Melvin L. Larenson
Oct. 24, 1934 - Feb. 5, 2003
HANNIBAL - Melvin L. Larenson, 68, of Hannibal, died at 9:04 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Larenson was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Palmyra to Emmett and Elmeta Meyer Larenson.
He was married to Pat Elder on Feb. 4, 1956. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Catherine (Cate) Larenson of Liberty, Ill.; one special daughter, Nellie Worrell of New London; his mother of Hannibal; two brothers, Gerald Larenson and wife, Joy, of Hawk Point; and the Rev. Dewayne Larenson and wife, Penny, of Philadelphia; two sisters, Rosemary Pilsing and husband, Harvey, of St. Charles and Joyce Mester and husband, David, of Quincy, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Larenson; his father; and one niece, Regina Mester.
Mr. Larenson retired after 34 years from the Board of Public Works, working as a pipefitter for the water department. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed attending flea markets and auctions, especially the Rutledge flea market. He was a Baptist by faith.
Memorials may be made to the Hannibal Nutrition Center.
Pallbearers will be David Mester, Lyle Cox, Bill Osbourne, Tim Wright, Dick Crane and Andy Sherman.
Willa Mae Johnston
March 30, 1918 - Feb. 5, 2003
PARIS - Willa Mae Johnston, 84, of Paris, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Audrain Medical Center in Mexico.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Agnew Funeral Home in Paris. Howard Hartung will officiate. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Johnston was born March 30, 1918, in Shelbina to Hurley and Grace Marie Reynolds Studer.
She was married to Tommy Johnston in 1946, in Paris. He preceded her in death Oct. 29, 1984.
Survivors include two brothers, Zoris Studer of Paris and Jerry Studer; two sisters, Marguerite Thomas of Raytown and Norita Stone of Paris; and several nephews and nieces.
Mrs. Johnston was a homemaker and a member of the Paris Christian Church.
Kimberly Dawn Hunsel
May 5, 1972 - Feb. 5, 2003
TROY - Kimberly Dawn Hunsel, 30, of Silex, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at her home.
A Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Sacred Heart Church. Father Thomas Wissler will officiate. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. today at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Funeral Home-Troy Chapel.
Mrs. Hunsel was born May 5, 1972, in Branson to Debra J. Reynolds Johnson.
She was married to John Hunsel on July 9, 1993, in Troy. He survives.
Other survivors include her mother of Springfield; three daughters, Ashton, Kara and Megan Hunsel, all of Silex; one sister, Shannon Shaffer of Springfield; maternal grandparents, R.J. and Lela Reynolds of Springfield; three brothers-in-law, Tom Hunsel of St. Peters and Dan Hunsel and Brian Hunsel, both of Troy; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Barb Hunsel of Troy; three sisters-in-law, Debbie Moore of St. Peters, Donna Orf of Troy and Karen Hunsel of Silex; three nieces; four nephews; and many friends.
Lily L. Spratt
April 12, 1914 - Feb. 5, 2003
HANNIBAL - Lily L. Spratt, 88, of Hannibal, died at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Paul Bond will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmrya.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Spratt was born April 12, 1914, in Taylor to Oliver and Bessie Hoke Davis.
She was married to Earl Spratt on April 15, 1930. He preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1977.
Survivors include three sons, C.W. (Jack) Spratt and wife, Dorothy, of Quincy, Ill., Donald L. Spratt and wife, Opal, of Raymore and O. Charles Spratt and wife, Judy, of Hannibal; four daughters, Bessie C. Gibson and husband, James, of Quincy, Barbara R. Dodd and Sandra J. Morley and husband, Lyle, all of Hannibal, and Marsha K. McCullough and husband, Joseph, of Decatur, Texas; two brothers, Donald Davis and wife, Nancy, of Durham, and LeRoy Davis and wife, Marian, all of Quincy; three sisters, Violet Foltz and husband, John, of Springfield, Mo., and Wanda Bradfield and Martha Burgtorf, both of Quincy; one sister-in-law, Rita Davis of Quincy; 23 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, L. Darlene Naderhoff, Helen C. Spratt; one son, LaVern Spratt; two sisters, Neva Bradfield and Nedro Davis; three brothers, Elmo Davis, Pearl Davis and Kenneth Davis; one grandson, Kevin Spratt; and two sons-in-law, Gwinn Naderhoff and Herman Dodd.
Mrs. Spratt retired after 20 years as director of the Mark Twain Senior Citizens Center. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Spratt, Kent Spratt, James Spratt, Herman Dodd Jr., Brad Gibson and Jeff Foster.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Arthur L. (Art) Hudson
Oct. 13, 1915 - Feb. 4, 2003
HANNIBAL - Arthur L. (Art) Hudson, 87, of New London, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Beth-Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Holy Family Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mr. Hudson was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Palmyra to Everett and Anna Shear Hudson.
He was married to Nellie Fible on June 1, 1935, in Palmyra. She survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Donald Hudson and wife, Delores, of Savannah, Ga., Jerry Hudson and wife, Lola, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Arthur L. Hudson Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Frankford; one daughter, Dianna Keim and husband, Eddie, of Hannibal; seven brothers, Urban Hudson of Ewing, Harold Hudson of New London, Ted Hudson, Gilbert Hudson, Clarence Hudson and Herman Hudson, all of Palmyra, and Kenneth Hudson of Hannibal; three sisters, Marie Thorington of Palmyra, and Alma Johnston and Margarite Hamilton, both of Hannibal; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Paul Hudson; and an infant sister.
Mr. Hudson worked as a cylindrical grinder for Wendt-Sonis in Hannibal for 12 years. He also worked as a dairyman and farmed his own farm until he retired in 1985. He attended Holy Family Church.
Pallbearers will be Ted Hudson, Harold Hudson, Gilbert Hudson, Clarence Hudson, Herman Hudson and Brad Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers will be Urban Hudson, Kenneth Hudson, Earl McIntyre, David Briscoe, Jimmy Adams, Dennis Keim, and Steve Willing.