Shirley D. Jones
April 28, 1942 - Jan. 19, 2003
MONROE CITY - Shirley Delores Jones, 60, of Monroe City, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City. The Rev. Paul Washington will officiate. Burial will be at the New St. Jude Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services Friday at the funeral chapel.
Ms. Jones was born April 28, 1942, in Monroe City to George and Gladys Walker Jones.
Survivors include one daughter, Donna Mundy and husband, Jeff, of Monroe City; one brother, Charles (Chuck) Jones of Monroe City; three grandchildren, Bartel Talton, Jeff Mundy Jr., and Kiette Mundy, all of Monroe City; one sister-in-law, Pauline Jones of Monroe City; and hosts of nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by a lifelong companion, Louis Talton Jr.; two sisters, Rosalee Forte and Oralee Cheatom; and three brothers, Herbert, William and Frank Jones.
Ms. Jones attended Monroe City High School and was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Monroe City. She was a homemaker and did babysitting for others.
Pallbearers will be Kent and Brent Holland, Dwayne White, Marcus Summers, Andre White, Joey Cox, Jim Cox and James Williams.
Jane Hollis Dye Troutner
June 1, 1961 - Jan. 21, 2003
PALMYRA - Jane Hollis (Holly) Dye Troutner, 41, of Emden and formerly of Palmyra, died at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2002, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Bruce Jeffries will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the funeral chapel.
Mrs. Troutner was born June 1, 1961, in Hannibal to Jack Harris and Edna Smith Dye.
She was married to Jeff Troutner on Nov. 24, 1997, in Shelbyville. He survives.
Other survivors include one son, Terron Jack Dye of the home; two stepchildren, Rodney Troutner and Marina Troutner, both of the home; her mother and stepfather, Edna and Robert Runser of Taylor; one sister, Dee Dee Kassel and husband, Dennis, of St. Charles; three stepbrothers, Ron Runser of Macomb, Ill., Richard Runser of Kansas City, Mo., and Randall Runser of Quincy, Ill; one stepsister, Diane Peitte of Quincy; and two nieces, Gretchen Kassel and Katelyn Kassel, both of St. Charles.
She was preceded in death by her father; and grandparents, Albert and Virginia Dye.
Mrs. Troutner had worked as a medical technician for Maple Lawn Nursing Home for many years. She was a 1979 graduate of Palmyra High School and a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College. She was a member of Palmyra United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Terron Dye Education Fund, in care of the funeral chapel.
Jean A. Baker
April 18, 1924 - Jan. 15, 2003
MONROE CITY - Jean Alberta Baker, 78, of Monroe City, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City. The Rev. Lynn Crader will officiate. Burial will be at St. Jude Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Baker was born April 18, 1924, in Jacksonville, Ill., to Stacey and Irene Smith Sheppard.
She was married to Robert K. Baker on July 11, 1946, in San Antonio, Texas. He survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Mike Baker and wife, Marilyn Kay, of Lees Summit, Steven Baker and wife, Paula, of Monroe City and Barney Baker and wife, Teri Lyn of Walnut Grove, Ark.; and 10 grandchildren, Heather and Scott Decker of Pleasant Hill, Ill., Ashley and Bobby Mitchell of Jonesboro, Ark., Lauren Baker and Keith Baker, both of Walnut Grove, and Eric, Paul, Natasha, Gabrielle, Luke and Noah Baker, all of Monroe City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Sgt. Gary Paul Baker, who died while serving in Vietnam.
Mrs. Baker was raised in Pike County, Ill., where she attended rural grade school and later graduated from high school in Virginia, Ill. She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed weaving and spinning and making things for others. She assisted her husband working with the Monroe City Area Boy Scouts. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Monroe City where she received the Master Award in Bible studies. She was very instrumental in serving on many church committees.
Memorials may be made to the Monroe City Nutrition Center or the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Stephen and Barney Baker, Scott Decker, Eric and Paul Baker and Bobby Mitchell.
July 7, 1919 - Jan. 15, 2003
CLARENCE - Vera Masten, 83, of Macon, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, at Macon Health Care.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003, at the Clarence Christian Church in Clarence. David Johnston will officiate. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Clarence.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Clarence.
Mrs. Masten was born July 7, 1919, in Anabel to Everett C. and Allie Fern Hill Phillips.
She was married to Jesse C. Masten on Dec. 22, 1940, in Clarence. He survives.
Other survivors include five children, Patricia Bond of Kirksville, Arthur C. Masten of Macon, Valarie A. Anders of Princeville, Ill., Vera Kay Willis of Kirksville and Jessie Bruce Masten of Callao; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Wayne Phillips of Wichita, Kan., and Raymond H. Phillips of Murphysboro, Tenn.; and one sister, Lillie Jean Corbin of Bethel.
Mrs. Masten was a member of Clarence Christian Church.
May 26, 1935 - Jan. 8, 2003
STERLING, Alaska - Margaret Ellen White, 67, of Sterling, Alaska, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center of liver disease.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at her home (in Margaret's kitchen, where "the coffee is on").
Mrs. White was born May 26, 1935, in Hannibal. She graduated from Hannibal High School in 1953. She came to Sterling in August 1973. She belonged to the Soldotna Bible Chapel and a Christian women's group.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Her family wrote: "Mom accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at the age of 10 during Bible school. She knew and loved the Lord. Married 48 years, she took great joy in her family and friends. Wherever we lived (Florida, Illinois, Colorado, North Carolina, Missouri, North Dakota and Sterling), Mom established our home and her kitchen was open. Friends and family could discuss their private concerns and joys with Mom and they valued her advice."
Mrs. White is survived by her husband, David White of Sterling; daughter, Diana White of Sterling; daughter, Donna White of Sterling; son, Mark White of Sterling; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Gary Lindman of Soldotna; daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and Gene Birky and their children, Matthew and Rachel, all of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter and son-in-law, Maria and Paul Horwath and their children, Leah, Nathan and Carl John, all of Sterling; and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Sharon Williams of St. Charles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gladys and Charles Williams; brothers, Marvin and Marshall; and sister, Marcella Adams.
Memorial donations may be made to The Gideons International, in care of Kenai Peninsula Gideons, P.O. Box 2306, Soldotna, Alaska 99669. Cards and letters may be sent to David White, 37700 Diane St., Sterling, Alaska 99672.
Arrangements were made by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.
Polly A. Reed Edes
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Polly A. Reed Edes, 74, of Springfield, Mo., and formerly of Porterville, Calif., and Hannibal, died at 6:05 a.m. at Cox Medical Center in Springfield.
Funeral services are pending at Smith Funeral Home and Chapel in Hannibal.
Kansas City, Mo.
Feb. 12, 1946 - Jan. 14, 2003
SHELBINA - Barbara Sharp, 56, of Kansas City, Mo., died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at her home.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Shelbina. Ken Harland will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sharp was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Shelbina to Thelbert and Dr. Gladys E. Simpson Bower.
She was married to George Sharp on Sept. 26, 1992, in Bethel. He survives.
Other survivors include one son, Jay Jacobs of Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Sharp was a member of Blue Ridge United Methodist Church in Kansas City. She graduated from Kirksville State Teachers College.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kansas City Hospice.
Donald R. Hevel Jr.
Oct. 6, 1942 - Jan. 16, 2003
PALMYRA - Donald R. Hevel Jr., 60, of Keokuk, Iowa, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at his home.
Private family services will be Saturday, Jan. 18, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
There will be no visitation.
Mr. Hevel was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Moberly to Donald R. Sr. and Marguerite Kinworthy Hevel.
He was married to Dorothy Stuhlman on Aug. 18, 1962, in Palmyra. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Donald R. Hevel III and wife, Lauren, of Wentzville; one daughter, Dawn M. Kearney and husband, Paul, of Springfield, Ill.; his parents of Palmyra; three brothers, Dr. Robert Hevel of Palmyra, David Hevel of Hannibal and Steve Hevel of Aiken, S.C.; one sister, Irene Meyers of Palmyra; three grandchildren, Samantha and Michelle Kearney, and Dalton Hevel; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Kerry W. Hevel Sr.
Mr. Hevel was director of administration for Keokuk Community School District. He retired in 1995 due to health reasons. He was a graduate of Palmyra High School. He received a bachelor of science degree and a master's degree from Kirksville State Teachers College and had done graduate work at the University of Georgia.
Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Keokuk Community School Foundation or Hoerner YMCA of Keokuk, in care of Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 432, Palmyra, Mo. 63461.
Hazel I. DeFrenne
Sun City West, Ariz.
March 6, 1912 - Jan. 14, 2003
SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. - Hazel I. DeFrenne, 90, of Sun City West, Ariz., and formerly of Hannibal and St. Louis, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in Sun City West.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. The Rev. George Major will officiate.
Ms. DeFrenne was born March 6, 1912, in Arzenville, Ill., to Orville P. and Lola Bridgeman Scoville.
Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Prosser; three nieces, Donna Chatham, Sharon Barrowman and Sandra Worthington; and two nephews Jack Scoville and John Scoville.
Ms. DeFrenne was a member of Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, Briarwood Country Club, Sun City West Lawn Bowlers and the Pioneer Club of Sun City West. She attended Hannibal-LaGrange College and Kirksville State Teachers College. In 1977, she retired from Cupples Product Co. in St. Louis after 23 years of service where she was a material analyst in production control and in 1979, she moved to Arizona.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, 9451 N. 99th Ave., Peoria, Ariz. 85381.
Brooke E. Emerson
April 30, 1977 - Jan. 12, 2003
QUINCY, Ill. - Brooke Elaine Emerson, 25, of Naperville, Ill., died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2003, in Naperville.
A requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fourth and Bird St., Hannibal. The Right Rev. Keith L. Ackerman, bishop of the diocese, of Quincy, Ill., will officiate and preach, assisted by Father Michael Kyle, Trinity Church, and Canon H.W. Herrmann, SSC. Burial will be at Brown Cemetery, New Canton, Ill.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Emerson was born April 30, 1977, in Marshall to the Rev. James C. and Beth A. Emerson.
She was engaged to marry Jeffrey S. Mazza of St. Charles, Ill., on Sept. 12 of this year.
Survivors include her parents of Hannibal, two sisters, Meredith Marie Emerson of Kansas City, Mo., and Courtney Jeannine Emerson, Esq., of Naperville; grandparents, Lorenzo and Dorothy Gnuse of Quincy, and Dorothy Hass of Newfane, N.Y.; her fiance; four aunts; four uncles; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers; and great-grandparents.
Ms. Emerson was a 1995 graduate of Canton Illinois High School. She earned a degree in social work from Western Illinois University in 1999. She had worked as a counselor at Chaddock School in Quincy and the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, St. Charles, Ill. At the time of her death she was serving as a Kane County probation officer in Aurora, Ill.
Additionally, she was a communicant of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Geneva, Ill., and a member of Sigma Kappa Social Sorority and Order of Omega. She served on the Kane County Gang Task Force and worked with the county's Girls' Program.
Memorials may be made to the Brooke E. Emerson Sigma Kappa Sorority Memorial Scholarship.
Norma Jean Tapley
May 16, 1931 - Jan. 14, 2003
LOUISIANA - Norma Jean Tapley, 71, of Louisiana, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Earl Wood will officiate. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Tapley was born May 16, 1931, in Louisiana to Thurston and Bessie Turnbough Pierce.
She was married to Thomas Franklin Tapley on June 1, 1951, in Paris. He preceded her in death Nov. 6, 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Tapley of Sweetwater, Tenn., and Thomas Franklin (Tinker) Tapley of Louisiana; one daughter, Lori Schreck of St. Charles; and three grandchildren, Kristen Smith of Jacksonville, Ill., and Lindsey Schreck and Thomas Schreck, both of St. Charles.
Mrs. Tapley had been employed at the Louisiana Press Journal for a number of years.
Memorials may be made to the Hannibal Humane Society, P.O. Box 205, Hannibal, Mo. 63401.