Sept. 1, 1910-Dec. 31, 2002
HANNIBAL - Alma Oshel, 92, of Hannibal, died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Mark Burkey will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Oshel was born Sept. 1, 1910, in Alva, Okla., to Andrew E. and Lula Ella Spenser Carlson.
She was married to John V. Oshel on July 15, 1930, in Buffalo, Okla. He preceded her in death May 3, 1999.
Survivors include one daughter, LaDonna Oshel of Hannibal; one son-in-law, Lowell Arndt of Wilmer, Minn.; one brother, Raymond Carlson of Alva, Okla.; four grandchildren, Wayne Arndt, Ronda Freiborg, Marlena Orndorff and Keith Arndt; 14 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Verna Arndt; and one brother, Edward Carlson.
Mrs. Oshel was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Pallbearers will be James Thornton, Fred Swan, Lowell Arndt, Wayne Arndt, Norman Lawson and Terry Conn.
Travis Waples will be an honorary pallbearer.
Jan. 6, 1921-Dec. 31, 2002
HANNIBAL - Juanita Dennison, 81, of Hannibal, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal. The Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.
No visitation is planned. James O'Donnell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Dennison was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Hannibal to Emuel (Jack) and Odessa Abbett Jones.
She was married to Lloyd Dennison on June 23, 1941, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death Oct. 24, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Southard of Taylor, Texas; one granddaughter, Tammy Truan of Round Rock, Texas; and one great-granddaughter, Kirsten Matson of Round Rock.
She was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Dennison attended the First United Methodist Church.
Douglas F. Spencer
Aug. 27, 1932 - Dec. 29, 2002
LOUISIANA - Douglas Francis Spencer, 70, of Independence and formerly of Louisiana and Clarksville, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at the Medical Center of Independence.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Vernon Burger will officiate. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home.
Mr. Spencer was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Toledo, Ohio, to Clarence and Vivian Pernia Spencer.
He was married to Eleanor M. Jones on March 20, 1956, in Erie, Mich. She preceded him in death Aug. 22, 1977.
Survivors include one son, Marty Spencer of Independence; three daughters, Karen Spencer-Watt of St. Louis, Ann Lamme of St. Charles and Robyne Burger of Florissant; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Barb LaPointe.
Mr. Spencer had moved from Temperance, Mich., to Louisiana in 1966. He had been employed as a supervisor at the Dundee Cement Co. in Clarksville and retired in 1992. After retirement he owned and operated The Doug-Out in Clarksville for about seven years. He has been living in Independence with his son, Marty, for the last three years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 791 in Louisiana and the Clarksville Boat Club.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the Collier Funeral Home.
Carolyn Luetta Johnson
May 14, 1941 - Dec. 27, 2002
CARROLLTON - Carolyn Luetta Johnson, 61, of Carrollton and formerly of Hannibal, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at her home after an illness.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m.Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. Stephens Cemetery in Indian Creek.
Ms. Johnson was born May 14, 1941.
Survivors include one daughter Sonya Siler of the state of Tennessee; one son, Chuck Mueniebach of Panama City Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Juanita M. Vance
June 22, 1933-Dec. 31, 2002
PALMYRA - Juanita M. Vance, 69, of Palmyra, died at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Steve Barker will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Vance was born June 22, 1933, in Hull, Ill., to Archie H. and Odocia E. Morris Smith.
She was married to William J. (Bill) Vance on Dec. 31, 1981, in Palmyra. He survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Wayne Howe and wife, Susan, of Quincy, Ill., David Howe of Quincy, Steve Howe of Moberly and Darron Howe and wife, Angie, of DeKalb, Ill.; two stepchildren, Donald W. Vance and wife, Cathy, of Palmyra, and Suzanne Mitchell and husband, Brad, of Hannibal; two brothers, Hershell Smith and wife, Mary Lou, of Payson, Ill., and Virgil Smith and wife, Hazel, of Davenport, Iowa; five sisters, Freda Ward of Payson, Martha Foltz and husband, Albert, of Fowler, Ill., Bettie Walker and husband, Keith, of Kinderhook, Ill., Mamie Meyers and husband, Glen, of Palmyra, and Norma Meranda and husband, Joe, of Perry; 12 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Joseph Smith; one sister, Rose Mary Dicken; and two stepgranddaughters, Dawn Renee Vance and Candace Marie Vance.
Mrs. Vance was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Clarence.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Six, Bud Bremmer, Carroll Ragar, Larry Phelps, Brock Decker and Dick Yager.
May 3, 1951 - Dec. 30, 2002
SHELBINA - Jackie Daugherty, 51, of Bethel, died at 10:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Chapel in Shelbina. Father Bill Peckman will officiate. Burial will be at Concord Cemetery in Sigsbee.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Daugherty was born May 3, 1951, in Hannibal to Earl Edward and Myda Margaret Noble Christine.
She was married to Mike Daugherty on May 7, 1971, in Shelbyville. He survives.
Other survivors include four children, Christie Rhodes of Atlanta, John Paul (JP) Daugherty and Zack Daugherty, both of Columbia, and Carli Hemming of La Grange; four grandchildren; five brothers, John Christine of Wright, Wyo., Tom and Ted Christine of Shelbyville, Rob Christine of Bethel and Bill Christine of Liberty; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Johnny and Louise Daugherty.
Memorials may be made to Hospice 2000, 902 E. LaHarpe, Kirksville, Mo. 63501.
Glen F. Smelser
Aug. 30, 1930-Jan. 1, 2003
HANNIBAL - Glen F. Smelser, 72, of Hannibal, died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003, at Beth-Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of services Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Smelser was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Hannibal to Elliot and Nellie Fielder Smelser.
Survivors include one son, Todd Smelser of Hannibal; one daughter-in-law, Ellen McCormick of Hannibal; one sister, Betty Hill and husband, Vencil, of Hannibal; two grandchildren, Ann Marie Smelser and Steven Smelser; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Elliott Smelser Jr.
Mr. Smelser was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired construction worker and a member of Laborers Local Union No. 424 and Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post No. 55. He was a Methodist by faith.
Pallbearers will be Jerry O'Brien, Roger Motley, Jerry Cawthon, Vencil Hill, Donnie McClary and Danny Roche.
MONROE CITY - Tommy Jackson, 31, of Atlanta, Ga., and formerly of Monroe City, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, in Atlanta.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City. The Rev. Albert Cartmill will officiate. Burial will be at St. Jude Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Loren C. Gough
Oct. 18, 1916 - Feb. 11, 2004
HANNIBAL - Loren C. Gough, 87, of Hannibal, died at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 14, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Tom Day will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at the funeral home.
Mr. Gough was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Shelbina to Omer and Zanna Chapman Gough.
He was married to Alberta Hinson on July 27, 1940, in Monroe County. She preceded him in death April 25, 1993. He was married to Frances L. Zumwalt on Oct. 18, 1968, in Hannibal. She preceded him in death Sept. 5, 2000.
Survivors include two sons, Donald E. Gough and wife, Martha, of New London, Iowa, Robert Gough and wife, Mary, of Hannibal; two daughters, Carolyn S. McPike and husband, Richard, of Gladstone, and Marilyn L. Lancaster and husband, Henry, of Independence; one brother, Merlyn Gough of Camdenton; one sister-in-law, Lois Gough of Hunnewell; two stepdaughters, Sharon Yohn of Palmyra and Donna Murphy and husband, Buddy, of Ernul, N.C.; three stepsons, John True Sr. and wife, Millie, of Hannibal, Gary True and wife, Martha, of Colonial Heights, Va., and Charles Zumwalt and wife, Erma, of Hannibal; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren; 29 stepgreat-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, William L. Gough; one sister, Nadine Steward; one brother, Virgil L. Gough; and one granddaughter, Amanda Zumwalt.
Mr. Gough retired after 30 years as a machine operator for Central Stone Co. He was baptized in Salt River at an early age and was a member of Lakenan Christian Church. He was an avid golfer and bowler for many years.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal Nutrition Center.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Gough's grandsons, Jerry Gough, Terry Gough, Scott Gough, Brandon Sharp, Todd McPike and Timothy McPike.
Russell D. Eddingfield
March 31, 1921 - Feb. 12, 2004
BARRY, Ill. - Russell D. Eddingfield, 82, of Hull, Ill., died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry, Ill. Burial, with graveside rites by the Payson, Ill., V.F.W. Post, will be at Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.
Friends may call after 4 p.m., where the family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the funeral chapel.
Mr. Eddingfield was born March 31, 1921, in Hull to Raymond and May Oitker Eddingfield.
He was married to Shirley Fay Bistline on July 5, 1947, in Pontiac, Ill. He was later married Viola Orbaugh.
Survivors include eight children, Michael G. Eddingfield, Nancy Jane Hollett, Helen Jean Dykeman, Sally Jane Ortiz, Patrick G. Eddingfield, Thomas J. Eddingfield, Dr. Frederick G. Eddingfield and Betsy Jane Wassell; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Carol Ann Morris.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother; one grandson; and one nephew.
Daniel Henry Bender II
Sept. 11, 1931 - Feb. 12, 2004
HANNIBAL - Daniel Henry Bender II, 72, of Hannibal, died at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Beth-Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the Pea Ridge Mennonite Church in rural Marion County. The Rev. Carl Helmuth will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Marty Smyser and the Rev. Daryl Zook. Burial will be at Pea Ridge Mennonite Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mr. Bender was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Minot, N.D., to Daniel Henry and Anna Margaret Krieder Bender.
He was married to Amy Bontrager on April 3, 1955, in Wichita, Kan. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Daniel Henry Bender III and wife, Linda, of Hannibal; one daughter, Amy Kathleen Kotlin and husband, David, of Aurora, Ohio; one sister, Norma Sherpa of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Sheryl Siebrasse, Amanda, Jennifer and Tony Betts, and Christopher and Nicholas Kotlin; two great-grandchildren, Nicole and Joseph Siebrasse; and four half-brothers, Edward, Clayton, Herman and Paul Diener.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister; three stepbrothers; and one niece.
Mr. Bender was a bridge inspector for the Missouri Highway Department, retiring after 35 years because of health reasons. He was a president of the Mennonite Home Association. He was a Sunday school teacher, superintendent and church treasurer. He was active in all aspects of the Mennonite Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Beth-Haven Nursing Home.
Pallbearers will be Carl Clark, Danny Christy, Ben Hathaway, Glendon Hathaway, Ron Tate and Roger Lair.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Ewert, Bob Bixler, Ken McDonald, David Kreider, Morris Kreider, John Miller, Larry Parsons, Don Sharkey, Steve Ringaberg, Dennis Duff, Ray Crane, Jake Flisher, Sam Zook, Sketch Rendlen, Larry Collins and Sam Whetstone.