Ansley Dalton Ives
Ansley Dalton Ives, son of Seldon and Lena Ives, was born on February 12, 1931, in Cherryville, Mo. and entered eternal rest on April 29, 2006 at Depaul Hospital, Bridgeton, Missouri.
Ansley and Margaret Bernice (Pilgrim) Ives were married on February 9, 1952. Two daughters were born to this union, Sheila Beth Fisher and Debra Arlene Reis (son-in-law, Robert Fishe) of Tustin Ranch, of California and Robert Reis of Florissant, Missouri.
Survived by one brother, Donald Ives and wife Marcella of Florissant, Missouri. Three sisters, Hallie Bouse of Stover, Missouri, Marvell Kaysinger of St. Louis, Missouri and Jean Belt of Cuba, Missouri.
Also survived by six loving grandchildren, Michael Surgeon and wife Patty of Wentzville, Missouri, Tony Reis and Pam of Wentzville Missouri, Kurt Reis and Kyle Reis of Florissant, Missouri, Bill Godbey of California, and Sydney Godbey of California.
Great grandchildren, Ashleigh and Autumn Surgeon; one sister-in-law, Lucille Davis of St. Louis, Missouri. Many nieces and nephews and many children he and Margaret cared for the last 15 years and many loving and faithful friends.
He was employed by Trimfort Shoe Company in the early 1950's, moving to St. Louis, Missouri when that plant closed and worked at Combustion Engineering Company for 25 years. He then worked at Harvard Industries until he retired.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Wilma Ottmer; three brothers, Ed Ives and wife Belle, Delmar Ives and Harles Ives; one nephew, Donnie Ives; brothers-in-law, Lute Bouse, Herschel Kaysinger, Henry Davis, Marvin, Leo and Melvin Pilgrim.
Mass was celebrated May 3, 2006 at St. Ferdinand Church, Florissant, Missouri with Father Jack Dempsey.
Interment was in St. Ferdinand Cemetery, Florissant, Missouri.
Ralph Kenneth Hendrix
Ralph Kenneth Hendrix of Steelville, Missouri was born in Steelville, Missouri on Tuesday, May 20, 1930 to Elmer Levi Hendrix and Emma Jane (Ray) Hendrix. He passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the age of 76 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Kenneth served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He worked at Brown Shoe Factory in Steelville, Missouri for several years then later for Chrysler Corp. in Fenton, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Aline Pinson and husband Jewell, Hildred Becker and husband Ed, Margaret Callahan and husband Fred; brothers, Ray Hendrix and Raymond Hendrix and wife Lorene.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his children, John Hendrix and wife Brenda of Cuba, Missouri, Deborah Holmes and husband David of Cuba, Missouri, Mark Hendrix and wife Kevin of Rolla, Missouri, Paul Hendrix and wife Tammy of Cuba, Missouri; brother, William Hendrix and wife Neta May of Plymouth, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Elsie Mildred Hill
Elsie Mildred Hill of Sullivan, Missouri, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2006 at the age of 79 years.
She was born on February 27, 1927 in St. Louis, Missouri to James Franklin and Lena Gertrude (nee Tullock) Vance, one of eight children. She married Clyde Hill on December 2, 1944 in Steelville, Missouri.
Her favorite pastime was entertaining and visiting with her nine children and their families. She also enjoyed embroidering and quilting. When not visiting with family, Elsie was reading and studying her Bible.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde; her parents, James and Lena; brothers, Gene, Dale and Tom Vance; sister, Frieda Vance; and great grandsons, Ricky Webb and Ean Hill.
Elsie is survived by five sons, Ronnie Hill and Lisa, Roger Hill and Ruth, Mike Hill and wife Sherri, Clyde Hill and wife Toni, all of Sullivan, Missouri, Keith Hill and wife Gerri of Pennsylvania; four daughters, Mary Webb, Betty Weppner and husband Wayne, all of Sullivan, Missouri, Pat Crowder and husband Don, Sheila Martin and husband Kevin, all of Bourbon.
One brother, Lester Vance and wife Lottie of Steelville, Missouri; two sisters, Lee Kearney of Jennings, Missouri and Esher Clonts of St. Louis, Missouri; 27 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; many friends and family.
Funeral services for Elsie Hill were conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2006 in the First United Methodist Church in Bourbon with pastors Jeff Bent and Mike Potter officiating. Interment was in the Bourbon Cemetery.
All arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home.
Joseph Samson Marlar
Joseph Samson “Sam” Marlar, age 59, of Steelville, Missouri passed away Sunday, October 1, 2006. He was born Thursday, February 27, 1947, the son of William Clifford Marlar and Minnie Mullinax Marlar Price.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Paul and Matthew and one sister, Mary Kennedy.
He is survived by four brothers, Lloyd Marlar of Terre De lake, Missouri, Melvin Marlar of St. Louis, Missouri, Robert Marlar of Park Hills, Missouri and James Marlar of Leadington, Missouri; two sisters, Rachel Layton of Farmington, Missouri and Dollie Parker of Park Hills, Missouri; many nieces, nephews and family friends.
Memorial services for Sam Marlar were held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 in the First Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Paul Davis and Cindy Martin officiating.
Special music of “Because He Lives,” “Amazing Grace” and “Mansion over the Hilltop” were sung and played by Darla Vance. Concluding the service was a balloon release in Sam’s memory with the family and friends singing “I’ll Fly Away” accompanied by Darla Vance.
Burial was in the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
The family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
David John Murray
David John Murray of Cuba, Missouri was born September 28, 1947 at Skiatook, Oklahoma to the union of Harry John Murray and Amanda Rebecca (nee Staniford) Murray and passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at the age of 59 years and 20 days.
David served in the United States Army from 1964 until 1975. He was stationed in Africa from 1972-1974.
He was the owner/operator of the Louisiana Bay and the Smokey Mountain Bar-B-Que restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma for many years.
David was a very talented person, he made beautiful pieces of jewelry for over 30 years and baskets for the past six years. He was always making or creating something and was truly willing to learn about something new.
He knew the make, model and what type of motor was in every old car, but best of all he knew how to fix and repair them.
David moved to Cuba in March of this year after the hurricane hit his home in Gulf Port, Mississippi.
He was a loving son, father, grandfather, companion, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
David is preceded in death by his parents, Harry John and Amanda Rebecca Murray and one brother, Joe Murray.
Those who are left to mourn his passing is his loving daughter, Keli and husband Jim Mulkey of Cuba, Missouri; companion of eight years, Carolyn Hinton of Cuba, Missouri; two grandchildren, Makenzie Lynn and Brining James Mulkey of Cuba, Missouri; one sister, Ann and husband Bill Kirkpatrick of Strafford, Kansas; four stepchildren, Bobby, Kari, Tina and Shelly; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside service was at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2006 at Osage Gardens Cemetery, Skiatook, Oklahoma.
The Murray family was served by the Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Marvin Robert Rippelmeyer
Marvin Robert Rippelmeyer passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri on October 20, 2006. He was 62 years of age.
Marvin was born on June 30, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri to his parents, Russell and Helen (Rahu) Rippelmeyer. He was united in marriage to Donna Louise Pergner in Reno, Nevada on January 25, 1995.
He was a retired school teacher and taught in the Cuba and St. James School Districts for 30 years.
Marvin is survived by his wife of the home, Donna Ripplemeyre of St. James, Missouri; one son, Michael Rippelmyer of St. James, Missouri and one daughter, Michelle Harvey and husband Mike of Waterloo, Illinois; three step-sons, John Tutor and wife Kathy of Buloxa, Mississippi, Bret Campbell and wife Lisa of Lovelock, Nevada, and Bart Campbell and wife Lisa of Lovelock, Nevada; two grandchildren; and seven step-grandchildren a host of extended family and friends. Marvin will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Helen (Rahu) Rippelmeyer.
Visitation was from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 until time of service at 7:30 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home Chapel in St. James, Missouri with John Hagler speaker. Music was provided by Lori Garver, vocalist and Connie Rhea, organist with Lori singing “One Day at a Time” and “Daddy’s Hands.”
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.
John Albert Smith
John Albert Smith of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri was born on Sunday, February 15, 1948 in Calhoun, Georgia to John A. Smith and Margaret (Fields) Smith. He passed away at Cuba Manor on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at the age of 58 years and 8 months.
John married Ruthann Cole on October 10, 1987 in St. Louis, Missouri and to this union 10 children were born. John worked in sales most of his adult life. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and most of all spending time with his family whom he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mother and sister-in-law, Maryanne Cole.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife, Ruthann Smith of Vandalia, Missouri; children, John A. Smith of Festus, Missouri, Kelly Smith, Tony Smith, Timothy (Angie Stulce) Smith of Sullivan, Missouri, Tiffany (Saul Ramirez) Smith of Cuba, Missouri, A.J. Smith of Steelville, Missouri, Holly (Mike Rogers) Smith of Cuba, Missouri, John (Crystal Haney) Smith of Cuba, Missouri, Travis Smith, Vincent Smith, Courtney Smith, Brittany Smith, all of Steelville, Missouri; and Breanna Smith of Bourbon, Missouri.
Father, John A. Smith of Calhoun, Georgia; brothers, Mark Smith, Gary Smith, Rick Smith, Carla Smith, Shelly Smith, Brenda (Kenny) Rogers of Nashville, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Robert Cole of Salem, Missouri, Terry Cole and sister-in-law, Marie Cole; mother-in-law, Karen (Bud) Chanceller of Marble Hill, Missouri; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Memorial service was Thursday, October 19, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Rev. Jack Shepherd officiating.
All arrangement under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Margaret Victorine Branson
Margaret Victorine Branson nee Royer was born May 13, 1923 in Cuba, Missouri to Isaac and Victorine Royer and passed away October 16, 2006 at Depaul Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was married to Ralph A. Branson, the son of Charles and Sophie Branson of Cuba, Missouri, on June 1, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Margaret worked as an executive secretary for several companies in St. Louis, Missouri such as Ralston Purina, St. Louis Music, Bettendorf-Rapp (Schnucks) and Community Federal (Bank of America). She also worked as a nurse’s aid at St. Louis City Hospital for several years during and after WWII.
She was very active with the Cuba Alumni, her church, schools and children’s groups and choirs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Victorine Royer; her husband, Ralph A. Branson; five brothers, Lloyd, Julian, Williard, Maniam and Charles; and one sister, Laurene Kratschmer.
Margaret is survived by children, Margaret Patricia Bonzo, Ralph A. Branson Jr. and Gregory Charles Branson; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Services were held at Stephan Memorial Methodist Church with arrangements provided by Ortmann-Stipanovich. Interment at Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens in St. Louis, Missouri.
Barbara Clendenin was born Saturday, December 2, 1906, the daughter of William C. and Julia Carpenter Harman on a farm her grandparents, Job and Catherine Harman homesteaded in Crawford County in 1859 and passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 100 years and 18 days.
Barbara met her future husband, Walter Clendenin, when they both were working at Pevely Dairy in St. Louis, Missouri. They were married June 9, 1923 in East St. Louis, Illinois.
When the economic depression following World War II sank into the Great Depression of the 1930s, Barbara and Walter bought the old Job Harman home place and hired her father to build them a house. The family moved into their country home in the fall of 1929. They lived there for 12 years, where Barbara kept the home fires burning while Walter worked in St. Louis and could come home on weekends.
Barbara had a love for her family and gardening. She always made sure there was plenty to eat and always maintained a rock garden, flowers and goldfish ponds to have a bright surrounding.
When work picked up during WWII, the family moved back to St. Louis in 1942. Barbara went to work at the Small Arms Plant making tracer bullets. When the war was over she went back to homemaking.
Walter retired in 1964 and they moved back to the Steelville area where Walter died March 17, 1986 after nearly 63 years of marriage.
Barbara continued to live alone all these years within one mile of where she was born. She enjoyed seeing her family, especially on her 100th birthday, just a few days ago and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Moon and husband Joseph; five brothers, Lee, Earnest, Harvey, Bill and Jessie; three sisters, Adelia Parker, Beulah Scott and Madge Center.
Those left to mourn her passing are two sons, Thomas Clendenin and wife Betsy of Bland, Missouri and Donald Clendenin and wife Ardith of Lake Pomme DeTerre, Missouri; one daughter, Grace Foehrweiser and husband Gerald of Steelville, Missouri; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 22, 2006 in the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Special music of “One Day at a Time” was sung by Jerry Beers.
Committal prayers and burial was in the Liberty Cemetery with Roger, Gary and Jamie Foehrweiser, Chad Nulph, David Moon and Chris Clendenin serving as casket bearers.
The family was served by the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.