Festus Glenn Kreamalmyer of Steelville, Missouri was born on Friday, March 15, 1918 in Cherryville, Missouri to Daniel Kreamalmyer and Carrie Cummins Kreamalmyer. He passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at the Gibbs Care Center, at the age of 88 years, 9 months and 2 days.
Festus married Dolores Vera Brand on June 14, 1952 in Steelville, Missouri and to this union one daughter, Linda, was born. Festus for a few years was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Black Jack, Missouri. He later was the manager for Steelville Telephone Exchange, Inc. for 20 years before retirement. He also raised Angus cattle on his farm. He had attended the Cherryville Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth Kreamalmyer; half brothers, Wayne Kreamalmyer and wife Lillian, Arthur Kreamalmyer and Albert Kreamalmyer; half sisters, Florence Worley and husband Theodore, Minnie Dotson and husband Emmett and Carrie Kreamalmyer.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife Dolores of the home; one daughter, Linda Louis-Van Reed and husband Bruce of St. Louis, Missouri; nephew, Dan Kreamalmyer and wife Lisa of Steelville, Missouri; nieces, Judy Helmering and Kary Lynn Kreamalmyer, all of Steelville, Missouri; great nephews, cousins and many friends.
Visitation was Tuesday, December 19, 2006 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 2 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating.
Burial was in the Freeman Cemetery, Cherryville, Missouri with pallbearers Bruce Van Reed, Dan Kreamalmyer, Harry Martin, Bob Richardson, Joe Alexander and Richard Conaway.
All directions were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Thomas Hobson Pennington Sr.
Thomas Hobson Pennington Sr. of Beaufort, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri was born to Wiley Hobson Pennington and Ila Christine Adams Pennington in Norphlet, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 23, 1929. He passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 19 days.
Thomas married Mary Louise Love on October 22, 1947 in Piggott, Arkansas and to this union five children were born. He worked more than 11 years at TWA airlines in St. Louis, Missouri. He retired as a truck driver from Kellwood Company in New Haven, Missouri. The family owned and operated Cedar Ridge Canoe Rental in Steelville, Missouri for several years. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He also was a member of Center Point Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Randell “Bub” Pennington; three sisters, Ava Christine Pennington, Gladys Louise Esinbath and an infant stillborn; two brothers-in-law, Roland Love and Verlin Barnett.
Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife, Louise of the home; children, Diane (Bill) Stepp of McEwen, of Tennessee, Thomas (Beverly) Pennington Jr. of Washington, Missouri, Dale (Mary) Pennington of Bismarck, North Dakota, Stephen (Bernadette) Pennington of Beaufort, Missouri, Douglas (Peggy) Pennington of Union, Missouri;
Sisters-in-law, Lillian Love of St. Louis, Missouri and Margaret “Midge” Barnett of Broseley, Missouri; brother-in-law, Billy Allen (Barbara) Love of Cuba, Missouri; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday, February 14, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Funeral service was Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Delmar Hutson officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri.
All arrangements were under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.
Robert Eoff, Sr.
Charles Robert “Bob” Eoff, Sr. of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of James Mills Eoff and Hazel Gladine (Osborne) Eoff on August 22, 1943 in Bourbon, Missouri passed away Friday, June 15, 2007 in Cuba, Missouri at the age of 63 years, 9 months and 23 days.
Robert was united in marriage to Karen Sue Landwehr on December 16, 2006 and prior to that had shared 27 years together.
He retired from McGinnis Stave Mill after 38 years of loyal service.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven Eoff; two brothers, James Eoff and (infant) Jimmy Eoff; sister, Gladine Land; mother-in-law, Vivian Protte.
Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife, Karen Sue Eoff of Cuba, Missouri; three sons, Charles Eoff, Jr. of Potosi, Missouri, Jeff Eoff of Moberly, Missouri, Clinton Eoff of Bland, Missouri; two daughters, Judy “Bum” Vinson of Belle, Missouri and Elizabeth “Delicate” Eoff (fiancé Robby Branson) of Cuba, Missouri.
Four sisters, Della (Bill) Cook of Cuba, Missouri, Dorothy (John) Veach of Cuba, Missouri, Ruth (Ron) Roach of Sullivan, Missouri, Bonnie Bockover of Cuba, Missouri; three brothers, Lloyd, Leroy (Helen) and Albert (Judy) Eoff all of Bourbon, Missouri.
Seven grandchildren, Shay, Steven, Tasha, Samantha, Charles R., Katelyn and Bradley; two great grandchildren, Jed and Trinity; nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; one special niece, Brandy Roach; two very special great nieces Candice Richardson and Danni Bockover; special great nephew, Troy Richardson II; three very special friends that were like brothers, Chuck Eudy, Bob Chew and Bill Swan.
Visitation was held Monday, June 18, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral was at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Britton Funeral Home with Rev. James Gruver, officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Cook, Robert Branson, Troy Richardson, Jr., Brian Littrell, Bobby Bockover and Jesse Bockover.
Interment was private.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Neva Leona Dunham
Neva Leona Dunham of St. James, Missouri was born on Saturday, November 15, 1930 at Huzzah, Missouri to the union on James E. Britton and Ettie J. (nee Holtz) Britton and passed away Thursday, June 14, 2007 at St. James, Missouri at the age of 76 years, 6 months and 29 days.
Leona was united in marriage on March 21, 1970 at the Lutheran Church of Cuba, Missouri to Robert Dunham and to this union one son was born.
She worked as a quilter for the past 25 plus years and in her spare time she enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, canning, crocheting, embroidering, helping on the farm, but what was most important to her was spending time with her family and friends, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas when everyone would get together and she got to do lots of cooking.
She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earnest and wife Georgia Britton and Jack and wife Anna Mae Britton; three sisters, Daisy and husband Austin Volner, Mollie and husband Wade Watson and Lydia Britton and other relatives and friends.
She is survived by husband; one son, Bobby Dunham, both of St. James, Missouri; two brothers, John and wife Cecilia Britton and James and Edwina Britton, all of Cuba, Missouri; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Friday, June 15, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating. Special music for the service was “Go Rest High on That Mountain” and “When I Get To Where I’m Going.”
Serving as pallbearers were James Britton, Paul Hanks, Jerry Hanks, Frank Gibson, Robert Herberger, Curtis Dunakey and honorary pallbearers were Roger Volner and Jesse Gibson.
Interment at Skaggs Cemetery, Huzzah, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Joseph E. Keymann
Joseph E. “Joe” Keymann, 84, Steelville, Missouri, was born Thursday, June 29, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Aloys George and Anna M. (Lamprecht) Keymann, and passed away Thursday evening, June 14, 2007 at the Gibbs Care Center in Steelville, Missouri.
Joe was married to Virginia Hoeft and to this union one daughter and one son was born. After her death he married Virginia Decker who also preceded him in death.
He had been a cattle farmer on the Keymann family farm on Blount Road. He served in the Army-Air Force from 1942 to 1945 with the rank of Corporal. He was a member of the Huzzah Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, David Keymann and wife Kathy of Newburg, Missouri; daughter, Beverly Missey and husband Leroy of Potosi, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sieu-my Moran and husband Gary; two step daughters, Beverly Menkhus and husband Bob of St. Louis, Missouri and Linda Moss and husband Ed of Maryland Heights, Missouri; special friend, Sally Becker.
Six grandchildren, Andy Keymann and wife Amanda, Alvina Hayes and husband James, Alfreda VanBladel and husband Tony, Leroy Missey II and special friend Heather Wideman, Rusty Missey and wife Amber and Jamie Missey; five step grandchildren, Rachelle Moss, Ryan Moss and wife Becky, Christy Lucas and husband Bryan, Jennifer Menkhus and Robbie Menkhus and wife Jessica; six great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Keymann Family Cemetery on the family farm with Rev. Leonard Moreland officiating. Military Honors were provided by the Missouri Military Honors Team.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
Lawrence Dennis Mullen, Jr.
Lawrence Dennis Mullen, Jr., affectionately known as “Junior,” passed away on May 12, 2007 in Mesa, Arizona. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Maxine Viehman, daughter of Clarence Viehman and Carnie Edwards.
Larry was born in Steelville, Missouri on June 16, 1923, the first child and only son of Lawrence D. Mullen and Imogene Wallis.
He is survived by his sisters Mary and Margaret of St. Louis, Missouri and Georgia Faye of Steelville, Missouri. His sister Melba of Steelville, Missouri preceded him in death.
He married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Viehman in December 1942 following his first year and a half at the University of Missouri. He enlisted in the service in December of 1942; he served in Okinawa. He returned to his studies on the GI Bill and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education and later a Master’s degree in education, both from UMC.
He taught Vocational Agriculture in Stet and Salisbury, Missouri and was the District Supervisor for the State Department of Education in Cameron, Missouri before settling in Columbia, Missouri in 1960. There he was plant supervisor of the printing facility for the University of Missouri Columbia for almost 25 years.
Following his career, he and Maxine moved to Mesa, Arizona upon retirement in 1985. Larry was an avid fisherman and square dancer. He and Maxine had two daughters, Sharon and Gayle—both of whom followed his footsteps into teaching careers; Larry’s son-in-laws Philip Stahl and Craig St. John are both professors.
He had five grandchildren, Damien and wife Kristin Voellinger, Eva Marie and husband Mathew Brown, and Christian Stahl and wife Elisa Fletcher, and Andrew Michael and Hayley Kathleen St. John. There are six great grandchildren, Philip Damien Stahl, III, Ella Jane Brown, Ingrid Drees Stahl, Wilson Charles Stahl, Simon Lawrence Brown, and Dayton Murphy Stahl.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family including brothers-in-law Leroy “Bud”, Leslie, Ralph and Richard Viehman, Eugene Haberstock, Edward Hinch and Dean Wymer and sisters-in-law Irene Eaton, Ava, Dorothy “Dot”, Ardell, and Marlyn Viehman and all of his nieces, nephews, and Mullen and Wallis cousins.
He will be missed also by neighbors, colleagues and friends, especially Jane Ritchie in Arizona.
Memorial Service will be held at the Steelville Presbyterian Church, 1st and High Street on June 30, 2007 at 1 p.m. Lunch immediately following in the church hall.
William Bernard Pfeiffer
William “Bill” Bernard Pfeiffer of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of William J. Pfeiffer and Agatha C. Pfeiffer (nee Bax) on August 26, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007 in Columbia, Missouri at the age of 64 years, 9 months and 11 days.
Bill was self-employed as an electrician and was the former owner of Medallion Electric Company in Cuba and Sullivan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy and was a member of V.F.W. Post #7147 and Cuba Memorial Post #522 A.L.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Richard Pfeiffer.
He is survived by his special friend and companion, Fran Eickhoff of Cuba, Missouri; one daughter, Diana and husband Steven Prusik of Sullivan, Missouri; two sons, William B. and wife Francine Pfeiffer II of Jerome, Missouri and Jason Pfeiffer and fiance Mackenzie Keogh of Cuba, Missouri.
Two brothers, Robert and wife Sandy Pfeiffer of Sullivan, Missouri and Eugene Pfeiffer of Cuba, Missouri; three sisters, Barbara Vaughan of Rolla, Missouri, Jeanette and husband Roland Douglas of Branson West, Missouri and Ellen and husband Paul Doyle of Cuba, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 9, 2007 from 9-11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Britton Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri with full military honors.
Rosemary Ross of Cuba, Missouri was born to the union of Ernest G. Williams and Virginia Hallie (Adair) Williams on November 1, 1944 in Cuba, Missouri and passed away Monday, June 11, 2007 in Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 62 years, 7 months and 10 days.
Rosemary was united in marriage to Jerry L. Ross on August 31, 1974 in Cuba, Missouri.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cuba and the Cuba V.F.W. Post #7147 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed gardening, her dogs Peaches and Riley, her cat Tiger, puzzles, computer, card and board games, but most of all she cherished her family and all of the times that they shared together.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of Cuba, Missouri; two sons, David Leslie and fiancé Kathy Riley of Cuba, Missouri, Jerry Dean Ross of Rolla, Missouri; two daughters, Anna and husband Steve Wadlow of Cuba, Missouri, Christine and husband Brad Mounce of Steelville, Missouri; two brothers, James and wife June Williams of Ft. Myers, Florida and Morris and wife Lois Williams of Holts Summit, Missouri; one sister, Florence and husband Harold Chapman of Cuba, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri with a VFW Ladies Auxiliary Service at 7 p.m.
Funeral was held Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Knight, officiating. Those serving as pallbearers were Bradley Mounce, Christopher Ross, Billy Ross, Casey Wadlow, Brandon Ross and Ryan Nelson. Interment in Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Frances M. Skyles
Frances M. “Nonna” Skyles was born on Thursday, September 23, 1920 at Knob View, Missouri to the union of Ulisse “Bill” Roso and Flora (nee Piazza) Roso and passed away Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Sullivan, Missouri at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 23 days.
Frances was united in marriage at Rosati, Missouri on September 18, 1937 to Robert Wm. Skyles and to this union 10 children were born.
Frances worked for Convey Heel Company, Cuba, Missouri, as a “Cover Girl” the one who puts the covers on the heels, for over 20 years.
The most important thing in Frances’ life was spending time with her family, but in spare time she enjoyed making jelly (all kinds) and giving it away to everyone she met. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, reading, making fried bread, palenta and homemade ravioli. If you ever went for a walk with her you would remember she walked and you had to run to keep up with her.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, George, Ray and Ed Roso; four sisters, Mabel Navarro, Sadie Krewson, Corrine Henry and Anna Adams and other relatives and friends.
She is survived by four sons, Larry and wife Kathy Skyles and Robert Leland Skyles all of Rosati, Missouri, Burl and wife Kim Skyles of Clanton, Alabama and Joseph and wife Juanita of Cuba, Missouri; six daughters, Myra Hughes of St. James, Missouri, Verna Jean and husband Ron Zuidema of Morrison, Illinois, Eunice Nixon of Rolla, Missouri, Nancy and husband Earl Vincent, Toni and husband Roger Vance and Carrie and husband Jack Reiner, all of Cuba, Missouri.
Three sisters, Dorothy Zulpo of Rosati, Missouri, Emma Licklider of Cuba, Missouri and Irene and husband Doy Jones of Jerome, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Marge Roso of Collinsville, Illinois; one brother-in-law, Austin Adams of St. James, Missouri; 23 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, June 19, 2007 from 5-8 p.m. at Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass was at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba, Missouri with Rev. James Finder officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Skyles, Harley Skyles, Randy Weller, Dena Hope, Renee Branson, Zackery Nixon and Corey Skyles.
Interment at Meramec Hills Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Britton Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.