PEGGY SUE (CRESSWELL) HARRIS
PEGGY SUE HARRIS OF FESTUS, MISSOURI WAS BORN SUNDAY, JULY 6, 1952 IN FARMINGTON, MISSOURI TO BERNIECE (LOWE) CRESSWELL AND JAMES R. CRESSWELL. PEGGY DEPARTED THIS LIFE SUDDENLY MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2003 AT THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER, FESTUS, MISSOURI AT THE AGE OF FIFTY-ONE YEARS, THREE MONTHS AND SEVEN DAYS.
PEGGY WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO RONALD HARRIS NOVEMBER 3, 1972 IN POTOSI, MISSOURI.
PEGGY IS SURVIVED BY HER LOVING AND DEVOTED HUSBAND OF THIRTY- ONE YEARS, RONALD HARRIS OF FESTUS, MISSOURI; ONE SON, RONALD JOSEPH MICHAEL HARRIS OF FESTUS, MISSOURI; HER MOTHER AND FATHER, BERNIECE AND JAMES R. CRESSWELL OF POTOSI, MISSOURI; TWO SISTERS AND BROTHERS-IN-LAW, DEBRA AND KENNY DUNCAN OF CRYSTAL CITY, MISSOURI, JENNY AND KEVIN CAMP OF O'FALLON, MISSOURI; MANY COUSINS, NIECES, NEPHEWS AND OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
PEGGY WAS A MEMBER OF THE POTOSI UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WHEN SHE LIVED IN THE POTOSI AREA. SHE HAD RECEIVED RECOGNITION FOR SINGING MELODY IN THE CHOIR FOR TWO YEARS AND WAS PRESIDENT OF HER SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS 1964 TO 1965.
PEGGY WAS A 1970 GRADUATE OF THE POTOSI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, POTOSI, MISSOURI. SHE THEN ATTENDED MINERAL AREA COLLEGE, FLAT RIVER, MISSOURI AND LATER GRADUATED FROM THE LPN PROGRAM AT MINERAL AREA COLLEGE AND OBTAINED HER LICENSE AS A PRACTICAL NURSE.
IN HER YOUNGER YEARS SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE WITH THE JOLLY MIXERS 4- H PROGRAM IN POTOSI. PEGGY HAD ACHIEVED MANY RIBBONS AND OTHER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FROM THE 4-H. SHE SHOWED THE GRAND CHAMPION STEER IN 1964, A BLUE RIBBON STEER IN 1965 AND SHOWED MANY OF HER HAND MADE ITEMS AT THE FAIR. SHE HAD WON MANY RED AND BLUE RIBBONS AT THE LOCAL AND DISTRICT LEVEL. PEGGY WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH ALL THE ACTIVITIES.
PEGGY HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR LIFE AND THE PEOPLE IN HER LIFE, SHE LOVED CARING FOR EVERYONE AT THEIR RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME. SHE EXTENDED HER LOVE TO THEM JUST AS THEY WERE HER REAL FAMILY. PEGGY WAS AN AVID DOLL COLLECTOR AND ENJOYED SHOWING OFF HER COLLECTION TO EVERYONE THAT VISITED. SHE ENJOYED HER PUPPIES AND MADE SURE EACH GOT EQUAL SPOILING FROM HER.
VISITATION WAS HELD TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2003 FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2003 FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M. AT THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI, MISSOURI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2003 AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE MOORE MEMORIAL CHAPEL WITH DR. MICHAEL A. COLEMAN OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN THE PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY. SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE KENNY DUNCAN, KEVIN CAMP, STEPHEN CAMP, LINDELL COLEMAN, NATHAN COLEMAN, MICHAEL HARRIS AND MIKE ROBART.
SERVICES WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE AND DIRECTION OF THE MOORE FUNERAL HOMES, POTOSI, MISSOURI.
CHARLES LAFETTE WARREN
CHARLES LAFETTE WARREN OF POTOSI, MISSOURI, WAS BORN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1953, IN MONROE, ILLINOIS. HE WAS THE SON OF THE LATE CHARLES ELMO AND GLADYS LOVEY (JOLLY) WARREN. CHARLIE DEPARTED THIS LIFE MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2003, AT WASHINGTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF FIFTY YEARS AND TWENTY-SEVEN DAYS.
CHARLIE IS SURVIVED BY THREE SISTERS, CARRIE ELAINE BOYER AND HUSBAND MARVIN OF CADET, LOLA A. CALLAHAN OF POTOSI, JANET RUTH BISHOP OF OMAHA, Nebraska, THREE HALF SISTERS, DANA WARREN OF FARMINGTON, THERESA WARREN OF FARMINGTON, JANET WARREN OF FARMINGTON, ONE STEP SISTER, GLADINE TROKEY OF BELGRADE, TWO HALF BROTHERS, LONNIE BOYD CALLAHAN AND WIFE JANET OF POTOSI, GENE WARREN OF PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, ILLINOIS, A SPECIAL FRIEND, VIOLET BOURBON OF SPRINGTOWN, A SPECIAL AUNT, DOROTHY SCHULLAR OF MINERAL POINT AND BY MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE STEP BROTHER, LYNN CALLAHAN.
CHARLIE ENJOYED THE MANY GIFTS OF MOTHER NATURE, HE LOVED SPENDING TIME IN THE OUTDOORS. HE WAS ALWAYS WORKING OUTSIDE, CUTTING THE GRASS AND RELAXING IN HIS YARD. HE ENJOYED WATCHING WRESTLING AND SANFORD AND SON TV SHOWS.
VISITATION WAS HELD THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003, FROM 10:30 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. AT MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2003, AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE MOORE CHAPEL WITH REVEREND J.D. BOYET OFFICIATING.
BURIAL WAS IN NEW DIGGINS Cemetery, MINERAL POINT, MISSOURI. SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, MARVIN WAYNE BOYER, LONNIE CALLAHAN, JR., TIM GREY, WILLIAM SKAGGS, IVA SKAGGS AND SARA SKAGGS.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE AND DIRECTION OF THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI, MISSOURI.
ETHEL MAE JENKINS
Ethel Mae Jenkins of Mineral Point, Missouri was born Sunday, May 12, 1912 at Hazel Creek, Missouri. Ethel was the daughter of the late Lucy Jane (Duncan) Goodson and James R. Goodson. Ethel departed this life at her daughter's home Thursday, October 16, 2003 at the age of Ninety-One Years, Five Months and Four Days.
Ethel was united in marriage to Quinten P. Jenkins, Sr. on August 17, 1929 in Potosi, Missouri. They were blessed to have three children born to the union.
Ethel leaves to survive her two daughters, Erleen Coleman and husband Jerry of Mineral Point, Missouri, Verda Jane Phillips and husband Carter of Mineral Point, Missouri; one son, Quinten "Junior" Jenkins and wife Dolly of Potosi, Missouri; one sister, Verda Pinter of St. Louis, Missouri; Five Grandchildren, Roxanne Williams and husband Terry, Lisa Clapp, Greg Coleman and wife Judy, Paula Williams and Cindy Hale and husband Steve; Eleven Great Grandchildren, Amy, Jamie, Sarah, Samantha Williams, Jennifer Clapp, Krista and Buddy Coleman, Brittnee and Cody Williams, Drew and Courtney Coleman; One Great Great Grandchild, Tyler Aubuchon and by many other Relatives and Friends. Ethel was blessed to have three Very Special Angels around her in person and thought, they were: Janet Minx, Norma Compton and Kathy Bourbon. She was lovingly called Ett by some of her Nieces and Nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by three sisters, Myrtle E. Owens, Hazel Goodson and Margie Edith Strodt and two Brothers, David Goodson and Bill Goodson.
For the past six years, Ethel had made her home with her daughter Erleen in Mineral Point, where she was able to be cared for and spend time with her loving and devoted family. Ethel was a homemaker all her life, she enjoyed sewing, gardening and her flowers. She always enjoyed doing things for other people. She and Quinten opened their home to a gentlemen who had no where to live, Frank Wilkerson, he lived with them until his death. She later cared for her Mother and a sister, Marge Edith who had a stroke.
Ethel had a great love for her family and many friends. She especially enjoyed cooking big Sunday dinners for all to enjoy. Anytime she could gather her loved ones together, they would sing favorite songs and eat popcorn. Ethel was a remarkable person not only for her longevity, but for the intensity and clarity of focus with which she lived her life. She will certainly be lovingly remembered by all who were privileged to know her.
Visitation for Ethel was held Sunday, October 19, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Monday, October 20, 2003 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral Services were held Monday, October 20, 2003 at 2 O'Clock in the afternoon at the Moore Memorial Chapel with Dr. Michael A. Coleman officiating. Musical selections played at the service were "Beyond the Sunset", "Just a closer Walk with Thee", "Precious Memories" and "Go Rest High on That Mountain".
Burial was at the Scott Cemetery, Belgrade, Missouri Monday, October 20, 2003 at 3:15 P.M. with Dr. Michael A. Coleman. Serving as Pallbearers were Greg Coleman, Tom Phillips, Terry Williams, Robert Michalek, Steve Hale, Amy Williams and Jamie Williams.
Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.
Julia Grace Caroline Paul
Grace Paul of Old Mines, Missouri was born Sunday, October 2, 1910 in DeSoto, Missouri a daughter of the late Nancy Irene (Litterst) Koch and Anthony Koch. Grace was fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother Church Monday, October 27, 2003 at the Washington County Memorial Hospital at the age of Ninety- Three Years and Twenty-Five Days.
Grace was united in marriage to Kernan K. Paul on November 7, 1939 in Old Mines, Missouri. They were blessed with one son Thomas. Kernan preceded his wife in death on April 28, 1989.
Grace is survived by her loving and devoted Daughter-in-Law Edna Jean Paul of Ballwin, Missouri; One Brother, Matthew "Boots" Koch and wife Iris of Old Mines, Missouri; Six Sisters, Ann Silliman of St. Ann, Missouri, Marie Paul of St. Louis, Missouri, Edna Ehrensing of Salem, Oregon, Monica Koch of Belmont, California, Dee Nephew and husband Vince of Old, Mines, Missouri, Geraldine Koch of St. Louis, Missouri; Three Granddaughters, Khara Tidd and husband Bryan of Canton, Georgia, Jennifer Reagan and husband Randall of O'Fallon, Missouri, Erica Paul of St. Louis, Missouri; Three Great Grandchildren, Haley Tidd, Samuel Tidd and Hana Reagan. In addition to her husband and parents, Grace was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas Paul; Two Brothers, Leo Koch and Bernard Koch; Three sisters, Lucille Nephew, Maxine Vidusic and Joan Buchholz.
Grace was a lifetime member of the St. Joachim Catholic Church, Old Mines, Missouri. She enjoyed her parish and its' many activities.
Grace enjoyed her flower gardens and any other blooming plant. She will be long remembered for her peanut butter sandwich and chocolate milk that she always had ready for her granddaughters when they arrived home from school.
Grace loved her Lady's Day out with the Rural Parish workers when they would visit and play pool. She always enjoyed her wine and spending time with all her lady friends.
Grace had a great love for her family and enjoyed every single moment with them. She was a very competitive lady and loved to play the board game murder.
Visitation was held Wednesday, October 29, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Thursday, October 30, 2003 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
A Funeral Mass was Celebrated Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at the Saint Joachim Catholic Church, Old Mines, Missouri with Father Ted Pieper celebrating. Music was provided by the Saint Joachim Catholic Church Choir.
Burial was in the Saint Joachim Catholic Church Cemetery, Old Mines, Missouri Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 12:30 P.M.. Serving as Pallbearers were Robert Coleman, Mike McGirl, Paul Koch, Bob Hahn, Bryan Tidd and Randy Reagan.
A memorial dinner was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Old Mines, Missouri following the Grave Side rites. Memorial donations should be directed to the St. Joachim Catholic School Alumni or the Rural Parish Workers, Christ the King.
Services were entrusted to the care and direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark St., Potosi, MO.
JOSEPH RALPH McGUIRE
Joseph Ralph McGuire of Irondale, Missouri was born Wednesday, November 10, 1915 in Potosi, Missouri a son of the late Eura Mae (Horton) McGuire and Harrison "Shorty" McGuire. Ralph was received by the Angles of Heaven Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Potosi Manor Care Center, Potosi, Missouri at the age of Eighty-Seven Years, Eleven Months and Twenty-One Days.
Ralph was united in marriage to Gladys E. Marr on January 2, 1937 in Caledonia, Missouri. They were blessed to have Six children born to the Union.
Ralph is survived by his loving and devoted wife of Sixty-Six years, Gladys E. McGuire of Irondale, Missouri; Four Daughters, Barbara Radford and husband Guerny of Irondale, Missouri, Frances Mae Osborn and husband Jerry of Alma, Illinois, Edna Faye Vertrees and husband Brian of Irondale, Missouri and Mary Ellen Fitzwater and husband Kevin of Bonne Terre, Missouri; One Son, William "Bill: Harrison McGuire and wife Joyce of Alma, Illinois; Two Sisters, Erma Geier of Potosi, Missouri and Anna Mae Guthire of St. Charles, Missouri; One Brother, George McGuire of Mineral Point, Missouri; Eighteen Grandchildren; Twenty-Five Great Grandchildren; Three Great Great Grandchildren; many Step Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Ralph was also preceded in death by One son John G. McGuire; Three Sisters, Bonnie Beeson, Dollie Johnson and Dorothy McGuire; One Granddaughter, Linda Diane Lewis.
Ralph had accepted Christ as his savior and was a member of the Charity Missionary Baptist Church. Ralph was a Believer of the Word of the Lord and followed by his will to Minister the word to the people. Ralph enjoyed talking about the lord and giving hope to all.
Prior to his retirement, Ralph was a carpenter. Ralph enjoyed traveling around to the many Gospel Music Shows. He always looked forward to the times the family would gather for dinner and fellowship. Ralph was very in love with his wife and all will always be remembered for his love and dedication to her, Ralph never failed to give her a hug when leaving the home.
Visitation was held Sunday, October 5, 2003 from 2:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Monday, October 6, 2003 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, MO.
Funeral Services were held Monday, October 6, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. at the Moore Memorial Chapel with Rev. Otto Robinson and Rev. Melvin Meade officiating. Musical selections played were "Meet you in the Morning" and "How Great Thou Art". The Music was provided by Gary Renshaw.
Burial was in the Sunset Hill Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Serving as Pallbearers were Dean Osborne, Travis Osborne, Donnie Horton, Rick Horton, Wayne Lewis and Keith Lewis.
Services were entrusted to the care and direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.
John Joseph "Jay" Whitter, Jr.
John "Jay" Whitter, Jr. of Old Mines, Missouri was born Tuesday, May 5, 1970 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Festus, Missouri. A son of Janice Irene (Sampson) Whitter and John Joseph Whitter, Sr.. Jay departed this life suddenly Saturday, November 1, 2003 at the Parkland Medical Center, Farmington, Missouri at the age of Thirty-Three Years, Five Months and Twenty-Seven Days.
Jay is survived by his Parents, John and Janice Whitter of Old Mines; One Daughter, Lindsey Taylor Whitter of Crystal City, Missouri; One Son Eithen Craig Whitter of Crystal City, Missouri; Two Sisters, Tina Rolens and Husband Danny Rolens of Old Mines, Missouri and Sherry Coleman of Desloge, Missouri; Mother of his children, Karen Caruthers of Crystal City, Missouri; Nieces and Nephews, Nathan Scott Coleman, Tabatha Renee Coleman, Nicholas Lee Coleman, Megan Raquel Rolens and Trevor James Rolens; One Great Niece Jade LeeAnn Coleman; Dear Friends, Steve Riddle, Phillip DeClue, Dave Cavanaugh and Mike and Missy Coppedge; His Second Mom and Dad, Mike and Diane Riddle and many other relatives and friends. Jay was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Walter and Justine Sampson and Maternal Grandparents, Joel and Stella Whitter.
Jay was employed as a truck driver for CEMAT, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri. Jay was a devoted father and gave his all to his children. He cherished each and every moment spent with them. Jay loved the great outdoors, taking long rides on his horse and four wheeler. Jay always looked forward to a gathering of friends and family. He would never fail to bring a smile to your face or remind you to "Get er Done".
Visitation was held Tuesday, November 4, 2003 from 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Wednesday, November 5, 2003 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at the Moore Memorial Chapel with Reverend Jeff Richards officiating. Musical selections played for the Service were "Learning to Live", "The Cowboy Rides Away", "One Friend", "Go Rest High on that Mountain".
Grave side Services were held Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 12 Noon at the Red Bud Memorial Gardens, Potosi, Missouri. Serving as Pallbearers were Steve Riddle, Phillip DeClue, Danny Rolens, Nathan Coleman, Mike Coppedge, Keith Missey, Mike Riddle and Troy Harris.
Memorials are requested to the St. Jude's Children Hospital or the Shriners Hospital.
A Trust Fund has been setup for the children at Ozark Federal Savings and Loan Assoc., Gifts may be taken to any of the Branches.
Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.