George "Freddie" Wideman
George Fred Wideman of Richwoods, Missouri Was born Monday, July 26, 1926 in Richwoods, Missouri a son of the late Nellie Mae )Hanson) Wideman and Julius Edward Wideman. Fred was received by the Angles of Heaven Thursday, November 6, 2003 at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Festus, Missouri at the age of Seventy-seven Years, Three Months and Eleven Days.
Fred was united in marriage to Martha Jane Watters on June 13, 1952 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. They were blessed to have Two Daughters born to the union.
Fred is survived by his loving and devoted wife of Fifty-One Years, Martha Jane Wideman of Richwoods, Missouri; Two Devoted Daughters, Eimily Leuchtmann and Jim Battreal of St. Louis, Missouri and Carolyn Roderique and husband Tom of Richwoods, Missouri; One Sister, Omilee Courtois of Potosi, Missouri; One Brother, Floyd Wideman of Potosi, Missouri; Eight Grandchildren, Vonna, Gary, Valeria, Megan, Vashta, Jeremy, Donnell and Kaitlyn; Nineteen Great Grandchildren; Special Friend Donald Leuchtmann and by many other relatives and friends.
Fred had accepted Christ as his savior and was a member of the Potosi Pentecostal Church, Potosi, Missouri.
Fred had served this great country in the United States Army. He was inducted November 20, 1944 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri and received an Honorable Discharge on November 26, 1946 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Fred was attached to the H & S CO 1306th Engineer Unit. He was decorated with the European-African Middle Eastern Ribbon with One Bronze star, the Asiatic-Pacific theater Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Fred had a great love for baseball and in his younger years was very active with the local team in Richwoods. As life continued, so did his love for baseball, he would always be ready to watch a game on television or travel the area to see one. He enjoyed going to the stock car races with his family and friends. Fred enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. Fred was a very social person and enjoyed being surround by his many friends, he not only never failed to say hello but was greeted by everyone as well.
Fred had spent fifty-one years with his wife, their loved continued to grow with the years. He cherished the long walks and long Sunday afternoon rides with her. Martha was his strength and his sparkle in his eye.
Visitation was held Sunday, November 9, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Monday, November 10, 2003 from 8:30 P.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral Services were held Monday, November 10, 2003 at the Moore Memorial Chapel with Reverend Leon Mosier offering the Eulogy and Message. Musical selections played were "Grandpa", "Farther Along" and "I can only Imagine".
Grave side services were held Monday, November 10, 2003 at 12:30 P.M. at the Horine Cemetery, Richwoods, Missouri. Serving as Pallbearers were Jeremy Leuchtmann, Garry Minx, David Bardol, Mike Gooch, Don Turner, Brent Turner and Ben Espinosa.
Military Honors were given to Fred for his fearless service to this Country by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Washington County Memorial Post 6996. The Honors included Twenty-One gun salute, Taps and the folding and presentation of the United States Flag.
Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.
Alberta (Courtois) Maxwell
Alberta Margaret Maxwell was born Thursday, May 4, 1922 in Cadet, Missouri a daughter of the late Mary Cornelia (Dean) Courtois and Joseph Anthony Courtois. Alberta departed this life Sunday, November 9, 2003 at the Washington County Memorial Hospital at the age of Eighty- one Years, Six Months and Five Days.
Alberta was united in marriage to Leonard Kent Maxwell who preceded her in death February 4, 1998.
Alberta is survived by Two Daughters, Karen Gardner and husband Carl of Liberty, Missouri, Sharon Arndt of Potosi, Missouri; Three Sons, Joe "Butch" Maxwell and wife Thelma of Cadet, Missouri, Kenny Maxwell and wife Terry of Cadet, Missouri, Sam Maxwell and wife Marsha of Roseberg, Oregon; One Sister, Roberta Cooper and Husband Neil of Park Hills, Missouri; One Brother, Harold Courtois and wife Patsy of Mineral Point, Missouri; Fourteen Grandchildren; Nine Great Grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and Husband Leonard, Alberta was also preceded in death by Three Sisters, Stella Boehm, Lucille Evans and Louise Bone; Three Brothers, Jack Courtois, George Courtois and Bernard Courtois and by Two Grandchildren, Billy Arndt and Theresa Charboneau.
Alberta enjoyed dancing, this is where she met the love of her life, Leonard, and they were later married. She had a great love for her family and each of them held a very dear place in her heart, she always looked forward to the many family gatherings and especially spoiling the grandchildren. Alberta loved to spend time playing bingo, working crossword puzzles, playing cards and listening to country music. She was very proud of her antiques and enjoyed looking for them where ever she would go. She would relax and crochet or watch her humming birds around the house. Alberta so enjoyed the humming birds that she started a very dear collection of them.
Visitation was held Monday, November 10, 2003 from 5:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday, November 11, 2003 from 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, Missouri.
Funeral Service was held Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at the Moore Memorial Chapel. Musical selections played were "To Where You Are", "How Great Thou Art", "No Place That Far" and "I Could Not Ask For More".
Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 12:30 P.M. Serving as Pallbearers were Marty Womack, Brian Maxwell, Chris Coovert, A.J. Maxwell, Nick Maxwell, Shane Maxwell, Kenny Degonia, Yancy Stark and Tony Courtois.
Memorials were to be directed to Hospice Care, Inc., Park Hills, Missouri in memory of Alberta.
Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Home, 105 Clark ST., Potosi, Missouri.
KENNETH CLARENCE SHEPARD
KENNETH CLARENCE SHEPARD OF OLD MINES, MISSOURI, WAS BORN DECEMBER 27, 1930, IN BERRYMAN, MISSOURI, A SON OF THE LATE HENRY ALLEN AND NANCY (JOHNSON) SHEPARD. KENNETH DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON NOVEMBER 10, 2003, AT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF SEVENTY-TWO YEARS, ELEVEN MONTHS AND FOURTEEN DAYS.
KENNETH IS SURVIVED BY ONE DAUGHTER JANET JACO AND HUSBAND KEVIN OF BONNE TERRE, TWO SONS, ALLEN SHEPARD AND WIFE JUDY OF CADET, RICKY RULO AND FRIEND WANDA POLITTE OF CADET, ONE SISTER, LUCILLE SUTTON AND HUSBAND CALVIN OF HILLSBORO, FOUR BROTHERS, GOLDEN SHEPARD AND WIFE GERRY OF CADET, JAMES "TAYLOR" SHEPARD AND WIFE ANGELIA OF CADET, CLEO SHEPARD AND WIFE JUDY, LLOYD SHEPARD AND WIFE RACHEL, SIX GRANDCHILDREN, TODD AND BRIAN JACO, ALLEN SHEPARD, JR., RYAN SAUNDERS, RICK RULO, JR. AND JEREMY POLITTE. FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, JULIET SHEPARD, JESSE POLITTE, JODIEE POLITTE, DILLION AND LANE SAUNDERS AND BY MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS HE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO SISTERS, MILDRED FITZWATER AND ALCIE BOYER, TWO BROTHERS, RICHARD AND ELVIS SHEPARD.
KENNETH HAD SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE ON APRIL 22, 1960.
KENNETH LOVED THE OUTDOORS AND ENJOYED JUST RELAXING LISTENING AND LOOKING AT THE MANY GRAND SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THEM. HE LOVED TO SPEND TIME BOTH HUNTING AND FISHING WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
VISITATION WAS HELD WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2003 FROM 5:00 PM TO 9:00 PM AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003 FROM 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM AT THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI, MISSOURI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2003 AT 10:00 AM AT THE MOORE MEMORIAL CHAPEL, POTOSI, MISSOURI WITH REVEREND J.D. BOYET OFFICIATING.
BURIAL WAS IN THE SUNSET HILL Cemetery, POTOSI, MISSOURI. FULL MILITARY HONORS WERE GIVEN FOR HIS FAITHFUL AND DEDICATED SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY BY THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON COUNTY MEMORIAL POST 6996. SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE KENT BOURBON, MITCH BOURBON, RICKY RULO, JR., RICKY RULO, SR., OWEN BOURBON AND CALVIN SUTTON.
ARRANGEMENTS AND SERVICES WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE AND DIRECTION OF THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME, 105 CLARK STREET, POTOSI, MISSOURI.
Elmer Raymond Sansoucie
Elmer Cotton Sansoucie of Old Mines, Missouri was Born Tuesday, January 29, 1924 in Old Mines, Missouri a son of the late Mary Elizabeth (Thebeau) Sansoucie and Loomis George Sansoucie. Cotton was fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church Friday, November 14, 2003 at the Georgian Gardens Nursing Center, Potosi, Missouri at the age of Seventy-Nine Years, Nine Months and Sixteen Days.
Cotton was united in marriage to Rose M. DeClue May 12, 1951 in DeSoto, Missouri by Father Nosser. Rose Preceded her husband in death June 3, 1992. Cotton and Rose made their home in Old Mines, Missouri and were Blessed to have six children.
Cotton is survived by three loving and devoted daughters, Yolanda McClane and husband Dan of Old Mines, Missouri, Yevette Trokey and husband Don of Cadet, Missouri, Mary Gensler and Husband Gary of Mineral Point, Missouri; Two dear sons, Lyle Sansoucie and wife Sandy of Old Mines, Missouri and Lynn Sansoucie and wife Shelly of St. Louis, Missouri; One Sister, Agatha Bequette and husband Rousan of Old Mines, Missouri; One Brother, Harold Sansoucie and wife Norma Jean of Hillsboro, Missouri; Sixteen Grandchildren; Thirteen Great Grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife Cotton was also preceded in death by One Infant daughter, One Sister, Catherine Coleman; Three Brothers, Edgar Sansoucie, James Sansoucie and Edward Sansoucie.
Cotton was a long time member of the St. Joachim Catholic Church, Old Mines, Missouri where he enjoyed going to mass and the many activities of the Church. Cotton Served this Country in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and the many other gifts of Mother Nature. Cotton loved to spend time singing and playing his harmonica. Cotton always found a way to put a smile on your face, especially if that smile came from one of his jokes.
Visitation was held Sunday, November 16, 2003 from 3:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and Monday, November 17, 2003 from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at the Moore Funeral Home, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, November 17, 2003 at 10:00 A.M. at the St. Joachim Catholic Church, Old Mines, Missouri with Father Ted Pieper Officiating. Music was provided by the St. Joachim Catholic Church Choir.
Burial services were Monday, November 17, 2003 at 11:15 A.M. at the St. Joachim Catholic Church Cemetery, Old Mines, Missouri with Father Ted Pieper Officiating. Serving as Pallbearers were Pete Gamble, D.J. Trokey, John Trokey, Don Gamble, Lyle Sansoucie and Mike Sansoucie.
Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.
JUNIOR BERNARD MANESS
JUNIOR "BUGS" MANESS OF POTOSI, MISSOURI, WAS BORN, FEBRUARY 4, 1932, IN BONNE TERRE, MISSOURI, A SON OF THE LATE LEWIS AND MARY (DEARING) MANESS. JUNIOR DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT GEORGIAN GARDENS NURSING HOME ON MAY 3, 1999, HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS, TWO MONTHS AND TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS.
JUNIOR IS SURVIVED BY SEVEN SONS, MICHAEL MANESS AND WIFE BECKY OF POTOSI, BERNARD "MARTY" MANESS OF POTOSI, ANDREW MANESS OF CADET, BRYAN MANESS OF CADET, DAVID MANESS OF CADET, STEVEN MANESS, WIFE TONYA OF CADET AND JAMES MANESS OF POTOSI, FIVE DAUGHTERS, JANICE CLAPP OF MINERAL POINT, MARSHA GIBSON AND HUSBAND JESSE OF MINERAL POINT, JULIE MANESS AND FIANCE' PAT MCINERNEY OF ST. LOUIS, PATRICIA SWAN OF RANDOLF, NEW YORK, CATHERINE CARVER AND HUSBAND RANDY OF CADET, FIFTEEN GRANDCHILDREN, TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, ONE BROTHER, CLIFFORD MANESS AND WIFE IMAGEAN OF POTOSI AND BY MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS HE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY THREE GRANDCHILDREN, TWO SISTERS, LAVERN RASNIC AND THELMA LYNN MANESS.
JUNIOR HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR HIS COMMUNITY ALWAYS ANXIOUS TO VIEW ITS' MANY HIGHLIGHTS. HE ENJOYED TRAVELING AROUND THE AREA WHEN HE WAS ABLE.
A KIND AND LOVING FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT GRANDFATHER, BROTHER AND DEAR FRIEND WHO WILL BE SADLY MISSED AND LOVINGLY REMEMBERED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.
VISITATION WAS HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 1999, FROM 5:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT THE GUM & SON FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1999, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE GUM & SON CHAPEL WITH REVEREND W. CARL WRIGHT OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ADAMS CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GUM & SON FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, MARTY MANESS, DAVY MANESS, CLAYTON GIBSON, JIMMY MANESS, ANDY MANESS AND STEVE MANESS.