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Pratt, Welker, Hopkins, Coffman

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Date: Sunday, 13 January 2008, at 3:25 a.m.

EARL LEWIS PRATT
EARL LEWIS PRATT OF JOSHUA, TEXAS, FORMERLY OF IRONDALE, MISSOURI, WAS BORN MAY 18, 1913, IN HOPEWELL, MISSOURI, A SON OF THE LATE CHRISTOPHER LEWIS AND MAMIE (PHAYER) PRATT. EARL DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT ALVARADO NURSING HOME IN TEXAS ON AUGUST 29, 2000, HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF EIGHTY-SEVEN YEARS, THREE MONTHS AND ELEVEN DAYS.
EARL IS SURVIVED BY ONE SON, BOB PRATT AND WIFE ARUNEE OF JOSHUA, TEXAS, THREE GRANDCHILDREN, JOHN C. PRATT, ANNA K. HOGGARD, CHRISTY MARTIN, TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, JOHN GARNER, ANNA GARNER, TWO GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AUSTIN GARNER, SHAYNA GARNER, THREE BROTHERS, ROY "DINK" PRATT AND WIFE SANDY OF BISMARCK, EDWARD PRATT AND WIFE ELLEN OF IRONDALE, CLIFFORD "SKIP" PRATT AND WIFE MARY OF CENTRALIA, ILLINOIS, THREE SISTERS, LORETTA "CHUB" JAMISON OF FRANKCLAY, WINNIE KNOX OF PARK HILLS, HELEN EICHENBERGER, OF IRONDALE, SISTERS-IN- LAW, NELLIE PRATT OF DESOTO, MYRA PRATT OF BISMARCK AND BY MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS HE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, RUBY PRATT, FOUR BROTHERS, JACK PRATT, ROBERT PRATT, BILL PRATT, ELMER "PUNK" PRATT AND ONE SISTER, EMMA TAYLOR.
EARL HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR HIS LORD GOD AND WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE CHURCHES MANY ACTIVITIES. HE ALSO TOOK PRIDE IN HIS VOLUNTEER WORK FOR THE CHURCH AS THE MENS BIBLE STUDY TEACHER. HE WAS A FIFTY YEAR MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE AND SHRINERS, A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE ODD FELLOWS. PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT HE WAS EMPLOYED BY MISSOURI PACIFIC RAIL ROAD AND HAD EXTREME PRIDE FOR HIS VOCATION IN THE RAIL ROAD PROFESSION. EARL ENJOYED TAKING TIME OUT OF HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO GO HUNTING AND FISHING OR JUST RELAX IN THE BEAUTY OF MOTHER NATURE.
VISITATION WAS HELD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 1, 2000, FROM 4:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN IRONDALE.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2000, AT 11:00 A.M. WITH REVEREND BRYCE WILSON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN BIG RIVER CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MOORE FUNERAL HOME, IRONDALE.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, WAYNE TAYLOR, CHRIS PRATT, DON PRATT, JOHN PRATT, JEFF PRATT AND RUSSELL PRATT.

ANDREW JACKSON WELKER
ANDREW "SCROOGE" WELKER OF POTOSI, MISSOURI, WAS BORN NOVEMBER 8, 1923, IN FRANKCLAY, MISSOURI, A SON OF THE LATE WILLIAM AND PATSY (BLACK) WELKER. SCROOGE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT MINERAL AREA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER ON AUGUST 31, 2000, HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF SEVENTY- SIX YEARS, NINE MONTHS AND TWENTY-THREE DAYS.
SCROOGE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO NELLIE ADELINE DECLUE ON NOVEMBER 5, 1952, IN POTOSI, MISSOURI.
SCROOGE IS SURVIVED BY ONE DAUGHTER, BARBARA BOUSE AND HUSBAND ED OF POTOSI, THREE GRANDCHILDREN, ANDREA BELL AND HUSBAND SCOTT OF FARMINGTON, MICHAEL VANCE AND WIFE KIM AND FESTUS, ADAM BOUSE AND WIFE SHEENA OF FESTUS, TWO STEP GRANDCHILDREN, MARTY PORTELL AND HUSBAND JARED OF CADET, KELLY BOUSE AND WIFE CINDY OF POTOSI, FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, CHELSEA, OLIVIA, MADYSON, MICHAELA, ABIGAIL, ONE STEP GRANDCHILD, RACHEL, A DEAR FRIEND, BETTY KEELER, SPECIAL FRIENDS, GENE FRITTS, ERNIE BELINE, SHARON STACY, A SISTER-IN-LAW, LUCY DECLUE OF POTOSI, A BROTHER-IN-LAW, DAVE DECLUE OF GURNIE, ILLINOIS, AND BY MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS PARENTS HE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE, NELLIE WELKER, FOUR SISTERS, MAE SHACKLEFORD, LENA MAYBERRY, GOLDIE MITCHEM, ELLEN WHITT, THREE BROTHERS, RADIS "RIP" BARTON, LEONARD BARTON AND BILL BARTON.
ANDREW WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH. HE WAS A UNITED STATES ARMY VETERAN HAVING SERVED FROM FEBRUARY 19, 1943, TO APRIL 13, 1952. HE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE AND WAS A STAFF SERGEANT. HE WAS A LIFETIME MEMBER OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS AND A PAST MEMBER OF THE POTOSI LIONS CLUB. ANDREW ENJOYED HUNTING, FISHING, GOING TO THE BOAT, CARD GAMES ESPECIALLY PINOCHLE AND WATCHING SPORTS ON T.V. SOME OF HIS GREATEST MEMORIES WAS OF HIS SOFTBALL DAYS IN HIS YOUNGER YEARS.
VISITATION WAS HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2000, FROM 11:30 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M., AT 7:00 P.M. A PRAYER SERVICE WAS HELD BY DEACON WALTER RODERICK, AT 7:30 P.M. A VFW SERVICE WAS HELD BY POST 6996 AT MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2000, AT 10:00 A.M. AT ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FATHER GEORGE GALOVICH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN CALVARY CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, MIKE VANCE, ADAM BOUSE, BOB DURHAM, SCOTT BELL, JARED PORTELL, KELLY BOUSE, BUCKSHOT EAST AND GENE FRITTS.

LAVERNE "T.T." HOPKINS
LAVERNE MARIE HOPKINS OF LONEDELL, MISSOURI WAS BORN FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1952 IN TIFF, MISSOURI A DAUGHTER OF CLIFFORD L. AND OPAL T. (PINSON) WICKER. LAVERNE DIED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2000 AT HER HOME AT THE AGE OF FORTY-EIGHT YEARS, THREE MONTHS AND FIVE DAYS.
LAVERNE IS SURVIVED BY HER PARENTS, CLIFFORD AND OPAL WICKER OF TIFF, MISSOURI; ONE DAUGHTER EVA HOPKINS OF ST. CLAIR, MISSOURI; ONE SON DAVID HOPKINS OF ST. CLAIR, MISSOURI; TWO GRANDCHILDREN, MARISSA HOPKINS AND ADRIAN HOPKINS BOTH OF ST. CLAIR, MISSOURI; SIX SISTERS, JUDY VANDERGRIFF AND HUSBAND VIRGIL OF LONEDELL, MISSOURI, MARY PELTON AND HUSBAND DALE OF LONEDELL, MISSOURI, SUSAN ORRELL AND HUSBAND ARTHUR OF ST. CLAIR, MISSOURI, NONA SOBBA OF BLACKWELL, MISSOURI, LAURA SOBBA AND HUSBAND MITCH OF DESOTO, MISSOURI, PATRICIA FITZGERALD AND HUSBAND DANNY OF BLACKWELL, MISSOURI; SEVEN BROTHERS, LARRY WICKER AND WIFE MARY OF CADET, MISSOURI, MARK WICKER AND WIFE HOLLY OF CADET, MISSOURI, CLIFTON WICKER AND WIFE CARRIE OF TIFF, MISSOURI, STEVEN WICKER OF TIFF, MISSOURI, BRIANT WICKER AND WIFE KELLEY OF CADET, MISSOURI, JOHN WICKER OF SULLIVAN, MISSOURI AND ALLEN WICKER OF LONEDELL, MISSOURI; SISTER-IN-LAW SANDY WICKER OF CADET, MISSOURI. LAVERNE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE BROTHER, GEORGE WICKER.
LAVERNE WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE MOUNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH IN ST. CLAIR, MISSOURI. SHE ENJOYED SEWING, CROCHETING AFGHANS, SWIMMING AND WALKING. LAVERNE ENJOYED VISITING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND ESPECIALLY CHERISHED THE TIME SHE SPENT WITH HER GRANDCHILDREN.
VISITATION FOR LAVERNE WAS HELD THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2000 FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI. FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE MOORE MEMORIAL CHAPEL WITH REVEREND BEN KINGSTON OFFICIATING. GRAVESIDE SERVICES AND BURIAL WAS AT THE BLACKWELL MASONIC CEMETERY AT 11:00 A.M. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2000. SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE BRIANT LEE WICKER, JOHN EDWARD WICKER, AVERY WICKER, ALLEN WICKER, MITCH SOBBA AND JEREMY PRATTE.

CLAUDE MIKE COFFMAN
CLAUDE MARK "MIKE" COFFMAN OF FARMINGTON, MISSOURI WAS BORN SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1951 AT SHIRLEY, MISSOURI, A SON OF THE LATE ELIZABETH JANE (MONTGOMERY) COFFMAN AND CLAUDE COFFMAN. MIKE DIED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2000 AT THE MINERAL AREA MEDICAL CENTER IN FARMINGTON, MISSOURI AT THE AGE OF FORTY-EIGHT YEARS, NINE MONTHS AND SIX DAYS.
MIKE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING FATHER, CLAUDE COFFMAN; TWO BROTHERS, JAMES H. COFFMAN AND WIFE NADINE OF CADET, MISSOURI, JOHN COFFMAN AND WIFE PATTY OF BELGRADE, MISSOURI; THREE SISTERS, JOYCE DECLUE AND HUSBAND BILL OF STEELVILLE, MISSOURI, JANICE ASBRIDGE OF POTOSI, MISSOURI AND MAGGIE HULST AND HUSBAND LARRY OF PARK HILLS, MISSOURI; TWO HALF BROTHERS, BILLY COFFMAN AND WIFE AMY OF TEXAS, BOBBY JOE COFFMAN AND WIFE RUTH OF SHIRLEY, MISSOURI; ONE STEP BROTHER, LARRY TURNEY AND WIFE MICHELLE OF SHIRLEY, MISSOURI, LOVING FRIEND, LELA COFFMAN AND THREE STEP CHILDREN OF FARMINGTON AND BY MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES AND A HOST OF FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HIS MOTHER, MIKE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE BROTHER, LARRY JACK COFFMAN, ONE SISTER IBBIE SANG AND ONE STEP SISTER NANCY TURNEY.
MIKE ENJOYED WATCHING SUSPENSE MOVIES, ALWAYS KNOWING HOW EACH ONE ENDED BEFORE ANYONE ELSE. MIKE ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO GOING OUT ON THE PONTOON BOAT TO FISH AND BAR B QUE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
MIKE LOVED TO SPEND TIME TRAVELING THROUGH FARMINGTON VISITING WITH HIS MANY FRIENDS, THEY EACH HELD A VERY DEAR PLACE IN HIS HEART.
VISITATION WAS HELD SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2000, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2000, AT 10:00 A.M. AT THE CHAPEL WITH REVEREND MELVIN REED OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN PALMER CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, LARRY HOLST, LEROY HOLST, COREY CAWVEY, BRUCE HEAD, BILL DECLUE, ERIC DECLUE, JASON DECLUE AND LARRY TURNEY.

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