ALICE G. THEBEAU OF CADET, MISSOURI WAS BORN AT OLD MINES, MISSOURI ON FEBRUARY 1, 1909. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE GEORGE AND JOSEPHENE (BEQUETTE) BOURISAW. ALICE DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT THE POTOSI MANOR NURSING CENTER IN POTOSI, MISSOURI ON APRIL 25, 2001 HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF NINETY-TWO YEARS, TWO MONTHS, AND TWENTY-FOUR DAYS.
ALICE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO THE LATE NICHOLAS "NICK" JOSEPH THEBEAU NOVEMBER 16, 1932 AT THE ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH IN OLD MINES, MISSOURI
SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO DAUGHTERS; MILDRED M. BOURISAW AND SPECIAL FRIEND JIM ROBISON OF CADET, NORMA JEAN COLEMAN AND HUSBAND VINCENT OF POTOSI, TWO SONS; GEORGE RUSSELL THEBEAU AND WIFE ANN OF ST. LOUIS, PAUL THEBEAU AND WIFE RITA OF CADET, TWELVE GRANDCHILDREN AND SIXTEEN GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW BETTY THEBEAU OF CADET. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO SONS; JAMES "BLUE" THEBEAU AND BERNARD THEBEAU, SON-IN- LAW PAUL BOURISAW, FOUR BROTHERS; HAROLD, RAYMOND, IVAN, AND BOB BOURISAW, SISTER-IN-LAW GRACE BOURISAW AND TWO GREAT GRAND DAUGHTERS ANASTASIA AND ALISHEA HOCHSTATTER.
ALICE LOVED TO COOK AND FEED ALL THAT WOULD STOP BY FOR A SPELL. SHE ENJOYED QUILTING AND EMBROIDERING. ALICE LOVED TO SPEND TIME WITH HER FAMILY AND EACH OF THEM HELD A VERY DEAR PLACE IN HER HEART.
VISITATION WAS HELD AT 2:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY APRIL 26, 2001 AT THE MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WAS CONDUCTED AT 11:00 A.M. ON FRIDAY APRIL 27, 2001 AT ST. JOACHIM CHURCH WITH FATHER TED PIEPER OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN THE ST. JOACHIM CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE FRED THEBEAU, MICHAEL THEBEAU, KENNY COLEMAN, JIMMY COLEMAN, JASON THEBEAU, AND JUSTIN AUBUCHON.
ANNA PASHIA, "MS. ANNIE" OF OLD MINES, MISSOURI WAS BORN AT RACOLA, MISSOURI ON NOVEMBER 27, 1911. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE BEN AND DORA (BOURISAW) ROBART. ANNA DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT THE POTOSI MANOR NURSING HOME IN POTOSI, MISSOURI ON APRIL 28, 2001 HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF EIGHTY NINE YEARS, FIVE MONTHS, AND ONE DAY.
MS. ANNIE WAS UNITED IN MARRIAGE TO LAWRENCE PASHIA ON OCTOBER 6, 1936 IN OLD MINES, MISSOURI AT THE ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH. MR. PASHIA PRECEDED MS. ANNIE IN DEATH ON OCTOBER 9, 1985.
SHE IS SURVIVED BY FIVE SONS; LARRY PASHIA AND WIFE MARY ANN OF HAZELWOOD, MISSOURI, PAUL PASHIA AND WIFE YVONNE OF SIERRA VISTA, Arizona, FRAN PASHIA AND WIFE VIRGINA OF OLD MINES, MISSOURI, JOHN PASHIA AND WIFE JULIA OF PEVELY, MISSOURI, AND JAMES PASHIA AND WIFE MARY BETH OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, THREE DAUGHTERS; MONICA PASHIA OF OLD MINES, MISSOURI, MARY NORBUT OF BLUFORD, ILLINOIS, AND THERESA MISSEY AND HUSBAND ROGER OF OLD MINES, MISSOURI. SHE IS ALSO SURVIVED BY THIRTY TWO GRANDCHILDREN AND TWENTY EIGHT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS AND HUSBAND, SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE SON; VINCENT PASHIA AND ONE GRAND DAUGHTER, MARTINA PASHIA. TWO SISTERS; MATTIE MCMULLAN AND IRENE COLEMAN, TWO BROTHERS; PAUL AND JOE ROBART.
MS. ANNIE HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR HER CHURCH AND HER LORD AND WAS A LIFE LONG MEMBER OF THE ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH. SHE WAS ACTIVE IN THE CHURCH CHOIR, ST. ANN'S SODALITY AND A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER. SHE ENJOYED SPENDING TIME WITH HER COMMUNITY AND IT'S HERITAGE AND WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE OLD MINES HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
MS. ANNIE ENJOYED BAKING AND COOKING FOR HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SHE WAS ALWAYS PROUD OF HER FLOWER'S TOOK GREAT PRIDE IN CANNING THE RESULTS OF HER TALENTS.
MS. ANNIE HAD A GREAT LOVE FOR HER MANY FAMILY MEMBERS, EACH OF THEM HELD A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN HER HEART.
VISITATION WAS HELD TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2001, FROM 1:30 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT MOORE FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI. PRAYER SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED TUESDAY EVENING AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE MOORE MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
A FUNERAL MASS WAS CELEBRATED WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2001, AT 11:00 A.M. AT ST. JOACHIM CATHOLIC CHURCH WITH FATHER TED PIEPER AND FATHER ROBERT JOHNSTON OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ST. JOACHIM Cemetery, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MOORE FUNERAL HOME, POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, TIM PASHIA, MARK PASHIA, DALE MISSEY, TOM NORBUT, JOHN F. PASHIA, DAVID PASHIA, JIM PASHIA AND STEVE PASHIA, SERVING AS HONORARY PALLBEARERS WERE, MICHAEL PASHIA AND ANTHONY PASHIA.
ORA MAY WILDE
ORA MAY WILDE OF MINERAL POINT, MISSOURI, WAS BORN AUGUST 4, 1903, IN CAMPBELL, MISSOURI, A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE WILBORN AND MATTY PANKEY. ORA DEPARTED THIS LIFE AT WASHINGTON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON MARCH 10, 1999, HAVING REACHED THE AGE OF NINETY-FIVE YEARS, SEVEN MONTHS AND SIX DAYS.
ORA IS SURVIVED BY TWO SONS, ORVILLE NOCE AND WIFE HELEN OF ARNOLD, JOHN NOCE OF MISSOURI, FOUR GRANDCHILDREN, FIVE GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND BY MANY OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION TO HER PARENTS SHE WAS ALSO PRECEDED IN DEATH BY TWO HUSBANDS, JOHN H. MANNAN AND CHARLES WILDE, A GREAT GRANDSON AND BY SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
ORA ENJOYED SEWING IN THE HOME AND LOVED SPENDING TIME SINGING AT THE LOCAL CHURCHES WITH HER LATE HUSBAND CHARLES.
ORA WAS A KIND AND LOVING WOMAN WITH A GOOD WORD FOR EVERYONE. HER LIFE WAS GUIDED BY THE TEACHINGS OF HER PERSONAL SAVIOR.
VISITATION WAS HELD FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1999, FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. AT THE GUM & SON FUNERAL HOME IN POTOSI.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE CONDUCTED SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1999, AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE GUM & SON CHAPEL WITH REVEREND KEVIN FITZGERALD OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN SUNSET HILL CEMETERY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF GUM & SON FUNERAL HOME , POTOSI.
SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WERE, ROLAND LEAPTROTT, STEVEN LEVINGSTON, TOM WORTHEN, RON MOFFETT, TOMMY PRICE, LARRY CLARK, BROCK KING AND MARK BURNETT.
ERMA RUTH BEAN
Ruth Bean of Maryland Heights formerly of Caledonia, Missouri, was born on April 21, 1916, in Leadwood, Missouri, a daughter of Claude and Lula Mae (Imboden) McFarland. Ruth departed this life at the masonic home in Maryland Heights on May 1, 2001, having reached the age of eighty-five years and ten days.
Ruth was united in marriage to William Norman Bean on March 21, 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri, and to this union two daughters were born.
Ruth is survived by two daughters, Patsy Ruth Daniels of St. Ann, Missouri, Betty Lou Gifford and husband John of Hollister, Missouri, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, two brothers, Walter McFarland and wife Betty of Columbia, Missouri, Gerald McFarland and wife Mary Ann of Chesterfield, Missouri, and by many other relatives and friends. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Lula Mae McFarland, her husband, William Norman Bean, four brothers, Frank, George, Warren and James McFarland, and by one sister, Kathryn Bell. Ruth was the kind of person whose home was always open to everyone. Years ago as her brothers one by one left the farm, they would head for St. Louis to work. The mode was to graduate from high school, head for St. Louis, get a job at White Castle, and live with Ruth and Norman. She would wash and iron and make lunches, whatever was needed to make them at home. Ruth was known as "Granny Mer" and "Aunt Mer". She hated her first name Erma so when Norman wanted to tease her, he would call her that. Once when Mike Bell, a nephew, was little, he heard the name Erma. Being very young, he couldn't say it so he called her Mer. The family is still arguing on the correct spelling "Mer" or "Mur". Mike says that since he started it, the correct spelling is "Mur". Ruth never walked -- she ran. Her daughters always accused her of trying to lose them on purpose. She was also the kind of person who could wear all white, clean a coal bin and still be spotless. She loved gardening and canned enough food to share with the family. It was said that she was the only person anyone knew who could make an artificial plant grow. She was an excellent cook. You could drop by any time and she would cook and concoct a great meal out of nothing. When she and Norman retired to Caledonia, they delivered Meals on Wheels and took the "old" people to St. Louis when they needed medical attention. Ruth was always up for a new adventure. One time when she was on her way to visit her sister at the Nursing Home, she accidentally ran her car into a ditch. Just then, a young man on a motorcycle happened along and offered her a ride. Never one to be timid, she hopped on the motorcycle, threw her arms around the young man to hold on, and off they went to the Nursing Home. She never did get her black leather jacket and boots, but Norman did give her a Harley-Davidson t-shirt and scarf.
Ruth and Norman were active in the Caledonia Methodist Church, the Tyro Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star. She was appointed Grand Organist of Missouri in 1971-1972 but couldn't read a note of music. That didn't hurt the sound though. There was always music in the house. She played the piano and Norman played the organ and banjo. They also played for square dances around the area. She made beautiful quilts and always donated one every year to the annual church sale. She also saw to it that each of her grandchildren received a quilt when they got married. Ruth was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a "lady" in every sense of the word. She was rich in family and friends who loved her and she will be sorely missed.
Visitation was held Friday, May 4, 2001, from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi and Saturday, May 5, 2001, from 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at the Caledonia Methodist Church. A Masonic Service was held Friday evening at 7:00 P.M. at the Moore Chapel.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 5, 2001, at 2:30 P.M. at the Caledonia Methodist Church with Reverend Kevin Cawley officiating. Burial was in Caledonia Methodist Cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Home, Potosi.
Serving as pallbearers were, Gary McFarland, Dale McFarland, Denny Bell, Mike Skrivan and Justin Weber.