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These obituaries are posted here to keep the information available to family, friends, and those who never knew them. These obituaries are posted to remind teens of the pain their loss can cost others. Families pay newspapers to post obituaries, but few can be found within a few weeks on the internet. Should a family desire that their loved ones obituary be removed from this list, or add one that is not listed, please contact me. Also, if you would like to add to, or change your child's obituary, please contact me. This service is free, so if you were unable to afford one earlier, please feel free to post one here.


Justin Ray Baker

Justin R. Baker, 19, Stella, died at 12:46 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident in rural Rocky Comfort.

Justin was born Dec. 14, 1987, in Gravette, Ark. and was a lifelong area resident. He worked as a combine operator, was a volunteer fireman and first responder for the Stella Fire Department and was a member of the Word and Spirit Community Chapel in Wheaton.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Lisa and Tim Weems, Stella; his father, Raymond Baker, Longview; paternal grandmother, Nancy Baker, Longview; maternal grandmother, Linda Houston, Neosho; great-grandmother, Mildred Howard, Neosho; two brothers, Timothy Weems, Stella and Brian Friend, Goodman; two sisters, Melinda Fields and husband, Alex, Stella and Cindy Baker, Tulsa, Okla.; two nephews, Kyler and Kelton Fields, one niece, Alexis Fields and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by grandparents, Pete and Shirley Lawson, Kenneth Lundblad and R.J. Baker.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Gary Colt will officiate. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Stephen Ethridge, Christopher Edwards, Levi Lawson, Matt Weems, Matt Susky and Charlie Clovin.

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Contributions in memory of Justin may be made to the Stella Fire Department, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho 64850.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.


Dustin Burt

Dustin Kasey Burt, 18, of Bowling Green, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday (today) at the Bowling Green High School auditorium with Fr. Wayne Boyer officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green with full military honors.

Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Bowling Green High School auditorium.

Mudd-Veach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 31, 1988, at Naval Air Station in Lamoore, Calif., to Keith and Mona Wade Burt.

Survivors include his parents, Keith and Marsha Burt of Bowling Green, and Mona Burt (Collines) of Three River, Calif.; one brother, Keith Burt Jr. of Portorville, Calif.; three stepbrothers, Jason Conley of Kansas, Deejay Burt of Poplar Grove, Ill., and Hunter Burt of Bowling Green; and one stepsister, Kassie Durham of Bowling Green. He is also survived by Grandma Kitty Trueblood of Ventura, Calif., and his grandparents, Tom and Linda Hays of New Hartford.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Ruth Burt; and one great-grandmother, Alma Hays.

Dustin was a senior at Bowling Green High School. He joined the U.S. Army National Guard on Jan. 20, 2006. He attended, survived and graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood on Aug. 24, 2006. Dustin was assigned to the 2175th Military Police Unit out of Hannibal. He also worked at McDonald's, where he had been employed for almost three years. He enjoyed hunting with his father, fishing, paintball wars, camping with his family and spending time with his family. Dustin had many friends who he enjoyed spending time with, just hanging out, listening to music and watching movies.

Serving as pallbearers were Justin Peak, Jeremiah Peak, Austin Hays, Ethan Burt, Zachary Burt, Justin Bova, Jacob Hubble and Chris Burnett. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Nathan Ross, Seth Adams and Seth Straube.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Association.


Kassie E. Schenck

Kassie E. Schenck, 16, Neosho, died at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Freeman West Hospital from injuries sustained in a one vehicle accident.

Kassie was born Feb. 16, 1990 in Neosho and was a lifelong area resident. She currently worked as a waitress at Daddy Jim's in Neosho and greatly enjoyed her job and co-workers. Kassie loved life and was always a giver, she loved her family and friends and was never afraid to say ‘I Love You.' She attended Belfast Baptist Church.

Survivors include her father and step-mother, David and Pam Schenck, Granby; her mother and step-father, Karen Cahalan and husband, Robert, Neosho; two brothers, Vincent Cahalan, Neosho; Connor Schenck, Granby; two sisters, Janessa Schenck and Janaya Lumpkins, both of Neosho; step brother, Caleb Cooper and step-sister, Brienna Cooper, both of Granby; maternal grandparents, Jim and Goldie Hatfield, Neosho and step-grandmother, Pat Cahalan, Pierce City.

Services will be on 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006, at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Rev. Fred Shellenberger will officiate. Burial will be in the King Cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be Cody Chaffin, Andrew Jiles, Caleb Cooper, Sammy Schenck, Colton Bettes and David Fieser.

Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from noon to 5 p.m., today, and from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday and the family will receive friends from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. The casket will be closed at all times.

Contributions in memory of Kassie may be made to the Kassie Schenck Memorial Fund, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, 64850.

On-line condolences may be sent to www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.


Ashley Rogers

Ashley Rogers, 20, died Dec. 20, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

She is survived by her parents, Jim and Kathy Madison of Hayti and Steve and Linda Rogers of New Madrid.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Portageville. The Rev. Dan Fulbright will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Dry Bayou Cemetery north of Hayti.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Ashley Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o John W. German Funeral Home 208 N. 3rd St. Hayti, MO 63851


Sarah Deanna Holloway ,18 (article, in lieu of obituary)

Lincoln woman was animal lover, energetic
By MARK MAHONEY / Lincoln Journal Star
Saturday, Dec 23, 2006 - 12:14:57 am CST

Sarah Holloway, a Lincoln native and animal enthusiast, died Tuesday evening in a traffic accident in Kansas City, Mo. She was 18. Holloway, who graduated from Lincoln High School last spring, was returning to Lincoln from Mississippi with a 19-year-old woman, said her mother, Denise Holloway.

The accident happened when Sarah, who was driving a silver 1995 Chevy Monte Carlo, lost control of the car, crossed three lanes of traffic and ran into a concrete wall while driving west on Interstate 70, according to Kansas City police. A westbound semi truck hit the car and her, killing her instantly. I-70 was closed for about five hours. The truck driver and Sarah’s friend were not injured.

Denise said her daughter and the other woman had gone to Mississippi to visit the friend’s family and explore the option of moving down south. Sarah wanted to be a veterinarian or a massage therapist, her mother said, though animals were one of Sarah’s primary interests. “She’s always had a thing for animals,” Denise said. “She really wanted to go to Africa and work with monkeys. I think animals were her main focus and the massage therapy kind of a back-up so she had a career.” Sarah’s love for animals, especially monkeys, went beyond her dreams of traveling overseas. Her mother said Sarah owned all sorts of items relating to monkeys. “She just collected monkeys,” Denise said. “She was going to buy herself a new truck after school, drive to Australia and take care of the kangaroos and the monkeys. You couldn’t convince her that you can’t drive across the ocean.” Even though Sarah loved monkeys, she also cared about other animals, especially her black cat, Babe, which she rescued three years ago. “She just brought him home,” Denise said. “There was no turning back. She kind of brought him back to life.” Animals were one of Sarah’s many passions. She loved to clean, baby-sit, travel, listen to music, play with her nephew and help others, her mother said. “Sarah didn’t have a stranger in her life,” Denise said.

Sarah had also been in a two-year relationship with a man who lives in Kearney, and she had planned to spend the rest of her life with him, her mother said. “She was going to come back and see him this weekend,” Denise said. “They were planning on him moving (to Mississippi) and getting married.”

Sarah Holloway is survived by her mother, Denise Holloway, and her wife, Bambi Smith, of Lincoln; her father and stepmother, Dale and Dolly Wendland, Arapahoe; her sisters, Pamela Holloway and Tiffany Wendland Holloway of Lincoln, and Nicole Wendland of Arapahoe; brother Dillion Wendland of Kearney; four grandparents; one great-grandparent; one uncle and his family; two aunts; and one nephew. She was preceded in death by two grandparents, Ted Wendland and Dorothy Adams.

A memorial service for Sarah will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Roper and Sons Chapel, 4300 O St.

© 2002-2006, Lincoln Journal Star and JournalStar.com. All rights reserved.


Herman Telesfor Lucero Sanderson, 18

Herman Telesfor Lucero Sanderson, 18, came into this world as a blessing on Nov. 9, 1988, and was blessed on his return to his Heavenly Father on Dec. 18, 2006, at Cox South hospital. He was a beloved son and loving brother. He was well loved by his family and numerous friends. Herman was born in Upper Heyford Oxfordshire, UK. He accompanied his parents to Springfield, Mo., nine years ago, where he started his academic and athletic career at St. Agnes Catholic School. He then moved to Kickapoo High School where he became an accomplished athlete and gifted student. He was a kind and gentle person who loved the outdoors, dogs, and running in the rain. He was preceded in death by numerous great-uncles and great-aunts. He is survived by his parents, Herman A. Sanderson and Tori Lucero; his brother Thomas H. Sanderson; his grandparents, Herman M. and Betty Sanderson, Telesfor and Carman Lucero; his uncles, Thomas Sanderson and T.J. Lucero; his aunts, Jeanette Adam and family, Elizabeth Mason and family, Maria Heasley and family; his great-aunt Bonnie Cooper; and his great-uncle, Ernie Weatherly. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Friends and family can say their last good-byes to Herman at Greenlawn Funeral Home South, 441 W. Battlefield, today, Dec. 21, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 2200 Republic Rd., on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at 9 a.m.


Dustin Brent Bland

Dustin Brent Bland, 17, El Dorado Springs, was born Sept. 2, 1989, to Brent and Jennifer (Pyle) Bland. He passed away Dec. 16, 2006, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Dustin was an exemplary student in the El Dorado Springs High School where he was known for his quiet demeanor and sly humor. He was a member of the EHS Marching, Concert and Jazz Bands. He had been selected as a 2007 class member of People to People student ambassador to Australia. His passion was art and music.

Dustin was a member of the Community Church of El Dorado Springs. He committed his life to Christ a couple of years ago and recently exhibited a greater zeal in his Christian walk.

Preceding Dustin in death were his grandparents, Kenneth and Lena Pyle, and a cousin, Jeremy Long.

Survivors include his parents, Brent and Jennifer Bland; big brother, Tyler - Kansas City; grandparents, Clifford and Leona Bland - El Dorado Springs; aunts and uncles - David and Helen Haralson, Wayne and Jackie Montgomery, Tom and Anita Long, Mike and Janie Pyle and Kirk and Kerri Bland; a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Dustin was a devoted and loyal friend to many. Now, as we look into the starry sky, we are reminded of you waiting for us there. We wait for our dreams to become a reality together.

Services were held at the El Dorado Springs High School Gym at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, with Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating. Music was provided by Tim Louderback and Sydney Friar. Pallbearers were Ben Janes, Wesley Englund, Jordan Kirby, Tyler Bland, Tyler Schweizer, Tyler Hillsman, Kyle Lamb, Robb Hallford, Tim Louderback, Ethan Hopkins, Isaac Miller and Weston Lamb. Honorary pallbearers were Sarah Bender, Samantha Helm, Nikki Friar, Sydney Friar, Wacey Rivale and Whitney Benham.

Burial was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Church in care of Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home.


Hannah Leigh Smallwood
December 8, 2006

Graveside services for Hannah Leigh Smallwood 15, Carthage, MO who passed away Friday December 8, 2006 were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday December 11 in Park Cemetery, Carthage, MO. Rev. James Lee officiated. Pallbearers were Bob Beam, Gary Davidson, Mark Hadley, David Peck, Gary Peck and Tim Rogers. A Celebration of Life for Hannah Smallwood was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday December 11 at Fairview Christian Church, Carthage. Guitarist Chase Hunter played and sang “Hanna’s Song”. Jennifer Sager performed a trumpet solo “God and God Alone”. The Katy Schwab Family sang “Make Me a Channel of Your Peace”. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Carthage R-9 Foundation. Services were under the direction of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, MO.


Alex Johnson
December 7, 2006

Alex Matthew Johnson, 20, of Sikeston died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, in an automobile accident on County Road 333, three miles east of Benton, Mo.

He was born Jan. 1, 1986, in Cape Girardeau, son of Michael Deverist and Angelia Kay Grimes Johnson.

Johnson was a cook at Huddle House. He moved to Sikeston two years ago from Scott City.

Survivors include his father of Rutledge, Tenn.; his mother and stepfather, Angelia and James Walker of Sikeston; two brothers, Allen Johnson of Benton, Andrew Johnson of Sikeston; a sister, Amanda Johnson of Benton; a stepbrother, James Walker II of Scott City; and maternal grandparents, Mamie Grimes of Benton and Larry Grimes of East Prairie, Mo.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel, with the Rev. Mark McSwain officiating. Burial will be in Lightner Cemetery at Scott City.


Lewis Hininger
December 3, 2006

Lewis Earl Hininger, age 20, passed away Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Lewis was born Nov. 11, 1986, in Lamar, to Danny and Patty (Mezel) Hininger. A lifelong Barton County resident, he graduated from Lamar High School in 2005, and worked at ConAgra in Carthage. Lewis was a member of Oakton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Danny and Patty Hininger; grandmothers, Virginia Hininger and Marjorie Mezel, all of Lamar; three sisters and brother-in-law, Margie Ogle, Elizabeth Hininger, both of Lamar, and Andrea and Donny Martin, Joplin; and eight nieces and nephews, Kimberly Hininger, Emily Ogle, Jacob Ogle, Kaitlin Hininger, Kelsey Hendley, Nathaniel Martin, Abbey Martin and Tanner Danley.

The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Oakton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Oakton United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


Samantha R. Dallas
Nov 27,2006

Samantha Dallas, 16, Stella, died at 7:49 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at St. John's Medical Center, Joplin, from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Samantha was born Feb. 10, 1990, at Foley, Ala., to Mark and Joan (Duncan) Dallas, and was a lifelong Stella area resident. She was a junior at East Newton High School, Granby, where she ran on the cross country and track teams. She was a member of the Stella Baptist Church and was an active member of the youth group.

She is survived by her parents, Mark and Joan Dallas, Stella; a brother, Nathan Dallas; a sister, Christi Dallas, both of the home; maternal grandparents, Rick and Linda Eaggleston, Stella; paternal grandmother, Helen Radford, Slyvester, Ga.; paternal great-grandmother, Ruth Billinger, Port Harbor, Mich.; two uncles, Keith Dallas and Steve Dallas, TyTy, Ga.; and an aunt, Joyce Schiver, Norman Park, Ga.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, at Clark Funeral Chapel, Granby, with Pastor Glen Ennis officiating. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, south of Stella.

Friends may call at Clark Funeral Home, Granby, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, where the family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stella Baptist Church Youth Group, c/o Clark Funeral Home, Box 26, Granby, Mo. 64844.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Granby.


Jacob Ryan Yeates, 17
Nov 25, 2006

Jacob Ryan Yeates 'Jake', son of David Michael Yeates and Cheri Jean (Jackson) Bowden, was born Sept. 17, 1989, in Phoenix, Ariz., and died Nov. 25, 2006, at the age of 17.

Jake had lived in the Ava area since June of this year after moving from Dewey, Ariz. He was a junior at Ava High School.

Jake enjoyed cars, hunting, fishing, and all sports. Jake loved Jesus and wanted his friends to share his love. He had a huge heart for everyone around him and was always there to lend a helping hand. He always greeted you with his big smile and a hug or a strong hand. Jake was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Chino Valley, Ariz., and was baptized on his birthday Sept. 17, 1995.

Jacob was preceded in death by his grandfather, Hugh Yeates.

Survivors include his parents David Michael Yeates, Phoenix, Ariz., Cheri and Steven Bowden, Ava; one sister, Stephanie Millsap, Chino Valley, Ariz.; two brothers, Lee Bowden and Caleb Yeates, both of Ava; maternal grandparents, Willis and Jean Jackson, Tucson, Ariz.; paternal grandparents, Betty and Joe Morris, Sun Lakes, Ariz.; step-grandmother, Frieda Bowden, Pigott, Ark.; paternal great-grandmother, Ruby Dover, Cartersville, Ga.; nieces, a nephew-on-the-way, uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Thursday) in the First General Baptist Church, Ava, with the Revs. Neal Crum and Mark Reeder officiating. Interment will be in the Union Grove Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. The family requests memorials to the Jake Yeates Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.


Chase Leader, 20
Nov 19, 2006

Chase Michael Leader, 20, Union Star, Missouri, formerly of Savannah, Missouri died Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Rochester, Missouri in a motor vehicle accident. Chase was born March 5, 1986 at St. Joseph, Missouri. He served with the U.S.Army and was a laborer for a chemical manufacturing company. Chase was a graduate of Elwood, Kansas High School. His grandfather, Morris Leader preceded Chase in death.

Survivors: his daughter Raylen Leader and girlfriend Kimberly Sealey of the home; father and step-mother, Richard and Retha Leader; mother Cindy (Raines) Leader, all of Savannah; brothers Zachary Leader, St. Joseph; Seth and Jacob Leader and sister, Tiffany Cox all of Savannah. Grandparents, Hazel Leader; Bill and Kathryn Raines all of Savannah; several aunts, uncles, one niece and cousins.

Celebration of Life: 1:30 PM Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Breit-Hawkins & Gladden Funeral Home, Savannah. Family receiving hours 6-8 PM Tuesday. Interment at Savannah, MO Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of American Legion

Dick Munkres Post 287, Savannah, MO. The family requests memorials to Chase Leader Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.


Amber Roselyn Siegismund
Nov 18, 2006

Amber Roselyn Siegismund, 17, Rockville, daughter of Mark and Sherrie (Henzlik) Siegismund, was born Jan. 10, 1989, in Osceola. She passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Amber lived in the Rockville area all her life. She was baptized as an infant, confirmed at age 11 and had been a lifelong member of the Rockville United Methodist Church where she was a member of the youth group and sang in the church choir.

Amber was a senior at Appleton City R-II School where she was involved in many aspects of student life. Amber was a member of the National Honor Society, holding a grade point average of 4.0 and earned a 29 on her ACT in preparation for attending college next fall. Along with many academic achievements, she held the top award, “Grand Muse,” in the art program and received several blue ribbons on art work and “Best of Show” in the WEMO Conference Art Show.

Amber was the president of the Student Council and secretary last year. She played the flute in band for five years and was a member of the Audition Choir, recently performing in the All-District Women's Choir. Amber was involved as an actress in the school play, was on the track team and a member of the Varsity Club. She had been captain of the Quiz Bowl Team for the last three years.

Along with her achievements in school, she was a fun-loving young woman who enjoyed spending time with her many friends. She was soft-spoken, gentle and kind.

Survivors include her parents, Mark and Sherri Siegismund, and one brother, Nolan, all of the home; her paternal grandparents, Aaron and Mabel Siegismund - Rockville; her maternal grandparents, Alfred R. “Bud” and Carolyn Henzlik - Appleton City; four aunts - Terri and husband, Gary Ashley - Appleton City, Kerrie and husband, Scott Hedger - Kingsville, Robin Siegismund - Appleton City and Rachel and husband, Brian Clark - Cleveland; two uncles, Daniel Siegismund and wife, Kim - Appleton City and Philip Siegismund and wife, Susan - Rockville; 14 cousins - Kristie and Michael Ashley, Ryan, Ashley, Megan, Logan and Levi Siegismund, Nathan, Eli and Lora Clark, Ethan, Emily, Cisely and Maddie Siegismund; a special friend, Noah Watson; and a host of other friends who loved her.

Services were held Monday, Nov. 20, in the Appleton City High School with Rev. Bill Kenagy officiating. Music was by Tony Reynolds.

Interment was in the Appleton City Cemetery under the direction of Hill and Son Funeral Home, Appleton City. Casketbearers were Daniel Siegismund, Darrell Siegismund, Philip Siegismund, Jim Sims, Brian Clark, Gary Ashley and Scott Hedger.

In memorial, special donations may be made to the Class of 2007 Scholarship Fund.


Christopher A. Davis, 19

Christopher A. Davis of Greenfield, Mo., departed this life on Monday, November 13, 2006, at the age of 19 years. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006, in Greenfield High School Gymnasium. Burial will follow in Greenfield Cemetery. Family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral chapel. Services are under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.


Dustin R. Maddox

Dustin R. Maddox, 20, Hamilton, died Nov. 13, 2006 at a St. Joseph Hospital.

Born July 9, 1986 in Kansas City to Gary and Jodi Kern Maddox, he had received his GED and had been a caregiver.

Survivors include his parents, Gary Maddox of Willard and Jodi Maddox of Hamilton; two sisters, Elizabeth Maddox of Independence and Christina McElwee of Chillicothe; a brother, Mitchell Maddox of Lee’s Summit and numerous foster brothers and sisters.

Funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 17 at Wells of Joy Church, east of Hamilton. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton. Interment will be at Wells of Joy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Missouri Brain Injury Foundation.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bram Funeral Home in Hamilton.


Bailey Rae Bross, 16
November 9, 2006

Bailey Rae Bross, 16, of Palmyra died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, as a result of a one-vehicle accident on Missouri 168 east of Palmyra.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at the Monsignor Farischon Hall in Palmyra. The Rev. Robert Axton will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

Bailey was born Feb. 20, 1990, to Mark A. Bross And Kerrie J. Cook.

Survivors Include her father and stepmother, Mark "Bear" and Chris Bross of Palmyra; her mother, Kerrie Cook of Palmyra; her sisters, Tabetha Bross of Palmyra and Sami Bross of Palmyra; her brother, Travis Evans of Palmyra; her grandparents, Betty J. Bross of Palmyra, Pauline Drescher of Quincy, Ill., and Molly Allen (Delbert) and Marvin Houser (Linda), all of Hannibal; her uncles and aunts, Rodney Bross of Hannibal, Marsha Riney (Steve) of Palmyra, Melinda Hollis (Norman) of West Plains, Joe Houser (Cindy) of Chicago, Mark Houser (Sherri) of Hannibal, and Scott Houser of Hannibal; her great-grandparents, L.J. and Carrie Johnson of Quincy; her cousins, Bethaney, Karley, Zach and Austin Riney of Palmyra, and Tiffany Ryan and Lindsey Watson of Paragould, Ark. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Denny Bross.

Bailey worked at the Ponderosa restaurant in Hannibal. She had formerly worked at the Tastee Freeze restaurant in Palmyra. She was a junior at Palmyra High School.

She enjoyed boating on the Mississippi with family and friends, shopping, having her hair and nails done, and especially socializing with her friends. Bailey will be sadly missed by all those who knew her contagious laugh and smile. She had attended the United Pentecostal Church in Palmyra.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial in her name, in care of Lewis Brothers.


Devin Scott Dotson, 15
November 4, 2006

Devin Scott Dotson, age 15, of Cassville, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2006, northeast of Monett.

He was born February 23, 1991, in Aurora, Missouri, the son of Kevin James and Dennise “Eubanks” Dotson.

Devin spent his entire life in Barry County and was currently a sophomore at Cassville High School. He loved to hunt, fish, play football, soccer and all sports. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Cassville. He was baptized while on a mission trip in Houston, Texas.

Devin is survived by his mother and step-father, Dennise and Denny Wierman of Cassville, Missouri; a brother, Denny Shawn Wierman of Cassville, Missouri; grandparents, Dennis and Carol Spence of Purdy, Missouri, Don Eubanks of Alabama and Pat and Ray Dotson of Purdy, Missouri; great grandparents, Bob and Viola Taylor of Modesto, California and Donald Richardson of Clarksville, Tennessee and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 7, 2006, in Emmanuel Baptist Church under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Brothers Danny Heupel and Travis Fisher will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville.


Megan Cobb, 16
November 4, 2006

Megan Elizabeth Cobb, 16, Savannah, Missouri died Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Savannah, Missouri from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Megan was born January 10, 1990 in St. Joseph, Missouri and was a lifelong resident of Savannah. Megan was a member of the Junior class at Savannah High School and was a very good student. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Savannah.

Survivors include her parents, Robert and Stacey (Bowman) Cobb and her brother Marcus Cobb of the home; grandmother, Nadine Bowman, Savannah; aunts, Gina (Bowman) Morrill and Jennifer Bowman; uncles, Tom Morrill, Nathan Bowman and James P. Cobb II. Grandparents Ralph Bowman, James P. Cobb and Mary Catherine Cobb preceded Megan in death.

Celebration of Life: 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at First Baptist Church, 500 East Pawnee, Savannah, MO. Interment at Savannah, Missouri Cemetery. Public visitation 6-8 PM Monday at Breit-Hawkins & Gladden Funeral Home, Savannah. The body will be removed to the church at 9:30 AM Tuesday. The family suggests memorials to Megan E. Cobb Scholarship Fund at Savannah High School.


James Simmons, 19
November 4, 2006

obituary not found


Brad Colbert, 17
November 3, 2006

SIKESTON - Bradley D. Colbert, 17, died at 4 p.m. Nov. 3, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Sikeston.

Born March 20, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ricky and Mickey Wagoner Colbert of Sikeston, he was an active member of the First Baptist Church at Blodgett and a senior a New Madrid County Central High School where he maintained a 4.0 grade point average, was captain and starting center for the football team, competed in the shot put and discus on the track team and was a 6-year member of the band and a Gold Card member of the Renaissance Club. He also was employed at Food Giant in Sikeston.

In addition to his parents, survivors include: one sister, Madison Colbert of the home; paternal grandparents, James and Melba Colbert of Blodgett; maternal grandparents, James “Cotton” and Jackie Wagoner of Blodgett; and his maternal great-grandmother, Stella Mullin of Sikeston.

Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Monday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Burial will follow in the Blodgett Cemetery at Blodgett.


Derek Edward Struckhoff, 1988-2006
November 2, 2006.

Derek Struckhoff, 18, of Columbia, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2006 at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Derek was born on July 22, 1988 in Columbia, Mo. the son of Mark and Bobbi Struckhoff.

He was very respectful to his elders and was engaging to pursue a career in automotive technology.

Survivors include his father, Mark Struckhoff; mother, Bobbi Struckhoff; brother, Cody Struckhoff; grandparents, Frank and Bette Struckhoff, Glenda Redmon, and the late Denese Struckhoff and Don Redmon..

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in memory of Derek.


Brendon Johnson, 19
November 2, 2006

obituary not found


Paige Noel Siddal, 17
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home.

Born Dec. 1, 1988, in Indianapolis, Paige and her family moved to Columbia in 1999. A senior at Rock Bridge High School, she was a member of National Honor Society and the Thespian Society and worked on the school paper. She had been accepted to the University of Missouri and planned to major in journalism. The only thing more important to her than her education was her family.

Paige will be remembered as someone who loved to perform, never afraid of being the center of attention. Fairness and honesty were special qualities that showed through her bright smile and a laugh that seemed to leave musical notes in the air.

She and her father enjoyed going to Broadway shows, sharing a love of music, especially of the Beatles. Paige’s best friend also happened to be her mother, who instilled in Paige and her brother, Parker, the importance and value of a good education. The close relationship between Paige and Parker was obvious to everyone - a duo of lightheartedness combined with mutual concern for each other impressed family and friends alike.

As a vegetarian, she was aware of having a healthy lifestyle; however, that didn’t mean that she wasn’t occasionally caught with a candy bar.

Paige was a member of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership program and had volunteered at Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center through the Rock Bridge Reaches Out program.

Paige is survived by her father, Marty Siddall and his wife Sherry; her mother, Jody Siddall; and her brother, Parker, all of Columbia; paternal grandparents Alan Noel Siddall of Camdenton and Irene E. Siddall of Rome, N.Y.; maternal grandparents Robert and Hazel Walker of Olcott, N.Y.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Rock Bridge High School Theatre Department, 4303 S. Providence Road, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, 4895 E. Highway 163, Columbia, Mo., 65201.


Jon Carr, 20, of Paris, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Paris R-II High School with the Rev. Richard Turnbull and the Rev. Dan Meers officiating. Burial will be at Stoutsville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the high school.

The Agnew Funeral Home in Paris is in charge of arrangements.

Jon was born July 29, 1986, in St. Louis, the son of Dexter and Lisa Hamilton Carr.

He is survived by his parents of Paris; four brothers, Jason and Molly Carr of Ashland, Josh Carr of Paris, and Scotty and Luther Carr, both of Salem; three sisters, Ashley and Brooke Carr, both of the home, and Shannon Van Kirk of Salem; his fiancée, Taylor Curtis of Paris; grandparents, John and Donna Adams of Perry, and Dick and Josephine Carr of Hunnewell.

He was a 2005 graduate of Paris R-II High School. He was employed with Wilson Trailer Co. in Moberly.

Memorials may be made to a college fund that has been established for his son, Tyson, at the Paris National Bank.


Jake Carr, 15, of Paris, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, as the result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Paris R-II High School with the Rev. Richard Turnbull and the Rev. Dan Meers officiating. Burial will be at Stoutsville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the high school

The Agnew Funeral Home in Paris is in charge of arrangements.

Jake was born Oct. 3, 1991, in St. Louis, the son of Dexter and Lisa Hamilton Carr.

He is survived by his parents of Paris; four brothers, Jason and Molly Carr of Ashland, Josh Carr of Paris, and Scotty and Luther Carr, both of Salem; three sisters, Ashley and Brooke Carr of the home and Shannon Van Kirk of Salem; grandparents, John and Donna Adams of Perry, and Dick and Josephine Carr of Hunnewell.

He was a freshman at Paris R-II High School, and a member of the Paris Coyote Football Team and FFA.

Memorials may be made to the Florida Presbyterian Church.


Ashley Ellen Passarelli
October 27, 2006

Ashley Ellen Passarelli of Green Forest passed away Friday, October 27, 2006, at the age of 18. Born April 25th 1988 in Orlando Florida, she is the daughter of Beth and Ralph McCormick and David John Passarelli. Ashley graduated from Green Forest High School in 2006 and worked as a cashier at Green Forest Exxon until moving to Steelville, Missouri about 3 months ago. She was a member of Christ Tabernacle Church in Blue Eye Missouri. Ashley was very devoted to her church, family and friends. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and love for life. She is survived by her parents Beth and Ralph McCormick of Green Forest and her dad David John Pasarelli of Georgia, Brothers Justin and wife Jaimi McCormick of Colorado, Joe McCormick from Kentucky and Jason McCormick from Kentucky, sister Bridget and Husband Jason Keeling of Texas, maternal grandparents Paul and Sandy Redus of Oak Grove and Ralph and Pam McCormick of Florida, Virgil and Ruth Passarelli of Florida, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and many friends. Celebration Of Life will be Thursday, November 2nd 10 AM at Christ Tabernacle Church in Blue Eye with Brother Tony Wilson and Brother Josh Shields officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Eye Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1st, from 5 PM to 9 PM at Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Green Forest.


Paula Marie Clemente
October 26, 2006

Paula Marie Clemente, 20, Eagleville, Mo. (formerly of Enfield, Conn.) died Oct. 27, 2006.

She was born Dec. 8, 1985 in Hartford, Conn., the daughter of Pedro Clemente and Lynn (Borowski) Blair.

Survivors include her mother and step-father, Lynn and Todd Blair, Eagleville, Mo.; sister, Jessica Faye Blair, Eagleville, Mo.; grandmother, Mary Lou Borowski, Enfield, Conn.; great grandmother, Czeslawa (Jessie) Borowski, Suffield, Conn.; step-grandmother, Karen Blair and "Papa" Leonard Eakes, Eagleville, Mo.; step-grandfather, Paul Blair, Eagleville, Mo.; grandmother, Pauline Fish, Eagleville, Mo.; great-grandmother, Dorothy Baum,; uncle, John J. Borowski III and wife Darlene, Enfield, Conn.; aunt, Diane Hamaker, LaBelle, Mo.; and boyfriend, Chris Small, Eagleville, Mo.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., today, Nov. 2, at the First Christian Church in Eagleville. Burial in Masonic Cemetery, Eagleville.

Memorials: Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 46, Bethany, Mo. 64424.


Jennifer Lynn Bargen
October 25, 2006

Jennifer Lynn Bargen, 18, Washington, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, in Washington.

Miss Bargen was born June 23, 1988, in Creve Coeur, the daughter of Randy Bargen and wife Christine, nee Glosemeyer.

She attended St. Gertrude Grade School and was a 2006 graduate of St. Francis Borgia Regional High School.

Miss Bargen worked at JCPenney's as a jewelry consultant and was currently a manager at Glik's. She also was attending East Central College for nursing.

She was a member of St. Ann's Church, Clover Bottom.

Miss Bargen was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gregory and Rose Glosemeyer.

She is survived by her parents, Randy and Christine Bargen, Washington; her paternal grandparents, August and Rosalie Bargen, Washington; aunts and uncles, Brenda Gratza and husband Melvin, Leon Glosemeyer and wife Debbie, Darlene DeVore and husband Tom, Audrey Peters and husband Dave, Celeste Mueller and husband Allen, Craig Glosemeyer and wife Anna, all of Marthasville, Gerilynn Brinkmann and husband Carl, Washington, Gail Westhoff and husband Dan, Kentucky state, Connie Rigg and husband Buddy, Carol Bunton and husband Mike, Roger Bargen and wife Sharon, all of Washington, Christine Wilson and husband Randy, Marthasville, Russell Bargen, Charlotte Bargen, Robin Bargen and wife Brenda, Cheryl Howell and husband Dave, Carleen Moritz and husband Chris, all of Washington, Cathy Bargen, Florida state, and Carrie Bargen, Webster Groves; other relatives and many friends.

A funeral Mass was held Monday, Oct. 30, at St. Ann's Church in Clover Bottom with Fr. Dennis Zacheis celebrating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital or Masses are preferred.


William Alex Jeffries
October 24, 2006

William Alex Jeffries, son of William Cato and Carla Jeffries, was born February 17, 1988, in Lake Ozark, and departed this life October 24, 2006 in Richland.

He attended school in Richland and made many friends. He valued each friendship he had.

William was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and enjoyed the time he spent there. He attended regularly and was involved in various church activities. He treasured being a part of his church family. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother Carla Jeffries and her companion, Vince Redden, of Richland; his father William Cato and stepmother Crystal of White City, Kan.; one brother, Taylor Jeffries of the home; one sister Vintoria Jeffries, of the home; three stepbrothers, Casey, Ronnie, and Michael of White City; maternal grandparents, Larry and Linda Jeffries of Richland; paternal grandmother, Georgia Powell of Richland; paternal grandfather, Bill Cato of the state of Ill. and maternal great grandmother, Adeline Jeffries of Montreal along with other relatives and many friends.

William was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Alex Jeffries; his maternal great grandparents, Jess and Vivian Henson; an uncle, Buzz Cato; and a cousin, Bucky Henson.

He was a wonderful son, and grandson. He had a wonderful zest for life, and will be greatly missed by all the many people whose lives he touched.

Services were held Friday, Oct. 27, 2006 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Richland with Pastor Chuck Baker, Pastor Rocky Harris and Youth Pastor Zandy Vandall officiating.

Music was provided by Chuck Boren, soloist and Marsha Reagan, pianist.

Escorts were Darin Frank, Rev. Harold Elson, Toby Buie, Stephen Sprag, Glen Brady, and Bill Warren.

Honorary Escorts were James Jeffries and Colten Digman.

Final resting place for William is Oaklawn Cemetery.


Miguel Zaragosa
October 24, 2006

Miguel “Michael” Angel Zaragosa, son of Fernando Zaragos and Maria Luise (Cantu) Turner, was born October 12, 1986 in Corpus Christi, Texas. As a young boy, Michael attended the Catholic Church.

Michael graduated from Waynesville High School in 2005. After graduation, he began working at Playcraft Boats in Richland. Michael had just recently begun working at Dairy Queen in St. Robert, Missouri where he had worked off and on since the age of 15. He was like family to everyone there.

In his spare time, Michael enjoyed creating animated cars, playing video games, electronics and listening to techno music. He loved sports, but his asthma limited his ability to play. He enjoyed fishing and hunting small game and camping with his friends and family.

Michael was happy when he was able to make other people happy. He was a loving and respectful son and a devoted friend, son and brother.

Michael passed away the evening of Tuesday, October 24, 2006 as the results of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident at the age of 20 years.

Michael will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his mother: Maria L. Turner and her husband Robert of St. Rober; his father: Fernando Zaragosa and his wife Lanora of Corpus Christi, Tex.; three sisters: Michelle and Genevieve Zaragosa and Jessica Turner all of the home; two brothers: Robert Turner II of the home and Fernando Zaragosa III of Corpus Christi, Paternal Grandparents: Fernando Sr. and Connie Zaragosa of Mathis, Tex.; Grandmother: Beti Le Mentola of Rolla, and several other relatives and friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tomas and Emma Cantu.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006 in the Ozark Memorial Cemetery of Rolla with Rev. Wilbur Harbaugh officiating. Elliott Fitch, Johnny Amjad, Ann Balmer, Fernando Zaragosa, Jr. and Fernando Zaragosa, Sr. shared their personal memories of Michael. Rev. Father Ronald Davis, chaplain of the Hazelgreen Fire Department, closed in prayer. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville-St. Robert.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Michael Zaragosa and may be left at Memorial Chapel of Waynesville-St. Robert.


Juanita Betts
October 20, 2006

obituary not found


Shara Lyn Illum
October  18, 2006

Shara Lyn Illum 22 March 1986 18 October 2006 Beloved daughter of Steven F. and Eileen Steed Illum, Shara was born in Citrus Heights, Calif., on a bright spring day. Shara was deeply loved by her mom and dad; and brothers and sisters: Thann (Westminster, Calif.), Kirsten Wren (Boca Raton, Fla.), Maren (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Ben (Salt Lake City, Utah), Jon (Berkeley, Calif.), Nate and Justin of Springfield. Shara attended Wanda Gray Elementary. She was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1994. She attended Cherokee Middle School and graduated from Kickapoo High in 2003 where she loved singing in the choir. She attended MSU one semester and worked to support herself to buy her own car. She died instantly on October 18, 2006, in a wreck with a semi on I-44. Her bright smile will always be missed by her family and friends. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 21 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4450 S. Cox Road (Farm Road 141), four blocks south of Republic Rd. Visitation is at 1 p.m. at the church.


Joshua Wayne Sanders
October 15, 2006

Joshua Wayne Sanders, 20, Carthage passed away Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Barton County Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Arrangements are with the Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar, Mo.


Savannah Desiree Miller
October 15, 2006

Savannah Desiree Miller, 16, of Syracuse, Mo., died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at St. Andrew's Church in Tipton, Mo., with Fr. Henry Reichert presiding. Burial will follow in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the church. Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton is in charge of arrangements.

Savannah was born Oct. 1, 1990, the daughter of Darin Cobb and Shannon Miller. She was a sophomore at Tipton High School, where she played volleyball, basketball and softball, and she was also a member of Future Farmers of America. She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by her parents; one brother, Tyler Cobb; one sister, Sierrah Miller; maternal grandparents Jim and JaNiece Arnold of Tipton; paternal grandfather Rick Miller of Hughesville, Mo; great-grand-mother Alma Battles of Tipton; great-grandfather Junior Kiser of Tipton; paternal grandparents Charlie and Mary June Cobb of Syracuse and great-grandmother Ada Cobb of Syracuse.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Tipton FFA chapter or to the Savannah Miller Memorial Fund.


Tyson Darron Tindall
October 15, 2006

Tyson Darron Tindall, 17, of Boonville, formerly of Fayette, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, as a result of an automobile accident.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Jackman officiating. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at H.T. May and Son Funeral Home in Fayette and from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery.

Tyson Tindall was born Oct. 13, 1989, in Columbia, the son of Kimberly Chatman and Darren Tindall. He was a former student at Fayette High School, and he currently attended Boonville High School. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents; four brothers, Lavale Vinyard, Tony Hill, Darren Hill and Cory Allen; four sisters, Lanetta Hill, Vernetta Hill, Shariah Hill and Tachieana Pinkett; maternal grandparents Gloria Chatman, Sterling Barnett and Lloyd Chatman; paternal grandparent Lealure Tindall; and great-grandmother Margaret Alvs.


Megan Elyse Tate
October 15, 2006

Megan Elyse Tate, 17, of Tipton, Mo., died Oct. 15, 2006, in an automobile accident near Fortuna, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at First Baptist Church in Tipton, with Rev. Jerry Skinner officiating. Burial will follow at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Terry McReynolds, Mitch Stockton, Adam Merriott, Andy Pace, Devin Thomas and Jason Thomas. The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday prior to the funeral at the church. Funeral arrangements are with Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton.

Megan was born July 20, 1989, in Kansas City, Kan., the daughter of Trent Tate and Shelly Foley. Megan was presently a junior at Tipton High School. She played softball and basketball and was on the cheerleading squad. She was also a member of the Future Farmers of America. She attended grade school at California, Mo., and junior high at Latham, Mo.

She is survived by her parents; two sisters: Katie Tate of Tipton and Tori Tate of Pilot Grove, Mo.; brother Dalton Tate of Pilot Grove; stepbrothers Devin Thomas of Pilot Grove and Zack Mann of Tipton; maternal grand-mother Jeannie Rau of Barnett, Mo.; maternal grandfather Richard Rau of Boulder, Colo.; maternal great-grandmother Phyllis Curtis of Jamestown, Mo.; paternal great-grandfather Paul Rau of Fairway, Kan.; paternal grand-mother Charlene Howard of Wichita, Kan.; and paternal grandfather Sid Tate of Raytown, Mo.

Memorials may be made to the Megan Tate Memorial Fund.


John David Yoakum
October 13, 2006

John David Yoakum, 18, of Shawnee, KS went to be with the Lord, Friday, October 13, 2006. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Shawnee with burial at Pleasant View Cemetery, Shawnee, KS. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m, Wednesday at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. John was born in Merriam, KS. He was a senior at Shawnee Mission North. He is survived by his parents David and Sue Yoakum of Shaweee, KS; two sisters, Lisa and Katie Yoakum of the home and a brother, Sam Yoakum of the home; Paternal grandparents, Edna Yoakum of Rayville, MO and Maternal Grandparents Oliver and Marjorie Williams of Emporia, KS. John loved his Jayhawks, his Yankees, his bulldog, his friends, his family, and his Lord. He will be missed. Condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com


Daniel Ray "Danny" Quillman
October 14, 2006

Daniel Ray "Danny" Quillman, 14, of Merriam, Kansas passed away October 14, 2006 at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, MO. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 19, 2006 at Maple Hill Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Danny was born in K.C., KS and had lived in this area all of his life. He was a freshman at Shawnee Mission North High School and attended the Lenexa Christian Center. Danny was an avid baseball fan having played since he was four years old. Survivors include his mother, Kim Quillman, and a brother, Jake Ryan Quillman, both of the home; maternal grandmother, Sharon LaFon, Merriam, KS; maternal grandfather, Raymond LaFon, Basehor, KS; maternal great grandparents, Lawrence and Aleta Witt, Overland Park, KS; uncle, Brady LaFon, cousin, Blake LaFon, both of Shawnee, KS; aunt, Brook LaFon, K.C., KS; great aunt, Geneva Muro, Gardner, KS; and numerous: friends. (Arrs. Maple Hill Funeral Home (913) 831-3345)


Aayla Raschell Redfearn
October 6, 2006

Aayla Raschell Redfearn, 17, died at 4:15 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2006, as result of a vehicle accident.
She was born on January 6, 1989 in Springfield to Jim and Lynn (Tannehill) Redfearn, who survive. She was a senior at the Mt. Vernon High School where she was co-captain of the cheerleaders, an honor student, member of the tennis team, member of K-Life, a member of S.H.O.U.T., the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was very active in the youth group at the Covenant Baptist Church where she attended.
Additional survivors include: aunt and uncle, with whom she lived, David and Dianna Redfearn, of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Wylie Redfearn of the home and Joshua Mueller and wife Nikki, of Nixa; two sister, Summer Redfearn and Ashley Mueller, both of Springfield; paternal grandparents, Charles and Joy Redfearn, Mt. Vernon; maternal grandmother, Lorine Frazier; cousins, Shaunda Killingsworth, and her husband, Sean, of Springfield, Chelsea Tudor and her husband, Dustin, and Daniel Redfearn, all of Mt. Vernon; stepfather, Joe Tannehill of Halltown and step-mother, Terri Redfearn of Greenfield. Her maternal grandfather preceded her in death.
Funeral services, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday in the Assembly of God, Church on the Loop, Mt. Vernon, with Reverands Gary Gann, Michael Kanai and Mark Killingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery.
Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m., Monday, October 9, in the Assembly of God Church on the Loop.
Memorial donations may be made to the Covenant Baptist Church 1350 Industrial Rd. Mt. Vernon in memory of Aayla Redfearn memorial to help with final arrangements.


Christopher Lee Daniels
October 4, 2006

Christopher Lee Daniels, son of Donna Daniels, was born in Poplar Bluff on Sept. 19, 1990, and died near Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the age of 16.
Christopher was a resident of Bloomfield where he attended the Bloomfield High School and was planning this season to play on the Bloomfield basketball team. He loved life, fishing and talking on his computer.
Surviving are his mother, Donna Daniels of Bloomfield; one sister, Heather Daniels of Bloomfield; his maternal grandparents, James and Judy Daniels of Bloomfield; his second Mom, Kathy Vanburen of Bloomfield.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at the Bloomfield First General Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Eskew and Rev. Greg Stevens, both of Bloomfield, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter in charge of all arrangements.


Cody Dewayne Boone
October 4, 2006

Cody Dewayne Boone, son of Steve and Kimberly Marvel Cornell, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 28, 1990, and died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Bloomfield on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at the age of 16.
Mr. Boone had been a resident of Bloomfield for the past eight years and was a sophomore at Bloomfield High School.
Survivors include his parents, Steve and Kim Cornell of Dexter; four brothers, Brandon Marvel, Colton Cornell and Caden Cornell of the home, and Seth Walters of Bernie; one sister, Madalyne Cornell of the home; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Wanda Marvel of Bloomfield; his paternal grandfather, David Jerald Cornell of Holcomb; other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.


Natalie Elizabeth Charchol  
September 28, 2006

Natalie E. Charchol, the daughter of Jack Charchol and Peggy (Field) Charchol, was born Feb. 19, 1988, in South Laguna, Calif., and departed this life Sept. 26, 2006, at the age of 18.
Natalie was a resident of the Ava area for the past nine years. She was employed as a waitress and was also a student at Drury University. Natalie loved, trained and showed horses. God gave Natalie many gifts. She played the piano by ear beautifully, and was a talented artist.
Natalie is survived by her parents, Jack and Peggy Charchol, Ava; a brother, Jeff Charchol, Seymour; two half sisters, Jackie Jones, Australia, and Julie Fontaine, the state of Washington; a half brother, Daniel Charchol, of the state of Washington; maternal grandmother, Grace Field, Fullerton, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Mary Charchol, Bowling Green, Ohio; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Highway Church of the Nazarene, with the Revs. Mark Hatcher and Doyne (Butch) McCleary officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow in the Whites Creek Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.


James Edward Whirrell Jr.
September 25, 2006

James Edward Whirrell JR. was born March 24, 1987 at Peoria, Illinois. He passed away September 25, 2006 making his age 19 years 6 months and 1 day. James was the son of James Edward Whirrell Sr. and wife Debbie of Washburn, Illinois and Therisa Louise Keeling Whirrell and Terry Brady of Summersville, MO.He leaves to mourn his passing his parents, brothers, Anthony Reuben, Dakohta Jerald, and Alex of Washburn, Illinois; Heath and CJ of Birch Tree, MO; sisters, Kayla Rosemary and Santana of Washburn, Illinois; grandparents, John and Glenda Whirrell of Washburn, Illinois; Rosemary Keeling of Summersville, MO; great grandmother Bessie Keeling of Birch View; aunt Sheila, Shenna and Jeff and uncle Johny all of Illinois, uncle Jerald and Sherrie Keeling of Eminence, MO, uncle Jeff and Lori Keeling, uncle Dennis and Adina Denton all of Summersville, MO. He is also survived by a host of cousins, great uncles, aunts and friends.
James is preceded in death by one sister Jacklyn Louise Whirrell, grandfather JR Keeling, great grandparents, Reuben and Fern Whirrell and Raymond and Louise Smith; and Roger Keeling.
James came to Missouri to live with his mother. James loved to coon hunt, fish, watch football, play video games, joke around, and be with family and friends.
James leaves behind lots of loved ones to mourn his passing. He will be sadly missed by lots of uncles, aunts and cousins and a host of friends.
Services were held Thursday, September 28, 2006 at 10:00 Am at Bradford Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Atchison officiating. Interment was in Buckingham Cemetery in Washburn, Illinois under the direction of Bradford Funeral Home.


Garrett Kristopher-Troy Williams
September 25, 2006

Garrett Kristopher-Troy Williams, 19, of Allenville died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2006, in an automobile accident near Whitewater.
He was born March 13, 1987, son of Edward Gene Williams and Diane Louise Detmer Griffin.
Williams was a laborer and a member of the Allenville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his father, Ed Williams and stepmother, Peggy, of Allenville; his mother, Diane Griffin and step-father, Joe, of Allenville; maternal grandmother, Betty Raley of Latham, Kan.; three brothers, Jason Dozier, Jr. of Allenville, Mitchell Dozier and Dustin Williams, both of Delta, and a sister, Amber Kight of Delta.
Friends may call at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Kenyon Cemetery in Delta.


Jordan Patrick Held
age 17, suddenly on
September 17, 2006

Beloved son of Donna Held Kincaid, Bill Kincaid, Jr. and Kenneth Voorhees; big brother of Grant; loving grandson of Joe and Marcy Sutton, Irene Kincaid and the late Bill Kincaid, Sr.; special nephew of Debi (Joe) Ladd, John (Susan) Held, Chris (Jerry) Ewersmann, Jeff Sutton and Mary Ellen (Mark) Warren; dear cousin to many.

Jordan was a senior at Wright City High School and leaves many dear friends.Services: The family is being served by the BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2006, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in The Baue Chapel. Interment Private. Memorials may be given to the Family so that a permanent Memorial may be made in his name. Share your condolences and memories at www.baue.com.


Alyson Leah Hoots
September 8, 2006

Alyson Leah Hoots, 17, died Sept. 8, 2006, in Truman Medical Center in Kansas City.

She was born Sept. 27, 1988, in Clinton, the daughter of Brian Hoots and Bonnie Salisbury.

She is survived by her son, Jack Adam Hoots; father and stepmother, Brian and Sharon Hoots, stepfathers, Timothy Cook and James Cockrell; one sister, Amy Hoots; aunts, Valerie Kalberloh, Janet Auten, Crystal McCaw, Rene Hutchison, Sandy Middleton, Debbie Peden and Lori Quaintance; uncles, Mike Salisbury, Jim Wells, Bobby Carver, Buddy Peden, Terry Quaintance and Larry Quaintance; and grandparents, Max and Edith Salisbury, Jack Hoots, Christine Barton and Bob and Kathie Garver.

She was preceded in death by her aunt, Lori Harper, and her great-grandparents, Perry and Helen Salisbury of Avon and Lowell and Margaret Roberts of St. Augustine.

She attended schools in Archie, Drexel, Smithson Valley, Texas, Roscoe and Osceola. Alyson moved to Osceola to finish high school and graduate with her friends she made over the years.

Services were held Sept. 12, 2006, at Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel with Greg Maugun officiating.

Interment was in the Landaker Cemetery.


Samuel David Williams
September 7, 2006

Samuel David Williams, born June 26, 1988. He departed this life on Sept. 7, 2006. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1111 Foxwood Drive, in Raymore, MO at 10 a.m. on Tuesday the 12th of September, with burial at Wall Cemetery in Holden, MO. There will be a visitation held for family and friends, also at St. Paul's on Monday, September 11th between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sam is survived by his parents, Dr. David and Mrs. Roni Williams and his sister Audrie Williams of Raymore; grandparents, Ronald and Audrey Atkins and Marjorie Williams; many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sam is preceded in death by grandfather, Charles Ray Williams and aunt, Julie Beth Atkins. Sam was a Senior at Ray-Pec High School and an active member of the tennis team. He was also involved in theater and forensics during his earlier high school years. He shared his family's love of music and was a talented guitarist, composing his own music. Sam loved his family and his friends, and enjoyed spending time with both. Sam was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and employed by Kohl's in Belton. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends. The memory of his smile and his humor will keep our hearts warm until we meet again. (Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO, 816-322-5278).


Casie Lee Price
September 3, 2006

Casie Lee Price,18, of Jefferson City, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, in Callaway County. She was born on Jan. 27, 1988, in Jefferson City, the daughter of Ryan F. and Barbara Ann Wolters Price. Casie was a 2006 graduate of Helias High School and was planning to attend Merrell University this fall. She was previously employed with Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department. This past summer she spent time caring for her son and niece. A member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, Casie enjoyed volleyball, soccer, traveling, canoeing, horseback riding, and scrap booking. She especially enjoyed her travels to Costa Rica, Branson, and St. Louis where she was a fan of the Cardinals. She had many friends and relatives who made her life rich and fulfilling. Her greatest joy was raising her son. Survivors include her beloved Steven Meister and their son, Adam Lee Meister, Jefferson City; her mother and step-father, Barbara Price-Boucher and David Boucher, Jefferson City; her father and step-mother, Ryan and Zi Price, Hugoton, Kan.; two sisters, Codi Lynn Price and Courtney Reagan Price, both of Jefferson City; aunts, Becky (Terry) Morts, Kenda (Glen) Miller, and Jana (Tim) Ash; uncles, Bill Wolters, Kelly (Marie) Price, and Koby (Sheila) Price; great-aunt, Stella Schmitz, Jefferson City; niece, Elise Rion Price, Jefferson City; many cousins and step relatives. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, with the Rev. Brendan Doyle officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Taos. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8th, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Adam Lee Meister Education Fund. Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the www.dulletrimble.com website.


Shane Allen Cook
September 3, 2006

Shane Allen Cook, 20, of Bois D'Arc, Mo., passed away Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006. He was a 2004 graduate of Ash Grove High School. He was currently working for the Willard School District. He was a member of Ash Grove Assembly of God. He was preceded in death by Peggy "Nan" Clark. He is survived by his father, Fred Cook; mother, Allana Cook; brother, Drew Jett; sister Shanda Cook and her fiance, Zack Ashworth; niece, Gabriella "Tiny" Ashworth; and Allen "Pop" Clark. Shane was a kindhearted, outgoing, caring person who was mature beyond his years. He dearly loved his family and spent much time fishing and hunting with his parents, helping his"Pop" and hanging out with his sister Shanda. Work was Shane's entertainment, which he loved doing at the Dean's Farms in Ash Grove, in his spare time. As a pastime, Shane enjoyed participating in roping events and attending rodeos. He was a proud uncle to his young niece whom he nicknamed "Tiny." He was very interested in cars and trucks and loved to show off his 67 Chevelle, and spend time with Drew, who he had adopted into the family as his brother. Shane was an amazing young man and will be truly missed by his family and friends. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 6, at the funeral home.


Phillip Michael Garcia
September 2, 2006

P. Michael Garcia, 17, of Independence, MO, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2006 from injuries received in a car accident in Independence, MO. Cremation is planned with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006 at the Grain Valley RLDS Church. (Arr: Speaks Suburban Chapel).


Paul Erwin Stewart
August 30, 2006

Paul Erwin Stewart, 20, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway W in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Nov. 19, 1985, in Cape Girardeau, son of Mark Stewart and Lizabeth Boone. He and Michelle King were married July 24, 2004, in Jackson.
Paul loved the time he had with his son, Tucker, and his wife, Michelle. He attended Cape County Cowboy Church, loved four wheeling, motorcycle riding, bull riding, barbecuing, fishing, hunting, horseshoe pitching, camping and horseback riding.
He worked as a technician at Nordenia Packaging. At Nordenia he was active on the fire brigade, was on the Hazmat Team, and was a member of Nordenia's softball team. He also worked at Auffenberg Chrysler detailing cars. He was enrolled at Mineral Area College in pursuit of an associate degree in mechanical engineering.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Stewart; a son, Tucker Lee Stewart of Commerce, Mo.; his father, Mark Stewart of Commerce; stepmother, Lisa Stewart of Commerce; paternal grandmother, Juanita Henley and husband. Jerry, of Cape Girardeau; maternal grandmother, Maurine Stewart of Cape Girardeau; mother-in-law, Roberta LeGrand and husband, Jerry, of Cape Girardeau; a brother-in-law, Ty LeGrand; father-in-law, Mike King of Oak Ridge; a brother, Matthew Stewart of Cape Girardeau; two stepbrothers, William Johnson of Fort Knox, Ky., and Trever Johnson of Commerce.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lizabeth Boone.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jim Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the educational fund for Tucker Lee Stewart, at Edward Jones, 2536 William St., Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63703.