May 21, 2011
Mary Ellen Heugel, 80, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, in Piedmont, MO. She was born in Tekamah, NE, to the late Elmer Crom and the late Cordie (Grey) Crom. Mary grew up in Tekamah and graduated high school there.
Mary was united in marriage to Melvin Jack Eppenbaugh in September of 1948, of this union there were six children, and he preceded her in death.
Mary was united in marriage to Kenneth May in April of 1962, of this union there was one child born. Mary then married Donald Lowe in July of 1986. In 1995 Mary was united in marriage to Jewel Heugel of Piedmont, MO, he preceded her in death.
Mary was a 20 year member of the Bible Way Full Gospel Church, of Piedmont, MO. She was a very active member of AARP, and Eastern Star, in Piedmont, MO. Mary worked and retired from Mutual of Omaha in 1991, and moved to Piedmont, MO where she spent the last 20 years.
Survivors include, three sons, Rick Eppenbaugh of Bellview, NE, Richard Eppenbaugh, of Omaha, NE, and Chris May of Solon, Iowa. Three daughters, Jackie York, of Omaha, NE, Cheryl Radford, of Piedmont, MO, and Lynne Eppenbaugh, of Omaha, NE. One sister, Dorothy Magill, of Tekamah, NE. 15 grandchildren, with lots of great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one son, Steven Eppenbaugh, five brothers, Lester Crom, Roy Crom, Jim Crom, Ernest Crom, and Clarence Crom. Five sisters, May, Clara, Gladys, Edith and Ruth.
A memorial Service will be held June 4, 2011, in Tekamah, Nebraska, at 12:00 p.m., at the Pelan Funeral Home, in Tekamah, NE. Burial will be in the Tekamah Cemetery.
May 20, 2011
Edna Ellington, age 95, of Mill Springs, MO died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Benchmark Healthcare of Greenville, MO. She was born January 2, 1916 in Minot, North Dakota, to the late John Albert Goebel and the late Viola Mai Archer. She was united in marriage to Norvil Ellinton on July 28, 1933, who preceded her in death. Also, preceding her in death were her two sons, Roger Doyle Ellington and Edgar Lee Ellington, two sisters Madeline Bollinger and Violet Ficchi, 3 brothers, Clyde Goebel, Kennard Goebel, and Kermit Goebel. Edna spent her life being a home maker and taking care of her family. She is survived by a host of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
May 13, 2011
Wilburn L. Brewer, 76 years old of Piedmont, MO, died Friday, May 13, 2011 in St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, MO.
He was born Sunday, May 20, 1934 in Annapolis, MO, Son of the late Charles Brewer and the late Lucy Goodman.
He worked as a self-employed logger .
Surviving are Son, Jim (Amber) Brewer of Fredericktown, MO, Daughter, Sharon (Bobby) West of Fredericktown, MO, Grandchild, Jordan Brewer, Grandchild, Logan Shoemake, Grandchild, Kylie Mann, Grandchild, Brianna Brewer, Grandchild, Noah Brewer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alfred Brewer, Amuel Brewer and Leonard Brewer; one sister, Bessie Huff.
Friends will be received at the at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO on Monday from 6:00-9:00 P.M.
Services will be held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Mike Harrison officiating.
Interment will follow in the Annapolis Cemetery .
May 12, 2011
Fred P. Morss, 76 years old of Lodi, MO, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center .
He was born Monday, September 3, 1934 in Lodi, Missouri, Son of the late Pearl Morss and the late Nina Usery.
He worked as a self-employed logger .
Surviving are son, Fred “Gene” (Shelly) Morss of Neelyville, MO, daughter, Regina Keele of Silva, MO, three sisters, Ida Mae Evans of Lodi, MO, Virgie Baily of Lodi, MO, and Freda Barrett of Michigan, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchlidren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Billheimer, two brothers, Mike Morss and Charles Morss and two sisters Evelyn McAllister and Beatrice Russell.
Friends will be received for visitation on Sunday from 6:00-9:00 P.M. at the at Ruegg Funeral Home, in Piedmont, MO.
Services will be held at Ruegg Funeral Home, Monday, May 16, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mike Green officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery, .
May 10, 2011
Helen Jean Zwyghuizen, 92 years old of Missionary Acres in Silva, MO passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in St. Louis, MO. She was born July 14, 1918 to the late Raymond Moose and the late Myrtle Butler, in Hayfield, MN. She attended and graduated High School at Alexandria High School in 1936. She attended many Bible Schools and Seminary courses inculding Oklahoma University and Yale University, ultimately obtaining her bachelor degree from Cedarville College in 1968. She began her life work as a missionary in 1948, first in Kwelin, China and Chengtu, China, Djakarta, Indonesia, Canada, Gowanda, NY, and Cleveland, Ohio, until her retirement in 1986. She then moved to Patterson, MO, where she taught at the Mountai Park Baptist Academy, from 1989 to 2002. She was united in marriage to HIlbert Zwyghuizen on May 12, 1995 who preceded in death in 2004. she is survived by 5 step-children, Janet Epley, Judith Barrier, David Zwyghuizen, Donald Zwyghuizen, Dale Zwyghuizen, one sister Esther Hansen, one brothers, Glenn Joe Moose , 14 step-grandchildren and 12 step-greatgrandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, May 16, 2011 at Evangel Baptist Church, Missionary Acres, Silva, MO, beginning at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the church as well. Interment will be at Stephen, MN.
May 10, 2011
Lewis A. “Butch” Jerome, 63 years of age, passed away on May 10, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born November 13, 1947 in East St. Louis, IL to the late Daniel F. Jerome and the late Jean Higginbotham. He was united in marriage to Sheila Ann Wyatt in July, 1998, who survives of the home. He is also survived by five sisters, Dolores Street, of St. Louis, MO, Karen (Ron) Haas of Colorado, Judy (Bob) Workman of Colorado, Sherry Green of Poplar Bluff, MO and Mortina (Bill) Williams of Patterson,MO, one step-son, Zach (Lisa) Jones, of Wentzville, MO nieces, Toni Riggs of Colorado, Cindy (John) Kauffmann of HIllsboro, MO, Jennifer (Jake) Ottinger of Greenville, TENN, Nikki (Matt) Lueddecke of Peoria, Ill, and nephews, Kevin ( Beth) McCoy, of Potosi, MO, Ted (Dawn) Hultberg of Potosi, MO, and Jason (Sandy) Haas of Windsor, Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel, in 1933 and mother, Jean in 2008 and sister, Jeanette in 2003, and father-in-law James Wyatt in 2001.
Butch had previously lived in Colorado and England. Butch served in the Army in VietNam from 1967 to 1969. He had a zest for life and was always known for his sense of humor. Butch loved to deer hunt and sometimes even shot one! He was an avid golfer and card player.
May 8, 2011
Mary R. Jones passed from this life on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Benchmark Healthcare LLC, of Greenville, MO. She was born July 14, 1920 in Kime, MO, daughter of George and Anna (Meloy) Berry. She Married Corprew Jones March 3, 1939, who preceded her in death in 1995. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Jones, and two brothers, Dellus Berry and Willis Berry, and two sisters, Audrey Deering and Wilma Winhoven.
Mary is survived by daughter Joan (Paul) Bridges of Silva, and son Jim (Barbara) Jones of Creve Coeur, MO, Granddaughters Paula Jennewein of Silva, Pam Green of Piedmont, Pat Lane of Silva, and Jeannie Davis of Poplar Bluff, Grandsons Jim Jones of Greenville and Joe Jones of Springfield, 17 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy Stevens of Greenville, Lela Jones of Woodriver, ILL, and Joan Gerstner of Eolia, MO and many other family members and friends.
May was converted and baptized at a young age at Union Grove (Camp Baptist Church and was a longtime member of Grace United Methodist Church in Greenville. She was a 50-plus year member and Past Worthy Matron of Greenville Order of Eastern Star #337.
May 4, 2011
Mary R. Reyes-Hampton, at the age of 84, passed away Wednesday, May 4th, 2011, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO.
She was born January 7th, 1927, in Piedmont, Missouri to the late George Lee McAllister and the late Ora Mae (Bartch) McAllister.
Mary graduated from Clearwater High School in 1945, at Piedmont, MO. Mary professed her faith in God at 18 years of age. She then went to St. Louis, MO and worked until she met and married Ernesto Reyes from Las Cruces, New Mexico, on January 7, 1947. To this union, one son was born, the late Cleve Allen Reyes. He was born on May 27, 1950. On February 13, 1985 Ernesto passed away.
Mary then spent the next four and half years helping her friends and neighbors in their time of need and visiting the elderly.
On October 2nd, 1989 she married Ronald R. Hampton of Doniphan, MO, and he survives of the home.
She is also survived by one daughter -in- law, Joannie Reyes, of Piedmont, MO. two step daughters Sheila Gurney of Doniphan, MO, and Amy (Chuck) Conklin of Chandler, Texas. Also surviving are 8 grand children, Shane Reyes, Shelly (Andy) Gayle, both of Piedmont, MO, Cortney Ruble, Jordan Bien, Cadin Corklin, all of Texas. David R. Gurney, Patricia Gurney, and Samantha Gurney, all of Doniphan, MO. Four Great-grandchildren, Darrian, Drew and Emily Gayle, of Piedmont, MO, and Sophia Wilson. A host of brother and sister in laws and nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents , first husband, one son , three brothers, Carl, Lenis and Lawrence McAllister and two sisters Margie Healy , and Marie Hunter.
In Mary’s later years she attended Oak Grove Church of God in Doniphan, MO, as long as her health permitted her to go.
Services for Mary were held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel, Piedmont, MO, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Brother Jack Ruble officiated the ceremonies. Interment was at Peach Tree Cemetery, Rural Piedmont, MO. Pallbearers were Mike Ross, Andy Gayle, Gary Ross, Al Coleman, Shane Reyes, Mike Ruble, and Mike Ruble, Sr.
April 30, 2011
Faithelyn Brooke Wren, born Saturday, April 30,2011, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Chelsey (Eads) Wren and Shannon Wren, of Greenville, MO.
Faithelyn is survived by her parents, two brothers Thurston and Laine Wren, both of the home. Grandparents, Shannon L. & Larrisa Wren of Greenville, MO, Teresa Eads of Greenville, MO, Roy Green of Greenville, MO. Great-Grandparents, Linda & Terry King of Greenville, MO, Cleste Ledwidge of St.Louis, MO, Linda Byrd of Greenville, MO, Larry & Pat Burchard of Greenville, MO, Joyce Warrick of Silva, MO, Barbara Wren, Greenville, MO, Great-Great-Grandparents Leslie Burchard of Greenville, MO and Wilma Jennings of Dexter, MO. A host of Aunts & Uncles Katlin Eads, Pace Wren, Rosie Goebel, Billy Green, and Matt Wren.
Faithelyn was preceded in death by her grandmother, Kimberly Wren, two great-grandfathers, Ray Warrick and Howard Wren, and one Great-Great-grandmother Stella Burchard.
Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2011 beginning at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services to follow at Ruegg Funeral Home of Greenville, MO, at 2:00pm.m. Interment will be at New Prospect Cemetery, Silva, MO.
April 27, 2011
Wayne Deckard, 66 of Patterson, MO. passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Wayne was born Tuesday, July 4, 1944, in St. Louis. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith.
His hobbies were fishing, fish fries, deer hunting even though he never got a deer, watching old westerns and Cardinal baseball games. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing and was very witty. He was a member of the Painters Union for 45 years and a member of the Elks.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter W. Deckard; one son David Deckard; and one grandaughter, Ashton Deckard.
Survivors include Rita Williams life companion of 20 years, his mother, Dorothy Deckard of Patterson, MO; one son, Kevin Deckard of Fenton, MO; two brothers, Jerry Deckard and John (Richelle) Deckard both of Patterson, MO; four sisters, Connie (Bob) Crum, of Piedmont, MO; Joyce (Raymond) Banks of Dittmer, MO; Charlotte (Tom) Ziegler of Fenton, MO; Sharon Deckard of Patterson, MO; three grandsons, Brian Deckard of San Diego, Calif., Josh Deckard of Knoxville, Tenn., and Justin Deckard of Fenton, MO; on grandaughter, Ashley Deckard; five great-grandchildren, Halee , Ashlee and Landon, Logan and Matthew.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. The Pastor Ed Rhodes officiated the services. Interment was at Montgomery Chapel Cemetery, Silva, MO. The Pallbearers were Brian Deckard, Josh Deckard, Kevin Deckard, Billy Ziegler, Justin Deckard, Michael Westmoreland and Alternate was Tom Ziegler.