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Mable McKay

April 23, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Ms. Mable McKay completed her life journey on Friday April 23, 2021 at Jefferson City Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 29, 1954 in Jefferson City, Missouri. 

 

Mable attended and graduated from Lincoln Lab High School in Jefferson City. She was a faithful member of One in Christ Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing, cooking, watching old fashioned movies and always willing to help others. Mable will be remembered as being loving and caring by her friends and family. 

 

She leaves to cherish her life and memory with much love and celebration her children: Lisa McKay and Brenda McKay of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Rickey Jackson, Brendan (Jaima) McKay, LaShana Webb, Jefferson LaWane Webb, Ronnie Adams, Koran Adams, Qur’an Adams Bel, Jerry Johnson, Jervon Johnson, Myrrah Johnson; great-grandchildren: Jakairah Cole, Jazyruh Cole, Jamiyah Cole, Brooklyn McKay, Jailah McKay, Janelle Rogers, Athena Webb, Arayah Webb, Machias Webb, Thara Adams, Zayda Adams, Kyson Johnson, Lloyd Kidd. She was blessed with extended family: Bishop James A. Howard Jr., Mark Hayes, Rod White; cousins: KC Hayes, Mary Howard, Jefferey Zigler, Kim Ziegler-White, Randy Parker, and a host of other cousins, family and friends. 

 

Funeral Services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday May 15, 2021 at One In Christ Baptist Church - 900 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. Interment will immediately follow at Longview Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. 


Arrangements for Ms. McKay are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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William Ray McCoy

April 25, 2021 Centertown, Missouri

William Ray McCoy, 70, of Centertown, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021, at his home.

 

Ray was born January 29, 1951, on McCoy Mountain in Russell County, Virginia, the son of late Luther Turner and Alma McCoy.

 

In 1969, he graduated high school from Boys Town and was accepted into Yale University for a degree in mathematics.  Ray was a jack of all trades.  He was an avid lover of the game of billiards.  He started Show-Me State Billiards Company.  After a 25 year career at Von Hoffman Press in Jefferson City and owning & operating McCoy Submersible Pumps, he opened McCoy’s Bar & Grill so that he could pursue his passion for billiards.  Ray and the pool team won many state and national titles.  He enjoyed showing his kids, grandkids, friends and countless others his trick shots and the math skill behind the sport.  He enjoyed his time with his fur-babies playing with them and sleeping with them.

 

Surviving are his children: Julie (Fred) Moore, Tonya (Josh) McCoy, James (Chera) McCoy, Helen (Brian) Jaco, and Francis (Jaime) McCoy; sister: Mary Buchanan; brothers: Luther (Sandy) Welch, Carter “Jimmy” McCoy, and Willie Mace; 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  Also we do not want to forget his fur-babies: Sassy, Mikko and Ginger.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved granddaughter: Ocean McCoy and grandson: Konnor McCoy; his brother: Marshall McCoy; as well as his fur-babies: TJ, Jazzie and others through his lifetime.

 

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 30th in the Meriwether Room at TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


Arrangements for Mr. McCoy are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 636-2424. 

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Kenneth D. Weston

April 18, 2021 Fulton, Missouri

Kenneth Donald Weston, 75, of Fulton passed away Sunday April 18, 2021 at his home. He was born September 22, 1945 in Park Hills, Missouri. 

 

Kenneth served in the United States Navy for over 28 years spending time in both Vietnam and Korea. He was also employed with the State of Missouri for over 20 years from which he retired. 

 

He is survived by one daughter: Brandee Pierce (Rex) of Fulton; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one son: J.D. Young and his loving wife: Waynese Weston in 1989. 

 

A Memorial Service with Military Honors conducted by the United States Navy Funeral Honors Team will be private for the family. 


Arrangements for Mr. Weston are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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Kieran C. Reid

April 18, 2021 Holts Summit, Missouri

Kieran Christopher Reid, 88, of Holts Summit passed away Sunday April 18, 2021. He was born December 24, 1932 in Kilmacow, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland a son of the late Michael and Margaret “Reddy” Reade. 

 

Mr. Reid was an entrepreneur and made a successful life in sales of various items and services. He was well known for having a conversation with anyone at any time. He made a host of friends over the years and will be remembered and missed by all who know he is “Keeping them busy at St. Peters Gate”. 

 

He is survived by one daughter: Colleen M. Reid of Holts Summit; one son: Tim C. Reid of Glendale, CA; one granddaughter: Cailee L. Mellen. He was preceded in death by two sons: Brian Reid and Michael Reid; and his loving wife: Deirdre Mary “Jewell” Reid. 

 

Mr. Reid will be taken home to Ireland and interment will be private for the family. 


Arrangements for Mr. Reid are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 636-2424

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Eduardo R. Gomez

April 18, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Eduardo (Eddie) Reyes Gomez, 64, of Jefferson City passed away April 18, 2021 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1956 to the late Jesus and Lucy Gomez. 

 

He is survived by the mother of his children: Kelly; four sons: Stewart, Frank, Michael, and Chris; three brothers: Frank, Jesse, John; two sisters: Esther, Marilyn; numerous grandchildren. He is preceded in death by two brothers: George, Rick; one sister: Rosie

 

Private family services will be conducted at a later date. 


Arrangements for Mr. Gomez are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 636-2424

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Dennis A. White Sr.

April 15, 2021 Mokane, Missouri

Dennis Alvin White Sr., 66, of Mokane passed away Thursday April 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 6, 1955 in Hillsboro, IL., a son of the late Clarence W. and Dorothy A. (Ziska) White. 

 

He is survived by his wife: Debby of the home; four sons: Michael White, Ryan White, Dennis White Jr., and Nathan White. 

 

Burial will be private for the family at Sunny Side Cemetery in Sorento, IL. 



Arrangements for Mr. White are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 636-2424

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Gary D. Carlos

April 12, 2021 Tebbetts, Missouri

Mr. Gary Duaine Carlos, 83, of Tebbetts (formerly of Hallsville) passed away Monday April 12, 2021 peacefully at the home of his children surrounded by his loved ones. He was born November 10, 1937 in Columbia, Missouri to Henry Lee and Mae Ella (Watson) Carlos. On November 17, 1956 he was married to Judy Gail Carlos and they had two children: Lisa Renee and Stacy Lee Carlos. On April 21, 1985 he was united in marriage to Delores Carlos, which enriched his family circle with a multitude of grandchildren to enjoy. 

 

Gary served in the United States Army Engineering. He joined Carpenters Local #1925 on June 10, 1955 and was honored to receive an award celebrating his 65th anniversary with the local. Gary loved to travel and enjoyed fishing as well as spending time with his family and friends at Truman Lake. 

 

Gary is survived by his wife: Delores of the home; sisters Delores Brunstrom, Jackie Coleman, Glenda Martin, all of Columbia; daughter: Lisa; son: Stacy of Tebbetts; grandchildren: Nichole Marlett, Ashley (Stephen) Parshall, Dean Hathman, Derek (Cass) Drennan, Nicole (Devin) Block, Leah (Justin) Bolten, Nathaniel Drennan, Tonya Halderman; great-grandchildren: Ryleigh and Kenleigh Marlett, Will, Henry, and Charlie Parshall, Wyatt and Wesley Hathman, Payten, Bentley and Corbyn Drennan, Aniston, Laethen and Griffin Block, Harley, Cain and Haven Bolten, Austin and Kirrah Drennan, Dillon and Dina Halderman; three great-great grandchildren: Vivianne and Gunner Halderman, Jayden Drennan; as well as a large extended family and more friends than you can shake a stick at. 

 

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Marilyn Baker. 

 

The family wishes to Thank the professionals at Goldschmidt Cancer Center and Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital for their care throughout his illness, and to the special professionals of Compassus for their caring compassion during his final weeks. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City. 

 

A Celebration of Gary’s Life will be conducted at a future date. 


Arrangements for Mr. Carlos are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101 (573) 636-2424

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David L. Rinehart

March 29, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

David Lee Rinehart, 66, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday March 29, 2021. He was born August 1, 1954 a son of the late Fredrick and Viola I. (Snider) Rinehart-Yeakle. 

 

David served his country in the United States Army. He was employed in the construction industry for many years. 

 

He is survived by his children: Christina Rinehart of Jefferson City, Joshua Rinehart of Jefferson City, Rebecca Rinehart of Jefferson City, Wendy Forsythe of Versailles, Kimberly (Jordan) of Belle, Jerry Alden of Columbia; thirteen grandchildren; one great grandchild. 

 

Interment was April 7, 2021 in Versailles Cemetery with full Military Honors. 


Arrangements for Mr. Rinehart are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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David E. Schwendemann

February 8, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

 

Mr. David E. Schwendemann, 72, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, due to complications from an accident.

 

David was an instructor at Jefferson City Public Schools, State Fair Community College and Lincoln University. Mr. Schwendemann was a true believer in our savior: Jesus Christ; and was himself a Christian Minister.

 

Private interment took place in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with Rev. Jerry Baysinger officiating. In lieu of flowers, plants, or food, the family asks that you do a random act of kindness for someone.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101. (573) 636-2424

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Dr. Richard F. Emslander

December 10, 2020 - Jefferson City, Missouri

Dr. Richard Franz Emslander passed away peacefully at home in Jefferson City, MO with his daughter Hildegard and son in-law Michael at his side on Thursday December 10, 2020, at the age of 93 years. He had just finished drinking his iced coffee, enjoying the sunset and watching the Christmas lights. 

 

 Richard was born on November 2, 1927 in Augsburg Germany, as the eldest of seven children to Richard and Anni Emslander. He grew up in Eichstätt, a small town in the beautiful Altmühl valley in Bavaria, Germany where he attended the local high school. Growing up he often helped his father in the family owned Hofmühl brewery. At age 15, he was drafted into the German home guard. While biking to deliver messages, Richard witnessed both towns on his route bombed, and he lost most of his high school class that day. At the end of the war, after a short period as an American prisoner of war, he was dismissed and allowed to walk the 18 miles to his home. Soon after the war’s end he was supplying beer and schnapps to the American soldiers, much to their delight. 

 

During this time, he also discovered his love of medicine, and rather than going into the family business, he went to the University of Würzburg medical school, followed by studies in Munich and Paterson, NJ. In Paterson he met Ingeborg Nesseler, ‘the love of his life’ and they were engaged six months later. In 1959, they moved to Rochester, MN where Richard began internal medicine training at the Mayo Clinic and then received an MS in medicine from the University of Minnesota. Inge and Richard were married on January 23, 1960 in Rommerskirchen, Germany and had one daughter, Hildegard Claire Emslander Ryan. They were married 58 years until Inge’s death in 2018.

 

 After his training at the Mayo Clinic he stayed on in the Department of Endocrinology. He practiced 50+ years at Mayo – one of their longest – and received the Mayo Lifetime Achievement Award. He was active in medical education and on the board of the Mayo Stiftung in Germany. His gift with languages, clinical skills and caring bedside manner attracted many international patients by word of mouth, especially from Germany, South America and Indonesia. Richard was the ultimate patient advocate. He frequently conducted pre-visit phone interviews and welcomed traveling patients at the airport or hotel. His grateful patients celebrated his exceptional care by generous donations to fully fund two Mayo research fellowships and a professorship in his name. 

  

Richard was a beloved doctor, but he was also a beloved husband, Vati, Papa, and Opa. He was very sociable, and when not engaging with the person next to him, he was on the phone with friends, family or patients. His great passion was travel which was always linked to visiting friends all over the world. He loved to “cook” for his family by taking them out to dinner. He had an undeniable sweet tooth and loved eating glazed donuts, bread with honey and vanilla ice cream with his grandkids. He was always excited to go to a party of any kind and kept a chilled bottle of champagne and, of course, beer ready for any celebration. A true Bavarian, he loved potatoes and gravy and always announced “it’s gin and tonic time” before dinner.

  

Richard was an active member of St John’s parish in Rochester until he moved to Jefferson City where he attended St Peter's Catholic Church.

 

He is survived by his brother Rudolf Emslander (Elizabeth Emslander), his sister Lissy Glöck (Dieter Glöck), daughter, Hildegard Emslander Ryan MD (Michael Ryan MD) of Jefferson City and his grandchildren, Thomas, Claire, Camilla and Nicholas Ryan. He was preceded in death by his wife Ingeborg Emslander MD, 4 brothers; Willibald Emslander, Franz Emslander (Inge Emslander), Heribert Emslander (Helga Emslander) and one sister Gertrud Höfter (Kurt Höfter). 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Mayo Foundation: https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be private for the family conducted at St Peter's Catholic Church. A celebration of Dr. Emslander's life will be held when Coronavirus has subsided.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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Yu Hsin Chen

December 29, 2020 - Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Yu Hsin Chen, 63, of Jefferson City passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Capital Region Medical Center. 

A private family memorial will be conducted at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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GARY W. MIDYETT

November 20, 2020 - Versailles, Missouri

Mr. Gary W. Midyett, 69, of Versailles passed away Friday November 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 30, 1951 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Verdun and Ingeborg (Glasser) Midyett. 

 

He was united in marriage on March 8, 1997 to Mitzi Herd who survives at their home. 

Gary was employed for many years with General Motors in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

He is survived by his wife: Mitzi; and one daughter: Sterling Midyett of the home. 

 

A private family memorial will be conducted at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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LAURA R. SNELLEN-CROCKER

November 15, 2020 - St. Martins, Missouri

Laura Raelene Snellen-Crocker, 48, of St. Martins passed away Sunday November 15, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 28, 1972 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, a daughter of Larry Ray and Patricia (Barrett) Snellen. She was united in marriage on September 21, 1996 to David Crocker who survives at their home. 

 

She was a 1990 Graduate of Jefferson City High School. She was employed with Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

 

Laura held a strong Christian faith. She will be remembered for making many relationships and always willing to help those she knew; she was limited in her mobility in recent years which led her to making many special friendships on social media.She enjoyed online games, word games, music, dancing, and loved living life in general making each moment count. 

 

 Laura is survived by her mother: Patricia Snellen of Jefferson City; husband: David Crocker of the home; father and mother in law: Gary and Barbara Crocker of Russellville; one sister: Christine Sublette (David) of Jefferson City; brother: Troy Snellen (Greg Nelson) of Columbia, twin brother: Jason Snellen (Tara) of Jefferson City; three nieces; three nephews; one great niece; two great nephews; one uncle: Charles Barrett; one aunt: Deborah Barrett; her beloved pets: Chance, Shyla, Kokomo, and Elsie. A special mention to Shayna Sinor,a niece who was raised with Laura like a sister who helped care for her in recent times.

 

She is preceded in death by her father: Larry Snellen; one uncle: Marvin Barrett; one aunt: Carolyn Cliburn; one great nephew: Joshua Sinor. 

 

Laura was compassionate, and loved her family deeply. She will be missed tremendously.  

 

A Celebration of Laura’s life will be conducted in the Spring of 2021.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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Barbara "Barbi" I. Wicks

November 14, 2020 - Slocomb, Alabama

Barbara “Barbi” Irene Wicks, 65, of Slocomb, Alabama; formerly Jefferson City, passed away Saturday November 14, 2020 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama with her family by her side. She was born November 8, 1955 in Arvada, Colorado a daughter of the late Lee Daniels and Barbara Irene (Reasoner) Caster. 

 

She was a graduate from Merrell University and practiced as a licensed cosmetologist for many years.  

 

Barbi enjoyed playing Bingo, collecting anything with elephants, cooking, spending time with her family, and most of all treasured her grandchildren and the time she had with them. 

 

She is survived by two sons: Shane Wicks (Dee) of Jefferson City, MO., Justin Wicks (Hanna) of Norman, OK; five grandchildren: Marcy, Jude, Rylenne, Leah, Gavin; one brother: Rick Daniels of Denver, CO; three sisters: Linda Keck of Denver, CO., Rhonda Escabedo of Snyder, TX., Debbie Lile of Pueblo, CO. 


 

A private family memorial is planned for a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America 

 

Arrangements are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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