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Edith D. Robbins

June 17, 2022    Fulton, Missouri

Edith “Lolly” Dolores Robbins, 82, of New Bloomfield, MO, died peacefully after her battle with leukemia, surrounded by the love of her children and grandchildren. Lolly was born September 21, 1939 in Watson, MO to Ernest and Mildred (Bemberger) McDonald. 

 

Lolly retired from the Callaway County Assessor’s Office.  She loved her animals, feeding the birds, and sitting on her front porch with her neighbors.

 

She is survived by her children: Lyla (Shelly) Robbins of Fulton, MO., Chris Loge of Sturgeon, MO., Jennifer Whittington of Fulton, MO.,  David (Roseanne) Rufenacht of Orange Park, F.L, Kelly Vaughan of Biloxi, MS., Eric Robbins of Fulton, MO.; eight grandchildren: Jason Potts, Shauna  Magrath, Will Whittington, Ian Whittington, Ryan Oberlag, Michael Vaughan, Erika Robbins, Dillon Robbins; three great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved brother, Gary McDonald, and her son, Richard Robbins.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to all of the hospice nurses at Compassus for the excellent care and friendship.

Per Lolly’s wishes, a service will not be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Callaway Hills Animal Shelter.


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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Barry S. Nelson

May 26, 2022     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Barry Steven Nelson, 64, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022. He was born December 14, 1957 in Vienna, Missouri, a son of the late Avery and Irene Breeden Nelson. He was a 1975 graduate of Vienna High School. 

 

Barry is survived by one son: Andy Nelson (Kaley) of Ft. Collins, CO; one brother: Mike Nelson (Cheri) of Vienna; three sisters: Donna Brown of Kansas City; Carol Lewter (Dallas) of Edmond, OK; and Peggy Salmons of Jefferson City; two nephews: Matt Nelson and Ben Nelson; and two nieces: Sarah Garraoui and Rachel Salmons.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers-in-law, Arnold Brown and Richard Salmons; and one niece, Jessica Stauffer. 

 

Barry was a lifelong carpenter, working on many projects throughout Central Missouri during his career. He loved learning about the world by reading books from the library and watching PBS. He cared about and helped the downtrodden, volunteering his time and expertise to Habitat for Humanity. He loved listening to music and playing vinyl records, often visiting the local record shop with his son Andy. He was goofy and fun, always telling jokes, making puns, and rhyming. He held a deep appreciation and love for nature, conservation, and the Ozarks. He spent many days boating on the Gasconade River, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, or simply tending to his lawn, leaves, and trees. He is greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

A Memorial Service for Barry will be held at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy in Barry’s honor and memory may be made to: River City Habitat for Humanity, 1420 Creek Trail Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109. 

Arrangements are for Mr. Nelson 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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Christine "Chris" K. Cure

May 19, 2022     Jefferson City, Missouri

Christine “Chris” Kay Cure, 60, of Jefferson City, was given her angel wings and welcomed to heaven Thursday, May 19, 2022 at her home. She was born March 23, 1962 in Lexington, MO., a daughter of the late Robert Bafford and Betty Lou Toops. She was a graduate of Marshall High School. 

 

On August 30, 2008 she was united in marriage to William D. Cure II who survives at their home. 

 

Chris was the Manager of Discount Smoke Shop for many years. She enjoyed fishing and loved music.

 

In addition to her loving husband of 14 years, Bill, she is survived by children: Kayla Martel, Andrea Millard (Chris Jones), Andrew Cure; grandchildren: Gavin Martel, Aidan Martel, Mason White, Ruby Cure, Avery Cure, Maddison Cure; twin sister: Kathleen Gray; brothers: Bobby Bafford, Kent Clark; niece: Kwincy Gray; nephew: Malcolm Gray; as well as her beloved cats: Ivy and Callie. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Robert and Betty Lou; as well as Father and Mother in-law: William Donald and Dorothy Cure. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.  

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Cure 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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Urice G. Quinn

May 18, 2022    Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Urice G. Quinn, 56, of Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at his home. He was born March 31, 1966 at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Missouri a son of Kenneth Mitchell and Jeanetta “Payne” Quinn. 

 

Urice is survived by his father: Kenneth Mitchell of Sedalia, two daughters: Reshia Porter, Dazha White; three sisters: Vetress Watkins (Melvin) of Liberty, Dieron Coppedge of Jefferson City, Dareen Quinn of Independence; two brothers: Cadaro Quinn of Belleville, IL., Carlazer Quinn (Regina) of Sedalia. He was preceded in death by his mother: Jeanetta Quinn. 

 

Memorial services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Bibleway Community Church in Jefferson City. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at PO Box 105736 Jefferson City, MO 65110. 


Arrangements for Mr. Quinn 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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Sandra Lee Owens

May 16, 2022    Jefferson City, Missouri

Sandra Lee Owens, 73, of Jefferson City passed away peacefully Monday, May 16, 2022 at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 15, 1948 in Alton, IL., a daughter of Frank W. Owens and Audrey A. "Van Scriver" Huddleson. She was united in marriage on July 5, 1995 to Mary Cunningham who survives at their home.

Sandy held a Masters Degree in social work from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and proudly completed undergraduate work at University of Missouri Rolla.

She was employed as a caseworker for New Jersey Social Services early in her career. She later retired from Missouri Dept. of Economic Development after many years. Sandy was committed to the care of those living with HIV/AIDS taking a leading role in founding the organization; Mid Missouri Aids Project. She was most proud of spearheading the swimming marathon to raise money for this organization.

 

Sandy had multiple interests throughout her life.  In college she was an a spelunker and even aided with the rescue of people from caves. In her years of caving, she also liked to camp and canoe.  Over the years, Sandy was an avid cyclist and swimmer.  She participated in several triathlons and the Missouri Show-Me Games. All of her life Sandy cared for nature and had a special love for birds.

Sandy is survived by her loving spouse: Mary; her mother: Audrey A. Huddleson of Jefferson City; one sister: Patricia A. Owens of Jefferson City; and numerous in-laws and friends. She was preceded in death by her late father, Frank W. Owens.

Per the wishes of Sandy, no services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Audubon Society or National Wildlife Fund.

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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Larry Paul Robinett

April 28, 2022    Jefferson City, Missouri

Larry Paul Robinett, 59, Jefferson City, peacefully went to be with Jesus early morning Thursday, April 28, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family, after battling cancer. He was born April 24, 1963 in Dearborn, Michigan; a son of the late Paul Wesley and Ernestine Robinett. He was a graduate from Ohio Hi-Point JVS in Bellefontaine, Ohio. On October 11, 1992 he was united in marriage to Lesa Ann Fitzsimmons in Jefferson City. He was a member of Elston Baptist Church. 

 

Larry worked many years in the Jefferson City area providing Home Health Care to many clients. He truly loved every single one of them and was an exceptional care provider. He enjoyed fishing, family and friends gatherings, cooking out and football.

 

In addition to his loving wife of nearly 30 years: Lesa Ann; he is survived by children: Amber (Gordon) Gray, Helen (Caleb) Stockman, Cole Wesley Robinett, Albert Dale (Chloe) Robinett; grandchildren: Katie Gray, Austin Stockman, Logan Stockman; one sister: Paula (Ken) Snyder of Mountain City, TN.; one brother: Dennis Robinett of Wapkoneta, OH.; brother in-law: Jim Fitzsimmons of Holts Summit, MO.; mother in-law: Barbara Lesa Robinson; best friend: Jerry Rogers; numerous nieces and nephews as well as his treasured canine friends: Maggie and Pous. 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Paul and Ernestine; father in-law: Jimmie Dale Fitzsimmons. 

Visitation will be held 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2022 at Old Paths Baptist Church, 1106 St. Mary’s Blvd. Jefferson City, Missouri 65109. Memorial Services will directly follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church with Bro. Verlyn Burgen officiating. 

Larry’s request was for “casual wear” during the services on July 23rd. 

In lieu of flowers; expressions of sympathy may be made to Lesa Robinett: 1617 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City, Mo., 65101, to help defray the many major expenses that have incurred. 


Arrangements for Mr. Robinett 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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George E. Raley

April 18, 2022  Mokane, Missouri 

George Edward Raley, age 76, of Mokane, Missouri departed this life, at home, early on April 18, 2022 after a long illness. George was born, at home, in Dixon, Missouri on March 3, 1946. His parents lived “in town” for a few years until his father found a large rural property in the Dixon area around 1950.

 

George attended public school in Dixon, Missouri where he met his future wife, Nancy, graduating from Dixon High School in 1964. Upon graduation, he went to work for the Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, Missouri and worked there until his retirement in 2003. He earned an Associate degree in metal working in 1989 and created several artistic knives in the interim. 

He married Nancy L. Raley (née Luten) on July 10, 1965 and from this union were born 2 boys, Morgan and Michael Raley.

George enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and any other outdoor activity. He loved to go prospecting with his metal detector, finding treasures in the earth. He was a firearms enthusiast and avid animal lover, especially his two Australian Border Shepherds, Lady J and Buddy. George was active in conservation and nature and loved to putter with woodworking. He never met an engine he couldn’t conquer. Early on, he did a bit of amateur racing with his 1965 Mustang and won most of his competitions. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and Gold Prospectors of America. George had a gentle soul and could tell tall tales of his life and adventures to anyone who would listen. He had a curiosity about the world around him and could argue politics with the best of them. 

George was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Bryan and Emily Elizabeth (née Admire) Raley, a brother, Ray Warren Raley of San Antonio, TX, two sisters, Joan McDonald (née Sneed) of Ballwin, MO and Doris Jean Conner (née Sneed) of Dixon.  He is survived by his family consisting of Nancy Raley, his spouse of 56 years; son, Morgan Edward Raley and his wife Jennifer L.  Raley (née Brown), of Raleigh, NC; son Michael Warren Raley of Mokane, MO; grandchildren, Kirsten D. Raley of Austin, TX (daughter of Morgan and Jennifer), Hannah J, Joseph E. and Andrew M. Raley of Jefferson City, MO (children of Michael with Jill Raley (née Lowrey)); Sisters Helen Kuhns (née Raley) of Daphne, AL, Carolyn Nelson (née Raley) of Bolivar, MO, Katherine Shelley (née Raley) of Imperial, MO; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, kin and friends. 

A private family memorial will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements for Mr. Raley 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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Kathy R. West

April 13, 2022   Meta, Missouri

Kathy R. West, 59, of Meta, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 29, 1962 in Summersville, Missouri a daughter of the late Avery Kirkman and Ann “Beasley” Hodge. 

 

She was employed for many years in Early Childhood Education serving regionally in south central Missouri. 

 

Kathy is survived by one son: Jason West (Emily) of Meta; one grand-daughter: Haven Cape; two brothers: Steve Hodge of Steelville, Bobby DeWitt of St. James; one sister: Debbie DeWitt of Columbia. She was preceded in death by one daughter: Lacey West in 2001. 

 

A private family gathering will be held at a later date in Steelville, Missouri. 


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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James L. Palmeri

April 11, 2022   Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. James L. Palmeri, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022, at the Brunswick Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, a Veterans Administration locale in rural Missouri. 

He was born March 2, 1940, in Ironwood (Mich.), son of the late Louis and Ann (Buckner) Palmeri. He graduated from Iron River (Mich.) High School in 1958, having served as senior class president. He then displayed leadership in the United States Air Force from 1958-1962. Having served his country honorably, he chose in 1963 to pursue his collegiate studies in his home region of Marquette, Mich. He completed that mission in 1967 by graduating from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

James married Catherine Ann Stasaski on Aug. 15, 1959, at the Assumption Church in Iron River. The couple moved downstate in 1967 to Grand Rapids when James went to work for the State of Michigan. He remained with the Michigan Employment Security Commission until 1985 when he became Director of Job Placement for Grand Rapids Junior College. He remained in that position until he retired in May 2009.

His most significant goodwill effort came in 1989 when he and Catherine served as co-chairs for Festa Italiana in Grand Rapids. He led an event expansion from Monroe Mall to Calder Plaza as the festival broke all previous records for crowds and revenues. Proceeds went to three local charities.

His main hobby was golfing. He also was a Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his brother, Rick, of Jacksonville, Fla.; his son, Allen (Susan) Palmeri of Jefferson City; his son, Mark (Michelle) Palmeri of Franklin, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Amy, Asa, David and Sophia of Jefferson City and Andrew, Sky and Erica of Franklin; and one great-grandchild, Ashlynd, of Franklin.

He was preceded in death in 2020 by his wife of 60 years, Catherine, and his parents, Louis and Ann.

Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, 2022 at Resthaven Cemetery; Iron River, MI., with Rev. Jose Cherian to officiate.  The West Side Veterans will accord Military Rites. 

Arrangements for Mr. Palmeri 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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Dianna L. Mason

March 31, 2022  Gravois Mills, Missouri

Mrs. Dianna L. Mason, 76, of Gravois Mills, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. She was born November 30, 1945 in Laporte, Indiana a daughter of the late Fred and June (Reed) Salyer. She was a 1963 graduate of Kouts High School.

 

On December 14, 1963 she was united in marriage to Harry Mason who survives at their home. 

 

She had the best sense of humor, was an excellent caregiver to many, and worked alongside Harry for over 37 years in their business: Valpariso Small Motors. 

 

In addition to her husband of over 58 years; she is survived by two brothers: Harold Salyer (Sharon) of Kouts, IN., Scott Salyer (Vickey) of Kouts, IN.; nieces and nephews.  

Graveside services will be conducted privately in Kouts Lutheran Cemetery in Kouts, Indiana. 

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Mason 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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Pamela Kay Wheeler

March 5, 2022 Jefferson City, Missouri

Pamela K. Wheeler, 68, of Jefferson City, Mo, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at home with family by her side.

 

Pam was born on July 18, 1953 in Jefferson City, the daughter of the late Gene and Vivia Lee (Briant) Wheeler.  Pam was a 1971 graduate of Jefferson City High School and in 1991 she received her Associate of Computer Science Degree from Lincoln University.  Pam retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections in 2006 after several years of dedicated service.

 

Pam was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.  She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs football fan.  She enjoyed traveling, warm weather and swimming pools, having lived in Sun City, Arizona for a while .  Pam enjoyed spending time with friends, playing Bunco, going to karaoke, and was a member of the Elk’s Lodge.  She was creative and enjoyed painting and ceramics. She was known for her generous character and was always willing to help those in need.   Pam was an animal lover who had a special place in  her heart for her dog, Bruno and cats, Alli and Peaches.  Above all, she was a devoted grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed  baking,  painting,  taking them to plays and going to the nature center.  Pam also enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.  Pam’s grandchildren were her heart and soul.

 

Pam is survived by her sons:  Brock Van Loo (Lisa) of Jefferson City, Brad Van Loo (Tara)  of Jefferson City; grandchildren Sailor, Brewer, Brodyn, Cambri, Berkley and Chloe Van Loo; brother Stephen Wheeler (Mary) of Lohman; several nieces and nephews, and many close friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Kim Wheeler.

Visitation will be 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2022 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the church with Fr. Secrist officiating.  

Interment will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.

  

Expressions of Sympathy can be made to Compassus, the Jefferson City Animal Shelter or the American Cancer Society. 

 

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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Lucius "L.G." Parker

January 25, 2022    Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Lucius Gerald “L.G.” Parker, 85, of Jefferson City passed away Tuesday January 25, 2022 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born February 28, 1936 in Otterville, Missouri a son of the late Lucius F. and Mary (Moore) Parker. 

 

Mr. Parker served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. 

 

L.G. grew up in Sweet Springs Missouri working for his family's funeral home: Parker Funeral Home. After the sale of their funeral home he worked in insurance with Bankers Life and before his retirement he was employed with Berlin Wheeler. 

 

He enjoyed socializing with friends and family, fishing, being outdoors, studying American Indian history, cooking, listening to music, and watching movies. He was an avid reader and known for always being there to lend a listening ear and give advice. More than anything; he loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

 

Mr. Parker is survived by three sons: Douglas Parker of Jefferson City, Christopher Parker of Columbia, Andrew Parker of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Zoe, June, Phoebe; one sister: Judy Rood of Hartsburg. He is preceded in death by his parents and wife: Carlene Parker. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Nature Conservancy. 

 

Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery private for the family. 

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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Janet V. Schiller

January 20, 2022    Jefferson City, Missouri

Janet Veronica Schiller, 79, of Jefferson City, MO, died on January 20, 2022 at Villa Marie. She was born March 12, 1942 a daughter of the late Edgar and Helen Benoist. 

 

Janet was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and after starting her family, moved to Jefferson City in 1972, where she raised her sons and began her career with a local insurance agency.  In 1984, she moved to Kansas City, KS, where she lived and worked until retirement.  In 2013, Janet returned to Jefferson City, where she lived her remaining days.

 

Janet enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and spending time with family.  She was an avid bird-watcher, a sports fan, and devout Catholic and member of St. Peter Catholic Church.  

 

She is survived by three sons: Keith Schiller (Christy), Donald Schiller (Mary), David Schiller (Linda); twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister: Geraldine Knobbe. She was preceded in death by her parents: Edgar and Helen; two brothers: Paul and James; three sisters: Rosemary, Shirley, Jacqueline. 

 

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. Paschal Ihediohamma officiating. Burial and a second Mass will be held in early spring in the St. Louis area.  

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Janet's name to the Catholic broadcasting organization: EWTN; by visiting www.ewtn.com 

 

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 Goforth

January 11, 2022   Richland, Missouri

Barbara (Ashcraft) Goforth, age 70, of Richland, MO, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022 surrounded by friends and family. She was born June 3rd 1951 to William Ray Sr. and Lottie Ashcraft in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She met Robert Lee Goforth in North Carolina, and they wed in 1974, going on to have three children in Missouri, Jennifer Lee , Zachariah Preston, Jonathan Houston Goforth.

When Barbara had her children, she decided to dedicate her life to being a fantastic and wonderful mother.  Barbara excelled at propping up  the members of her family and supporting them through the many passions and difficulties of their lives. Whether that was supporting the family  through difficulty or  through their passions, she made it her mission to improve the lives of others. She also worked in the food industry and enjoyed her days serving others.

Barbara was a passionate about crafting and creating art and when she wasn’t filling her home with warmth and kindness, she could be found in her home practicing her hobbies. We will miss her greatly and she will be remembered.

She is survived by her three children and husband.

Memorial Services will be private for the family. 

Arrangements for Mrs. Goforth 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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Joseph C. Petsel

January 1, 2022 Columbia, Missouri

Joseph Charles Petsel, of Columbia, Missouri, a caring uncle, brother, son and dog dad, passed away at the age of 71 on January 1st, at 2:15 am at Boone County Hospital. 

 

He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Coral and Joseph E. Petsel on September, 21, 1950. He is survived by siblings Randy Petsel, Cheryl Williams, Ramona Wayne, and Joe Carrone; and nieces and nephews Kristy Hampton, Jimmie Petsel (daughter Izzy), Rebecca Williams, Randy Dale Petsel (sons Blake and Blane), Jennifer Hicks, Valerie Theberge, Paige Baxter, and Hannah Carrone. 

 

After graduating from Hickman High School, Joe took up photography and loved taking pictures, especially of nature and his dog. 

 

Joe knew many people and all had an experience or memory with him on a river or stream. He was always one to watch while floating with, whether he was trying to spray you with his water gun or helping another family member flip your canoe. He loved his family and spending time with them and telling old stories. More than life itself, he loved his animals who held a very special place in his heart. 

 

Memorial Services will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, January 8th at The Revolution Church on Leslie Ln. in Columbia, MO. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Columbia Humane Society or the animal shelter of donors choice.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Petsel 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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Terry E. Willhite

December 23, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Terry Eugene Willhite, 73, of Jefferson City, passed away December 23, 2021.  He died while doing what he loved, which was jogging.

 

Terry was born August 5, 1948, to Mary Lou Epperson in Kansas City, MO, who preceded him in death.  He was a member of the U.S. Army and spent a year in Vietnam as an Engineer.  He was a programmer and worked for Deluxe Checking printing, and later for Missouri Farm Bureau.  In addition to jogging, Terry spent a lot of time on the golf course.  He loved the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.  In retirement he kept busy with many hobbies, like 3D printing, making funny videos or anything that required tinkering.

 

Terry is survived by his wife, Carol Johansen Willhite; son Nathan Willhite of Austin TX; sister, Julie (Charlie) Winkert of Peculiar MO; stepson, Joe (Shelly) Hoffman of Castlerock CO; stepdaughter Suzee Hoffman Torres, Jefferson City MO; stepson Mathew (Christina) Hoffman, Overland Park KS.  He is also survived by step granddaughters Alyssa Hoffman, Overland Park, KS; Emma Hoffman, Ames IA; Taylor Hoffman, Lenexa KS and Angelina Torres, Overland Park KS.

 

Due to Covid-19 still lingering, a family gathering will take place at a later date.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donors choice. 

 

 We miss you Mr. Wonderful!!


Arrangements for Mr. Willhite 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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Diana Kay Eliuk

December 1, 2021 Fulton, Missouri

Diana Kay Eliuk, 61, of Fulton passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at her home. She was born September 12, 1960 in Kansas City, KS; a daughter of Bill Wiseman and Linda Bushno. She was a 1978 graduate from Harrisonville High School. 

 

Diana served her country in the Air Force and Army Reserves. She also worked for the Marine Corps for several years where she met her husband, Ken, whom she married August 3rd, 1991. She traveled the country as a military wife for many years, living in various locations, before settling in Fulton, MO in 2007. Most recently, Diana was a school bus driver for Fulton Public Schools where she adored working with children. In 2020 Diana achieved her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Columbia College in Columbia, MO.

 

Diana's children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life. She loved her family endlessly and never missed a sporting event or recital for any of her children. The legacy of Diana's caring spirit and sense of humor will live on through them. 

 

She is survived by her six children: Ashley (Ken) Strohm of Queens, NY; Damon Eliuk of Salem, OR; Bethany (Brandon) Hammerstone of Kansas City, MO; Tanner (Clara) Eliuk of Raleigh, NC; Jared Eliuk of Fulton, MO and Aaron Eliuk of Fulton, MO. She is the loving grandmother of three grandsons: Lincoln, Henry and Otis Strohm. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ken Eliuk. She is also survived by her parents, Bill Wiseman and Linda Bushno, as well as her sisters Debbie and Shellie, brothers Bill and Bob, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her beloved Aunt Regina (Jean) Proffitt.

 

A Celebration of Diana’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2022 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home; Kansas City, Kansas. 

 

In lieu of flowers, please consider adopting a family this holiday season or donating to Serve Inc in Fulton, MO.

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Eliuk 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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Sharon R. Kuschel

November 30, 2021 Lohman, Missouri

Sharon Ruth Kuschel, 65, of Lohman, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Villa Marie in Jefferson City. She was born October 30, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri; a daughter of the late Herbert and Irma “Werner” Kuschel. 

 

Sharon attended Hermann Public Schools. Following graduation, she met and married Samuel Dietz. They soon moved to Russellville, Missouri. Sharon enrolled at Lincoln University School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1986. She was employed by all Jefferson City hospitals including: Charles E. Still Hospital, Memorial Community Hospital, and St. Mary’s Health Center. Eventually she accepted a position at the University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. She spent many years working in specialized units until her retirement in 2011. 

 

She was a devoted mother. No child has ever been loved as fiercely as her son: Sam. Sharon was a professional and deeply caring nurse who always went the extra mile in providing care to her patients. Sharon enjoyed collecting cars, she was the epitome of a Motorhead. Her first car was a yellow Camaro and earned the reputation as a speed demon, who was gifted with the ability of avoiding speeding tickets. She loved dogs, particularly Australian Shepherds. 

 

After the passing of her first husband: Sam Dietz; she met and fell in love with Gerald (Jerry) T. Heller. They enjoyed eighteen years together. They were married in 2008 in Jerry’s hospital room by the hospital chaplain. He died shortly after in 2009. 

 

Sharon is survived by one son: Samuel Charles Joseph Dietz; nieces: Doris and Kitty; great nieces; her three dogs: General, Bruiser, Sadie; and many friends and relatives who will miss her deeply.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister: Evelyn; one brother in law: Leon. 

 

Family and friends are invited to Celebrate the life of Sharon at 2 p.m. Wednesday December 15, 2021 at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Chapel. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the chapel. Interment will immediately follow. 


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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Linda M. Dilbeck

October 20, 2021 Meta, Missouri

Linda Marie Dilbeck, 72, of Meta, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1949 in Whittier, California a daughter of the late Eldredge and Margaret (Elbridge) Shotwell. 

 

Linda resided in Meta for over 20 years. She was a loving, dedicated, fierce friend and mother. She is greatly loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

 

She is survived by her children: John Dilbeck (Michelle) of Charlotte, NC., Jason Dilbeck (Kelly) of Meta, MO., Laura Marshall (Justin) of Lilburn, GA; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; brothers: John Shotwell (Bertha) of Yucaipa, CA., Alan Shotwell (Des) of Washington, MO., David Shotwell of Iberia, MO; one sister: Carol Thornhill (Danny) of AZ. 

 

A private celebration of life will be conducted at a future 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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Julie Willmeno

October 12, 2021 Holts Summit, Missouri

Julie Willmeno, 56, Holts Summit, passed away Tuesday October 12, 2021 at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born August 25, 1965 in Jefferson City a daughter of the late Herbert Bo Willmeno and Sandra (Rodgers) Willmeno. She was a 1983 graduate from New Bloomfield High School. 

Julie worked in retail sales most of her career. She enjoyed spending time at the race track and cherished her friends and family who will all miss her deeply.

 

She is survived by her spouse Alva Clark of the home; children: Brandy Peters (Jamey) of Elston, Charles Clark (Jessica) of Freeburg, Josh Clark (Danielle) of Vienna; step mother: Julia Willmeno of Jefferson City; siblings: Debbie Martin of Holts Summit, Judy Wiseman (Michael Allen) of Jefferson City, Doug Willmeno (Karen) of New Bloomfield, Ruby Willmeno of Jefferson City, Herbert Willmeno of Jefferson City, Dana Willmeno of Lees Summit; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

 

She is preceded in death by her father and mother; one sister: Jennifer Willmeno; one niece: Azaria Willmeno. 

 

Memorial Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday October 23, 2021 at Solid Rock Church in Jefferson City. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church. 

 

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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Shirley M. Hugen

October 11, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Shirley Marie Hugen of Jefferson City, MO passed away on October 11, 2021 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. She was born on October 25, 1935 in Lorimor, Iowa; the sixth child of Joseph and Lenora Janes.

Shirley lived most of her life in Des Moines, Iowa and called that home. There she met and married Earl Hill in 1955 and that union produced four children; Kevin, Kathryn, Teresa and Brian.  They were always the center of her life.

In 1965, Shirley met and married Kenneth Hugen. They continued to raise the family and cherished the grandchildren together until his death in 1991. He was the love of her life.

In 2004, Shirley met Bob Silva and she shared her large family with him until her death. Bob loved Shirley so much and took amazing care of her in the last years of her life. His dedication to her is unprecedented in this day and time.

Shirley loved to cook for her family and hosted huge holiday dinners for everyone.  Her grandchildren came to love her spaghetti and would request it at all family functions. Even her great grandchildren came to refer to it as “gramma’s” spaghetti.  Her peanut brittle and fudge were like no other; family and friends requested it every year at Christmastime and with Bob’s help,  Shirley would make sure it got to them. Let’s just say many pounds were gained.

Shirley’s love of pretty flowers and red roses were surpassed only by her love of music. There was always country music playing in the home. She sang and danced in the kitchen and really took great comfort in the lyrics. In 1995, she was able to meet in person Charlie Pride who was as gracious as she had always known he would be. Her love of music was passed on to her children and all the way down thru three generations to her greatgrands, as well.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Kenneth, her sons, Brian and Kevin Hugen, two brothers, Clifford and Donnie Janes, three sisters, Lois Spencer, Betty Agan, Marion Plew, and a granddaughter, Kelly Marie Norman.

She is survived by her companion, Bob, daughters Kathy Rush (Trevis) and Terry  Norman (Garry). Her grandchildren Heather McAnulty (Shawn), Kevin Joseph Hugen, Jessica Settle (Jim), Rusty Good (Kylie), Royce Good (Stacy), Denise Fisher (Wes), Kenneth Hugen (Tara), Kathryn Miller (George) and Matthew Norman (Katie Jean).

Shirley's  legacy continues with great grands, Christian and Mia McAnulty, Taylor, Payton, and Reese Good, Lindsay Despot, Connor Garrison, Kyron and Keaton Fisher, Beckett Humphrey, Kebrina, Allionna and Avery Hugen, Izzy and Tucker Hugen, Leighton, Rylan and Reagan Good, Logan and Wyatt Miller, August Norman and Kyle and Joshua Settle.

A private celebration of Shirley’s life will be November 20th 2021. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Kenneth in Suffolk, VA.

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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Troy "Andy" Schnieders

October 10, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Troy Andrew Schnieders, 57, of Jefferson City, passed away October 10, 2021 with his family by his side.  Andy was born April 15, 1964 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of Richard and Carolyn (Payne) Schnieders who preceded him in death. 

 

He attended Jefferson City High School.  He enjoyed working in maintenance for Ramada Inn, and most recently, for Wal-Mart.     

 

Andy had a passion for good music.  He was a self-taught guitar player who loved to jam. He enjoyed watching the Kansas City Chiefs, camping and a good BBQ.  But most of all, Andy enjoyed spending time with his family.  

 

Survivors include three sons: Jacob Schnieders of Jefferson City, Tyler Schnieders of Jefferson City, Zach Schnieders of Jefferson City; two grandchildren: Aiden Schnieders of Jefferson City, Colton Cassels of Jefferson City; four sisters: Lisa VanVranken of Jefferson City, Julie Havrum (Steve) of Lohman, Chelle Schnieders of Holts Summit, Leesa Crocker of Jefferson City; nieces, great nieces and great nephews held a special place in his heart.  

 

Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Binder Park Pavilion (200 Campground Court) in Jefferson City. Inurnment will be private for the family at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. 

 

Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Andy Schnieders Memorial Fund.  

Arrangements for Mr. Schnieders 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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Marvin Carter

September 26, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Marvin Carter, 75, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 30, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of James and Gussie Carter, who preceded him in death.

 

He was a graduate of Englewood High School in Chicago, where he received several scholastic awards and received the ranking of Lieutenant Colonel in the school’s R.O.T.C. program, leading him to have aspirations and qualifications for attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Soon after he graduated from high school, he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War. 

After serving his tour of duty, he worked for the United States Veteran Administration in Chicago. In 1984, he married his wife, Joann. They were blessed with three children, James, Lauren and Jillian. He worked 30 years for the Chicago Transit Authority as a motorman for the city’s elevated and subway trains transportation system until his retirement.

He moved to Jefferson City in 1999 and completed coursework to receive a bachelor’s degree at Lincoln University. While attending the university, he was employed as a supplemental instructor to assist the LU football team with their courses in the School of Business. He later provided services for Missouri Probation and Parole. 

Marvin, well known for his wonderful sense of humor and dancing, brought life to all gatherings with family and friends. Marvin was loved by all and will be greatly missed for his kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of spirit.

Marvin is survived by his wife, Joann Carter, son James Carter, and daughters Lauren Carter and Jillian Carter. Other survivors are grandchildren Jada, Jayanna, Arianna, Jordan and Jaydan; sisters Gwen Billinger and Janice Carter-Curtiss; nephews Anthony Billinger (and wife Monica Billinger), Brian Collins and Julian Billinger; nieces Stacey Curtiss and Madison Billinger; aunts: Edna Bogan, Chicago, IL; Betty Parker, Chicago, IL; and Naomi Robinson (husband Frank) Memphis, TN., and many relatives, mostly residing in the Chicagoland area.

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


Arrangements for Mr. Carter 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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Alice Kimberly

September 13, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Alice Colleen Kimberly, 73, of Jefferson City passed away September 13, 2021 at Jefferson City Manor. She was born January 13, 1948 in Lincoln Nebraska a daughter of the late Edward Morford and Helen (Fuller) Runyon. 

She is survived by her children: Jody Wheeler of Jefferson City, MO., Billy Potter (Karen) of Mexico, MO., Tammy Kelley (Patrick) of Macomb, IL., William Kimberly of Macomb, IL., Tim Kimberly of Mexico, MO., James Wishon of Vandalia, MO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Services are private for the family. Memorials may be made to the Parkinson Foundation or American Cancer Society. 

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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Richard Garland

September 20, 2021 Mokane, Missouri

Richard Garland, 54, Mokane Missouri, went to Heaven on September 20, 2021. Richard passed away at home surrounded by family. He was born February 8, 1967 a son of Freddie Garland and Betty McDonald (Kaminski). Richard was united in marriage on June 29, 1996 to Regina Litel who survives at their home. 

Richard grew up in Independence Missouri. He moved to Mokane his junior year of high school, where he was a graduate of South Callaway high school. Richard was a welder by trade for the last 30 years. He was employed at Danuser Machines until his death.

Richard enjoyed fishing, camping, music, spending time with family and friends. He had an interest in blacksmithing. He never met a stranger. He especially loved being a Papa , a dad and a husband. He was a friend to many people. Richard will be dearly missed.

He is survived by two daughters: Ashley Weiss (Dylan) of Barling Arkansas, Erin Duncan (Seth) of Columbia Missouri; three grandchildren: Mia, Maverick, and Jett Weiss. Other immediate family include stepmother Sandra Garland of Fort Bragg CA.,stepfather Bernard Kaminski of Steedman MO.,Sisters Rhonda Sullivan (Ed) of Steedman Mo. ,Cindi Caldwell of Branson Mo., brothers Ricky Wyatt (Vicky)of Tusscumbia Mo. and Freddie Garland Jr. of Kansas. Richard also has stepsister Paula Holzapfel (John) of Wisconsin Becky Hayes (Monty) of Olathe Kansas Judy Hunter of Tennessee and one step brother Bernie Kaminski Jr. (Rachel) of Fulton Mo. and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Richard was preceded in death by his father Fred Garland and his mother Betty Kaminski , Sister Dana Wyatt and one step brother Matt Kaminski.

A Celebration of Richard's Life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday October 2, 2021 at the Mokane United Methodist Church in Mokane Mo. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Saint Jude’s in Richard’s name.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Garland 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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William "Brock" Harris

September 8, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

William T. “Brock” Harris, 73, Jefferson City passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Brock grew up in Shawnee, Kansas and then traveled the world as a United States Navy Seabee; retiring after 20 years of service.

 

He loved to travel the U.S. taking his family to every Civil War battlefield that crossed their path. He was an avid gun enthusiast and reloader. Playing and watching golf was a favored pastime. He will be fondly remembered for his gift of storytelling and his love of history. He was a champion of civility and honor, a proud patriot and Vietnam veteran. Can do!

 

He is preceded in death by his parents: Bernice and Tom Harris; one sister: Jeanne Yanes. 

 

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife: Karen Harris of the home; two daughters: Jessica Harris (J.D. Moore), Katherine (Derrick) Jennings; four grandchildren: Brock and Fletcher Jennings, Evelyn and Weston Moore who fondly referred to him as “Grumpy”; two sisters, Marilyn Markle, Kathy (Wayne) Bridges.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. by clicking the link.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Harris 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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Estelle B. Kauffman

September 4, 2021 Holts Summit, Missouri

Estelle Bode Kauffman, 99 of Holts Summit passed away Saturday September 4, 2021 at the Timbers. She was born August 9, 1922 in Osage Bend, MO, to Louis and Agnes (Adrian) Bode.  She was the last of 4 children born of this union.  When she was about 5 years old the family moved to Jefferson City where Estelle attended St. Peter’s School and was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

 

On February 14, 1946 she was united in marriage to Clarence Kauffman, who preceded her in death on November 19, 1976. Together she and Clarence had three children: Dorothy (Scott McCullough), Diane, and Dwayne (Joanie). 

Estelle was employed by the Social Security Administration until she retired.

Estelle loved to travel, play pinochle with her card club, Rummikub and Chickenfoot, and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She spent several years volunteering with the scouts with her children. She and her husband were long time members of the Mid MO Camping Club and traveled across the country. After her husband’s death Estelle once drove her camper up to Pike’s Peak.

 

Survivors include her son: Dwayne Kauffman (Joanie); son-in-law Scott McCullough; grandchildren: Richard McCullough, Lynn McCullough (Marty Muscente), Wayne Kauffman (Angela Casey), Michael Kauffman (Kayla Wogan), Sarah Kurtz; seventeen great grandchildren: Hunter, Keagan, Maleri (Richard), Brianna, Gabriela, Lucas, Isaac, Zachery, Jacob (Wayne),  Nathaniel, Elijiah, Andreas, Emily, Chrissy, Genesis (Michael), Gage, Gracelynn (Sarah); nephews: Jerry Bode, Bill Bode, Bob Bode, Bill Bode, John Bode and Ed Bode; one niece: Mary Jane  (Kauffman) Forck.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Diane, and daughter Dorothy McCullough; siblings: William, Clara, and Herb.

 

Some of her favorite memories were the grandchildren spending time during summers playing pinochle, Rummikub, and other games, sliding down the huge hill in her back yard, as well as camping trips at Cloud Nine Campground.

Estelle never had an unkind word to say about anyone and will be greatly missed.

Graveside Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery with Fr. Anthony Onyeihe officiating. Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in memory of Estelle. 


Arrangements for Mrs. Kauffman 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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Russell William Gibson

August 28, 2021 New Bloomfield, Missouri

Russell William Gibson, 68, of New Bloomfield, Missouri passed away on August 28, 2021 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born April 3, 1953 in Ottumwa, Iowa to William “Bill” and Joann Noe Gibson. He married Sandra Bragg on March 30, 1973 and they had one daughter, Jill.

Russell worked in the auto glass industry and traveled around to several states opening auto glass stores. He opened stores in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri and was the manager for several years. He enjoyed spending time fishing, working on model airplanes, building guns, playing softball, and all sorts of hunting – especially squirl hunting. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family and he really enjoyed spending time with his granddaughter, Ellie, who was his boss. Russell will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra; daughter, Jill (Isaiah) Harmon of Ashland, Missouri; three grandchildren, Cassidy, Andrew, and Ellie Harmon; sister, Tammy (Jim Belmudez) Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Kimball Gibson.

Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Amy Sanders officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be at a later date at the West Grove Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday with the family present to greet friends from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Masks are recommended. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to his family.

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Michael E. Thornhill

August 27, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Michael Eugene Thornhill, 74, Jefferson City, passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday, August 27, 2021. He was born October 10, 1946 a son of Leonard and Helen (Lile) Thornhill. 

 

Mike graduated from Rolla High School where he holds a record in Track Running. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. 

 

Mike was employed with American Shoe, and a car salesman in Eldon and Jefferson City. 

 

He is survived by his loving wife: Diana Finne; one son: Spurgeon Thornhill; two sisters: Juanita Thornhill, Maryann Pridgeon. He is preceded in death by his parents: Leonard and Helen; two brothers: Kenneth Thornhill and Dale Thornhill. 

 

Burial was Friday September 10, 2021 in Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Missouri. 

 

Arrangements for Mr. Thornhill 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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Michael Henry Werdehausen

August 25, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Michael Henry Werdehausen, 52, Jefferson City passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born March 6, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri a son of Henry M. and Kathryn “Katy” (Dickson) Werdehausen. 

 

Michael is survived by his wife: Mona Werdehausen; his parents: Henry and Katy Werdehausen; two brothers: Kevin (Lisa) Werdehausen of Jefferson City, Brian (Cindy) Werdehausen of Jefferson City; two nieces; one nephew; one great niece; one great nephew; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. 

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Victor and Rose Werdehausen; maternal grandparents: James and Clara Dickson; and one sister: Angela Werdehausen. 

 

A Private Celebration of Life will be conducted at a future date. 


Arrangements for Mr. Werdehausen 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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Steven Shaune Walsh

August 19, 2021 Ashland, Missouri

Mr. Steven Shaune “Steve” Walsh, 63, of Ashland passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. Steve’s beloved wife, Missouri State Representative Sara Walsh of District 50, shared an abiding love that was united by faith in God, mutual admiration, and complete dedication to one another.  They were the proud “parents” of their adopted dog, Wish. Steve was a loving and faithful husband.  He was a devout and faithful follower of his Lord Jesus Christ and his faithfulness to God, country, and family were the hallmark of his life.  

 

Steve grew up in Canada and got his history degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec with a minor in political science. It was there he learned French, which he spoke fluently. He was also proficient in American Sign Language. Though born in Canada, Steve dreamed of becoming an American, a dream fulfilled when he went through the long legal process to achieve citizenship, proudly adding the U.S. Passport to his passport from Canada. He also had a passport from Ireland, as a relative of Irish immigrants.

 

Professionally, Steve combined a love of broadcasting and politics to create a remarkable career that took him from his native Canada, to Washington, D.C., and, finally, to Missouri. Steve worked more than 10 years as the Press Secretary for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, working first on her Congresswoman’s campaign, then joining her staff when she won election. He worked for many years in the nation’s capital, working as news editor for the Westwood One Companies of the Mutual Broadcasting System and NBC Radio as well as an anchor for WPGC-AM, the Unistar Radio Network, and WWRC-AM.

 

 

Steve was active in Republican politics. He was a sustaining member of the Republican National Committee, as well as a member of the Boone County Pachyderm Club, the Boone County Republican Central Committee, and the Columbia Pachyderm Club. He was also past president of the Cole County Republican Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Many Missourians know Steve’s voice from his extensive work for MissouriNet, the statewide radio network, where he anchored newscasts, covered the state Capitol, and reported on a variety of issues over a 10-year career with the Jefferson City-based network.

 

 

Though Steve worked among the political and journalistic elite in Washington, D.C., he became restless and, seeking the heart of America, settled in Missouri. A relentless quest for knowledge motivated Steve in all his pursuits. He sought truth and found it in the One who stated, “and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” He found that truth and freedom in Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, whom he faithfully served.

 

Steve had a warm and inviting personality, tinged with a sharp sense of humor, that naturally attracted people. Those who got to know him, loved him. He had a vast store of knowledge from his wide reading, especially in history. His friends were amazed by his photographic memory. He was charming, friendly, loyal, compassionate, with a quick wit which could become a bit sarcastic. For close friends, Steve would work their name into a song or use a special nickname for them. He never knew a stranger and made sure nobody else did, introducing people to each other so everyone felt welcome.

Steve loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and rarely would pass a dog without stopping to get acquainted. He loved road trips and visited all 50 states. He especially enjoyed traveling Route 66. 

 

Steve is survived by the love of his life, his wife: Sara; sister-in-law: Rebecca (Joshua) Windle; sister-in-law: Deborah (Mark) Freemantle; mother-in-law: Janet Dickson; father-in-law: Vernon Dickson; niece: Kim (Marc) Walsh; nephews: Nicholas, Christopher, Patrick (Courtney); great nephews and great nieces: Jonathan, Sarah-Michelle, Mark-Evan, Beau and Riley; and best friends: John and Mary Hendler.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents: William (Bill) and Mildred Florence Walsh; brothers: Gary and Brian (Lise); brother-in-law: Michael Dickson; nephew: Eric Robert Walsh.

 

His life touched so many. He will be greatly missed.

 

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City, Missouri. Family & Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will immediately follow at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Missouri Right to Life in Steve’s memory. 

 

Arrangements for Mr. Walsh 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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Viva Mae LaPoint

August 19, 2021 Eldon, Missouri

Viva Mae LaPoint passed away on August 19, 2021 in Jefferson City MO. She was born on April 11, 1945 to Paul and Juanita McKitrick LaPoint in Ottumwa IA. Vi graduated from Ottumwa High in 1963.

 

Vi is survived by her daughter, Bobbi-Jo (Carl) Rimmer of Ottumwa and Aaron Hart of Eldon MO. Grandchildren, Anita (Jeff) Rimmer, Anthony Rimmer, Paige Hart and Chase Hart. She is also survived by sisters, Glenda (Grady) Stephens Of Gilbert LA and Willa (Ron) Stanley of Hedrick. Preceding her in death are her parents, a Son, Howard Dean Hart, Sisters Marilyn McLaughlin and Jerri LaPoint, and brothers, Howard, Richard and John LaPoint.

 

Graveside service will be September 7 at Eldon Cemetery, Eldon IA. Following the Graveside service, a visitation and luncheon will be held at First Church of Open Bible, 1932 Albia Rd. Ottumwa.

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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James A. McAllister

August 19, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. James Arthur McAlliser, 78, of Jefferson City passed away Thursday, August 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 4, 1943 in Knoxville, TN. He was united in marriage on April 3, 2003 to Lisa Davis who survives at their home.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. McAllister will be 2 p.m. Saturday September 4, 2021 at House of Refuge Church - 5505 Heritage Hwy, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109.

 

Arrangements for Mr. McAllister 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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Loretta "Kathy Lou" Werdehausen

August 7, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Loretta "Kathy Lou" Werdehausen, 67, of New Bloomfield, Missouri passed away Sunday, August 15, 2021 at her home. She was born June 1, 1954 in West Plains, Missouri, a daughter of Orval and Loretta (Mayfield) Jinson. 

 

On April 7, 1973 at St. Peter's Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Donald Werdehausen who survives at their home. 

 

Kathy and Don are members of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Holts Summit. 

 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: Donald William Gene “Billy” Werdehausen (Alicia Pitts) of New Bloomfield, Timothy George Werdehausen (Angela) of New Bloomfield; grandchildren: Allison McGonigal, Alex Werdehausen, Anthony Werdehausen, Andrew Werdehausen, Alicia Werdehausen, Ashley Werdehausen, Andrea Conley, Amber Werdehausen, Angel Werdehausen, Austin Werdehausen, thirteen great-grandchildren; a host of other family and friends who will miss her tremendously. 

 

A private family Memorial Service will be conducted at a future date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society in the memory of Kathy. 


Arrangements for Mrs. Werdehausen 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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Susan L. Randolph

August 7, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Susan Lynn (Watson) Randolph, 62, of Jefferson City, Missouri (formerly of Kirksville, Missouri)  passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 in Jefferson City, Missouri.  She was born in Kirksville, Missouri on September 6, 1958, the daughter of Daryl A. Watson and  Nancy L. (Thompson) Watson.  

 

Susie grew up in Kirksville, MO and was a graduate of the class of 1976 at Kirksville Senior High  School. She then served 4 years in the United States Navy, stationed in Jacksonville, FL. After  returning to Kirksville, she earned her bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University  (Truman State). She spent most of her career working for the state of Missouri, and also spent a  few years working for the state of Montana.  

 

She was an avid reader, loved history, and loved to share it with everyone. She was a gamer and her  grandson's biggest advocate...he could do no wrong...even when he did. She had a fondness for all  animals, especially her and Jack's pets at home, although she struggled to get Megan and Addy to  understand she was the Alpha dog. She could be sharp tongued, if pushed, yet patient and  compassionate. She loved her family and friends deeply, and she will be sadly missed by all... 459... 

 

Susie is survived by her husband and best friend, Jack Randolph, her grandson and best buddy, Bentley  Cochran, her daughter Michelle Watson (Kurt) Cochran of Blakesburg, IA, her step-son Christopher  (Jenny) Norman, of Kansas City, her two sisters, Cindy Watson of Kirksville, MO and Connie (Joe)  Adcock, of Hannibal, MO, and her brother Randy (Debbie) Watson of Kirksville, MO, Jack's sons  Corey Randolph, Craig Randolph, Mike Randolph, Jack's daughter Katie Randolph- all of Bend OR,  and several nieces and nephews, that were very special to her, as well as several great nieces and  nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and Jack's son, Brian Randolph.  

 

Susie has chosen to be cremated and inurnment will take place at the Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery as she was very  proud to have served her country. In lieu of a service, military honors will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO on Thursday, August 19th at 1pm. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to your local Animal Shelter in Susie’s memory. 


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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James B. Wells

August 5, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

James Britton Wells, 27, of Jefferson City passed away Thursday, August 5, 2021. He was born June 28, 1994 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City the son of Steven Wells and Margaret Gale-Wells. James was united in marriage to Emily Granich on January 29, 2021 who survives at their home.

James was a 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School. He obtained his associate degree from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL in Digital Cinematography. James was previously employed with Riley Chevrolet Buick GMC and Toyota and most recently was employed as a Technician with Jim Lewis Tire in Jefferson City.

James loved the outdoors and thrill of adventure. He enjoyed visiting the beach, snorkeling, camping, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor adventures. Above all, James loved his wife and son. He and his wife, Emily, had fun riding around in his truck. James was a devoted father to his son, Gunner, and cherished making memories with him, most recently at the beach.  One of James’ favorite places to visit was the zoo, especially the Saint Louis Zoo. James had an innate passion for capturing family moments; he liked to film his family’s activities and adventures and share these moments with others. Above all else, James’ family and friends were very important to him. He impacted countless lives through his family and friendships and lived life to the fullest each day.  James will be greatly missed by his family and all that knew and loved him.

In addition to his wife: Emily, he is survived by one son: Gunner Wells; a second child expected to arrive March 2022; his parents: Steven and Margaret of Jefferson City, MO.; two brothers: Alex Gale (Jamie) of Dillingham, AK, Kevin Wells of Jefferson City, MO ; maternal grandparents: Norris and Alexia “Callahan” Gale of Jefferson City, MO; uncles: David Gale (Lisa) of Jefferson City, Kevin “Pete” Gale of Edgar Springs, MO, Todd Wells (Pam) of Springfield, MO; one aunt: Susan Edmonds (Steve) of Nixa, MO; father-in-law: Clinton Granich (Christine) of Centertown, MO; mother-in-law: Tausha Davis (Eric) of Fulton, MO, and a host of cousins and extended family who will miss him tremendously. 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Billy Joe and Elsie (Brewer) Wells. 

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 13th at the First Baptist Church; 301 E. Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO. Pastor Melissa Hatfield will be officiating. Family and friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be private for the family at Riverview Cemetery, Jefferson City, MO.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wells Family Memorial Fund. 

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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Breanna L. Alderson

August 4, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Breanna Lee Alderson 25, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away on August 4, 2021, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born July 17, 1996 in Fulton, Missouri to Thomas and Tonnettee Alderson.  

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, J.W. and Sylvia Davis Alderson; and her maternal grandparents, Tommy and Nancy Bonard.

  

Breanna had a zest for life. She loved nothing more than spending time with friends, family, and her dogs. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry. Her smile lit up the room. Her laughter was contagious. Her strength and bravery were inspiring. She was loving, kind, and touched the lives of everyone she met.

  

Words cannot even begin to express the sorrow felt by her parents: Thomas and Tonnettee; her sisters: Emma (Frank) Peterson, Kathryn (Talon) Hardin, Taylor (Travis) Ash, Angela Alderson, and Angel Bonard; her nieces and nephews: Lila Torresen, Elsie Torresen, Olivia Peterson, Stella Peterson, Calvin Peterson, Landon Hardin, Grayson Hardin, Lacee Mae Ash, and Kinlee Paige Riley; her aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.   

We miss you more than you could ever imagine, Bre Bre, Breezer, Breezy, Wheezy, Princess. 

 

A private family memorial service will be conducted at a future date. 


Arrangements for Ms. Alderson 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 Wayne Osgoode

July 22, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. David "Wayne" Osgoode, 67, of Jefferson City passed away Thursday July 22, 2021 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born December 24, 1953 a son of the late Arthur and Edna (Teague) Osgoode.

Wayne was employed with the State of Missouri for over 25 years with the Department of Social Services/Family Support Division.

He was a member of the River City Collectors Guild and an avid antique collector. Wayne was known for being very active and giving back to the community. He served with the JC Host Lions Club, Salvation Army, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2693.

He is survived by siblings: Mary Osgoode of Alabama, Samuel Osgoode of Montana, Joseph Osgoode (Ron Nurenburg) of Mississippi, Terry Mann of California, Mark Osgoode of Georgia, David Osgoode of Alabama; nieces: Kristen, Kimberly, and Kelli; special friends: Bernice Holtmeyer, Janet & Bill Holt, Marcia Seabourne.

He was preceded in death by one brother: Dennis Osgoode and special friend: Gary Seabourne.

A Memorial Service & Interment will take place in Alabama at a future date. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made in Wayne's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or the charity of the donor's choice.

Arrangements for Mr. Osgoode 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 B. Schmitz

July 21, 2021 Taos, Missouri

Kenneth B. Schmitz, 87, of Jefferson City, MO, took his place in Heaven with Jesus when he passed away peacefully at Capital Region Medical Center on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, after a short illness.

He was born at home on June 25, 1934, in Jefferson City, MO, the son of Tobias and Margaret “Motzie” (Schrimpf) Schmitz.

 

Ken graduated from 8th grade at Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Jefferson City, MO, and then went on to join the order of Oblate Christian Lay Brothers in Illinois, where he learned the profession of cutting hair.  

 

Discovering that this was not his true calling, he returned home and met the love of his life, Barbara Ann Stokes. They were united in marriage at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos, MO on October 6, 1956. Barb preceded him in death on May 8, 2014.

 

The printing trade was his passion, and he started his career at Modern Litho Printing. From there, he worked at Marvin Leonard Printing before partnering to start Jeff City Printing in 1971. In September 1978, he began his own printing business, Show Me Printing Company. He successfully operated that business until his retirement and sale of the company in 2000, and continued working in the printing business until 2012. He also owned Brigitte’s Alteration and Brigitte’s Stitch & Design.

Ken was a member of the Jefferson City Cosmopolitan Club and enjoyed having his children and grandchildren as guests on Pancake Day at the Selinger Center. 

 

He and his family were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson City, MO for many years before moving to Taos.  His wife, Barb, and he then became active parishioners of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos. He served as an usher and communion minister for the parish, as well as assisting his wife with the multiple volunteer committees on which she served.  Ken could often be found volunteering at the Samaritan Center.  

 

Ken’s life was his wife, to whom he could never say “no," and his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  From the early years of their life together, Sundays were reserved for family time at the cabin on the Osage River and later on Twehous Lake at their new home. He started the afternoon by putting the boat in and pulling the grandkids skiing or tubing, and often the evening ended with a bowl of Central Dairy vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup.  He loved every minute he could spend with his grandchildren. He enjoyed having a special place to share with his family and friends.  He always kept his property in pristine condition from his landscaping to his flowers.  

 

He always said that he had the “perfect” life being married to his wife and making memories with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

 

He kept a meticulous calendar and enjoyed Face-Timing all of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to wish them a happy birthday on their special day.  Whether saying hello or goodbye, his loved ones always received a genuine hug and an infectious smile with deep dimples that lit up the world from their, “sweet lovable, sweet lovable, sweet lovable,” father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

 

Ken enjoyed playing poker, billiards, and blitz with anyone who dared entertain a game with him. He loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs.  

 

Ken moved to Primrose Retirement Center a couple of years ago.  When COVID shut things down, including visitor hours, Ken stepped in to become the Friday night D.J. at Primrose for his fellow residents. 

 

He never wavered in his belief and faith in God and never allowed the pandemic to prevent his Sunday worship. Using his resources and technology he was able to live-stream mass on the big screen for fellow Catholic residents. He further assisted his fellow Catholic residents by distributing Holy Communion brought in from St. Martin Parish, where he had been attending mass since moving to Primrose.  

 

He leaves a legacy of memories and lessons for his family. 

Ken is survived by his five children: Randy (Donna) Schmitz (Jefferson City), Pam Backers (Lake of the Ozarks), Shaun (Julie) Schmitz (Taos), Toby (Tammy) Schmitz (St. Martins), and Brad (Dana) Schmitz (Westphalia); 13 grandchildren: Travis Backers,  Ashley (Justin) Raithel, Derek (Jamie) Schmitz, Emily (Heath) Cobb, Miranda (Kyle) Stevens, Kyla (Christian) Asel, Garrett (Beth) Schmitz, Sabrina (Nick) Frank, Gavin Schmitz, Grant Schmitz, Grayden Schmitz, Kayleen Schmitz, and Nadine Schmitz; and 22 great-grandchildren with one more expected in 2021. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Dee Noonan; one brother, Alfred Schmitz; two brothers-in-law: Bill (Mary Alice) Stokes and Mike Stokes; three sisters-in-law Mary (Eddie) Eiken, Shirley VanderFeltz, and Margaret Muenks; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years; one great-grandson: Tristan Backers; one brother: Frank Schmitz; two sisters-in-law: Lucille Schmitz and Irma Schmitz; three brothers-in-law: Joe Noonan, Bob VanderFeltz, and Leonard Muenks; two nieces: Kateri Michaelson and Marcia Schweiss; and one nephew: Doug Schmitz.  

 

Visitation will be held Sunday August 1, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church - Taos, MO.  A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier.  The funeral mass will be live-streamed on the facebook page of Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director for those unable to attend. www.Facebook.com/TylerMWoodsFuneralDirector

 

Entombment will be private at Resurrection Cemetery. Wearing of a mask is encouraged due the increase in COVID in our area. 


Arrangements for Mr. Schmitz 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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Daniel W. Singleton

July 20, 2021 Fulton, Missouri 

Daniel Wayne Singleton, 66, of Fulton passed away Tuesday July 20, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was born May 13, 1955 in Quincy, Illinois a son of the late Alton and Nedra Joann (Smith) Singleton. 

A private Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date. 

Arrangements for Mr. Singleton 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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Philip Wendell Norton

July 12, 2021 Holts Summit, Missouri

Philip Wendell Norton, 63, of Holts Summit passed away Monday July 12, 2021 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born October 7, 1957 in Boston, MA; a son of the late Philip and Phyllis Norton.

He was united in marriage on January 1, 2014 to Connie Stephens who survives at their home. 

Philip loved his dogs, and riding motorcycles, but above all enjoyed spending time with his family. He and Connie are members of Union Hill Baptist Church in Holts Summit, Missouri. 

He was the co-owner of Eric & Phil's Home Improvement and drove an over the road truck for over 20 years. 

Philip is survived by his wife: Connie; children: Nicole Richards (Eric) of Center Barnstead, NH, Eric Carignan of Center Barnstead, NH, Kayla Varney (Michael) of Camdenton, MO; grandchildren: Kyle Richard, Makayla Richard, Kelsi Richard, Ayden Carignan, Ashton Varney; and a host of other relatives and friends who will deeply miss him. 

A Celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday July 17, 2021 at Union Hill Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Whitney officiating. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. 

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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James "Jim" Dale Bryan

July 1, 2021 Etterville, Missouri

James Dale Bryan, 80 of Etterville, MO., passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.  Jim was born in Jefferson City on March 13, 1941, and was the middle son of three boys.  He grew up an Osage County boy from Linn, MO, playing basketball as a Linn High School Wildcat.  He attended Lincoln University working towards an engineering degree when he started working in sales to put himself through college.  He worked as a sales rep for several companies before deciding to start his own businesses.  He served in the US Army Reserves from 1962-1968.  He married Eleanor Slawson Randazzo in 1965 and they had three children together.  He enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed playing golf and hunting.  He was loved dearly and held in the highest regard.

If you ask a hundred people who James Dale Bryan was, their answers will certainly vary.  A savvy salesman who was fearless in his ability to make a new friend.  A successful entrepreneur who was not afraid to take risks necessary to build a business.  A humanitarian who saw potential in everyone he met and gave so many a second chance to improve their circumstances.  A soldier in the US Army…thank you for your service to country.  A loving husband and father who always made sure his family was provided for.  An avid hunter and fisherman.  A teacher, a brother, a friend, or maybe just a golfing buddy.  No matter how you knew him, he never sugar-coated things, and you always knew where you stood with him.

Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years Eleanor (Ellie) Bryan; two sister-in-laws: Susan Brand, Mary Bryan; brother: John Bryan (Paula); two sons: Jim Bryan and Jeffrey Bryan; one daughter: Jane Holt (Rob); seven grandchildren: Robbie (Jamee), Taylor, Harley, Karson (Jacob), Justin, Payton, Madalyn; three great grandchildren: Kaelyn, Kaiser, and Axel; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father: Emerson Bryan; his mother Neva Bryan; one brother: Robert “Jerry” Bryan, and daughter-in-law: Mary Elizabeth Bryan.

 

A Celebration of Life with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17th at the North Jefferson Recreation Area Outdoor Pavilion, 927 Fourth Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. We would love to see you there as we honor his life. 

 

Like a ship sailing away, he might be out of our site but never gone.  He will live in our memories for the rest of our days.  If you knew Jim, you know he would not want any tears and from the family, we just thank you for being a part of his life.


Arrangements for Mr. Bryan 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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Anthony Charles "Chuck" Morgan

June 24, 2021 Henley, Missouri

Anthony Charles “Chuck” Morgan, 82, of Henley passed away Thursday June 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 5, 1938 at the family farm in Eugene, a son of the late Anthony Max and Margie (McGown) Morgan. 

 

He was united in marriage on November 1, 1958 to Janice Darling Atkinson who survives at their home. 

 

Chuck was a 1955 graduate of Eugene High School. He later served our country serving in the United States Air Force. He went on to have a successful career of over 30 years at Southwestern Bell where he retired. 

 

He and Janice were faithful members of Hickory Hill Baptist Church. Chuck enjoyed gardening, and loved spending time with his family and friends. 

 

In addition to his wife: Janice Morgan; he is survived by two children: Sherry Pearson (Al) of Kansas City, Todd Morgan (Shanna) of Blue Springs; seven grand children; fifteen great-grandchildren; sisters: Joyce Hagerman of Jefferson City, Ellen Ann Holtmeyer (Bill) of Columbia; one brother: Perry Morgan (Sonja) of Etterville. 

 

He is preceded in death by one daughter: Tammy Harrison; son in law: Ted Harrison; grand daughter: Riley Morgan; sister: Helen Wilson; brother: Tommy Morgan. 

 

A private Celebration of Mr. Morgan's life is planned at this time. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hickory Hill Baptist Church.


Arrangements for Mr. Morgan 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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Patricia "Pat" Dawn Stanley

June 30, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Patricia “Pat” Dawn Stanley, 63, of Jefferson City passed away Wednesday June 30, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 9, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri a daughter of the late Eugene and Sandra (Garner) Mueller. 

 

Pat was employed as the Assistant Deli Manager for many years at Schulte’s Fresh Foods. 

 

She is survived by her domestic partner: Sherri Butler of their home; children: Carl “Chuck” Stanley Jr. (Michelle) of Rogers, AR, Shannon (Thomas) Coleman of St. Louis, MO, Steven Stanley of Union, MO, Ryan Blehl (Tabitha) of Huntsville, AL, numerous grandchildren; three brothers: William (Geraldine) Martin of Roxanna, IL, David (Charlotte) Mueller of St. Louis, MO, Daniel Mueller of St. Charles, MO; two sisters: Deborah Skeene of St. Louis, MO, Donna Martin (Vicki McAlister) of Byhalia, MS. 

 

A Memorial BBQ will be Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Riverside Park Pavilion in Jefferson City. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. 

 

Arrangements for Ms. Stanley 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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Rashelle Sue Reed 

June 22, 2021 California, Missouri

Rashelle Sue Reed, 32, of California passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021. She was born September 8, 1988 in Lakewood, California the daughter of Robert Wayne and Becky “Elliott” Zuidervaart. On May 10, 2014 she was united in marriage to Wade Reed who survives at their home. 

 

Rashelle was a 2007 graduate of California High School. She was Co-Owner of California Kids, LLC; where she cared for and enriched the lives of many children throughout her time with them. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in California. 

 

In a short time Rashelle had such a large impact on the lives of many. She loved the beach, camping, enjoyed learning to sew and attending family events. Above all she cherished her children, husband, family and many friends. She was a loyal loving friend you could always count on and in general made the world a better place for all who knew and loved her. 

 

In addition to her husband: Wade, she is survived by three daughters: McKenzie Reed, Loryn Reed, Emelia Reed; her parents: Rob and Becky of California, MO.; special uncle and second father: Jeff Zuidervaart; one brother: Robert W. Zuidervaart II (Katlyn) of California, MO.; nieces: Cadence Reed, Lily Moreland, Kara Zuidervaart; nephews: Robert W. “Tripp” Zuidervaart III, Knox Reed; maternal grandparents: Rudy and Sue Cashion of California, MO.; paternal grandfather: Cornelius Zuidervaart (Phyllis) of Independence, MO.; paternal grandmother: Corrie Terry of Belflower, CA.; great grandmother: Alberta Rich; mother and father in law: Malinda Reed (Keith) and Jackie Reed all of California, MO.; brother-in-law: Matthew Reed (Chelsea) of California, MO.; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family who will miss her tremendously. 

 

She was preceded in death by her grandfather: Jim Elliott. 

 

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 29th at the United Church of Christ; 101 N. Oak St. California, MO. Rev. Russell Cobb will be officiating. 

 

Family and friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Reed Family Memorial Fund. 

 

Arrangements for Mrs. Reed 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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Lee Eugene Stulce Jr.

June 18, 2021 Mexico, Missouri

Mr. Lee Eugene Stulce Jr. 59, of Mexico passed away Friday June 18, 2021 at his home in Mexico, Missouri. He was born February 28, 1962 in St. Louis a son of Lee and Helen “Conger” Stulce. 

 

Lee is survived by one son: Lee Eugene Vineyard of Jefferson City; his mother: Helen Stulce of Jefferson City; one sister: Lovie Vineyard of Hartsburg, IL.; one brother: James Stulce of Jefferson City; nieces: Taylor Vineyard, Cassidy Minor, Emery Bland, Ashley Altizer; nephews: David Bland, Matthew Vineyard, Kordan Bland, Louis Minor. 

 

He is preceded in death by his father: Lee Stulce Sr.; sister: Francis Minor; brother-in-law: Michael Vineyard. 

 

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. 


Arrangements for Mr. Stulce 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 A. Bates

May 30, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Barbara Ann Bates, 69, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab.

 

She is survived by her children: Carol Hoffman of Jefferson City, Wayne Flippen of Jefferson City, Michael (Melinda) Metz of Jefferson City; two brothers: James Bates of Illinois, William Bates of Lake of the Ozarks; two sisters: Virginia Nicholes of Jefferson City, Jenny Bates of Jefferson City; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

 

A private family memorial service will be conducted at a later date. 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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Jacky "Jack" Black

May 29, 2021 Columbia, Missouri

Mr. Jacky “Jack” Dale Black, 86, of Columbia passed away at his home Saturday May 29, 2021. He was born December 9, 1934 in Boone County, Missouri, a son of the late Wallace “Major” H. & Una L. Lyle Black. He was united in marriage on August 20, 1954 to LaVerne Pace who survives at their home.

 

Jack was a 1953 Graduate from Ashland High School. He later served his country by serving nine years in the Missouri National Guard. 

 

He was a faithful and dedicated member of Parkade Baptist Church in Columbia where he and LaVerne were Charter Members; being one of just a few families who founded the church. 

 

Jack had a successful career in Real Estate for over 30 years. He owned and operated Jack Black Real Estate Appraisal Services in Ashland until his retirement in 2007. He served his community as a member of the Ashland Optimist, and was a Charter Member of the Ashland FFA; which to this day is a very strong organization for the youth of Ashland. 

 

In addition to his loving wife; LaVerne of 66 years, Jack is survived by three daughters: Jacqueline Crocker (Michael) of Overland Park, KS., Jane Ann Travlos (John) of Ashland, MO., Jennifer Cone (Rex) of Columbia, MO; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as a host of friends and family who deeply miss Jack. 

 

Visitation will be held 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday June 5, 2021 at Parkade Baptist Church - 2102 N. Garth Ave. Columbia, MO 65202. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. directly following visitation at the church with Rev. Chris Cook officiating. Interment will be in New Liberty Cemetery in Ashland. 

 

Memorials are suggested to New Liberty Cemetery or Parkade Baptist Church. 

 

Arrangements for Mr. Black are under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 657-2444

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Joseph Stiebel

May 16, 2021 St. Charles, Missouri

Mr. Joseph Stiebel, 48, of St. Charles, Missouri passed away May 16, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia. 

Cremation Care for Mr. Stiebel is under the direction of TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. (573) 636-2424

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Linda L. Brooks

May 8, 2021 Jefferson City, Missouri

Linda Brooks (Dudley), 78 of Jefferson City, Missouri departed for Heaven on May 8, 2021 following a brief battle with cancer. She was born March 30, 1943 at her family home in Centertown, Missouri.

She attended Jefferson City High School. Linda lived her early adult life in Plainfield, IL with her husband: Ray; where they had two children. She co-owned a successful flooring business, built the home of her dreams, enjoyed life and many friendships. Linda returned back to her Missouri roots in the early 80’s where she worked for Sunshine Dist. and Latham Oil, before retiring.

 

Linda was creative, she enjoyed drawing, bowling, gardening and cooking. 

 

Linda is survived by one son: Brent (Robin), one brother: Gary; grandchildren: Taylor, Cody, Tiffani, Colt; three great grandchildren and many other family members & friends. She was preceded in death by her parents: Frank & Emailie; daughter: Dawn; brother: Keith; nephew: Kyle.

 

Per the wishes of Linda; a Celebration of Life will be private for the family. 

 

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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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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