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Headline: Obits
Publication Date: November 11, 1994
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C4
Subjects: Obituary
Region: Missouri
Obituary: CORDONNA M. CUNNINGHAM Cordonna MarieCunningham, 88, Memphis, Mo., died Nov. 8, 1994, in a nursinghome in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the NewTestament Church, Rutledge, Mo.; burial in Pauline Cemetery,Rutledge. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the PayneChapel, Memphis, where Order of the Eastern Star services will beat 7 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Scotland County Care Center, Memphis. Mrs.Cunningham was born in Lewis County, Mo., and lived near Rutledge mostof her life before moving to Memphis in 1985. She was a 50-yearsmember of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Earl D.Cunningham, died in
1955. Survivors include two sons, Stanley Cunningham, KansasCity, and Dean Cunningham, Nathrop, Colo.; a sister, CarmelitaLaverty, Memphis; and five grandchildren. (Arrangement: Payne,Memphis) Marvin J. Craig


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: November 11, 1994
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C4
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: CORDONNA M. CUNNINGHAM Cordonna MarieCunningham, 88, Memphis, Mo., died Nov. 8, 1994, in a nursinghome in Memphis. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the NewTestament Church, Rutledge, Mo.; burial in Pauline Cemetery,Rutledge. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the PayneChapel, Memphis, where Order of the Eastern Star services will beat 7 p.m. The family suggests contributions to the Scotland County Care Center, Memphis. Mrs.Cunningham was born in Lewis County, Mo., and lived near Rutledge mostof her life before moving to Memphis in 1985. She was a 50-yearsmember of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Earl D.Cunningham, died in 1955. Survivors include two sons, StanleyCunningham, Kansas City, and Dean Cunningham, Nathrop, Colo.; asister, Carmelita Laverty, Memphis; and five grandchildren.(Arrangement: Payne, Memphis) Marvin J. Craig


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: September 23, 1997
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B4
Subjects: Obituary
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Thomas J. Sullivan, 94, East Peoria, IL, passedaway Friday, September 19, 1997, at Fondulac Woods Health CareCenter. Private memorial services will be held at ResurrectionMausoleum. Cremation.
Me – morial contributions may be made to St. Monica’s FoodPantry, East Peoria, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Mr. Sullivan was born September 8, 1903, in LewisCounty, MO, to George Jr. andMarietta Walker Sullivan. He married H. Regina Noone on July 11,1925, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1970.
Thomas married Rita E. Gardiner in Peoria, IL, on December 3,1993.
He did defense work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co. He retiredfrom Katz Drug Co., where he worked as a store manager for 20years.
Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; two daughters,Mary Helen Luttrell, and Patricia J. Letizia, both of Peoria; onestep-daughter; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 19great-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and sixgreat-great-grandchildren.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: December 30, 1995
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C5
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Leota Fern Richards, 94, Mission Hills, KS, diedFriday, December 29, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Manor. Privategraveside services will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorialcontributions may be made to the Old Mission United MethodistChurch or Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Mrs. Richards was born March 27, 1901, in LewisCounty, MO. She attended NortheastMissouri State University. In 1923, she married Glen E. Richards.She was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. She was amember of the Rose Society; the Indian Hills Country Club; theMethodist Women’s Circle; and the Old Mission United MethodistChurch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in 1991.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glenna and Dr.Robert Wilber, Mission Hills; two granddaughters, LoriChristopher and Leana Brayshaw; and one great-granddaughter.(Arrangements: D. W. Newcomer’s Sons Stine & McClure Chapel)LENORA “LUCKY” ROTHWELL
Lenora “Lucky” Rothwell, 72, Garden City, MO, passed awayThursday, December 28, 1995, at her home. Funeral services willbe 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, at Dickey Funeral Home, GardenCity; burial in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City. Friends maycall after 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, at Dickey Funeral Home,Garden City, which is in charge of arrangements.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: September 23, 1997
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B4
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Thomas J. Sullivan, 94, East Peoria, IL, passedaway Friday, September 19, 1997, at Fondulac Woods Health CareCenter. Private memorial services will be held at ResurrectionMausoleum. Cremation. Me – morial contributions may be made toSt. Monica’s Food Pantry, East Peoria, or to the charity of thedonor’s choice.
Mr. Sullivan was born September 8, 1903, in LewisCounty, MO, to George Jr. andMarietta Walker Sullivan. He married H. Regina Noone on July 11,1925, and she preceded him in death on March 20, 1970. Thomasmarried Rita E. Gardiner in Peoria, IL, on December 3, 1993. Hedid defense work for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Co. He retiredfrom Katz Drug Co., where he worked as a store manager for 20years. Survivors include his wife, Rita, of the home; twodaughters, Mary Helen Luttrell, and Patricia J. Letizia, both ofPeoria; one step-daughter; 11 grandchildren; threestep-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 13step-great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: August 21, 1993
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C5
Subjects: Obituary
Region: Missouri
Obituary: ELSIE M. JENKINS Elsie M. Jenkins, 94, Buckner,died Aug. 20,
1993, at the home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at theWyaconda (Mo.) Methodist Church; burial in the Wyaconda Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the Speaks MidtownChapel. The family suggests contributions to the church memorialfund. Mrs. Jenkins was born in LewisCounty, Mo., and moved to this areain 1971. She was a member of the church. Survivors include twodaughters, Virgie L. Brune, Buckner, and Georgia Mae Hicks, FortWayne, Ind.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and agreat-great-granddaughter.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: August 21, 1993
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C5
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: ELSIE M. JENKINS Elsie M. Jenkins, 94, Buckner,died Aug. 20, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m.Monday at the Wyaconda (Mo.) Methodist Church; burial in theWyaconda Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday atthe Speaks Midtown Chapel. The family suggests contributions tothe church memorial fund. Mrs. Jenkins was born in Lewis County,Mo., and moved to this area in 1971. She was a member of thechurch. Survivors include two daughters, Virgie L. Brune,Buckner, and Georgia Mae Hicks, Fort Wayne, Ind.; fivegrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and agreat-great-granddaughter.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: December 30, 1995
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: C5
Subjects: Obituary
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Leota Fern Richards, 94, Mission Hills, KS, diedFriday, December 29, 1995, at Trinity Lutheran Manor. Privategraveside services will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorialcontributions may be made to the Old Mission United MethodistChurch or Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Mrs. Richards was born March 27, 1901, in LewisCounty, MO. She attended NortheastMissouri State University. In 1923, she married Glen E. Richards.She was a lifelong resident of the Kansas City area. She was amember of the Rose Society; the Indian Hills Country Club; theMethodist Women’s Circle; and the Old Mission United MethodistChurch. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in
1991. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glenna andDr.
Robert Wilber, Mission Hills; two granddaughters, LoriChristopher and Leana Brayshaw; and one great-granddaughter.(Arrangements: D. W.
Newcomer’s Sons Stine & McClure Chapel) LENORA “LUCKY”ROTHWELL
Lenora “Lucky” Rothwell, 72, Garden City, MO, passed awayThursday, December 28, 1995, at her home. Funeral services willbe 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31, at Dickey Funeral Home, GardenCity; burial in Garden City Cemetery, Garden City. Friends maycall after 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, at Dickey Funeral Home, Garden City, whichis in charge of arrangements.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: July 19, 1994
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B2; B3
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: CLAGGETT S. PENN Claggett S. Penn, 78, Edina,Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died July 17, 1994, at a hospitalin Columbia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. JosephCatholic Church, Edina; burial in the Lewistown (Mo.) Cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hudson-RimerChapel, Edina, where wake services will be at 7 p.m. The familysuggests contributions to the church.
Mr. Penn was born in Monticello, Mo., and grew up in Lewis County,Mo. He lived in this area before he moved to Edina three yearsago.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service before he retired. He was afourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Kansas City.He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of theAmerican Legion in Lewistown. Survivors include his wife,Margaret O’Hare Penn of the home, and a son, Michael Penn, KansasCity.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: July 19, 1994
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B2; B3
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: CLAGGETT S. PENN Claggett S. Penn, 78, Edina,Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died July 17, 1994, at a hospitalin Columbia. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. JosephCatholic Church, Edina; burial in the Lewistown (Mo.) Cemetery.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hudson-RimerChapel, Edina, where wake services will be at 7 p.m. The familysuggests contributions to the church. Mr. Penn was born inMonticello, Mo., and grew up in LewisCounty, Mo. He lived in this areabefore he moved to Edina three years ago. He worked for the U.S.Postal Service before he retired. He was a fourth-degree memberof the Knights of Columbus in Kansas City. He was a Navy veteranof World War II and a member of the American Legion in Lewistown.Survivors include his wife, Margaret O’Hare Penn of the home, anda son, Michael Penn, Kansas City.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: March 19, 1999
Source: The Kansas City Star
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Obituary: Mary Ann Beullens, 80, Kansas City, MO, passedaway March 17,
1999, at her daughter’s home in Bonner Springs, KS. Mass ofChristian burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20, at St.Francis Xavier Church; interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friendsmay call
6-8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Muehlebach Funeral Home, with arosary at 7 p.m. (Arrangements: Muehlebach Funeral Home) BLANCHEI. BRAINARD
Blanche I. Brainard, Stilwell, KS, passed away Tuesday, March 16,
1999, at Raymore Health Care Center. Memorial services will be 1p.m. Sunday, March 21, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 9101 LamarAve., Overland Park, KS. Memorial contributions may be made toKansas City Hospice or the charity of your choice. Mrs. Brainardwas born April
15, 1908, in Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by herhusband, brothers, and sisters. Survivors include sons, WilliamD.
Ott and wife, Connie, Prairie Village, KS, and Waldean D. Ott andwife, Patsy, Madera, CA; five grandchildren and fivegreat-grandchildren. Following cremation interment in Mt. MoriahCemetery. (Arrangements: Mt. Moriah and Freeman Funeral Home)JULIA E. “JUDY” BRANHAM
Julia E. “Judy” Branham, 86, Raymore, MO, passed way March 17,
1999, at Research Belton Hospital. Memorial services will be 2p.m.
Sunday, March 21, at Belton Methodist Church. Family requestscontributions to the Fellowship of John at Foxwood Springs orBelton Methodist Church.
Mrs. Branham was born in Lewis County, MO, on December 10, 1915, andmoved to Kansas City to attend beauty school. She worked for theHouse of Beauty in Kansas City before moving to Belton in 1951.She opened Judy’s Beauty Box and enjoyed serving the ladies ofBelton.
She was a member of MUFFF and the Sunshine Circle, and enjoyedhelping with FDA cooking at Belton Methodist Church. She waspreceded in death by her husband, James O. Branham, and brother,William N. Jenkins. She will be greatly missed by her niece,Peggy Elkins, Belton, MO; nephew, George Jenkins, Spokane, WA;niece, Sandy McVeigh, Kennewich, WA; cousin, Leola Stolberg,Raymore, MO; and other great-nieces and great-nephews, includingGeorgia Elkins, Belton, MO, and Bud Elkins, Kansas City, MO.(Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, MO) JOSEPH BROMAGEN


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: May 23, 1993
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B6
Subjects: Obituary
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Rex L. Speer Rex L. Speer, 86, Kansas City, aformer barbershop owner, died May 21, 1993, at St. Joseph HealthCenter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hickman MillsCommunity Christian Church; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the GeorgeGrandview Chapel. The family suggests contributions to thechurch.
Mr. Speer was owner of Rex’s Barber Shop from 1956 until heretired in 1984. He was a member of the church and a member ofthe Monticello (Mo.) Masonic Lodge. He was a Coast Guard veteranof World War II. He was born in LewisCounty, Mo., and lived in this areamost of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Speer of the home; a brother,Jack Speer, Savannah, Mo.; and four sisters, Freda Bevans andMildred Brown of Williamstown, Mo., Wilma Bowls, Monticello, andDorothy Woolsey, Hugo, Okla.; and two grandnieces, Suzanne Thomasand Melana Thomas of the home.


Headline: Obits
Publication Date: May 23, 1993
Source: The Kansas City Star
Page: B6
Subjects:
Region: Missouri
Obituary: Rex L. Speer Rex L. Speer, 86, Kansas City, aformer barbershop owner, died May 21, 1993, at St. Joseph HealthCenter. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hickman MillsCommunity Christian Church; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery.Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the GeorgeGrandview Chapel. The family suggests contributions to thechurch.
Mr. Speer was owner of Rex’s Barber Shop from 1956 until heretired in 1984. He was a member of the church and a member ofthe Monticello (Mo.) Masonic Lodge. He was a Coast Guard veteranof World War II. He was born in LewisCounty, Mo., and lived in this areamost of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Lena Speer of the home; a brother,Jack Speer, Savannah, Mo.; and four sisters, Freda Bevans andMildred Brown of Williamstown, Mo., Wilma Bowls, Monticello, andDorothy Woolsey, Hugo, Okla.; and two grandnieces, Suzanne Thomasand Melana Thomas of the home.


Database: St. Louis Dispatch (Missouri) Obituaries,1998-99
Headline: OBITUARIES
Publication Date: April 07, 1999
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Tucker, 84, of Warrenton, diedThursday (April 1,
1999) at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.
Mrs. Tucker was a homemaker, a member of the College UnitedMethodist Church in Warrenton and the Eastern Star in Lewis County,Mo.
The funeral was held Monday at the Emmanuel United MethodistChurch in Canton, Mo. Burial was at Forest Grove Cemetery inCanton.
Among survivors are two sons, Karl Tucker of Tucson, Ariz., andJimmy Tucker of Phoenix; two daughters, Glinda Hutcherson andLinda Cheeseman, both of Warrenton; two sisters, Velma RuthChildress of Detroit, and Adeline Fretwell of Canton; ninegrandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the Campus Crusade for Christ in care ofthe Nieburg-Martin Funeral Home, 510 East Main Street, Warrenton,Mo.
63383.
Ray D. Stull


Headline: STORMS FRIDAY, EARLY SATURDAY CAUSE 3 DEATHS,POWER OUTAGES WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO STAY SUNNY, GROW WARMER
Publication Date: May 28, 2000
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Page: C5
Subjects: WEATHER; THUNDER STORMS; AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTAIRPLANE ACCIDENT DEATHS
Region: North America; Midwest United States; Missouri
Obituary: Debbie Black, 44, of Lonedell, was eastbound onHighway 30 in Franklin County about5:45 a.m. Saturday during a heavy rain. She lost control of hercar, which went off the road and overturned in standing water,the Missouri Highway Patrol said.
The pilot and his 11-year-old son died when their single-engineplane went down during a severe thunderstorm Friday night,authorities said. The Missouri Highway Patrol said the 1972Bellanca crashed in a bean field just after 9 p.m., a short timeafter the pilot made radio contact with the airport in Taylor.
The plane crashed 2 miles northwest of the airport in Lewis County.The victims, Sam Sparks, 40, of Casselberry, Fla., and his son,Justin Sparks, of Winter Springs, Fla., had begun their flight inFlorida. The wreckage was discovered shortly after 6 a.m.Saturday in south Lewis County.
Some 15,000 homes and businesses were left without power for atime after the storm system passed through. The outages werescattered throughout the metropolitan area.
Unlike the storms that caused flash floods in the area May 7,this series moved briskly through the area. None stalled anddumped enormous amounts of water as did the storm that floodedFranklin and Jefferson counties.
In addition, the condition of the ground was a factor.
“When the ground is as dry as it is, it has to dump a lot ofrain to cause flooding,” Pettera, the forecaster, said.”Sometimes the ground can become too dry. We’ve had a lot ofoff-and-on rain that had kept it like a sponge.”
About half of the electrical outages were in north St. Louis County, where a circuit breaker in Badenfailed shortly after 6 a.m., a spokeswoman for AmerenUE said.
Other outages occurred in Chesterfield, Hillsboro and Clayton. Anunderground electrical line near Shaw Park west of downtownClayton failed and about 800 customers were without power, somefor much of the day.
The outages were caused by downed trees and branches, high windand moisture seeping into cables, the AmerenUE spokeswoman said.
The storm Friday night and Saturday washed out half the temporaryparking at the golf tournament at the Boone Valley Golf Club nearAugusta. Thousands of people trying to attend the tournament hadto turn away Saturday.
Tournament officials are offering refunds to those ticket-holderswho could not attend Saturday’s round. Those seeking a refundshould send their unused Saturday tickets, along with their name,address, and a se lf-addressed, stamped envelope to the BooneValley Classic’s office, 1260 Andes Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo.63132.
Officials of the Federal Aviation Administration reported that noairlines have reported weather-related delays this weekend.Southwest Airl ines, the second-largest carrier at Lambert Field,reported no delays; Trans World Airlines did not respond tocalls.


Shelbina Democrat  May 24,1911  p 8 c:6

Mrs. Mary S. Humphrey

The above lady died at her home in this city (Shelbina) Sundaymorning
about 10 o’clock.  About threee weeks age she had a strokeof paralysis
from which she only partly rallied at any time.

Mrs. Humphrey was born in Kentucky* May 10, 1840, and wastherefore eleven
days over 71 years of age.

The three greatest events of her life happened in this month ason May 15,
1859, she was married in Lewis County to Wm. T. Humphrey, whostill
survives her.

To this union 12 children were born, two of whom have precededher to the
great beyond.  those who survive her are George W., RobertA., Mrs. Joyner,
Mrs. Joseph Threlkeld, and Miss Ella of this city,  John ofLeonard,
Samuel, Mrs. A. B. Porter and Mrs. A. D. Sharp, of Lewis Countyand David
of Oklahoma City.

With one exception, all were present at the funeral, which washeld
yesterday morning at the Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. AdolphVollmer.

Mrs. Humphrey was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and awoman of
force of character.  Up to the time of her affliction, sheseldom had
missed a Sunday service at her church.  That her life waswell spent in
usefullness is attested by the large family and the host offreiends she
leaves to morn her death.

*She was actually born in Lewis Co. daughter of David Rodefer

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The Lewis County Journal  Canton  Sept18, 1947  pg 1 c:1

George Humphrey Dies in Kirkville Hospital

George Humphrey died at the Laughlin Hospital in KirksvilleFriday
morning,  Spetember 12.  He underwent a major operationSunday, Spe. 7, and
was apparently getting along as well as could be expected. His death came
unexpectantly.

George Ellery Humphrey,  the son of Samuel J. and AnnaWright Humphrey, was
born in Lewistown Oct. 14, 1897.  He was united in marriageto Inez
Roberson on Oct. 30, 1919.  He spent his entire life atfarming in Lewis
County until he retired from active farming about two years agowhen he
moved to Canton to make his home.

Mr. Humphrey was a member of the Lewistown Baptist Church, thePink Prarie
Grange and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Winston Munns, ofBloit,
Wisconsin;  two sons, Ellery Humphrey of Quincy, and Donald,at home;  two
grandchildren, Judith and Jerry Munns; four sisters, Mrs. GlenBruce of
Lewistown, Mrs. Ralph Nichols of Lewistown, Mrs. John Fishback ofDinuba,
Calif. and Mrs. Alfred Boggs of Los Bonos, Calif.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept 14t at theFirst Baptist
Church in Canton, with the Rev. M. D. Mulvania in charge. the music was
furnished by Miss Sue Wood with Miss Emma Ruth Smith at thepiano.

Pall bearer were J. G. Franks, Irven VanTress, Hilborn Bader,Gilbert
Musgrove, Stanley Hoffman and Lucien Collins.

Interment was in the Lewistown Cemetery.

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Matilda Permelia FrancesHufnagel Heckrodt Obituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper: “Mrs. WilliamHeckrodt”
“Matilda Permelia Frances Hufnagel, the eldest of the sevenchildren of George Godfred and Wilhelmena Fridereicke (Rachel)Hufnagel, was born in Adams county, Illinois, March 2, 1855, anddeparted this life at her home in Steffenville, on January 28,1937, at the age of 81 years, 10 months and 26 days.
“On February 14, 1878, she was married to William Heckrodtin Adams county, Illinois, who now survives. To this union threechildren were born, Lillie, who died at the age of thirteen,Charlie Elmer and George Henry who survive. Also they adopted andreared Iva May Winfield, now Mrs. Iva Kitch, of nearSteffenville. Also two brothers and one sister remain, Albert andOscar Hufnagel of Camp Point, Ill., and Mrs. Amelia Eckert ofAlbuquerque, N.M. There are also fifteen grandchildren and onegreat grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends.
“In February 1882 they came to Missouri and settled on afarm near Steffenville, where they lived until 1913 when theypurchased a home in Steffenville and moved there.
“Mrs. Heckrodt joined the Christian church at Columbus,Ill., at about the age of eighteen and when the Christian churchwas organized at Steffenville in 1889, she became one of thecharter members. As long as she was able she was faithful inattendance and in the work of the church and in the work of theLadies Aid Society.
“Aunt Tilly” as she was affectionately called will begreatly missed from the community in which she spent so manyyears of her life, both by her relatives and her many friends.
“Funeral services were conducted in the Union church atSteffenville by her pastor, Rev. Paul A. Gross, Saturdayafternoon and burial was in the Cemetery at Steffenville.”


George William HeckrodtObituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper, no date: “George Wm.Heckrodt Buried at Steffenville”

“George William Heckrodt died at his home in SteffenvilleSunday, December 13, at the age of 89 years. He had suffered aparalytic stroke the previous week.
“George Wiliam Heckrodt, last surviving child of Martin A.and Anna Mary Heckrodt, was born in Adams County, Ill., October27, 1853. On February 14, 1878, he was married to Miss Matilda F.Hufnagel of Camp Point, Ill., who preceded him in death January28, 1937.
“To that union three children were born, Lillie Elnora, whodied at the age of 13 years, Charles Elmer and George Henry, whosurvive. Also surviving is Mrs. Horace Kitch, whom Mr. and Mrs.Heckrodt raised from infancy and who cared for him since thedeath of his wife.
“Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also mournhis death, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
“Uncle” Will was a charter member of the SteffenvilleChristian church and served as elder as long as his health wouldpermit.
“Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 15,at the Union church in Steffenville, conducted by Rev. CarlRobinson of Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Phillips, Mrs. MinnieSteffen and Sam Gross sang, accompanied by Mrs. Gertrude Steffenat the organ.
“Pall bearers were William Cissna, Omar Rife, A.A.Feigenspan, J.G. Allen, E.C. Dawson and Nathan Allen. Intermentwas in Steffenville cemetery.”


Robert A. HohmannObituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper: “Funeral Services forRobert A. Hohmann”

“Funeral services for Robert A. Hohmann were held at theMethodist church in Canton, Friday afternoon, September 17, withthe Rev. Ray S. Tomlin, pastor of the church in charge. Music wasfurnished by F.W. Goetz with Mrs. E.P. Condit at the organ.
“Pallbearers were Lawrence Barth, Edgar Constantz, Sr., KarlHachtel, Ben Hoffman, Eugene Lloyd and Lee H. Schlager. Intermentwas in Forest Grove cemetery.
“Robert A Hohmann, son of John C. and Louisa Hoerer Hohmann,was born at Canton on April 18, 1883. His entire life was spentin Canton with the exception of a few years in Louisiana, Mo. Hewas the owner and manager of the Hohmann Plumbing and Heatingcompany in Canton.
“Mr. Hohmann had been in bad health for some time. Twice hehad spent time in a hospital but he grew continually weaker untilhis death Monday morning, September 21. Mr. Hohmann was a memberof the Methodist churct.
“Survivors include his devoted wife; a daughter, Mrs LenoraYounger and her husband, Gaylord; one granddaughter, Gale, onegrandson, Gene; two step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Smith ofDavenport, La., and Mrs. Mildred Peikett of Hannibal; onestep-graddaughter, Sharon Kay; one step-grandson, Wayne Wilson;two brothers, Edward of St. Louis, and Oscar of Western Springs,Ill; three sisters-in-law; and a number of relatives.”


Dora Birk HohmannObituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper: “Funeral Services ForMrs. Robt. Hohmann Held Monday P.M.”
“Dora Lizzie Hohmann, daughter of Peter and Minnie Birk, wasborn February 24, 1882, in Canton and died at home in the samecity February 8, 1941.
“May 1, 1908, she was united in marriage to Robert Hohmann.To their union three chidren were born. One died in infancy.Another, Robert, died in his early young manhood. The third isMrs. Lenora Louise Younger, who lives at Farley, Mo.
“Early in life Mrs. Hohmann united with the Methodist Churchand was always present at its services when she was able toattend.
“Besides her husaband and daughter, she leaves twograndchildren, Gene and Gale Younger of Farley; four sisters,Mrs. George Heckrodt, her twin, Mrs Mollie Stone, both of Canton,Mrs. George Laumann of St. Louis and Mrs. Oscar Morris ofHannibal; two brothers, Fred B. of St. Louis and Earl B. ofMemphis; a number of nieces and nephews; and a large group offriends who cherish her memory.
“Funeral services were held at the Canton Methodist ChurchMonday afternoon, February 10, conducted by her minister, theRev. E.H. Farmer, assisted by a male quartette composed of F.W.Goetz, A.F. Goetz, Karl Hachtel and Lee H. Schlager, with Mrs.E.P. Condit at the organ. Interment was in Forest Grove cemetery.

“The pall bearers were H.H. Zenge, S.F. Hoerer, BurlBrandshaw, W.E. Thompson, Frank Page and Will C. Wagner.”


George Heckrodt Obituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper: “George Heckrodt RitesHeld Sunday At Barley Chapel”
“Funeral services for George Heckrodt were held Sunday,March 27, in the chapel of the Barkley Funeral home in Canton,with the Rev. V.T. Wood officiating. Music was furnished by Mrs.Earl Barkley at the organ.
“Pall bearers were Herb Owens, Ernest Lillard, Harlin Kitch,Francis Kitch, Stanley Heckrodt, and Gregroy Heckrodt. Burial wasin Forest Grove Cemetery.
“Mr. Heckrodt died Friday, March 25, in the Communitynursing home in Sedalia, Mo., where he had been a patient forabout a month.
“George Henry Heckrodt, the son of George W. and MatildaHuffnagle Heckrodt, was born November 9, 1882, at Steffenville.He was united in marriage to Lenora Birk in Canton on April 10,1910. She preceded him in death on November 10, 1943.
“Mr. Heckrodt was a member of the Steffenville Christianchurch, and was at one time a member of the Woodman’s Lodge.
“Survivors include a son, Clyde S. Heckrodt of Elk city,Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Melvin Jones of Edina, Mrs. RobertForsberg of Sedalia, and Mrs. Dean Owens of Parkville, Mo.; asister, Mrs. Iva Kitch of Steffenville; five grandchhildren;three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and otherrelatives. In addition to his wife he was preceded in death byhis parents; a brother; and a sister.”


Nora Birk HeckrodtObituary

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Obituary from unnamed newspaper: “Mrs. George HeckrodtDies Suddenly; Funeral Services Held Saturday”
“Mrs. George Heckrodt died suddenly at her home in Canton at8:30 Wednesday night of last week, following an illness of only afew hours. She had come to Canton from Keokuk, Ia., where herhusband is employed at Hubinger company, to make somearrangements regarding the home here, and became ill late in theafternoon. Her death came as a shock to her many friends.
“Nora Birk, the daughter of Peter and Wilhelmina Birk, wasborn in Canton, February 24, 1882. After her marriage to GeorgeHeckrodt on April 10, 1910, they made their home at Steffenvilleuntil a few years ago when they moved to Canton.
“Mrs. Heckrodt was a member of the Christian church atSteffenville. Upon moving to Canton she became a member andactive worker in the Builders Sunday school class and theWoman’s Society of Christian Service of the Canton Methodistchurch. She was a loyal member of Esther Rebekah lodge of Canton.
“Surviving her are her husband and four children, Mrs.Melvin Jones of Steffenville, Miss Lillian and Miss HelenHeckrodt, both of Kansas City, and Lieut. (j.g.) Clyde Heckrodtof the Naval Air Corps, now stationed at Eagle Mountain Lake,Texas.
“In addition to her husband and children, she is survived bythree sisters, Mrs. Oscar Morris of Hannibal, Mrs. George Laumannof St. Louis, and Mrs. Mollie Stone of Canton; and two brothers,Earl Birk of Beaumont, Texas, and Fred Birk of St. Louis; and onegrandchild, Melba Francis Jones of Steffenville.
“Lieut. Heckrodt arrived in Canton Thursday evening, havingcome by plane to Quincy, Ill.
“Funeral services were held from the Canton Methodist churchat 10:30 Saturday morning conducted by the Rev. E.H. Farmer,assisted by special music by Mrs. Karl Hachtel and Mrs. MabelHayes, accompanied by Mrs E.P. Condit.
“Interment was in the Forest Grove cemetery. Pall bearerswere Sylvester Kitch, Jake Nichols, John Schlager, S.F. Hoerer,R.J. Tillmann and Oscar Hetzler.
“In addition to her husband and children, relatives andfriends from a distance who were in Canton for the funeralservices were Mr. and Mrs. George Laumann of St. Louis, Mrs.Florence Morris of Hannibal, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Kitch anddaughter, Myrtle, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mesmer, Mrs. Ira Pyles,Mrs. Virgil Pyles, Mr and Mrs. Lewis Feigenspan, Mr. and Mrs.William Homerighausen and Mrs. Will Lindsey of Steffenville andMrs. Boss Jones of Shelbyville.”


Nellie Weaver StoneObituary

Posted by <ahref=”mailto:airrow@ix.netcom.com”>Marilynn Howard

Obituary from unknown newspaper “Mrs. Nellie N. Stone,95, of Sunset Home in Quincy, Ill., formerly of Canton, died at12:45 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 26, 1995) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
“Born Nov. 15, 1899, In Kinsley, Kan., Mrs. Stone was adaughter of James W. and Cansada Malone Weaver. She married DonB. Stone Nov. 27, 1920 in Dodge City, Kan. He died Aug. 29, 1991.
“Mrs. Stone had worked at Gould Elevator Co. in Bucklin,Kan., before her marriage. She and her husband had owned andoperated the Stone Dairy Farm near Canton for many years beforeWorld War II.
“Mrs. Stone was a member of Canton Christian Church, UnityChapter 151 Order of Eastern Star and Golden Rule Chapter 32White Shrine of Jerusalem, River View Extension Club, and theAmerican Legion Auxiliary, all of Canton. She was a chartermember of Business and Professional Women of Canton.
“Survivors include two sons, Reid T. of Playa Del Ray,Calif., and Robert D. of Kansas City; a daughter, Edna Mae Baxterof Canton; five granchildren; seven great-grandchildren; andnieces and nephews.
“Mrs. Stone was preceded in death by four brothers, twosisters and a grandson.
“Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in theDavis Funeral Home in Canton by the Rev. Ron McNeill. Burial willbe in Forest Grove Cemetery at Canton.
“Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Tuesday with an Orderof Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
“Memorials may be made to Canton Christian Church or SunsetHome.”


Donald Birk StoneObituary

Posted by <ahref=”mailto:airrow@ix.netcom.com”>Marilynn Howard

Obituary from Quincy Herald-Whig, 8/30/1991 and local Cantonpaper:
“Donald Birk Stone, 92 of Sunset Home in Quincy, formerly ofCanton, a retired farmer and dairyman, died Thursday, August 29,1991, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
“Born May 1, 1899, near St. Patrick, Mr. Stone was a son ofRobert P. and Amalia Birk Stone. A farmer and dairyman in LewisCounty for many years, he was a member of Canton ChristianChurch, a former Canton City Councilman, and had served on theLewis County Extension Board.
“During World War II, he served on the draft board, and wasan Army Veteran of World War I and a member of Otto Bruner Post170 of the American Legion. He also was a member of Craft Lodge287, Royal Arch Masons 88, Unity Chapter OES 151, a chartermember of Golden Rule Shrine 32, Order of White Shrine ofJerusalem, and a member of the Kirksville Council 44, the ElyCommandery 22 of Kirksville and Ararat Shrine of Kansas City.
“On Nov. 27, 1920, he married Nellie Weaver in Dodge City,Kan. She survives in Sunset Home, Quincy.
“Survivors also include a daughter, Mrs. W.A. (Edna Mae)Baxter of Canton; two sons, Reid T. Stone of Playa Del Rey,Calif., and Robert D. Stone of Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs.Frank (Wilma) Harrington of La Grande, Ore., Mrs. Moritz (Myra)Fromme of Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. Robert (Roberta) Lutes of KansasCity; five grandchildren, Mrs. Charles (Marilynn) Howard of LaCanada, Calif., W.H. Baxter of Flemington, N.J., Mrs. Santo(Jeanne) Carfora of Janesville, Wisc., Mrs. Richard (Bette)Oesterle of Crown Point, Ind., and Kent Stone of Kansas City; andseven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother,Karl, and a grandson, Kevin Stone.
“Graveside services were conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday inForest Grove Cemetery in Canton by the Rev. Ron McNeill.Pallbearers were Kent Stone, Santo Carfora, Bruce Weaver, W.H.Baxter, Richard Oesterle, Euge Lutes, and Donald Lutes.
“A memorial service was conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in theSunset Home Chapel by the Rev. Ron McNeill and Rev. DavidEricson. Lorene Clark furnished music.
“Memorials may be made to Canton Christian Church or toSunset Home.”


Mollie Birk StoneObituary

Posted by <ahref=”mailto:airrow@ix.netcom.com”>Marilynn Howard

Obituary for Mollie Birk Stone

Obituary from unnamed newspaper: Funeral services for Mrs.Mollie Stone were held in the chapel of the Barkley Funeral homein Canton Friday, Jan. 29, with the Rev. V.T. Wood, assisted bythe Rev. Otton Steinhaus, officiating. Music was furnished byTrevor Pilcher with Mrs. Marvin Zenge at the organ.
Pall bearers were Robert Stone, William A. Baxter, Donald Fromme,William H. Baxter, Eugene Lutes and Donald Lutes. Burial was inthe Forest Grove cemetery.
Mrs. Stone died Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the home of her daughter,Mrs. M.P. Fromme.
Anna Amalie Birk Stone, the daughter of Peter and Minnie YustBirk, was born in Canton on July 13, 1872. She was united inmarriage to Robert P. Stone on November 21, 1894. He preceded herin death in 1919.
Mrs. Stone attended the Methodist church, and was also a memberof the Rebekah lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Don Stone of Canton, and Karl R.Stone of LaGrange, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Myra Fromme ofCanton, Mrs. Wilma Harrington of Milwaukie Ore., and Mrs. RobertaLutes of Kansas City; a sister, Mrs. Florence Morris of Hannibal;a brother, Earl Birk, Sr. of Memphis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; 19greatgrandchildren; and other relatives. In addition to herhusband she was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters,Clara Birk, Louise Birk, Rose Laumann, Nora Heckrodt, and DoraHohmann; and a brother, Fred Birk.


Minnie Yust BirkObituary

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Obituary for Minnie Yust Birk

Obituary from unknown newspaper: Mrs. Peter Birk, a residentof Canton for seventy-nine years passed away at her home Saturdayafternoon at 1:30, following an illness of several weeks. Withher sweet smile and unassuming nature Mrs. Birk endeared herselfto all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in the home whereshe was a devoted wife and mother and by the entire communitywhere she was an ever helpful friend and neighbor and thesympathy of the entire community is extended to the husband andchildren in their bereavement. She united with the Methodistchurch in early childhood and was a consistent member to the end.
Wilhelmina Yust, daughter of Fredrick and Amalia Yust, was bornin Grafenheinchen Saxony, Germany on March 20, 1853 and passedaway in her home in Canton June 2, 1934, aged 81 years, 2 monthsand 12 days.
At the age of three years, with her parents, she came to thiscountry, landing at New Orleans, La., and coming directly toCanton where her entire life was spent.
She was united in marriage to Peter Birk of Canton June 29, 1871.To this union were born nine children, Mollie, Louise, Rose,Fred, Dora, Nora, Clara, Florence and Earl. Louise and Clarapreceded her in death a number of years ago she is survived byher husband, two sons, Fred of St. Louis and Earl of Canton, andfive daughters, Mrs. George Laumann of St. Louis, Mrs. OscarMorris of Hannibal, Mrs. George Heckrodt of Steffenville, Mrs.Mollie Stone and Mrs. Robert Hohmann of Canton. There are alsofifteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Birk lived all their married life on Washington St.Following their marriage they went to housekeeping in thecottage, three doors west of the First Methodist church wherethey lived seventeen years when they moved one-half block eastwhere the rest of their life was spent.
In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Birk spent three months abroad visiting inEngland, Switzerland and Germany and many other places ofinterest.
Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. F.P. Hanes in theFirst Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Interment was in Forest Grove cemetery.


Peter Birk Obituary

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Obituaries for Peter Birk

Unidentified original newspaper clipping, probably localCanton, MO paper: Peter Birk, 90 died at his home on WashingtonStreet Monday. Mr. Birk was born in Germany and had lived 69years in Canton. He was in business here from 1872 to 1920, aswagon and carriage maker, farm implement and hardware dealer. Hesold to his son, Fred, following the World War.

Another obituary, also unidentified: Funeral services forPeter Birk were held at the Methodist church Thursday, March 3,in charge of the Rev. W.P. Wynn. Interment was in Forest Grovecemetery beiside his wife, the Masons having charge.
Mr. Birk had been in bad health for several months, but appearedno worse than usual, when death came suddenly Monday night,February 28.
For 69 years he had been a resident of Canton and during thattime his name was synonymous with Canton history. Mr. Birk wasborn in Kolschausen, Germany, January 2, 1848, and came to Cantonfrom Quincy by boat when 21 years of age. His first work here waswith George Giegerich, the wagon maker, helping to make the sidesof scrapers used in building the roadbed for the Burlingtonrailroad. Afterward he entered the implement business and withthe advent of factory-made buggies and wagons entered theimplement business, which he conducted until 1920.
Mr. Birk was identified with the progress of Canton in a buildingprogram. He erected five dwelling houses on Washington street andfour business houses on Clark street.
Following the World war, Mr. Birk sold his hardware and implementbusiness to his son, Fred, and the plumbing and tinning businessto his son-in-law, Robert Hohmann. At the time of his death heowned the buidlings and some farm land.
Mr. Birk was the oldest Mason in the local Mason lodge in age andyears of membership.
He married Miss Minnie Yust in Canton June 29, 1871, and fivedaughters and two sons survive him–Mrs. George Heckrodt, Mrs.Mollie Stone and Mrs. Robert Hohmann, Canton; Mrs. GeorgeLaumann, St. Louis, Mrs. Oscar Morris, Hannibal; Fred, St. Louis,and Earl, Canton.


Hugh P. Wood 1812-1907

Posted by <ahref=”mailto:dthw@hotmail.com”>Dorothy Hall Wood

1907, Thursday, Aug 22, – LaGrange MO
Hugh P. WOOD the oldest resident – in Lewis County died at hishome – seven miles south of this city Friday-evening at 6:45,aged 95 years 7-months and 6 days. His death was – caused by theinfirmities of old age.
The funeral took place at Liberty Church Sunday morning at 11o’clock and was conducted by Rev. SPEER of Maywood. The remainswere interred in Dover Cemetery.
“Uncle Hugh” as he was famil – early known all over thecounty was born in Monroe County, Virginia – January 22, 1812. Hewas married on Christmas Day in the year 1833 to Miss EleanorMATTHEWS and to this union were born six children — four sonsand two daughters. Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. WOODcame to this state and settled in Lewis County where they rearedtheir family and lived until the death angel entered the home onJuly 7, 1873 and removed the beloved wife and mother. Two yearslater March 11, 1875, Mr. WOOD Married Miss Martha A. WRIGHT, whodied December 31, 1892.
“Uncle Hugh” was converted at Dover camp ground in 1839and joined the Methodist Church in which faith he remainedsteadfast until his death.
The deceased was too well known- for the writer to attempt to sayanthing about his life or character- save that he was a noblechristian man, loved and esteemed by all who knew him. Hisexample amoung men was ever that of a christian. Uncle Hugh willbe sadly missed by all and especially in the nieghborhood wherehe had lived for so many years. But we can say “Servant ofGod, well done! The glorious warfare is past. The battle’sfought, the race is won, And thou art crowed at last.”
The esteem in which he was held was attested by the largeconcoarse of friends and neighbors who attended the funeral. Theprocession from the home to the church and cemetery was one ofthe largest ever witnessed in the county.
Deceased is survived by his four sons, John of Clarence, Marvinof Maywood, Stewart, of Dallas Texas and Issac of Denver, Colo.,and two daughter, Mrs. Jane B. LAYTHAM and Mrs. M. QUINN of thiscounty, All of whom have the sincere sympathy of the community.


Leta Alice Taylor

Posted by <ahref=”mailto:miznt@pacbell.net”>Linda Miller

Leta Alice Taylor
Funeral services for Leta Alice Taylor, were held at 2:00 pm,Saturday March 28, 1970 in the Coder Funeral chapel, conducted bythe Rev. John Nickel. Burial was in the LaBelle Cemetery.
Mrs. Taylor passed away at 5:25 pm, Thursday March 26,1970 in aKirksville hospital wher she had been a patient since March 1.She was born May 24,1905, in Knox county, the daughter of Jamesand Bettie Mitchell Hayden. She was married to James R. Primm andlater married John Taylor.

Surviving are one son, Robert Primm of Quincy Ill, onedaughter, Mrs Willard (Doris) Strahl of LaBelle; two brothers,Earl Hayden of Quincy and Evert Hayden of Edina; two sisters; MrsLola Myers of Quincy and Mrs. Kate Hayes of Edina and fivegrandchildren. Preceeding her death were three brothers and onesister.


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