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"The Descendents of John and Ann (Doerr) Stahlman"

I've recently started to gather information on other "Stahlman Lines" that have no established links to my John Sr. Stahlman lines. These are mainly what I call the Missouri and Tennessee Stahlman lines. This page contains the information and links I have gathered and created on the descendents of:

John and Ann (Doerr) Stahlman who I'm calling "The Missouri Stahlman Line".

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Name

Spouse

500

John Stahlmann Anna Elizabeth Doerr

501

Velma Stahlman none

502

William Theodore Stahlman Helen Redhage

503

Helen (Redhage) Stahlman William T. Stahlman

504

Marvin Robert Stahlman Laverne Edler
505 Eunice M. (Lewis) Stahlman Roy Arthur Stahlman
506 Louella (Kerans) Stahlman Marcille Herbert H. Stahlman
507 Rose M. (Stahlman) McKinnon Herbert McKinnon
508 Herbert Glen McKinnon Rose Marie Stahlman
509 Alvina (Stahlmann) Keller John Keller
510 Emil F. Eckstein Nellie Stahlman
511 Nellie (Stahlman) Hendrix Eckstein 1. Leo Hendrix

2. Emil Eckstein

512 Augusta (Stahlman) Linz William E. Linz
513 Bessie Lee (Stahlman) Martin Ralph Edgar Martin
514 Reva Jean (Crider) Stahlman Oscar Stahlman
515 Robert “Bob” Stahlman Ruth Carter
516 Lillie Belle (Stahlman) Minks Jesse Nickolas Minks
517 Virginia Rose (Brown) Stahlman George Philip Stahlman
518 Harold David Stahlman Barbara Ruth Carter
519 Bert Vernon Stahlman 1.Thelma Irene Todd

2. Elsie (Hanneken) Henderson

520 Bertha L. (Friedmann) Stahlman Albert Marvin Stahlman
521 Henry Joseph Miller Grace Stahlman
522 Ilean Delma (Stahlman) Zumwalt 1. Charles Isles Brinley

2. Gwynne M. Zumwalt

523 Isles Edward Brinley Carolyn Wilmsmeyer
524 Marvin M. Chandler Bertha A. Stahlman
525 Wm. Thomas McMillen Not Noted
526 Warren Wesley Stahlman Mabel Inece Myers
527 Mabel Inece (Myers) Stahlman Warren Wesley Stahlman
528 Kristina Jean Stahlman None
529 Bertha (Shadrick) Flora Clyde Shelby Flora
530 Julia Jean (Jennings) Bandy Ralph David Bandy
531 Ruth Ann (Miller) Holden Fareley Theodore Holden
532 Stanley Dean Brown None Noted
533 Ralph David Bandy Julia Jean Jennings
534 Velma R. (Stahlmann) Friedmann Richard E. Friedmann
535 Paul Dean Stahlman Brenda Jean Curtis
536 Gus Arthur Shadrick Dorothy Stahlman
537 Josephine (Kosulic) Stahlman Paul M. Stahlman
538 Arline (Vemmer) Stahlman Keith Stahlman
539 Hazel I. (Chandler) Jones Elmer Jones
540 Irene Edna (Lack) Stahlman Oscar Harry Lack

Added September 24, 2011:

541 Charles Edward Stahlman Judy (?) Stahlman
542 Albert Marvin Stahlman Bertha (Friedmann) Stahlman
543 Francis (Lewis) Stahlman Hall 1. Julius E. Stahlman

2. Roy Hall

544 Lonnie W. Stahlman Charlotte (Knust) Stahlman

Added October 10, 2011:

545 Ronald H. Stahlman Laura (Benton) Stahlman
546 William E. Payton 1. Jewell (DeClue) Stahlman

2. Lois Smith (partner)

547 Lucille Redhage not married
548 William Davis Marie (Schirado) Davis
549 Milton Vemmer Dorothy (Krueger) Vemmer
550 Wayne Moorman Rhonda Lee (Price) Moorman
551 Helen (Mayfield) Terry Glen W. Terry
552 Howard J. Wagner Bonnie (Bever) Wagner
553 Arthur R. Wagner Margaret (McGraw) Wagner
554 Norman Hanneken not married
555 Denny Wayne Miller Edna (Nash) Eaton Miller
556 Lucy F. (Reed) Stahlman Carl "Butter" Stahlman
557 Daniel R. Phillips Jr. Jonell (Stahlman) Phillips
558 Donna Lee (Huff) Stahlman Donald R. Stahlman
559 Donovan L. Farris Fairy Jo (Briggs) Farris
560 Fairy Jo (Briggs) Farris Donovan L. Farris
561 Margaret (Briggs) Stahlman Kenneth S. Stahlman
562 Jacqueline (Deaton) Myeburger Clarence J. Myeburger
563 Elmer Harry Stahlman Ruth Marie (Rice) Stahlman
564 Ruth Marie (Rice) Stahlman Elmer Harry Stahlman
565 Kevin Henderson Dawn (?) Henderson
566 Gwendolyn (Reed) Stahlman Eugene C. Stahlman
567 Mary Edna (Wagner) Stahlman Charles Oscar Stahlman
568 Harriet Rae (Cartwright) Sibole Robert Sibole Sr.

Added December 22, 2011:

569 Lillian E. (DeClue) Williams Tony Williams
570 Carolyn F. (Davis) Stahlman George M. Stahlman
571 Robert L. Brown Dorothy Sanderson
572 Madge E. (Minks) Baker John Baker
573 James Jesse Minks Kathy (Cronin) Minks
574 Donald Lee Cox Rose Marie (Sohn) Cox

Added February 19, 2011:

575 David Ray Stahlman Janet (Rose) Stahlman
576 Josephine (Chandler) Benfield John Benfield
577

William Adolph Miller

Roberta (Head) Miller

Added November 04, 2012:

578 Joseph Henry Miller Aaron (Russell) Miller

Added November 26, 2012:

579 Helen C. (Kleczynski) Werner Thomas C. Werner
580 Francis Eugene "Frank" Earley Anne (Werner) Earley
581 Jeffery Allen Johnmeyer Kelly (?) Johnmeyer
582 Lawrence Oscar Ware Naomi (Nappier) Ware

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500. John Stahlmann From the Franklin County Tribune (date unknown)

John Stahlmann died at the home of his son, Martin Stahlmann, five miles southwest of Union, Monday, March 12, 1906, aged eighty-five years, two months and twelve days. He was laid to rest in the Union cemetery at one o'clock, Wednesday, March 14, in the presence of nine children, several grandchildren and a number of friends. Owing to the severity of the weather the number attending was not as great as it would have been had the weather been less rigorous. The only services at the grave was an oration by Judge C. F. Gallenkamp, which was in accordance with the wish often expressed by deceased. Judge Gallenkamp spoke in German and in a most impressive and earnest manner.

John Stahlmann was born in Bavaria, Barritts, Germany, January 1, 1821, and came to America in his eighteenth year, landing in Baltimore in October, 1839. He arrived in St. Louis Christmas Eve the same year. In 1840 he came to Franklin County, settling in Washington. He did not remain there long but soon came to Union, where he married. In 1846 he moved into the country, five miles southwest of Union, where he lived until his death. He enlisted in the Mexican War, but the war closed before he reached the scene of battle. He served during the greater part of the civil war in the Mo. Militia, but joined the United States Army before the close. While in St. Louis awaiting transportation to the front, he became disabled by an accident and was discharged.

John Stahlmann was married to Miss Anna Elizabeth Doerr in Union, November 8, 1845. To this union twelve children were born: John Adolph Stahlman, who died near St. Clair on December 6, 1905; Julius who is married and living near Sullivan; Alvina, wife of John Keller, living near Union; Rosa, widow of Godfried Freiberger, living near Fulton, Callaway County; Clara, wife of Emil Sigmund of St. Louis; Edmund Stahlmann, living near Union; A.J. Stahlmann, living in Fulton; Martin, living on the old homestead; Amelia, wife of Andrew J. Fink; Marianna wife of Dan Heeger of Stanton; Ben Stahlmann of Union; and Augusta, wife of Wm. Linz, living in Allenton, St. Louis county. Mrs. Stahlmann, the wife and mother died in 1874. All the children are married and have families but Ben, who has never married. Mr. Stahlmann left a larger line of lineal descendants than any one of who we know. There are eleven living children, sixty-three grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, eighty-five in all. All of the children attended the funeral but Mrs. Freiberger and Mrs. Sigmund.

John Stahlmann always took an intelligent interest in public affairs. he was a free soiler and Benton Democrat until the Republican party was formed. In 1856 he voted for John C. Fremont and in 1860 for Lincoln, and voted the Republican ticket from that time until his death. He was a model husband, a good father, a good citizen and a good neighbor. Honesty was the watchword of his life. His whole existence was guided by this one work. It was his religion; not honesty alone as related to dollars and cents but honesty in all his relations of life, honest in his thoughts, honest in his expressions, honest in giving to others absolute right of their opinions and demanding the absolute right to express his own opinion. To him freedom of thought had no meaning from freedom of expression. And he recognized in others the absolute right he claimed for his own. He had but little faith in creeds but to him good deeds were the source of true happiness and their own reward. He lived a long life and lived it well, and he now deserves a long and peaceful rest. the TRIBUNE extends its sympathies to the bereaved children and grandchildren.

501. Velma Stahlman From the  Republican Tribune, January 17, 1919

This sweet little girl, the older daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben F. Stahlman was born November 1, 1911 and died Thursday, January 9, 1919 at 1:30 pm at the age of 7 years, 2 months and 8 days.

This sad accident happened about 8 am on Thursday while she was making a fire in the bedroom. In making the fire, her clothing caught fire and she ran to her mother about 20 yards away. When the little girl got to her mother, her clothing was all burned and her mother carried her back to the house.

Little Velma remarked that she would die that night. She was always a sincere little girl. A few months ago she remarked to her father and mother that she would not live long and that she would soon be in Heaven. Little Velma had a loving and winning way and all who knew her loved her. It was God's Will that little Velma should leave this earth to join the angels in Heaven where she expects her loved ones to join her later. Oh, to think of this horrible death! But, she said she suffered no pain and she was conscious to the last. Death came easy without a struggle. She closed her eyes and fell asleep in the arms of Jesus.

The funeral services were conducted at the cemetery by the Rev. M. F. Crowe. He preached a beautiful sermon on the life of the departed one. Little Velma leaves to mourn her death, her parents, two brothers, Monroe and William, and one sister, Ethel.

Also in the same issue of the Republican Tribute under an article titled "St. Clair School Notes":

Her many little playmates and schoolmates of the primary room were saddened last Friday when they learned of the death of little Velma Stahlman. She was seven years old and had entered school for the first time this term. Velma was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stahlman who will have the sympathy of the entire school in their bereavement.

502. William Theodore Stahlman    Unknown Newspaper, unknown date

William Theodore Stahlman, of St. Clair was born Sept. 25, 1907; at St. Clair, the son of the Late Benjamin Franklin Stahlman and Jenny McMullen Stahlman. On June 9, 1937, he was united in marriage to Helen Redhage and seven children came to bless this union. Stahlman died Jan. 20 at St. Louis at the age of 83 years.

He is survived by his wife Helen Stahlman nee Redhage of St. Clair, one daughter, Katherine Wideman and husband, David; six sons, Walter Stahlman, Charles Stahlman, Jim Stahlman and wife Elaine, David Stahlman and Randy Stahlman and wife, Cindy, all of St. Clair. He is also survived by one brother, Reverend Monroe Stahlman and wife, Elsie, of St. Clair, 20 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother and two sisters, Ethel Duemler and Velma Stahlman.

Stahlman was a member of Greenmound Baptist Church, St. Clair. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoyed just being outdoors, walking in the fields and woods, hunting, fishing and just being an outdoorsman. In his earlier years he had farmed, raising both crops and livestock. He also did a lot of chainsaw work, sawing wood.

Funeral services were Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Russell Colonial Chapel, St. Clair, with Brother Jack Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union (Missouri).

503. Helen Katie Cora (Redhage) Stahlman    from emissourian.com

Funeral services for Helen Katie Cora Stahlman, nee Redhage, 85, St. Clair, were held Monday, December 2, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Mrs. Stahlman died Friday, November 29, 2002, at Washington.

She is survived by one daughter, Katherine Wideman and husband David, St. Clair; six sons, Walter Stahlman, Charles Stahlman and wife Judy, Bennie Stahlman, Jim Stahlman and wife Shelly, and David Stahlman and wife Janet, all of St. Clair, and Randy Stahlman and wife Cindy, Sullivan; three sisters, Bernice Gordon, Marie Sterling and Lucille Redhage, all of St. Clair; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice are preferred. The Stahlman family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home.

504. Marvin Robert Stahlman from emissourian.com

Marvin Robert Stahlman 91, Union, departed this life in Washington Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Mr. Stahlman was born in Union Nov. 13, 1918, the son of Fred Stahlman and wife Ollie, nee Duemler. On Feb. 4, 1950, he was united in marriage to Laverne Rose Elda Edler and one son came to bless this union. On Oct. 13, 1979, he was united in marriage to Helen Marie Abbit, nee Ware, and their families were joined as one.

He is survived by his stepson, James Abbit and wife Fatma, Union; his stepdaughter, Mary Rose Davis and husband Shawn, St. Clair; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends. Mr. Stahlman was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Ollie Stahlman; his first wife, Laverne Stahlman; his second wife, Helen Stahlman; and his son, Melvin Stahlman.

He was a Christian and longtime member of St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair. He had lived in the area throughout his life and had worked at various jobs, including driving a truck for MFA in St. Clair and serving as a night janitor for St. Clair public schools and the Farmers & Merchants Bank.

Farming was his passion and he raised crops as well as cattle and hay. Going to old-time tractor shows was his favorite hobby. He was happiest when he was spending time with his family and he loved his stepchildren and step-grandchildren as though they were his own. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 1, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Clint Spivey officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, Missouri.

505 a. Eunice (Lewis) Stahlman From emissourian.com

Eunice Stahlman Funeral Services to Be Wednesday. Funeral services for Eunice Myron Stahlman, nee Lewis, 99, Villa Ridge, will be held Wednesday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial will be in Midlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Union. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 15, after 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Stahlman died Monday, July 14, 2008. She is survived by three sons, Keith Stahlman and wife Arline, Union, Glen Stahlman, St. Clair, and Leland Stahlman, Coopersville, Mich.; one daughter, Karen Sitzes and husband Gerald, Villa Ridge; one sister-in-law, Ilean Zumwalt, Catawissa; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends. Memorials to Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair, are preferred. The family is being served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

505 b. Eunice M. (Lewis) Stahlman From emissourian.com 07/23/2008

Eunice Myron Stahlman, 99, Villa Ridge, passed away Monday, July 14, 2008, in Washington. 

Mrs. Stahlman was born March 8, 1909, in Richwoods, the daughter of Elmer Jerome Lewis and wife Mary Priscilla, nee Dixon. On March 21, 1931, she was united in marriage to Roy Arthur Stahlman.

Mrs. Stahlman worked at International Shoe Company, Meerschaum pipe factory in Washington and Missouri Knife factory in St. Clair. She was later employed as a waitress and cook by Schulte's Restaurant in Union and other area restaurants and continued to work until age 76.
She was a longtime member of Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair.

Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Eldred Lewis; and one sister, Vivian Lewis. She is survived by three sons, Keith Stahlman and wife Arline, Union, Glen Stahlman and wife Phyllis, St. Clair, and Leland Stahlman, Coopersville, Mich.; one daughter, Karen Sitzes and husband Gerald, Villa Ridge; one sister-in-law, Ilean Zumwalt, Catawissa; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 16, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Luttrell officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

506. Luella M. Stahlman Marcille From the Washington Missourian Wednesday 10/02/2002

Luella M. Stahlman Marcille, 82, St. Clair, died Thursday, September 26, 2002, at St. Louis. She was born August 13, 1920,at New Haven, the daughter of William Roy Kerans and wife Viola Virginia, nee Hausman. On September 10, 1938, she was united in marriage to Charles William Marcille (* Herbert Stahlman), and two daughters came to bless this union.

On August 24, 1957, she was united in marriage to Charles Wiliam Marcille, and the union was blessed with two children. Mrs. Marcille was a member of the St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair and a past member of the Daughters of Isabella, St. Clair Circle 1082. She was an avid reader and loved to cook and bake, as well as watch birds and wildlife. Mrs. Marcille was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Herbert Stahlman; her husband Charles Marcille; and two brothers, William Kerans and Raymond Kerans.

She is survived by one son, Terry Marcille, St. Louis; three daughters, Peggy Hoffman and husband Larry, St. Clair, Patsy Kramme and husband Ted, St. Clair, and Mary Barton, Stanton; one brother, Jack Kerans, Bourbon; three sisters, Ruth Whitlock, St. Louis, Mickie Ritchey, Vilonia, Arkansas, and Janet Anderson and husband Dr. Ellery, Sullivan; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, September 28, at St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to the St. Clare Catholic School are preferred. The Marcille family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

* Note-must be a mistake on one of the marriages

507. Rose M. (Stahlman) McKinnon from The Washington Missourian 04/13/2010

Rose Marie McKinnon, 58, St. Clair, departed this life in Washington Monday, April 5, 2010.  

Mrs. McKinnon was born in Washington Jan. 5, 1952, the daughter of George Phillip Stahlman and wife Virginia Rose, nee Brown. On Nov. 16, 1979, she was united in marriage to Herbert McKinnon and their families were joined as one.

She is survived by her sons, James Stahlman and Bobby Stahlman, both of St. Clair; her daughter, Ronda Kitchen and husband Larry Joe, Union; her stepdaughters, Rita Herman and husband Mark, Owensville, and Julie DeClue and husband Kevin, St. Clair; her brother, Carl Stahlman and wife Linda, Union; three sisters, Lois Warren and husband Kevin, Claremore, Okla., Mary Gehm, Gray Summit, and Joanna Koch and husband Charles, Union; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. McKinnon was preceded in death by her parents, George and Virginia Stahlman; her husband, Herbert McKinnon; one brother, Paul Stahlman; and two sisters, Doris Callow and infant Betty Stahlman.

She was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith. During her working years, she had been employed at International Shoe Company, St. Clair. Her first priority in life was caring for her home and family and she never tired of her job. She enjoyed coloring, crocheting, needlepoint and raising houseplants with the help of her son, Bobby. Nothing made her happier than the wonderful times spent with her family. Each of her grandchildren was her pride and joy.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 8, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Don Covington officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the family are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

508. Herbert Glen McKinnon from The Washington Missourian 01/10/2007

Herbert Glen McKinnon, 51, St. Clair, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, in St. Louis. He was born in St. Louis Feb. 4, 1955, the son of Howard Chester McKinnon and wife Ruby Leona, nee Lewis. On June 3, 1971, he was united in marriage to Sharon Hawkins. On Nov. 16, 1979, he was united in marriage to Rose Marie Stahlman.

Mr. McKinnon was employed by Mel Wagner and Sons, Lonedell, for 10 years as a laborer. In later years, he worked as a janitor for the St. Clair Public School District, retiring after five years of employment.

Mr. McKinnon was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Joseph Woodrow McKinnon; two sisters, Norma Johnson and Linda McKinnon; one brother, Joseph McKinnon; and one infant grandson.

He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie McKinnon, nee Stahlman, St. Clair; two daughters, Rita Herman and husband Mark, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Julie DeClue and husband Kevin, Potosi; two stepsons, James and Bobby Stahlman, both of St. Clair; three brothers, Charles McKinnon and wife Pat, Fenton, Howard McKinnon and wife Bonnie, Union, and James McKinnon and wife Monica, St. Clair; five sisters, Margaret Miles and husband James, Glencoe, Janet Ford and husband Manuel, Searcy, Ariz., Patricia McMullen and husband Billy, Ballwin, Brenda Oakley, Pacific, Diane Barton and boyfriend John McCarty, Union; six grandchildren; one aunt; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 4, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Tom Ison officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the family are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

509. Alvina (Stahlmann) Keller

Found in Kiel's Files, Four Rivers Genealogical Society The newspaper date is illegible.

Mrs. John Keller, nee Alvina Stahlmann, whose sudden demise was mentioned last week, was born March 22nd, 1851, on her father's farm about four miles southwest of Union and where she grew to womanhood. She died at her home in Union July 22nd, 1915, aged 64 years and four months.

The remains were tenderly laid to rest Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Union in the presence of husband and all her children and in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev. A. H. Bisping of the Evangelical church conducting the services.

In 1871, deceased was married to John Keller, who with five sons and four daughters, mourn the untimely death of wife and mother. Mrs. Keller also leaves to mourn her death, five brothers and five sisters, three grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

The sons are: Geo. J. S. Keller, Edward H. Keller, Albert Keller of Union and Adolph A. Keller and Otto T. Keller of St. Louis. The daughters are: Mrs. Albert Rapps, Miss Emma Keller and Miss Anetta Keller of Union and Mrs. Otto Schuster of near Pacific.

The brothers are: Julius Stahlmann of Morrellton, Albert Stahlmann of Fulton and Edmund, Martin and Benjamin of near Union. The sisters are: Mrs. Rosa Freiberger of near Fulton, Mrs. Andrew Fink of Jeffriesburg, Mrs. Dan Heeger of Stanton, Mrs. Clara Sieckmann of St. Louis and Mrs. Wm. Linz of Allenton.

After her marriage to Mr. Keller, she lived with her husband on a farm about two miles west of Union and it was here that there were born to them the nine children and it was here that the children were reared to noble manhood and womanhood. A few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Keller retired from farm work and the country and moved to Union where they bought for them a nice home in which to spend the declining years of their life, little thinking that so soon, the one who had been to Mr. Keller a life partner for so many years and the one who had been to the sons and daughters a mother in every sense of the word should be so suddenly taken from them by that grim reaper, Death.

In the death of Mrs. Keller, the husband and father, loses a true helpmate, the children a kind and devoted mother and the brothers and sisters, a kind and loving sister, and the community a good, noble woman. We join the many friends of the deceased in extending sympathy to the bereaved."

510. Emil F. Eckstein from the Washington Missourian – 1988

Emil F. Eckstein was born at Union, MO on October 4, 1911, the son of the late Albert Eckstein and his wife, Mary Purschke Eckstein and passed away at the St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO on Friday, February 26, 1988, in his 77th year.

He received his schooling in St. Joseph's Church School at Neier and grew to young manhood in this community. On November 21, 1942 he was united in marriage to Nellie Stahlman and they made their home on a farm near Union, MO. Mr. Eckstein also did some blacksmith work. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Sutton on December 15, 1986. Also by two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Schmidt and Mrs. Catherine Gittemeyer.

Those who survive are his wife, Nellie Eckstein of Union, MO, one daughter, Allie Klepper of Union, MO and one son, Paul Eckstein, also of Union. Two sons-in-law, Eddie Klepper and Roger Sutton. One daughter-in-law, Judy Eckstein. Ten grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 29, 1988, from the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO, at 1:00 p.m. by Rev. Harold Frick. Interment followed in the Anaconda Cemetery at Anaconda, MO.

511. Nellie (Stahlman) Hendrix Eckstein from the Washington Missourian 10/24/2007

Nellie Hendrix Eckstein, nee Stahlman, 95, Union, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2007.  Mrs. Eckstein was born Jan. 10, 1912, in St. Clair, the daughter of William Stahlman and wife Sarah, nee Key. In 1934, she was united in marriage to Leo Hendrix. She married Emil Francis Eckstein in 1942

Mrs. Eckstein was a member of Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair. She was a homemaker and also worked for about 10 years at Missouri Knife Factory.

Mrs. Eckstein was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Leo Hendrix; her second husband, Emil Eckstein; one daughter, Sarah Sutton; her son-in-law, Roger Sutton; three brothers, Oscar, Roy and Edward Stahlman; and one sister, Bessie Martin.

She is survived by one son, Paul Eckstein, Union; one daughter, Allie Klepper and husband Eddie, Union; one sister, Ilean Zumwalt, Catawissa; two sisters-in-law, Reva Stahlman and Eunice Stahlman, both of Union; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 15, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. Bill Luttrell officiated. Burial was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Green Mound Baptist Church are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

512. Augusta (Stahlman) Linz  from  Meramec Valley Transcript June 4, 1943

Pioneer Mother Called by Death - Mrs. Augusta Linz, nee Stahlman, was born near Union, MO, the daughter of John and Ann Elizabeth Stahlman, one of the pioneer families of Franklin County. She united in marriage at St. Clair in 1886 to the late Wm. Linz, Sr. This union was blessed with three children, Louis, William E. and Mrs. Maggie Closs of Ferguson. Immediately after their marriage, they came to make their home in Fox Creek Valley in the western part of St. Louis county, where they remained until the end.

In this picturesque spot on the east bank of the little creek, their farm home was hewn out of the virgin forests, with the call of the wild turkey ever within their ears and the scampering to cover of deer as a common occurrence. Amid such surroundings they were faced with the numerous hardships, hardships only known to pioneers. We learn from history of the woman’s part in the winning of the west, of their sturdy character, but we need go no further to learn of such women, for here was a young, strong and lovely bride who shared willingly in all the tasks that came before her in the long hours of toil, even going to the fields with her chosen mate, so hand in hand they came down the years almost away from the world.

Their farm prospered and grew in beauty and finally attracted other families to the valley and Mr. and Mrs. Linz always made it their duty to welcome the strangers and take them to their home, to share their tasks and hardships and so friendships were formed that remained to the last, for needless to say that to know Mr. and Mrs. Linz was to love them.

It has been the writers privilege and pleasure to know them for the past 30 or more years, to have spent many happy times in their home, and a real home it was, for in all the years of our acquaintanceship never once did either raise their voice to the other. Truer love than this could not be found.

Mrs. Linz, as we said before was of this hardy race, typical of those days and were a God-fearing, freedom loving, honest and industrious race, and here was one wife and mother who never departed from those characteristics, for in her children you will see the result of her training.

Her husband preceded her in death by 19 years, and after he was laid tenderly to rest, Mrs. Linz called her three children and they trod the long mile back to the old home, saddened and sorrowed, it is true but with the determination to carry on unflinchingly, even with all the added burdens of full and sole responsibility, did not quench her spirit, and only success can result from such spirit.

Mrs. Linz retained her good health until the last few months and then only infirmities of age afflicted her, and to the last moment her mind was clear and one of her rewards all three of her children were with her and at her side when she was called.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her three children, two grandchildren, Willie and Lillie Closs, one sister, Mrs. Amelia Fink of Union, other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors.

-A Friend of the Family

Mrs. Will Linz of Fox Creek Road Dies; May 28, 1943 Meramec Valley Transcript

Mrs. William Linz, age 74, mother of William and Louis Linz of Allenton and Mrs. Margaret Class of St. Louis died at her home on Fox Creek Road, Wed May 26 at 10 a.m. Services will be conducted at Thiebes Funeral Home in Pacific Fri May 28 at 2 p.m. with interment in Allenton cemetery.

513. Bessie Lee (Stahlman) Martin from the Washington Missourian June 26, 2002

Bessie Lee Martin, 88, Catawissa, formerly of St. Clair, died in Washington Friday, June 14, 2002. She was born in St. Clair September 1, 1913, the daughter of William Louis Stahlman and wife Sarah Caroline, nee Keys.

On May 21, 1962, she was united in marriage to Ralph Edgar Martin and they celebrated 27 years together. Mrs. Martin was of the Baptist faith and for many years attended Grace Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair. In later years she visited First Baptist Church, St. Clair.

She received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse at a young age. For many years she was employed at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, and in later years at St. Francis Hospital in Washington, now known as St. John's Mercy Hospital.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, William and Sarah Stahlman; her husband, Ralph Martin; and three brothers, Oscar Stahlman, Roy "Dick" Stahlman and Edward Stahlman. She is survived by her sisters, Nellie Eckstein, Union, and Ilean Zumwalt, Catawissa; two sisters-in-law, Reva and Eunice Stahlman; one stepdaughter, Bettie Baker and husband Prentis; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 16, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association are preferred. The Martin family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

514A. Reva (Crider) Stahlman from The Washington Missourian July 2, 2008

Reva (Crider) Stahlman Funeral Services Will Be Friday Funeral services for Reva Stahlman, nee Crider, 93, Union, will be held Friday, July 4, at 10 a.m. at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bland. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 3, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Stahlman died Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

She is survived by three sons, Robert Stahlman and wife Ruth, Lonnie Stahlman and wife Charlotte and Tom Stahlman and wife Linda, all of Union; four grandchildren, Bill, Kelly, Mark and Jeremy Stahlman; 11 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials to Grove-Dale Cemetery Fund are preferred. The family will be served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

514B. Reva Jean (Crider) Stahlman from the Washington Missourian July 9, 2008

Reva Jean Stahlman, nee Crider, 93, Union, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Mrs. Stahlman was born Feb. 25, 1915, in Bland, the daughter of Alonzo Crider and wife Minnie, nee Stockton. She received her education from North Bend School, Bland. On July 18, 1936, she was united in marriage to Oscar Stahlman at First Baptist Church, Union. She worked as a stitcher at Carmo Shoe Factory, Union. After retiring, Mrs. Stahlman babysat her grandchildren and other children in her home.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on Nov. 27, 1973; three brothers, Clarence, Delbert and Leslie Crider; five sisters, Grace and Ethel Crider, Jewel Blackwell, Eva Pohlmann and Marie Krekel; two grandchildren, Kris Stahlman and Joey Haskins.

Mrs. Stahlman is survived by three sons, Robert Stahlman and wife Ruth, Lonnie Stahlman and wife Charlotte and Tom Stahlman and wife Linda, all of Union; four grandchildren, Bill, Kelly, Mark and Jeremy Stahlman; 11 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 4, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, with the Rev. Phillip Hudson officiating. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Bland. Memorials to Grove-Dale Cemetery Fund are preferred. The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

515A. Bob Stahlman (March 10, 1938 - May 25, 2010) from The Hermann, New Haven and Owensville News

Bob Stahlman of Union passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010. He is survived by his wife Ruth of Union, two sons; Ronnie Haskins of Stoutville, Oh Keith Doles and Myra of Hebron, Ohio, one daughter; Bev Bolesta and husband Larry of Grove City, Ohio, ten grandchildren; Zaena, Zoe, Miriah, Brad, Shane, Shamberly, Tracey, Tammy, Angie and Greg, four great-grandchildren; Austin Ayers, Adam Roush, Caleb and Courtney Lowry, two brothers; Lonnie Stahlman and Charlotte, Tom Stahlman and wife Linda all of Union.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 27, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, an Eastern Star service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service to follow. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. with burial to be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Flora Hills Cemetery in Circleville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Stahlman Family.

515B. Robert Stahlman from The Columbus Dispatch

Robert Stahlman was born March 10, 1938 in Union, Missouri, the son of the late Oscar Stahlman and his wife Reva (nee Crider). He passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the age of 72 in Union. Bob received his education in Murphysboro, IL. He also served his country in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1958. Bob was united in marriage to Miss Ruth Carter January 17, 1979 in Circleville, where the couple made their home.

They moved to Florida in 1995, and then to Union in 1999. Bob was employed as an Installer for General Telephone Company of Ohio until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of the Eastern Star 296, the Masonic Lodge 593, and Union Baptist Temple. He is preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Reva Stahlman and one grandson Joey Haskins. He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Union; two sons, Ronnie Haskins of Stoutsville and Keith (Myra) Doles of Hebron; one daughter, Bev (Larry) Bolesta of Grove City; 11 grandchildren, Zaena, Zoe, Miriah, Brad, Jessica, Shane, Shamberly, Tracey, Tammy, Angie, and Greg; four great-grandchildren, Austin Ayers, Adam Roush, Caleb and Courtney Lowry; two brothers, Lonnie (Charlotte) Stahlman and Tom (Linda) Stahlman, all of Union; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 12Noon at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Stahlman Family.

515C. Man Killed in Tractor Accident Near Union 05/26/2010 See the Weekend Missourian for more details.

A Franklin County man died Tuesday afternoon when a tractor he was operating overturned. The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Winters Road, off Highway V, near Union, the sheriff's office reported. Deputies who responded to the scene found Robert J. Stahlman, 72, pinned under the Allis-Chalmers tractor. Union Ambulance personnel pronounced the man dead at the scene.

515 D. Robert Joseph Stahlman from The Missourian

Robert Joseph Stahlman, 72, Union, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010, in Union. Mr. Stahlman was born March 10, 1938, in Union, the son of the late Oscar Stahlman and wife Reva, nee Crider. He received his education in Murphysboro, Ill. He also served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1958. Mr. Stahlman was united in marriage to Ruth Carter Jan. 17, 1979, in Circleville, Ohio. The couple made their home in Circleville, Ohio. They moved to Florida in 1995 and then to Union in 1999. He was employed as an installer for General Telephone Company of Ohio until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of Eastern Star 296, Masonic Lodge 593 and Union Baptist Temple. Mr. Stahlman was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Reva Stahlman; and one grandson, Joey Haskins.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth, Union; two sons, Ronnie Haskins, Stoutsville, Ohio, and Keith Doles and wife Myra, Hebron, Ohio; one daughter, Bev Bolesta and husband Larry, Grove City, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Zaena, Zoe, Miriah, Brad, Jessica, Shane, Shamberly, Tracey, Tammy, Angie and Greg; four great-grandchildren, Austin Ayers, Adam Roush, Caleb and Courtney Lowry; two brothers, Lonnie Stahlman and wife Charlotte and Tom Stahlman and wife Linda, all of Union; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 27, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, and Saturday, May 29, at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, Ohio. Burial was in Floral Hills Cemetery, Circleville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Stahlman family are preferred. The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

516. Lillie Belle (Stahlman) Minks From The Ozark News, April 6, 1944 (newspaper book graciously lent by Robert Pierce, son of Guy Pierce, who was the owner/editor of the newspaper

Lillie Belle Minks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Stahlman, was born July 1, 1917 at Moselle, MO and departed this life Friday, March 24, 1944 in St. Louis at the age of 26 years, 8 months and 23 days.

She was united in marriage to Jesse Nickolas Minks Dec 8, 1936 and to this union, four children were born: Edward Nicholas, Peter Joseph, James Jesse and Rosa Mae. The little daughter preceded her in death Jan 6th of this year.

Besides her husband, sons and parents, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Grace Miller and Siney, six brothers, Julius, Harvey, Earl, George, Robert and Johnny, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. James Minks, six brothers-in-law, six sisters-in-law, many other relatives and a host of friends.

She was a member of the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ and she with her husband was baptized in 1937 at Stanton and remained a faithful Christian till her death. Funeral services were held Sun afternoon, March 26 in St. Clair, conducted by Elder Roy M. Armstead and the remains laid to rest in the Morrellton Cemetery.

517. Virginia R. (Brown) Stahlman The Missourian 10/12/2005

Virginia Rose Stahlman, 76, Pacific, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, in Washington. Mrs. Stahlman was born March 1, 1929, in St. Clair, the daughter of Fred Brown and wife Sarah, nee Whitchurch. On Aug. 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to George Phillip Stahlman.

Mrs. Stahlman was a Christian. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Paul Stahlman; two daughters, Doris Callow and infant Betty Jean Stahlman; and one brother, Stanley Brown. She is survived by one son, Carl Stahlman and wife Linda, Union; four daughters, Rose McKinnon and husband Herbie, St. Clair, Lois Warren and husband Kevin, Claremore, Okla., Mary Gehm and husband Walter, Pacific, and Joanne Koch and husband Charles, Union; two brothers, Kenneth Brown and wife Launa, Sullivan, and Robert Brown and wife Dorothy, LaGrange, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Greg Cross officiating. Burial was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

518. Harold David Stahlman from The Washington Missourian 01/30/2008

Harold David Stahlman, 71, St. Clair, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, in St. Louis.

Mr. Stahlman was born Sept. 7, 1936, in St. Clair, the son of Phillip Stahlman and wife Blanche Ethel, nee Minks. On Oct. 12, 1957, he was united in marriage to Barbara Ruth Carter.

Mr. Stahlman was a member of the Baptist faith. In recent years, he attended First Baptist Church, St. Clair. He was a construction worker by trade and a retiree of Laborers Local 110 of St. Louis. Mr. Stahlman was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth Stahlman.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Stahlman, St. Clair; three sons, Brian Stahlman and wife Bonnie, Gordonville, Gregory Stahlman and wife Cindy, Union, and Randy Stahlman and wife Dana, St. Clair; two brothers, James Stahlman and wife Marsha, St. Charles, and Walter Stahlman and wife Earlene, Sullivan; one sister, Velma Banderman and husband Richard, St. Clair; two sisters-in-law, Grace Stahlman, St. Ann, and Mary Hehmeyer and husband John, Hannibal; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, Haley, Zachary and Nicole Stahlman; two aunts; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 27, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to First Baptist Church, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

519. Bert Vernon Stahlman from The Missourian

Bert Vernon Stahlman, 80, St. Clair, died at his home in St. Clair, surrounded by his family, on March 9, 2000. Bert was born in Stanton on July 24, 1919, son of Emil Julius Stahlman and wife Mary Adeline, nee Vaughn. On March 4, 1955, he married Thelma Irene Todd and they had one son. On August 20, 1982, he married Elsie Alvins Henderson, nee Hanneken, and their families were joined.

He is survived by his wife Elsie Stahlman of St. Clair; eight children, Patricia Medlock and husband Victor of St. Clair, Jimmy Henderson and wife Linda of St. Clair, Dennis Henderson and fiancee Darlene of Stanton, Iris George and husband Louis of St. Clair, Annette Singer and husband Ronnie of St. Clair, Tammy Lewis and husband Thomas G. of St. Clair; Kevin Henderson and wife Dawn of Lonedell, and JoAnn Sansoucie and husband William of St. Clair; two brothers, Albert Stahlman and wife Bertha of Villa Ridge, and Warren Stahlman and wife Mabel of New Haven; one sister, Gladys Friedman and husband Ernest of Jacksonville, FL; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Bert was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Stahlman; his son Michael Stahlman; one brother, Otto Stahlman; and by six sisters, Velma Friedman, Bertha Chandler, Dorothy Shadrick, Mamie Washburn, Charlotte Stahlman, and Lucy Stahlman.

Bert was a member of Vistory Church in St. Clair. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps, entering July 23, 1942, and receiving his honorable discharge on January 16, 1946.

He was a past member of St. Clair American Legion Post 347 and past member of St. Clair V.F.W. Post 2482. During his working years, he was employed by Jefferson Smurfit Corporation in Pacific, retiring in 1979.

Funeral services were held March 13, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home Chapel in St. Clair, with interment in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair.

520. Bertha L. Stahlman From The Missourian  01/13/2009

Bertha Luella Stahlman, nee Friedmann, 88, Washington, formerly of Villa Ridge, passed away Monday, Jan. 5, in Washington.  Mrs. Stahlman was born Dec. 6, 1920, in Robertsville, the daughter of Herbert Friedmann and wife Tina, nee Thompson. She was united in marriage Oct. 15, 1938, to Albert Marvin Stahlman.

Mrs. Stahlman was a member of Gray Summit United Methodist Church. She also was a member of United Methodist Women of Gray Summit. She worked as a cook and kitchen manager for Ralston Purina for 20 years. Mrs. Stahlman also volunteered at the Agape House in Pacific.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ernest and Clifford Friedmann; two sisters, Hazel Scheve and Mary Colvin; and one granddaughter, Janet Farfan.

Mrs. Stahlman is survived by her husband; three daughters; Laverne Harfst and husband Gene, Gray Summit, Joann Wideman and husband Delbert, Hillsboro, and Kathy Grafrath Stolte and husband Ed, Washington; two sisters, Ada Colvin, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Edith Barber, Grand Rapids, Minn.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 8, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Sue Biggerstaff officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Gray Summit United Methodist Church or the Anaconda Cemetery Fund are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

521. Henry Joseph Miller from The Missourian

Henry Joseph Miller, 76, of St. Clair, was born October 21, 1915, son of the late George D. Miller and wife Margaret, nee Bigley. His first wife, Grace Stahlman Miller, preceded him in death in 1974. On October 25, 1975, he was united in marriage to Marie Taylor. He died June 1, 1992.

He is survived by his wife Marie Miller of St. Clair; five sons, William Miller and wife Roberta of Potosi, Joe Miller and wife Judy of Greensville, Charles Miller and wife Shirley, Robert Miller and wife Carolyn, and Denny Miller and wife Edna, all of St. Clair; four daughters, Laura Berkbigler and husband Harold, Hazel Mizzell and husband Joseph, Jane Gardner and husband, Clifford, all of St. Clair, and Ruth Holden and husband, Fareley of Lonedell; a stepson, Michael Brown and wife Kathryn of Kansas City; three brothers, Virgil Miller of Wright City, Meredith Miller of Houston, TX, and Claud Miller of Lake St. Clair; three sisters, Josephine Parks of St. Clair, Francis Hoff of Flat River, and Myrtle Jarvis of Union; 47 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Miller, and a sister, Ruth Pauley.

Henry accepted Christ as a boy at First Baptist Church in St. Clair. Henry was well known for being a hard worker and had worked before retirement at MFA in St. Clair. Among his enjoyments was driving his tractor and working around their home.

Funeral services were held at Russell Colonial Funeral Home with interment in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair.

522. Ilean D. (Stahlman) Brinley Zumwalt from The Washington Missourian

Ilean D. Brinley Zumwalt, 93, Catawissa, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009. Mrs. Zumwalt was born Nov. 13, 1915, in St. Clair, the daughter of William Stahlman and wife Sarah, nee Keys. She was united in marriage to Charles Isles Brinley for 26 years and Gwynne M. Zumwalt for 28 years.

Mrs. Zumwalt was employed as a bookkeeper for the Diamonds Restaurant for over 25 years. She was a member of Cedar Grove Methodist Church, Robertsville, and a member of the Robertsville Chapter of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Zumwalt was preceded in death by her parents and husbands; one son, Isles Edward Brinley; three brothers, Oscar, Shug and Dick Stahlman; and two sisters, Nellie Eckstein and Bessie Martin.

She is survived by one grandson, Shannon Brinley and wife Angie; two great-grandchildren, Harrison and Elizabeth Brinley, Pacific; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Brinley, Pacific; adopted daughter, Tressie Stone, Clint and Karen Stone, Catawissa, Deborah Stone, Gray Summit; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 23, at Bell Funeral Home, Pacific, with interment in Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the donor's choice are preferred. The family was served by Bell Funeral Home, Pacific.

523. Isles Edward "Ed" Brinley from the Washington Missourian ,Wednesday 17 July, 2002

Isles Edward "Ed" Brinley, 60, Catawissa, died suddenly at Catawissa July 3, 2002.  He was born in Washington May 26, 1942, son of Charles Isles Brinley and Ilean Delma Brinley Zumwalt, nee Stahlman. On August 28, 1965, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Wilmsmeyer and one son was born to this union.

Mr. Brinley was employed as a bulldozer and high lift operator for Gene Boston Excavating of St. Charles. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 513 of St. Louis. Mr. Brinley was a member of the Pacific Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Brinley; and by his stepfather, Gwynne Zumwalt. Mr. Brinley is survived by his son, Shannon Brinley and wife Angelia, Pacific; two grandchildren, Harrison Brinley and Elizabeth Brinley, both of Pacific; his mother, Ilean Brinley Zumwalt, Catawissa; his former wife, Carolyn Brinley, Pacific; aunts; uncles; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment was in Brush Creek Cemetery, Gray Summit. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association are preferred. The Brinley family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

524. Marvin M. Chandler from The Tribune December 15, 1972

Funeral services were conducted Sat., Dec. 9, for Marvin M. Chandler, from the Chapel of the Eaton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earl Sibole officiating. Burial was in Anaconda Cemetery, R.R.2, St. Clair.

Marvin M. Chandler, of R.R. 2 St. Clair, husband of Bertha Chandler, nee Stahlman, and son of the late-Ira and Melissa Speakes Chandler, passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, at Sullivan, at the age of 84 years.

Mr. Chandler was born Jan. 20, 1888, in Sullivan, where he spent his childhood. For the greater part, he has lived his life in the Sullivan-Anaconda area. On Aug 29, 1922, he was married to Bertha Stahlman. During his working years he has mined, did some carpenter work, and farmed. When he was able he attended the First Baptist Church, Anaconda Mission.

Surviving besides his wife Bertha are: a son, Larry E. Chandler of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; six daughters, Hazel Jones of Union, Josephine Benfield of Sullivan, Ellen Terry of Stanton, Marion Huff of Des Plaines, ILL.; June Chandler of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Edith McKenzie of Columbia; 14 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. One daughter, Sharon, preceded him in death as an infant.

525. Wm. Thomas McMillen from The Ozark News, April 8, 1943

Wm. Thomas McMillen was born Dec. 4, 1878 and departed this life March 24, 1943 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mada Willis, having reached the age of 64 years, 3 months, and 20 days. He was married October 8, 1919. One child was born of this union. His wife preceded him in death a little more than a year ago.

He leaves to mourn his departure the following: One son, Edmund; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Alberta Hoffman of Sappington, MO; one brother Ed McMillen of Turlock, CA; four sisters, Mrs. Ben Stahlman of St. Clair; Miss Minnie McMillen of Union, Mrs. Harry Hennings of Colorado and Mrs. Mada Willia of St. Clair; a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. McMillen was an honest, upright citizen, a dutiful father and a helpful friend and neighbor.

Funeral services were held in the Casey and Lenox Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon of week before last. Rev. Estes Perkins conducted the services. Interment was made in the Prairie Cemetery.

526. Warren Wesley Stahlman The Washington Missourian, February 6, 2002

Warren Wesley Stahlman, 80, New Haven, formerly of Leslie, died Thursday, January 31, 2002.

He was born September 11, 1921, at Stanton, the son of Emil Julius Stahlman and wife Mary Adeline, nee Vaughn.  On January 2, 1942, he was united in marriage to Mabel Inece Meyers.

Mr. Stahlman owned and operated Stahlman Construction, later known as Graf-Stahlman Construction. He also raised hogs for Purina Farms. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Union, and also attended Antioch Christian Church, Leslie. Mr. Stahlman also was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers of America District 5, Local 1839.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bert Stahlman and Otto Stahlman; six sisters, Lucy Stahlman, Charlotte Stahlman, Mamie Washburn, Dorothy Shadrick, Velma Friedmann and Bertha Chandler.

Mr. Stahlman is survived by his wife Mabel Stahlman, New Haven; one son, James Stahlman and wife Betty, Leslie; four grandchildren, Troy Stahlman and wife Melanie, House Springs, Tina Butler and husband Mike, Eureka, Todd Stahlman and wife Trish, Cedar Hill, and James Bacinski and wife Theresa, Cyprus, California; one brother, Albert Stahlman and wife Bertha, Villa Ridge; one sister, Gladys Friedmann and husband Ernest, Jacksonville, Florida; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with Rev. Don Bader officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association are preferred.  The Stahlman family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

527. Mabel Inece Stahlman from Washington Missourian September 10,  2008

Mabel Inece Stahlman, nee Meyers, 84, New Haven, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in New Haven.  Mrs. Stahlman was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Pacific, the daughter of Sylvester "Cooper" Meyers and wife Judith, nee Fryer. On Jan. 2, 1942, she was united in marriage to Warren Wesley Stahlman.

Mrs. Stahlman was a Christian and for many years was a member of the First Baptist Church, Union. In recent years, she attended Antioch Christian Church, Leslie. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Danny and Norm Meyers; four sisters, Myrtle Miller, Mildred Winkle, Daisy Cober and Rose Cross; and one great-grandchild, Kerry Butler.

She is survived by one son, James Stahlman and wife Betty, Leslie; two brothers, Jerry Meyers and wife Shirley, Pacific, and Kenneth Meyers and wife Thelma, Salem; one sister, June Kessler, Pacific; four grandchildren, Troy Stahlman and wife Melanie and Todd Stahlman and wife Trish, all of House Springs, Tina Butler and husband Mike, Eureka, and James Bacinski and wife Theresa, Cypress, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-great-great and great-great-great nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 5, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. The Rev. David Stevenson officiated. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials to the Antioch Christian Church Christ in Youth Fund are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

528. Kristina Jean Stahlman From The Washington Missourian

Kristina Jean Stahlman, 21, Union, died January 14, 1998.

She was born August 8, 1976, in Washington, daughter of Thomas Stahlman and his wife Linda, nee Todd. She received her education from Union High School.

She is survived by her parents, Tom and Linda Stahlman of Union; two brothers, Kelly Stahlman and wife Chris of Florissant, and Jeremy Stahlman of Union; maternal grandmother, Anna Todd of Houston, Texas; paternal grandmother, Reva Stahlman of Union; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held January 17 at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

529. Bertha M. (Shadrick) Flora from the Washington Missourian 04/28/2010

Bertha Mae Flora, known to most as Mae, 88, St. Clair, departed this life in St. Clair Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Mrs. Flora was born in Sullivan April 23, 1921, the daughter of Gus Andrew Shadrick and wife Grace Elizabeth, nee Burnett. On Sept. 18, 1937, she was united in marriage to Clyde Shelby Flora and seven children came to bless this union.

She is survived three sons, Lloyd Flora and wife Gerry, St. Clair, Gordon Flora and wife Rose, Lebanon, and Darrel Flora and wife Cheryl, Bonne Terre; four daughters, Phyllis Stahlman and husband Glen and Deloris Ealer and husband Joseph, all of St. Clair, Darlene Davis, Sullivan, and Carole Roloff and husband Robert, Washington; one brother, Ray Shadrick and wife Ruby, St. Clair; one sister, Velma Love, Sullivan; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-, great-great- and great-great-great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Flora was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Grace Shadrick; her husband, Clyde Flora; three brothers, Vergil Shadrick, Rube Shadrick and infant Howard Shadrick; her sister, Ruth Reed; two sets of infant twin siblings, Gladys and Clarence Shadrick and Edna and Floyd Shadrick.

She was a devoted Christian and charter member of New Hope Baptist Church, Sullivan. During her working years, she was employed at Deb Shoe Company, St. Clair, retiring after 17 years of service.

Embroidery was a favorite pastime and piecing and quilting quilts was her passion. Many of her handmade quilts are now treasured family heirlooms. Working in her yard and tending to her flower beds were other favorite hobbies, as was going to yard sales. She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano and guitar. She was happiest when spending time with her family and each of her children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 24, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Fred Miller officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to New Hope Baptist Church, Sullivan, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

530. Julia Jean (Jennings) Bandy from the Washington Missourian 19 March 2008

Julia Jean Bandy, nee Jennings, 71, Union, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Union. Mrs. Bandy was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Sullivan, the daughter of Guy M. Jennings and wife Emma M., nee Strauser. She received her schooling in Sullivan and graduated from Sullivan High School.

On July 26, 1957, she was united in marriage to Ralph Bandy at First Baptist Church in Union. They shared 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Bandy worked as an embosser at Brown Shoe Company for 22 years, child development at First Baptist Church in Union for 10 years and later worked at Quick-Point in Washington. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher for children for many years. Mrs. Bandy also was a member of the Four Rivers Genealogical Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Bandy, on Feb. 22, 2008; one sister, Marilyn Boles; and two brothers, Vernon and James Jennings.

Mrs. Bandy is survived by one son, David Bandy and wife Donna, Sullivan; two daughters, Jean Baker and husband Brad, Owensville, and Linda Stahlman and husband Carl, Union; her foster son, John Bost, Arizona state; six grandchildren, Julia Lewis and husband Adam, Rolla, Paul Baker, St. Louis, Zachary, David and Daniel Stahlman, all of Union, and Sophia Anderson, St. Louis; one brother, Robert Jennings, Lebanon; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, at First Baptist Church, Union. The Rev. Lonnie Webb and the Rev. Greg Cross officiated. Burial was in Midlawn Cemetery, Union. The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

531. Ruth Ann (Miller) Holden from the Washington Missourian 06/09/2004

Ruth Ann Holden, nee Miller, 55, Lonedell, passed away Friday, May 28, 2004, in Creve Coeur. Mrs. Holden was born July 18, 1948, the daughter of Henry Joseph Miller and his wife Grace, nee Stahlman. She was united in marriage Sept. 23, 1966, to Fareley Theodore Holden.

Mrs. Holden was of Baptist faith. She attended the Pentecostal Church of Hartshorn and Elmwood Baptist Church in Lonedell. During her working years, Mrs. Holden was employed at Brown Shoe Company in Union. She retired after 25 years of employment. Mrs. Holden was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Fareley Holden, Lonedell; three sons, Michael Holden and wife Lisa, Lonedell, Henry Holden and wife Janna, Lonedell, and Farrel Holden, Union; one daughter, Marilyn Holden, Lonedell; four grandchildren, Michael Holden Jr., Ashley Holden, Skylar Holden and Elle Holden, all of Lonedell; five brothers, Bill Miller and wife Roberta, Potosi, Joe Miller and wife Aaron, Greenville, Charlie Miller and wife Shirley, St. Clair, Dan Miller and wife Edna, St. Clair and Robert Miller and wife Carol, St. Clair; three sisters, Laura Berkbigler and husband Harold, Hazel "Pat" Mizzell and Jane Gardner and husband Clifford, all of St. Clair; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, May 30, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. S. Denver Page officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Arthritis Research Foundation are preferred. The Holden family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair.

532. Stanley Dean Brown from the Washington Missourian, Wednesday April 10, 2002

Stanley Dean Brown, 70, St. Clair, died at St. Clair Thursday, March 28, 2002. He was born at St. Clair September 30, 1931, son of Fred Brown and wife Sarah, nee Whitchurch. He had three siblings. Mr. Brown made his living by working on area farms. He was a resident at St. Clair Nursing Center.

Mr. Brown is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Brown and wife Launa, Sullivan, and Robert Brown and wife Dorothy, LaGrange, Indiana; one sister, Virginia Stahlman, Pacific; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 30, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St.Clair. Interment was in Kamper Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Kamper Cemetery Fund or the St. Clair Nursing Center Activities Department are preferred. The Brown family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

533. Ralph David Bandy from the Washington Missourian

Ralph David Bandy of Union, Missouri was born May 2, 1931 in Leslie, Missouri, son of the late John Bandy and his wife, Alice, nee Palo. He passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 in Washington, Missouri at the age of 76 years. He received his schooling at Progress School in rural Leslie, Missouri.

Mr. Bandy served his country in the United States Army serving from May 1952 until May 1954 in the Korean War and was transferred to the reserves to complete 8 years of service. Ralph was united in marriage to Julia Jennings July 26, 1957 in Union, Missouri. They made their home in Union. Mr Bandy had been employed at Alton Box/ Jefferson Smurfit in Pacific for forty years before retiring. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Union, MO. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, step-mom Corinne Bandy, three brothers: Harold Bandy, Benjamin Bandy and Herbert Bandy, two sisters, Winifred Bandy and Grace Bandy in infancy.

He is survived by his wife Julia Bandy of Union, MO; son, David Bandy and his wife Donna of Sullivan, MO; two daughters: Jean Baker and her husband, Brad, of Owensville, MO; Linda Stahlman and her husband, Carl, of Union, MO; foster son, John Bost of AZ; 6 grandchildren: Julia Lewis and her husband, Adam, of Rolla , MO; Paul Baker of St Charles, MO; Zachary, David and Daniel Stahlman of Union, MO and Sophia Anderson of St. Louis, MO., nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was held Monday February 25, 2008 at 1:00 pm at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO with the Rev. Greg Cross officiating. Interment followed in the Midlawn Cemetery in Union, MO.

534. Velma R. (Stahlmann) Friedmann from Find a Grave

Velma R. Friedmann,78,of Robertsville, died Tuesday, May 19,1992,at St. John's Mercy
Hospital, Washington. Mrs. Friedmann, daughter of the late Emil J. and Mary A. Stahlmann, nee Vaughn, was born at Stanton April 7, 1914. She received her schooling at Robertsville Mo., and grew to womanhood there.

October 9,1937, she was united in marriage to Mr. Richard Friedmann. They made their home in Robertsville. Two children were born to this marriage. Mrs. Friedmann was a member of Cedar Grove Methodist Church, Robertsville, and also an active member of the Ladies Circle of the church.

She was preceded in death by four sisters. Mrs. Friedmann is survived by her husband, Richard Friedmann of Robertsville; one son, Richard A. Friedmann, and wife, Vanessa, Robertsville; one daughter, Debbie Friedmann, Washington; two grandsons, Scott and Daniel Friedmann; two sisters, Bertha Chandler, Union and Gladys Friedmann, Orange Park, Florida; four brothers, Otto Stahlmann, Pacific, Albert Stahlmann, Villa Ridge, Bert Stahlmann, St. Clair, and Warren Stahlmann, Union; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 22, 1992, at the Cedar Grove Methodist Church, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Don Blaylock officiating. Interment was in Cedar Grove Methodist Cemetery.

535. Paul Dean Stahlman from Emissourian.com

Paul Dean Stahlman, 43, Gerald, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at his home. He was born July 7, 1958, in Washington, the son of George Stahlman and wife Virginia, nee Brown. Mr. Stahlman was married August 4, 1979, in Villa Ridge to Brenda Curtis. He served in the Missouri National Guard. Mr. Stahlman worked for Gerald Industries for six years.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Stahlman, Gerald; his mother, Virginia Stahlman, Pacific; one daughter, Amanda Stahlman, Buffalo; one son, Jason Stahlman, Gerald; one brother, Carl Stahlman, Union; four sisters, Joann Koch, Union, Mary Gehm, Pacific, Rose McKinnon, St. Clair, and Lois Warren, Claremore, Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Destiny Faith Allen; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 25, at the Meyer-Hilke-Millard Funeral Home, Gerald, with Rev. Danny Maxwell officiating. Interment was in the Anaconda Cemetery. Memorials to the family of Paul Stahlman are preferred. The Stahlman family was served by Meyer-Hilke-Millard Funeral Home, Gerald.

536. Gus Arthur Shadrick from The Missourian

Gus Arthur Shadrick, 82, St. Clair, passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, in St. Clair. Mr. Shadrick was born Feb. 7, 1927, in St. Clair, the son of Rube Ellie Shadrick and wife Mary Florence, nee Jones. In the mid-1960s, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Stahlman and one son came to bless this union. On April 1, 1990, he was united in marriage to Frances Mae Prather, nee Vaughn, and their families were joined as one.

He is survived by one son, Ralph Shadrick, Pacific; three stepchildren, Stella Richardson and husband Clayton, St. Peters, Shirley Bailey and husband Roscoe, St. Clair, and Beverly Johns and husband Edward, Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great-, great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Shadrick was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; his second wife; and three sisters, Rozella Ness, Goldie Wideman and Carry Shadrick in infancy. He was a Christian and attended Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair. Throughout his adult life, he was primarily employed as a tow truck driver by Jefferson Smurfit Box Company in Pacific for nearly 30 years.

Mr. Shadrick had a reputation of being a "jack of all trades" but was especially skilled in doing various types of electrical work. In his spare time, he enjoyed farming and traveling. Other favorite pastimes included wrestling and riding his moped. The special memories created and shared with his family and loved ones will be cherished for years to come.

A devoted and loving father, stepfather, stepfather-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, uncle, great-, great-great- and great-great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 10, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with his nephew, the Rev. Leroy Ness officiating. Interment was in United Methodist Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Parkinson Foundation are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

(I am assuming the stepchildren are from Frances Mae Prather nee Vaughn)

537. Josephine (Kosulic) Stahlman From Emissourian.com Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Mrs. Stahlman was born May 8, 1911, in Krebs, Okla., the daughter of Frank Kosulic and wife Anna, nee Manicek. She received her schooling at Krebs, Okla., and in Owensville. On Jan. 6, 1934, she was united in marriage to Paul M. Stahlman in St. Clair. Mrs. Stahlman was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Union.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 20, 1988; two brothers, Peter Kosulic and John Kosulic; and two sisters, Mary Scego and Betty Schwartze.

Mrs. Stahlman is survived by one son, Ronald Stahlman, Springfield; three daughters, Carol Platt and husband Eugene, Union, Donna Hagedorn and husband Robert, Union, and Kay Wessing and husband David, Pilot Grove; three sisters, Anna LaBoube, Owensville, Bertha Wotipka, Owensville, and Frances Evans, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

A funeral Mass was held Thursday, Sept. 9, at Immaculate Conception Church in Union with the Rev. Matthew Mitas officiating. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association are preferred. Interment was in the church cemetery. The Stahlman family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

538. Arline Matilda Stahlman: from The Hermann, NewHaven and Owensville News

Arline Matilda Stahlman of Union, Missouri, passed away on July 30,2010. She is survived by her husband Keith Stahlman of Union, two sons, Randal Stahlman and wife Shelly of Annville, Pa, and Timothy Stahlman and wife Annette of Union, five grandchildren, Megan, Olya, Dasha, Travis, and Nicholas, one brother, Milton Vemmer and wife Dorothy of Union. Funeral Service will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion United Church of Christ in Union. Visitation for Arline Stahlman will be held on Sunday from 4-8p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, and the Zion United Church of Christ Church Debt Reduction Fund.

Arline M. Stahlman from Emissourian.com August 4, 2010

Arline Matilda Stahlman, Union, passed away Friday, July 30, 2010, in Union. Mrs. Stahlman was born in Washington, the daughter of the late Otto Vemmer and wife Olinda. She was united in marriage to Keith Stahlman May 2, 1953, at Zion United Church of Christ, Union. The couple made their home in Union.

Mrs. Stahlman was employed at Brown Shoe Factory from 1952 to 1962 and later worked as the deputy circuit clerk for the Franklin County clerk's office from 1974 to 1992. She was an active member of Zion UCC in Union, the Quilters Circle and Women's Fellowship at Zion UCC and the Jaycee Wives.

Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents; and two siblings in infancy. She is survived by her husband, Keith Stahlman, Union; two sons, Randal Stahlman and wife Shelly, Annville, Pa., and Timothy Stahlman and wife Annette, Union; five grandchildren, Megan, Olya, Dasha, Travis and Nicholas; one brother, Milton Vemmer and wife Dorothy, Union; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

A funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 2, at Zion UCC, Union, with the Rev. Mike Bone officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Zion UCC Church Debt Reduction Fund. To send condolences to the family, people may visit the Oltmann Web site at www.oltmannfuneralhome.com. The Stahlman family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

539. Hazel I. Jones From Emissourian.com  Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Mrs. Jones was born Feb. 21, 1923, in Miami, Okla., the daughter of Marvin Chandler and wife Bertha, nee Stahlman. She graduated from Sullivan High School in 1942. Mrs. Jones was united in marriage to Elmer Jones in 1942 at the Methodist Church in Washington. She and her husband owned and operated the Central Hotel in Union for over 30 years. Mrs. Jones was a member of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and two sisters, Ellen Terry and Marion Huff. Mrs. Jones is survived by one daughter, Rhoda Richmond and husband Walt, Pacific; one son, David Jones and wife Raynona, Elma, Wash.; three sisters, Josephine Benfield, Union, June Chandler, Orange Park, Fla., and Edith McKenzie and husband Jack, Topeka, Kan.; five grandchildren, Chantel Hawkins, Chavalla Kriete, Jennel Jones, Angelique Trail and Heather Bennett; one brother, Larry Chandler and wife Pat, Tampa, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Dr. Mel Jones and wife Maxine, Union; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. The Rev. Devin Jones officiated. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or the Pacific Care Center Activities Fund are preferred. The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

540. Irene Edna (Stahlman) Lack from the Washington Missourian

Irene Edna Lack, 78, St. Clair, was born in St. Clair on November 6,1918. She is the daughter of Mary Edna Stahlman, nee Wagner, known to most as Edna, and Charles Oscar Stahlman.

On June 14,1968, she was united in marriage to Oscar Harry Lack. Irene died in St. Clair, March 19, 1997. She is survived by her mother, Edna Stahlman, St. Clair; one sister-in-law, Gwen Stahlman, St. Clair; her niece, Gloria Yoder and husband Tom, St. Clair; her nephew, C. Tommy Stahlman and wife Kathy, St. Clair; other relatives and many friends. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Lack, and by her twin brother, Eugene C. Stahlman.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22,at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair.

541. Charles "Chas" Edward Stahlman from Emissiourian.com

Charles "Chas" Edward Stahlman, 68, St. Clair, passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, in Washington. Mr. Stahlman, the son of the late William Stahlman and wife Helen, nee Redhage, was born Sept. 25, 1942, in Union. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Stahlman.

Mr. Stahlman is survived by his wife, Judy Stahlman, St. Clair; three sons, Charles W. Stahlman, Joshua W. Stahlman and fiancée Amanda Kennedy and Walter R. Stahlman, all of St. Clair; two daughters, Katie Stahlman and P. Elizabeth Lucas, both of St. Clair; five brothers, Walter W. Stahlman, Bennie C. Stahlman, James A. Stahlman and David R. Stahlman and wife Janet, all of St. Clair, and Randy J. Stahlman and wife Cindy, Sullivan; one sister, Katherine M. Wideman and husband David, St. Clair; 14 grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home. Visit www.midlawn.com for an online register book. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association are preferred. The family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.

542, Albert Marvin Stahlman from The Eureka-Pacific Current News Magazine June 2011

Albert Marvin Stahlman of Villa Ridge, departed this life in Pacific, on May 16, 2011 having reached the age of ninety four years, five months and fourteen days. Albert was born in Stanton on December 2, 1916, son of Emil Julius Stahlman and Mary Adeline Stahlman nee Vaughn. on October 15, 1938, he was united in marriage to Bertha Luella Friedmann and three daughters came to bless this union. Albert is survived by his daughters, Laverne (Gene) Harfst, of Gray Summit, Joann (Delbert) Wideman, of Hillsboro and Kathy (Edwin) Grafrath Stolte, of Washington; by one sister, Gladys Friedmann of Orange Park, FL; by six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Mary Stahlman; by his wife Bertha Stahlman; by one grandchild, Janet Farfan; by three brothers, Otto Stahlman, Bert Stahlman and Warren Stahlman; and by six sisters, Bertha Chandler, Velma Friedmann, Dorothy Shadrick, Mamie Washburn, Charlotte Stahlman and Lucy Stahlman.

Albert was a Christian and member of the Gray Summit United Methodist Church in Gray Summit. During his working years, Albert was employed as an assistant manager of the pet care center at Ralston Purina in Gray Summit, retiring after forty-two years of service. Albert enjoyed hunting and many other pastimes. Gardening was his favorite hobby and he loved giving his produce to family and friends. Above all else, spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren, was his favorite pastime and each of them held a special place in his heart. A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Russell Colonial Funeral home in St. Clair. Funeral services were held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Reimers officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to the Gray Summit United Methodist Church or to Anaconda Cemetery.

542B. Albert Marvin Stahlman from emissourian.com

Funeral services for Albert Marvin Stahlman, 94, Villa Ridge, will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial will be in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Visitation was scheduled to be held Tuesday, May 17, after 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Stahlman died Monday, May 16, 2011.

He is survived by three daughters, Laverne Harfst and husband Gene, Gray Summit, Joann Wideman and husband Delbert, Hillsboro, and Kathy Grafrath Stolte and husband Edwin, Washington; other relatives and many friends. The family is being served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

543. Frances Amelia Stahlman Hall from Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, Missouri

Frances Amelia Stahlman Hall nee Lewis of St. Clair, MO departed this life in Washington on June 20, 2011 having reached the age of eighty-eight years, ten months and fourteen days. Frances was born in St. Clair on August 6, 1922, daughter of John Dighton Lewis, known to many as J.D., and Eva Lewis nee Hale. On December 29, 1939, she was united in marriage to Julius Edwin Stahlman and five children came to bless this union. On July 25, 1987 she was united in marriage to Roy William Hall and their families were joined as one. Frances is survived by her husband, Roy Hall of St. Clair; by four children, Lloyd Stahlman and wife, Billie Jean, of Villa Ridge, MO, George Stahlman and wife, Carolyn, of Potosi, Vivian “Butch” Stahlman and wife, JoAnn, of St. Clair and Joyce Godfrey and husband, Leroy, of Platteville, CO; by five step-children, Mary Ann Hall of Washington, Charles Hall and wife, Lori, of Carbondale, IL, Paul Hall of Belleville, IL, David Hall of Lake Dallas, TX and John Hall of Jacksonville, IL; by her sister, Maxine Brannon of St. Louis, MO; by thirteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, thirty two-great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, one brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Dighton and Eva Lewis; by her husband, Julius Stahlman; by her daughter, Laura Evelyn Stahlman; by two brothers, Vivian Lewis and Delbert Lewis, Sr. and by one sister, Jewell King.

Frances was a devoted Christian and long time member of First Baptist Church in St. Clair. She was active in many church functions and spent a great deal of time visiting the sick and those who couldn’t get out of their homes. Her favorite pastime was reading her Bible. As a young woman, Frances had been employed at Banquet Chicken Factory in Union and for many years at Manion’s Restaurant in St. Clair. For most of her life, she made caring for her home and family her career and she never tired of her job. Frances’s kind, sweet and soft spoken personality were admired by many and will be missed by all those who loved her.

A kind and loving wife, mother, step mother, mother-in-law, step mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother, step grandmother and great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great-aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 24, 2011 at First Baptist Church in St. Clair with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair.

544. Lonnie William Stahlman from Thesouthern.com

MURPHYSBORO -- Lonnie William Stahlman, 71, passed away Sept. 18, 2011, in Washington, Mo. Lonnie William Stahlman was born Nov. 19, 1939, in Union, Mo., son of the late Oscar Stahlman and his wife, Reva (Crider). Lonnie was united in marriage to Charlotte Knust on Jan. 24, 1959, in Murphysboro, and they made their home in Union.

He was employed by MFA Exchange for 29 years. After leaving MFA, Lonnie opened and operated Union Feed until he fell ill. Lonnie was a member of Moose Lodge in Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Stahlman of Union; two sons, Bill Stahlman and partner, Rebecca Ap-pert, of Texas and Mark Stahlman of Union; three grandchildren, Will and wife, Tori, Heidi and Heather Stahlman; one brother, Tom Stahlman and his wife, Linda, of Union; one sister-in-law, Ruth Stahlman of Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Stahlman; and one niece, Kris Stahlman.

Services were at Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Oltmann Funeral Home in Union with the Rev. Earlwood Towne officiating. Burial was in Midlawn Cemetery in Union. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Union FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Stahlman Family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home in Union. To send condolences to the family, visit www.oltmannfuneralhome.com.

545. Ronald H. Stahlman from emissourian .com May 11, 2001

Mr. Stahlman was born Dec. 19, 1932, in St. Clair, the son of the Rev. Monroe Adolph Stahlman and wife Elsie Marie, nee Wagner. On Jan. 24, 1959, he was united in marriage to Laura Mae Benton. Mr. Stahlman was a lifetime member of Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair. He was a carpenter by trade and a 50-year member and retiree of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1839 of Washington. Mr. Stahlman also was a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Stahlman is survived by his wife; one daughter, Kathleen Stahlman, Eureka; two brothers, Ken Stahlman and wife Marge and Wayne Stahlman and wife Linda, all of St. Clair; one sister, Jonell Phillips and husband Danny, Union; one sister-in-law, Blanche George and husband Donald, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters-in-law; one uncle; aunts; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Luttrell officiating and the Rev. Herman McMullin assisting. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

546. William Everett Payton from emissourian June 13, 2001

He was the son of Van Payton and Carrie Goldie Payton, nee Jackson. On October 23, 1956, he was married to Jewell DeClue.

Mr. Payton is survived by two brothers, Harold Payton and wife Flora, Beaufort, and Henry Buck Payton and wife Faye, Villa Ridge; two stepchildren, Don Stahlman and wife Donna, St. Clair, and Judith Hamby and husband Clarence, St. Peters; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Lee Roy Payton; three sisters, Elizabeth Enloe, Betty Ann Bay and Gracie Mae Guthrie; and by special friend, Louis Klostriech.

He was of the Baptist faith. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, receiving his honorable discharge on October 27, 1954. After his discharge, he worked as a machine operator for Jefferson Smurfit of Pacific, retiring after more than 30 years of service.

Funeral services were held at noon Saturday, June 9, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with Reverend Bill Lewis officiating. Interment was in Moore Cemetery in Moselle. Memorials may be made to Moore Cemetery.

547. Lucille Minnie Corine Redhage from Emissourian.com

Lucille Minnie Corine Redhage, 81, St. Clair, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, in Washington Miss Redhage was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Union, the daughter of Gustave Carl Redhage and wife Lillie May, nee Griffith. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in St. Clair. She quilted with the ladies at the church. Miss Redhage was a member of the Women's Progressive Farmers Association in the St. Clair area in her younger years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wilbur Redhage and infant Leroy Redhage; and one sister, Helen Stahlman.

Miss Redhage is survived by two sisters, Berniece Gordon and Marie Sterling, both of St. Clair; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 25, at St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair. The Rev. Clint Spivey officiated. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

548. William Davis from Emissourian May 08, 2002

William "Bill" Isaac Davis, 61, St. Clair, departed this life in Washington Tuesday, April 30, 2002. He was born in Lonedell January 20, 1941, son of James Lee Davis and Delma Davis, nee Hensley. On May 30, 1963, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen "Susie" Schirado and three children were born to this union.

Mr. Davis attended Elmwood Baptist Church while growing up. He owned and operated Davis Recycling in St. Clair for over 25 years. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, James and Delma Davis and by his wife, Susie Davis.

He is survived by his son Jeffrey Davis and wife Tracy, St. Clair; two daughters, Carol Boyd and husband Jeff, Beaufort, and Marcie Halmich and husband Ross, St. Clair; three grandchildren, Marissa Boyd, Sabrina Boyd and Travis Boyd, all of Beaufort; one sister, Carolyn Stahlman and husband George, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three brothers, Raymond Davis and wife Trina, Richwoods, James "Butch" Davis, Lonedell, and Joe Davis and wife Rita, St. Clair; one brother-in-law; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, with the Rev. Dr. Phil Turner and the Rev. Chester Kneir officiating. Interment was in St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the St. Clair Chamber of Commerce Beautification Fund are preferred. The Davis family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

549. Milton Vemmer from Emissourian.com October 27, 2010

Milton Vemmer, 84, Union, passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Union. Mr. Vemmer was born in Union Dec. 12, 1925, the son of the late Otto Vemmer and wife Olinda, nee Mantels. He received his education in Union and served his country in the U.S. Army in World War II from December 1944 to May 1946.

Mr. Vemmer was united in marriage to Dorothy Krueger Oct. 29, 1949, at St. Peter's Church, Washington. The couple made their home in Union. He was employed as a postal carrier for the U.S. Post Office until his retirement in 1986. He also worked as a farmer.

Mr. Vemmer was a lifelong resident of Union. He was a member of the Letter Carriers Association and Zion United Church of Christ, where he served on various church committees and on the church council.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lester Vemmer; and two sisters, Beulah Vemmer and Arline Stahlman.

Mr. Vemmer is survived by his wife, Dorothy Vemmer, nee Krueger, Union; two sons, James Vemmer and wife Bonnie and Jeffery Vemmer and wife Tammy, all of Union; two daughters, Judy Hickman and husband Russell, St. Louis, and Jane Wilson and husband Wade, Union; 12 grandchildren, Bryan Hickman and wife Jeanne, Stephanie Malin and husband Brian, Rachel Kelly and husband Brian, Erin and Bethany Hickman, Bradley, Robert, Michael, Benjamin and Daniel Vemmer, Abigail and Matthew Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Zion United Church of Christ, Union, with the Rev. Mike Bone officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Zion Church Debt Reduction Fund or the American Heart Association. To send condolences to the family, visit www.oltmannfuneralhome.com. The Vemmer family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

550. Wayne Moorman from Emissiourian.com March 12, 2003

Carroll Wayne Moorman, 46, Lonedell, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003, at Washington.

He was born in Owensboro, Ky., Sept. 9, 1956, the son of Carroll Ray Moorman and his wife Deannie, nee Brown. As a young man, Mr. Moorman was united in marriage. On October 26, 1989, he was united in marriage to Rhonda Lee Price. Mr. Moorman was of the Methodist faith and a member of St. Clair United Methodist Church in St. Clair. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army, entering on July 18, 1975, and receiving an honorable discharge July 10, 1978. Mr. Moorman worked as a pipefitter for a mechanical contractor.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Moorman, Lonedell; two daughters, Trina Lynn Moorman and fiance Jason Faifer, St. Clair, and Macey Lea Moorman, Lonedell; his parents, Carroll and Deannie Moorman, St. Clair; one brother, Ronald Moorman, Nashville, Tenn.; one sister, Shelly Stahlman and husband Randal, Annville, Pa.; his grandmother, Janet Brown, Livermore, Ky.; his parents-in-law, Peggy Christopher and husband Ronald, Robertsville, and Charles Price, Beaufort; aunts; uncles; great-aunts and -uncles; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 6, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Don Covington officiating. Interment was in Crestview Memorial Park, St. Clair. Memorials to the Mental Health Association or to the family are preferred. The Moorman family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

551. Helen Ora Terry from Emissourian.com August 15, 2000

Helen Ora Terry, 83, St. Clair, formerly of South St. Louis, died in Washington on Wednesday, August 9, 2000. Helen was born in Bismarck on January 11, 1917, daughter of Oliver Houston Mayfield and Irene Josephine Mayfield, nee McCoy. In September, 1945, she married Glen William Terry and they had two daughters.

Helen is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Stahlman and husband Butch, St. Clair, and Joyce Keller, St. Louis; one sister, Ethel Taylor and husband Jim, Memphis, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Terry; five brothers, Glen, Eugene, Lee, Marion and Everett Mayfield; and by one sister, Mamie Martin.

Helen was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed visiting Christ Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in St. Clair. She had made caring for her family her career in life.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 11, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with Rev. Jay Tilson officiating. Interment was held in St. Matthew's Cemetery, St. Louis, beside her husband, Glen. Memorials may be made to Christ Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Activities Department of the Washington Residential Care Center in Washington.

552. Howard J. Wagner from Emissourian December 3, 2003

Howard James Wagner, 76, Union, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, in Washington. Mr. Wagner was born March 27, 1927, in St. Clair, the son of Arden Henry Wagner and wife Edith Clara, nee Howard. Mr. Wagner was united in marriage May 15, 1952, to Bonnie Marie Bever. He was a member of Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair.

Mr. Wagner served in the U.S. Army during World War II and he worked at International Shoe Company, St. Clair, and Brown Shoe Company, Union. Mr. Wagner was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Henry Wagner, Raymond Wagner, and Junior Wagner; and two sisters, Elsie Stahlman and Nellie Messey.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Arden James Wagner, Union; one daughter, Bonnie Marie Hemmann and husband David, Sullivan; three grandchildren, Robert James Hemmann, Dustin Allen Hemmann and Gregory Scott Hemmann, all of Sullivan; one brother, Arthur Wagner, Union; two sisters, Freda Viehland, and Ethel Anderson, both of St. Clair; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 24, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Herman McMullin officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Green Mound Cemetery Fund, St. Clair, are preferred. The Wagner family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

553. Arthur R. Wagner from Emissourian.com June 9, 2009

Mr. Wagner was born Feb. 29, 1920, in St. Clair, the son of Arden Henry Wagner and wife Edith Clara, nee Howard. He was united in marriage to Margaret Jane McGraw Nov. 1, 1946. They celebrated 52 years of marriage. Mr. Wagner was a Christian and member of Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair.

He served his country in the U.S. Army as a technician fifth grade during World War II, entering on June 13, 1942, and receiving his honorable discharge on Nov. 26, 1946. Mr. Wagner received five Bronze Stars in the Army. He worked as a carpenter in commercial construction and was a retiree of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1739. Mr. Wagner also worked as a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; four brothers, Henry, Raymond, Howard and J. L. Wagner; three sisters, Elsie Stahlman, Freda Viehland and Nellie Missey.

He is survived by one sister, Ethel Anderson, St. Clair; three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Wagner, Union, Katherine Ellison, Illinois state, and Lorraine McGraw, St. Clair; nieces; nephews; great-, great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Luttrell officiating. Interment with full military honors was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Green Mound Church Building Fund are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

554. Norman William Hanneken from Emissourian.com August 26, 2009

Norman William Hanneken, 82, Union, formerly of Robertsville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, in Union. Mr. Hanneken was born April 6, 1927, in Robertsville, the son of John Ben Hanneken and wife Lydia Elizabeth, nee Ziegerer. He was blessed to have three sisters.

He is survived by two sisters, Elsie Henderson Stahlman, St. Clair, and Laverne Nelson, Green Bay, Wis.; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Hanneken was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Christine Reed.

He was baptized in the Catholic faith at St. Mary's Catholic Church near Robertsville as an infant. Mr. Hanneken remained an innocent child throughout his life and he loved to talk about his "Pop's" tractors and horses that he loved so well.

Coloring and drawing pictures of the tractors and horses were his favorite pastime. He was always happy to see his family when they came to visit and he remained a joy to everyone. A sweet and loving brother, uncle, great- and great-great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who loved him.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bob Knight officiating. Interment was in St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials of Masses are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

555. Denny Wayne Miller from Emissourian.com April 27, 2011

Denny Wayne Miller, 59, St. Clair, departed this life in Washington Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

Mr. Miller was born May 27, 1951, in St. Clair, the son of the late Joseph Henry Miller and wife Grace, nee Stahlman. On June 1, 1974, he was united in marriage to Edna Eaton, nee Nash, and loved her children as his own.

Mr. Miller is survived by one son, Marvin Eaton, St. Louis; two daughters, Riva Turner and husband Jim, Union, and Becky Eaton, St. Clair; four grandchildren, Edwin Crider and companion Donna Duncan, Troy, Marilyn Cable and companion Jimmy Maxwell, Timothy Hawkins and wife Sondra and Dylan Hawkins, all of St. Clair; three brothers, William Miller, Potosi, Joseph Miller and wife Aron, Greenville, and Charles Miller and wife Shirley, St. Clair; three sisters, Laura Berkbigler and husband Harold and Hazel "Pat" Mizell and husband Joseph, all of St. Clair, and Jane Gardner and husband Clifford, Marthasville; seven great-grandchildren; aunts; uncles; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Miller; his parents; his wife's daughter, Janice Sue Eaton; one brother, Robert Miller; and one sister, Ruth Holden.

Mr. Miller was a family man and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to all of them and if they called, he was there.

He enjoyed doing puzzles and watching old Westerns on television. A private committal will be held in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

556. Lucy Frances Stahlman from the Washington Missourian June 4, 2003

Lucy Frances Stahlman, 83, St. Clair, passed away Sunday, May, 25, 2003, in St. Clair.

Mrs. Stahlman was born May 15, 1920, in Grubville, the daughter of John Clement Reed and wife Flora Inez, nee Lee. On Sept. 7, 1946, she was united in marriage to Carl "Butter" Adolphus Stahlman. Mrs. Stahlman was a Christian and a member of St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair. She began her career as a secretary at the St. Clair Board of Education and superintendent in June 1959 and retired in June 1982.

Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. "Butter" Stahlman; her parents, John and Flora Inez Reed; and by three brothers, John Lee Reed, Paul A. Reed and Warren Reed.

She is survived by one son, Carl Allen Stahlman and wife Charlotte, St. Clair; two daughters, Linda Lee Volmert and husband Joe, Parsons, Kan., and Delores Jean Ballard, Tomball, Texas; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; great-great-nieces; great-great-nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 28, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Roy Siewert officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to St. John United Church of Christ, St. Clair, are preferred. The Stahlman family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

557. Daniel Robert Phillips,Jr. from The Hermann, NewHaven & Owensville News

Daniel Robert Phillips, Jr. (May 8, 1944 – July 6, 2010) of Union, Missouri, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, Tuesday, July 6, 2010, having reached the age of sixty-six years, one month and twenty-eight days. Daniel was born in Washington, Missouri, on May 8, 1944, son of Daniel Robert Phillips, Sr. and Norma Rae (Nappier) Phillips. On January, 27, 1968, he was united in marriage to Jonell Edith Stahlman and two children came to bless this union.

Daniel is survived by his wife Jonell Phillips of Union, his mother, Norma Phillips of St. Clair, Missouri, his daughter, Dena Grus and husband Robert, of St. Clair, his son Todd Phillips and wife Amy of Union, six grandchildren, Michael Phillips of Union, Savannah and Ryan Scott of St. James, Missouri, Derick Grus of St.Clair, and Jaret and Chet Phillips of Union, his sister, Barbara Craig and husband Dan of Huston, TX, his special cousin Ted Phillips, of St. Clair, by brothers and sisters-in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Daniel R. Phillips, Sr., his half sister, Harriet Cartwright, and his niece, Cheryl Henry.

Daniel was a Christian and member of  Green Mound Baptist Church in St. Clair. He was proud to have served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army, entering on June 24, 1965 and receiving his honorable discharge on June 6, 1967. He was retiree of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1839 of St. Louis, Missouri, for most of his working years. He was also a member of Easter Lodge 575, AF & AM of St. Clair. Daniel loved spending time outdoors and was happiest when working around the house on his 8N Ford tractor. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix and his family affectionately referred to him as Mr. Fix It. Fishing was his passion and many wonderful memories were created on fishing trips, Daniel was a acid reader and enjoyed watching western movies. He was happiest when surrounded by his grandchildren.

A kind and loving husband , son  father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, nephew, uncle, great and great-great uncle, cousin, and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Bill Luttrell officiating. Internment will be in the Green Mound Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials may be made to Green Mound Baptist Church or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of St. Louis for Seth’s Soldiers.

558. Donna Lee (Huff) Stahlman From The Washington Missouri

Donna Lee (Huff) Stahlman, 77, St. Clair, departed this life in Washington Tuesday, April 21, 2010. Mrs. Stahlman was born in Lonedell July 21, 1932, the daughter of Thomas M. Huff and wife Ossie Cleo, nee Carter. On Oct. 16, 1954, she was united in marriage to Donald Ray Stahlman and two sons came to bless this union.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Stahlman, St. Clair; two sons, Thomas Stahlman and wife Bridgett, Sarasota, Fla., and David Stahlman and wife Robbie, Fenton; one brother, Melvin Huff and wife Mary Lou, Lonedell; three sisters, Hazel Schoeneman and Pamela Bachmann, both of St. Clair, and Helen Moraga, Sacramento, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ossie Huff; two brothers, Robert Huff and Marvin Huff; and one sister, Lorraine Marie Huff.

She was a Christian and lifelong member of Prospect Baptist Church, Lonedell. As a young woman, she was employed at International Shoe Company, St. Clair. After starting her family, she made caring for her home and family her career and she never tired of her job. When her boys were young, she served as a room mother and was always present for school activities.

She remained an active member of the church, always willing to lend a helping hand at church functions. Crocheting was one of her favorite pastimes and many handmade items will be treasured family heirlooms. Above all else, spending time with her family gave her the greatest joy and many wonderful memories were created.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 27, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. James Plymale officiating. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis. Memorials to the National Parkinson Foundation are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

559. Donovan Lee Farris From The Missourian

Donovan Lee Farris, 67, known to most as Don, St. Clair, was born in Springfield on May 13, 1929, the son of Dossie Albert Farris and Opal Catherine Farris, nee Cage. On December 11, 1953, he was united in marriage to Fairy Josephine Briggs. Don died at his home in St. Clair on May 5, 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Fairy Jo, known to most as Jo, St. Clair; three sons, Chris Farris, Houston, TX, Bradley Farris and wife Cindy of Arnold, and Jeffrey Farris and wife Lillie of Amarillo TX; six granddaughters, Emily, Chelsey and Madeline Farris, Arnold, and Anna, Sarah and Delaney Farris, Amarillo, TX; two sisters, Elda Steury and husband James, Sapulpa, OK, and Bonnie Hoaglin and husband Fay, Springfield; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Margaret and Ken Stahlman, St. Clair, Marvin "Bud" and Lynn Briggs, Sullivan, Polly and Carl Griffith, House Springs, and Nancy and Ron Collins, Sullivan; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Don was a member of the First Baptist Church but had been attending the St. Clair Southern Baptist Church. He was a distinguished past president of the St. Clair Kiwanis Club and a member for over 20 years, always available to work on the club's many worthy endeavors.

He was proud to have served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Marine Corps, entering August 3, 1950, and receiving his honorable discharge on February 10, 1952.

Don had chosen teaching as his profession in life, receiving his bachelor's of science degree in elementary education. He enjoyed most teaching in rural schools, especially Stanton, where he also served as the principal. Other schools he taught at were Lonedell R-14, Union, anaconda and Cuba.

He was currently a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. Don also worked at McDonnell Douglas and Kellwood. Following health problems, he owned Mulligan Mini-Golf and Farris' Klear-Lite Window Cleaning. He always showed enthusiasm for the sports programs and often went to watch high school and town teams.

Don was never idle, enjoying many pastimes and interests. Playing golf and bowling were favorite hobbies, as was collecting stamps. He also enjoyed acting in plays during college and later at East Central College at Union. Don's granddaughters were dear to him and he treasured the time they shared.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday May 8 at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Steve Bareis officiating with nephews Doug Briggs and Stanley Stahlman assisting. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Kiwanis Club.

560. Fairy J. Farris from The Emissourian.com  Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Mrs. Farris was born Jan. 17, 1932, in Sullivan, the daughter of Orvel Herman Briggs and wife Dora "Mae," nee Hermon. On Dec. 11, 1953, she was united in marriage to Donovan Lee Farris. Mrs. Farris was a member of St. Clair Southern Baptist Church. She went on a mission trip to Belarus. She was a homemaker and also was employed by St. Clair R-13 Public Schools as a first-grade teacher for most of her 34-year teaching career. Mrs. Farris was a member and past treasurer of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. During her retirement, she worked for the St. Clair city library.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Mrs. Farris is survived by three sons, Chris A. Farris and wife Lisa, Houston, Texas, Bradley D. Farris and wife Cindy, Arnold, and Jeffrey O. Farris and wife Lilllie, Armarillo, Texas; one brother, Marvin "Bud" Briggs and wife Lynn, Sullivan; three sisters, Margie Stahlman and husband Ken, St. Clair, Polly Griffith and husband Carl, House Springs, and Nancy Collins and husband Ron, Sullivan; seven grandchildren, Emily, Chelsey and Madeline Farris, all of Arnold, and Anna, Sarah, Delaney and Henry Farris, all of Amarillo, Texas; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Savage officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

561. Margaret M. (Briggs) Stahlman from The Washington Missourian  02/14/2007

Margaret Mae Stahlman, nee Briggs, 73, St. Clair, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, in St. Clair. Mrs. Stahlman was born March 10, 1933, to Orvel Herman Briggs and wife Dora Mae, nee Harmon.

On March 27, 1953, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Stanley Stahlman. She was an active member of Green Mound Baptist Church, St. Clair. She was employed for over 17 years at International Shoe Co. in St. Clair and a homemaker. Mrs. Stahlman was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Fairy "Jo" Farris.

She is survived by her husband Ken Stahlman, St. Clair; one son, the Rev. Stanley Stahlman and wife Betty, Kansas City; one daughter, Donna Howell and husband Ron, St. Clair; one brother, Marvin Briggs and wife Lynn, Sullivan; two sisters, Polly Griffith and husband Carl, House Springs, and Nancy Collins and husband Ron, Sullivan; five grandchildren, Matthew Stahlman and wife Cathy, Greenville, Cindy Scott and husband Tyrel, St. James, Jennifer Marroquin and husband Cifredo, Kansas City, Joshua Stahlman and wife Krissy, Hampton, Va., and Corey Howell, Columbia; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 11, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with the Rev. Bill Luttrell and the Rev. Herman McMullin officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to Green Mound Baptist Church are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

562. Jacqueline Joan (Deaton) Myeburger from The Missourian

Jacqueline Joan Myeburger, 60, known to most as Jackie, of Bland, was born in St. Clair on February 28, 1939, the daughter of Reuben Jordon Deaton, Sr. and Amata Alma Deaton, nee Stahlman. On June 30, 1956, she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Myeburger, known to all as Sonny. Jackie died in Washington on March 16, 1999.

She is survived by her husband Sonny Myeburger of Bland; one son, Jerry Myeburger and wife Arlinda of San Antonio, TX; one daughter, Betty Sagel and husband Albert of Berger; two grandchildren, Christina and James Sagel of Berger; special niece Tammy Roussin of St. Louis; two brothers, Charles Deaton and wife Doris of Mill Shoals, IL, and Reuben J. Deaton, Jr., known to most as Junior and wife Betty of St. Clair; one sister, Delores Clark and husband Standley of Carbon,TX; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one infant son and by two sisters, Evelyn Lackey and her twin sister, Kathleen Roussin.

Jackie was raised in the Baptist faith and in younger years, had enjoyed working with the children at Vacation Bible School. During her working years, she had been employed as a stitcher at Carmo Shoe Company in Union and later as a waitress at Tri-County Truck Stop in Gray Summit.

Long ago, Jackie realized that her family was her most important career in life and she always strived to be the best wife and mom she could be. She had many great times when she served as a Cub Scout leader and many other activities her children were involved in.

Jackie had a "giving" personality and she welcomed anyone into her home. She enjoyed many pastimes and interests, and was talented at many crafts, especially making things with beads and sewing. Collecting squirrels was another of her hobbies. She loved roses and butterflies and these things that will reflect great memories for her family. She had a special bond with her twin sister and also felt a special closeness to Kathy's daughter. Her grandchildren held a special place in her heart, just as she did in theirs.

Funeral services were held March 19, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home with interment in the United Methodist Cemetery, formerly Oddfellows Cemetery, St. Clair.

563. Elmer Harry Stahlman From The Houston Chronicle

Elmer Harry Stahlman left this world March 11, 2004, to join his wife of 60 years, Ruth Marie Rice Stahlman.

Mr. Stahlman was born December 10, 1919, in St. Clair, Missouri. He joined the Army Air Corp. in World War II and spent many years in the Western Pacific earning many commendations, including the Bronze Star. He continued his career with the military in civil service to the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1979. He and Ruth then moved to their beloved lake home at Lake Whitney, Texas. They had fun with their friends and enjoyed fishing until 1998, when bad health forced them to move to the Houston area.

Mr. Stahlman is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John and Karen Stahlman, and his beloved grand dogs, William and Claude.

A memorial service will be held at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, Texas, on Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Stahlman's name to the American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 15186, Austin, Texas, 78761-5186. Malloy & Sons Funeral Home Galveston, Texas.

564. Ruth Marie (Rice) Stahlman from The Houston Chronicle, Jan 16, 2003

The world has lost a special lady. Ruth Marie Rice Stahlman passed away on January 8, 2003 at Gulf Health Care Center in Galveston, Texas. She was born in St. Clair, Missouri on October 22, 1918 to Arthur Brian Rice and Ann Caspari Rice. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Elmer H. Stahlman. She is also survived by her son, John P. Stahlman and wife, Karen J.H. Stahlman of Galveston, Texas along with her most precious grand dogs, William and Claude.

Mrs. Stahlman will be cremated at her request and her ashes spread in Lake Whitney, Texas where she lived a great deal of her life for 30 years with many friends. There will be a memorial service to celebrate her life at Malloy & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 2pm. The family requests that all remembrances be sent to Alzheimer's Association of Houston, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, Texas 77092-9632.

Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, Texas.

565. Kevin Henderson from Emissourian.com

Kevin Henderson Funeral Services Were Monday Funeral services for Kevin Wayne Henderson, 46, St. Clair, were held Monday, Dec. 29, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair. Burial was in St. Clare Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair. Mr. Henderson died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his home.

He is survived by two sons, Brandon and Zachery Henderson, both of Lonedell; his mother, Elsie Alvina Henderson Stahlman, nee Hanneken, St. Clair; two brothers, Jimmy Henderson and wife Linda, St. Clair, and Dennis Henderson and wife Darlene, Stanton; five sisters, Pat Medlock and husband Victor, Iris George and husband Louis, Tammy Lewis and JoAnn Sansoucie and husband William, all of St. Clair, and Annette Singer, Lonedell; his former wife, Dawn Henderson, Lonedell; one brother-in-law, William Shortreed, Columbia, S.C.; one uncle; two aunts; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

566. Gwendolyn Mary Stahlman from Russellcolonialfuneralhome.com 10/07/2011

Gwendolyn Mary Stahlman, known to most as Gwen, of St. Clair, MO departed this life in St. Clair (10/05/2011), having reached the age of eighty-seven years, seven months and thirteen days. Gwen was born in Grubville, MO on February 22, 1924, daughter of Thomas Scott Reed and Lora Victoria Reed nee Wilson. On August 22, 1943 she was united in marriage to Eugene Charles Stahlman and two children came to bless this union.

Gwen is survived by her children, Tom Stahlman of Union, MO and Gloria Jean Yoder of St. Clair; by her grandchildren, Kristi Stahlman of St. Clair, Tyrona Thiemann and husband, Michael, of Wildwood, MO, Kim Flora and husband, Dink, of St. Clair and Jennifer Duncan and husband, David, of St. Clair; by her great-grandchildren, Thomas Thiemann of Wildwood, Carson Flora of St. Clair, and Madelyn Duncan and Liam Duncan of St. Clair; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Lora Reed; by her husband Eugene Stahlman; and by three brothers, Clifford, Coen and Vander Reed.

Gwen was a Christian of the Baptist faith, loved God with all her heart and was a charter member of St. Clair Southern Baptist Church in St. Clair where she spent many years as a Sunday school teacher. She was very involved in the Women’s Missionary Union. During her working years, she was employed at International Shoe Company in St. Clair, retiring after many years of service. Gwen loved to be outdoors, whether it was cutting grass or working in her flower beds. She loved her family, and made it a point to talk to them everyday. Gwen always enjoyed having her family get together for birthdays and holidays and such. The time spent with them was filled with joy and love and all the precious memories they created together will be treasured forever.

A devoted and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Visitation was held after 2:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home and after 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at St. Clair Southern Baptist Church, St. Clair. Funeral services were at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 8, 2011 at St. Clair Southern Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Savage officiating. Interment was in Green Mound Cemetery in St. Clair. Memorials may be made to Green Mound Cemetery or St. Clair Southern Baptist Church.

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567. Mary Edna (Wagner) Stahlman from The Missourian

Mary Edna Stahlman, 101,known to most as Edna, St. Clair, was born in St. Clair on July 12, 1896, the daughter of Urian Wagner and Susanna Wagner, nee Hendricks. On September 10, 1917, she was united in marriage to Charles Oscar Stahlman. Edna died in St. Clair on November 21, 1997.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Gwen Stahlman of St. Clair; two grandchildren, Gloria Yoder and husband Tom of St. Clair, and C. Tommy Stahlman of Union; four great-grandchildren, Kristi Stahlman, Kimberly Stahlman, Jennifer Stahlman, and Tyrona Yoder, all of St. Clair; other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles O. Stahlman; her children, Eugene Charles Stahlman and Irene Edna Lack; four brothers, Wilson, Edward, Arden "Art", and Albert Wagner; and two sisters, Ida Carpenter and Dora Wagner in infancy.

Edna was a Christian and lifelong member of the Green Mound Baptist church in St. Clair. She had been an active member of the Women's Missionary Union and the many other church functions during the years. Caring for her family had been her career in life and she never tired of her job. She had enjoyed many pastimes and interests but especially enjoyed working in her garden and raising flowers. Quilting and sewing were other favorite hobbies and many of her handmade items are now family heirlooms. The love and guidance she has shown her family throughout her life will never be forgotten. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy and each held a special place in her heart.

Funeral services were held November 24, at the Russell Colonial Funeral Home with interment in Green Mound Cemetery, St. Clair.

568. Harriet Rae "Sam" Cartwright from The Missourian  01/25/2006

Harriet Rae "Sam" Cartwright, nee Cartwright, 65, St. Clair, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006. Mrs. Cartwright, the daughter of Harry Frank Cartwright and wife Norma Rae nee Nappier, was born Dec. 22, 1940, in St. Clair.

She attended the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lonedell. She also drove a school bus for Autumn Hill State School No. 40 as well as the Union Public Schools. Mrs. Cartwright was preceded in death by her father, Harry Frank Cartwright; grandparents, Roy Nappier and wife Mattie; one aunt, Ruth Nappier; one special niece, Cheryl Lynn Henry; and two treasured friends, Charles and Herbert Oermann.

She is survived by her mother, Norma Cartwright Phillips, nee Nappier, St. Clair; four sons, Robert Sibole Jr. and wife Barbara, Robertsville; Barry Sibole and wife Beatrice; Brad Sibole, Union, and Charles "Chad" Cartwright; St. Clair; two twin daughters, Suzette Monda-Whale and husband Paul, Springdale, Pa.; and Suzanne Highley and husband Damon, St. Clair; one brother, Daniel Robert "Boone" Phillips, Jr and wife Jonell, St. Clair, one sister, Barbara Craig and husband Dan, Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 21, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair with the Rev. Ben Kingston officiating. Burial was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Union. Memorials to Unity Health Hospice or the American Cancer Society are preferred.
The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

569. Lillian "Fean" Evelyn (Declue) Williams September 22, 1920 - September 21, 2011

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Lillian Evelyn Williams nee DeClue, 90 of St. Clair passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at her home.  Mrs. Williams, daughter of the late Marion DeClue and wife Annie nee Payton was born September 22, 1920 in Moselle, Missouri.  On July 22, 1939 she was united in marriage to Tony Williams in St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Williams; her parents, Marion and Annie DeClue; four brothers, John DeClue, Bill DeClue, Louie DeClue and Jody DeClue; two sisters, Jewel Stahlman Payton and Ella Coleman.

Mrs. Williams is survived by four daughters, Carol Jett and husband Don of Villa Ridge, Joyce Carson of Covington, Georgia, Jerri Smith of Halfway, Missouri and Jo Lynn Stephenson of St. Clair; sixteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Visitation: Saturday September 24, 2011, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM at Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. Funeral Service: Saturday September 24, 2011, 4:00 PM at Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens.

570. Carolyn Faye (Davis) Stahlman from 

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Carolyn Faye Stahlman of Potosi, MO departed this life in Potosi, MO on October 19, 2011 having reached the age of sixty-six years, seven months and seventeen days. Carolyn was born in Lonedell, MO on March 2, 1945, daughter of James Lee Davis and Delma Davis nee Hensley. On August 13, 1969, she was united in marriage to George Stahlman and two sons came to bless this union.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, George Stahlman of Potosi, MO; by two sons, Shane Stahlman and wife, Jodi, of Roswell, GA and Ryan Stahlman of Bartlesville, OK; by three brothers, James “Butch” Davis and companion, Thelma, of Lonedell, MO Raymond Davis and wife, Trina, of Richwoods, MO and Joe Davis and wife, Rita, of St. Clair, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, James and Delma Davis; by her step-father, John W. Davis; and by her brother William “Bill” Davis and his wife, Susie.

Carolyn was a Christian of the Baptist faith and long time member of the First Baptist Church of Potosi, MO. During her working years, Carolyn taught third grade at Copan Elementary School in Copan, OK, where she was employed from 1981-2002. Carolyn had a variety of interests such as crafting and collecting angels. She also made angel Christmas ornaments, which are treasured family heirlooms. She loved to cook and bake. Carolyn was like a grandma to all and was a devoted and dedicated wife and mother. The loving and wonderful time she spent with her family has created many precious memories that will be treasured forever by them all.

A kind and loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great and great-great aunt, cousin and treasured friend, she will be missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair with the Rev. Jamie Haguewood officiating. Interment was in Elmwood Cemetery in Lonedell, MO. Memorials may be made to The Leukemia Foundation.

571. Robert Lee ‘Brownie” Brown from Tributes.com

Robert Lee “Brownie” Brown, age 66 of LaGrange, Indiana, passed away early Wednesday morning April 15, 2009 at his home.He was born February 18, 1943 in St. Clair, Missouri a son to the late Fred and Sarah (Whitchurch) Brown. Bob had resided in LaGrange since 1965 coming from Missouri. On February 20, 1966 he married Dorothy Sanderson in St. Clair, Missouri.

He retired from Technical Space Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana. Prior to joining Technical Space he had been employed for several years by Mark Line Industries. Bob had also been employed by American Traveler in Sturgis, Michigan and the Indiana Tool Road and had worked as a mechanic for Gary Ford. Bob was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved following his grandchildren in their many sporting events.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Dorothy, One Daughter; Jennifer (Craig Lowe) Fennell of Shipshewana, Indiana, One Son; John (Allisa) Brown of LaGrange, Indiana, Three Grandchildren; Chase Fennell of Shipshewana, Austin Brown and Jordan Brown both of LaGrange, Indiana, One Brother; Kenneth Brown of Sullivan, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, one sister; Virginia Stahlman and one brother; Stanley Brown preceded him in death. In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or services. The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations would be appreciated to the family for the future needs of Bob’s grandchildren c/o: The Brown Family, P.O. Box 9, Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

572. Madge Eileen (Minks) Baker from emissourian.com  November 04, 2009

Madge Eileen Baker, 87, Washington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, in Washington. Mrs. Baker was born Oct. 5, 1922, in Stanton, the daughter of the late James Minks and wife Hettie, nee Fryer. On Oct. 30, 1945, she was united in marriage to John Baker and they made their home in Stanton. They moved to Washington in 1957.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1964; one son, David, in 1969; three sisters, Blanche Stahlman, Dorothy Minks and Elsie Minks; and five brothers, Jesse "Nick" Minks, Charles "Wilburn" Minks, Jim, Phillip and Walter Minks.

Mrs. Baker is survived by one daughter, Charlotte Heimann and husband Norbert, Washington; two sons, George Baker and Leona, Marthasville, and Donald Baker and wife Kathy, Washington; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Minks, Union, Alice Baker, St. Clair, and Geraldine Kamischke and husband Wesley, St. Louis; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, with the Rev. Kristy Mays and the Rev. Lonnie Webb officiating. Burial was in Stanton Community Cemetery, Stanton. The family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.

573. James Jesse Minks from The Missourian

James Jesse Minks, 55, Union, died suddenly October 14, 1997,in Columbia. Mr. Minks was born January 6, 1942, at Morrellton, the son of Jesse Minks and wife Lilly, nee Stahlman. He received his schooling in St. Clair and was a member of the class of 1961.

Mr. Minks served his country in the United States Army from November 1963 to November 1965. On November 18, 1967, he was united in marriage to Kathy Cronin at St. Joseph Church, Neier. They made their home in Union and four children were born to thie marriage.

Mr. Minks worked in construction most of his life. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lily Minks, and a sister in infancy.

Mr. Minks is survived by his father, Jesse Minks and wife Shirley of Cadet; four daughters, Theresa Bevfoden and husband Paul, Mary Minks, Christina Minks and Laurie Minks, all of Union; two brothers, Edward Minks of Columbia, and Pete Minks and wife Bonnie of North Carolina; two grandchildren, Lee and Alexander Stark; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held October 17 from Oltmann Funeral Home, Union, with interment in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Union.

574. Donald Lee Cox from Emissourian

Donald Lee Cox Sr., 69, St. Clair, departed this life in Washington Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Mr. Cox was born in St. Clair June 2, 1942, the son of Roy Wave Cox Sr. and wife Dollie May, nee Brumett. On Sept. 10, 1960, he was united in marriage to Rosie Mae Sohn and three children came to bless the union.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife, Rose Cox, St. Clair; his children, Genia Marler and husband Mike, Donald L. Cox Jr. and wife Connie and Lisa Whited and husband Eddie, all of St. Clair; his grandchildren, Sean Marler and fiancee Shelby Bay, Brandon Marler, Jordan Whited and fiancee Kayla Cain and Jared Whited and wife Katie, all of St. Clair, and Kayla Cox and boyfriend Steve Pope, St. Louis; his great-grandchildren, Nehemiah and Micah Whited, both of St. Clair; two sisters, Cardeen Beyreis and husband Jim and Ruth Ann Fryer, all of Sullivan; brothers- and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Cox Sr. and wife Dollie; his brothers, Elmer, Leslie, Wilbur, Jesse, Roy Jr., Milburn and Bob Cox; five sisters, Carolyn Schmitt, Frieda Stahlman and Mary, Sandra and Barbara Cox.

Mr. Cox was a Christian and attended Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair. For most of his working life, he was employed by Asplundh Tree Service, retiring after 35 years as a tree trimmer and foreman. Mr. Cox was a proud member and retiree of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2, St. Louis.

He was an outdoorsman at heart and considered himself a hobby farmer. Mr. Cox often raised chickens and rabbits and even a goat at one time. Fishing and hunting were favorite pastimes as was working in the garden. He had a love for dogs, especially beagles, and enjoyed training them as well.

Mr. Cox was a very sociable man with an outgoing personality. He never knew a stranger and had the ability to talk to anyone. Mr. Cox was quite talented playing the guitar and his family loved to listen. What was most dear to his heart was the time spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Each of them held a special place in Mr. Cox's heart and the memories they created will forever be treasured by them all.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 31, at Parkway Church of the Nazarene, St. Clair, with the Rev. Harold Lumley officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union.

Memorials to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

575. David Ray Stahlman from midlawn.com

David Ray Stahlman, 59, St. Clair, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, in St. Charles. Mr. Stahlman, the son of the late William Stahlman and wife Helen, nee Redhage, was born May 10, 1952, in St. Clair. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Stahlman; and one brother, Charles Stahlman.

Mr. Stahlman is survived by his wife, Janet Rose Stahlman, St. Clair; one son, James Rose and wife Connie, St. Clair; three daughters, Misty Killam, Libby Kline and husband John and Amy Schwanitz and husband Ira, all of St. Clair; four brothers, Walter Stahlman, Bennie Stahlman, Randy Stahlman and wife Cindy and Jim Stahlman, all of St. Clair; one sister, Katherine Wideman and husband David, St. Clair; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Midlawn Funeral Home, Union. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Midlawn Funeral Home, Union, with the Rev. Tom Ison officiating. Interment will be in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 are preferred. The family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.

576. Josephine “Jo” Mary (Chandler) Benfield from Emissourian.com

Josephine "Jo" Mary Benfield, nee Chandler, 87, Union, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, in St. Clair. Mrs. Benfield was born Sept. 8, 1924, in Miami, Okla., the daughter of Marvin Chandler and wife Bertha, nee Stahlman. On Nov. 8, 1945, she was united in marriage to John Benfield in Washington.

She was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Union. She enjoyed Bible study, Vacation Bible School, Sunday school, quilting, sewing, flowers, gardens and her retirement years. Mrs. Benfield was preceded in death by her husband, John Benfield; her parents, Marvin and Bertha Chandler; an infant son, James Benfield; and three sisters, Hazel Jones, Ellen Terry and Marion Huff.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Doyle and husband Gary, Cuba, Mo., Jean Reeves and husband David, Bourbon, and Sandra Thilenius and husband Mark, Union; one brother, Larry Chandler and wife Pat, New Port Richey, Fla.; two sisters, June Chandler,   Orange Park, Fla., and Edith McKenzie and husband Jack, Topeka, Kan.; five grandchildren, Kara Jean Bridgeman and husband Kevin, Cuba, Mo., David Reeves and wife Rochelle, Jefferson City, Jonna Jo Reeves, Olathe, Kan., and Kevin Doyle and Christopher Doyle, both of Union; an aunt, Gladys Friedman, Orange Park, Fla.; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. The family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.

577. William Adolph Miller from moorefunerals.com

William Adolph Miller of Mineral Point, Missouri was born on Sunday, February 9, 1941 in St. Clair, Missouri a son of the late, Grace (Stahlman) Miller and Joseph H. Miller.  William departed this life on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 having reached the age of seventy-years, ten months and nineteen days. William was united in marriage to Roberta Ann Head on December 19, 1964 in St. Clair, Missouri.

William is survived by two daughters, Billie Jo Hill and husband, Roy of Imperial, Missouri, Kimberly Sue Miller and fiancé, Kenneth Wilkerson of Florissant, Missouri; two sons, David Raymond Miller and wife, Rosemary of Mineral Point, Missouri, Jeffery Lee Miller of Bunker Hill, Illinois; three sisters, Jane, Dot and Laura; one brother, Joe Miller of Greenville, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Niokia, Jason, Josh, Marquita, Zach, Brandie and Masson; five great-grandchildren, Timothy, Cameron, Caitlyn, Jessica and Nathan; also surviving are other relatives and many friends.  In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his loving wife, Roberta Ann Miller, two brothers, Dan Miller and Bob Miller.

William loved working on his farm caring for animals and driving his truck.  He enjoyed working hard for anything he had or needed.  William was very generous and was always helping others in need.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A Traditional Native American ceremony was dedicated in William’s honor and memory by Elder Jim Horton Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Services were entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.

578. Joseph Henry Miller http://www.rueggfuneralhomes.com/category/service-obituaries

Joseph Henry Miller, age 69, of Greenville, MO, passed away, Friday, June 29, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO.  Joe was born on September 17, 1942, in Franklin County, MO, to the late Henry Miller and the late Grace (Stahlman) Miller.  He spent his childhood in St. Clair, MO and his adult life in Greenville, MO.  He was a member of Greenville First Baptist Church.  He was employed as a truck driver for Allied in St. Louis, MO, until his retirement.

Joe enjoyed fishing, hunting, BBQ’s with his family, taking his grandchildren for rides on four wheelers, and working on cars and doing his own repairs. Joe will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife Aaron (Russell) Miller, of the home; four sons, Jimmy Miller, of Yankton, SD, William Talley of Greenville, MO, Terry Atnip of St.Charles, MO, and Rory Atnip of House Springs, MO; two daughters, Vickie Cook of Festus, MO, and Shannon Harper of Harrison, ARK; twelve grandchildren, Jason (Brianna) DeClue, Stevie (Micheille)  Kent, Brandi Miller, Heather Miller, Hannah Miller, William Talley, Sidney Talley, Trevor Atnip, Jeanne Keller, Tyler Atnip, Mason Roller, and Moses Carbin; and two great grandchildren, Lacey Kent and Hunter Burgan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and several brothers and sisters.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd , 2012 at the Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, MO, beginning at 11:00 a.m. for the family, with friends and neighbors joining them at 12:00 (Noon) – 6:00 p.m.  Funeral services will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, also at Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel, Greenville, MO.  On line condolences may be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

579. Helen C. (Kleczynski) Werner From Floridatoday.com

Helen C. Werner - Satellite Beach - Helen C. Werner, 93, former owner of Apollo Apartments in Satellite Beach, died Friday, May 7, 2010. She was born in Manchester, NH and came to Brevard County in 1962 from Manchester. She was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and an avid golfer and traveler.

She is survived by her daughters, Anne Earley-Carr of Satellite Beach and Gail Cook of Gainesville, FL; grandchildren, Tracey Earley Coleman, Frank Earley, Jr., Dawn Earley Stahlman and Kelly Cook; great grandchildren, Tina, Samantha, David and Tristan; brother, Andrew Kleczynski of Manchester, NH; sister, Josephine Corriveau of Manchester, NH. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Thomas C. Werner. Services will be held in Manchester, NH. Donations may be made to the Hospice of Health First. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home is serving the family .

580. Sgt Francis Eugene "Frank" Earley from Find a Grave

Birth:  Sep. 15, 1934 Maine Death:  Dec. 26, 1974 Florida

Wife's name Anne (Werner) Earley. Children: Tracey Earley Coleman, Frank Earley Jr, Dawn Earley Stahlman. Grandchildren - Kristina Coleman, Samantha Coleman, David Coleman & Tristan Stahlman. Siblings. John. E, George Frederick Jr, Lillian, Ruth, Joseph, Matthew ,Charlotte.

He died 4 months after retiring from the USMC from lung cancer contracted in Vietnam from Agent Orange. 20 years of service.

Inscription: GY SGT US Marine Corps Korea, Vietnam Burial: Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina, Plot: Section 39 Site 9

Maintained by: FE Earley Originally Created by: Linda ~ In Loving Memory...Record added: Nov 12, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 44249954

581. Jeffrey Allen Johnmeyer from Emissourian.com

Jeffrey Allen Johnmeyer, 49, St. Clair, departed this life in Union Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Mr. Johnmeyer was born in Washington June 26, 1962, the son of Richard "Rick" Lewis Johnmeyer and wife Judith Ann, nee Pilkenton. On Nov. 29, 1985, he was united in marriage to Kelly Dee Carroll and one son came to bless the union.

Mr. Johnmeyer is survived by his wife Kelly Johnmeyer, St. Clair; his mother, Judy Johnmeyer Stahlman and husband Leland "Pete," St. Clair; his son, Nathan Johnmeyer, St. Clair; his grandmother, Virginia Pilkenton, St. Clair; his sister, Kay Johnmeyer-Brott, St. Clair; his brother, Chad Johnmeyer and wife Shelley, St. Clair; his nieces, Amber Johnmeyer and Reese Johnmeyer, both of  St. Clair, Bridgette Boaman and husband Michael and Brittany Voss and fiance Josh Ash, all of Washington; his nephews, Adam Brott, Nathan Straatmann and Josh Carroll, all of St. Clair; a brother- and sister-in-law; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Richard "Rick" Johnmeyer; and one infant brother, Dwight Johnmeyer.

Mr. Johnmeyer was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior, and a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, St. Clair. He always enjoyed the time spent at the Little Prairie Bible Camp, St. James. Throughout most of his life, Mr. Johnmeyer was self-employed, "jack of all trades," working most recently on landscaping projects. He liked John Wayne, especially watching the old movies on television and made everyone laugh with his impersonations of him. Mr. Johnmeyer loved the outdoors, going fishing, camping and hunting. Mr. Johnmeyer was enthusiastic about playing hockey and made many friends playing the sport. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family, and the precious memories they created will be cherished forever.

Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 9, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, with John Westerman officiating. Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union. Memorials to Little Prairie Bible Camp, St. James, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

582. Lawrence Oscar Ware from The Missourian on 11/7/2012

Lawrence Oscar Ware, 94, St. Clair, departed this life at his home in St. Clair Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. He was born in St. Louis Feb. 19, 1918, the son of Christopher Columbus "Lum" Ware and wife Helena Marie, nee Boschert. On Aug. 28, 1937, Mr. Ware was united in marriage to Naomi Allie Nappier and five children came to bless this union.

Mr. Ware is survived by three sons, Paul Ware, Apple Valley, Calif., David Ware and wife Margaret, St. Clair, and Jeffrey Ware and wife Debbie, New Baden, Ill.; two daughters, Pauline Scheer, St. Clair, and Hope Thoele and husband Ed, Shreveport, La.; sister-in-law, Thelma Vaughn, Sullivan; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Ware; parents; stepfather, John "Wes" Vaughn; one son, Donald A. Nappier; one brother, Aloysious "Al" Vaughn; three sisters, Lorraine Gust, Helen Stahlman and Berdella Nappier; two half sisters, Edna Wideman and Florence Farrell; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Ware was a Christian and member of St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair. He also was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop Leo Steck Council 4667, St. Clair. He was employed for many years by Standard Oil Company and later by Von Weise Gear Company, St. Clair.

Mr. Ware was proud to have served his country as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, entering June 15, 1944, and receiving an honorable discharge Dec. 30, 1945. During his service, Mr. Ware was awarded two Bronze Stars. He was a squad leader and the first U.S. soldier to fire the 105 mortar in the Philippines.

Mr. Ware was a member of American Legion Post 347 and V.F.W. Post 2482, both of St. Clair. He also was past sexton and past cemetery board president and secretary of the Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair.

Mr. Ware's other interests included puttering around in his shop and caring for his home and yard, always staying busy. What meant most to him was his family. Mr. Ware's children and grandchildren held a special place in his heart, as he did in theirs. The many wonderful memories they shared will forever be cherished by them all.

A funeral Mass was held Wednesday. Oct. 31, at St. Clare Catholic Church, St. Clair, with the Revs. Bob Knight and Paul Telken officiating. Interment was in Anaconda Cemetery, St. Clair. Memorials to the Knights of Columbus, St. Clair, are preferred. The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

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