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Harriet T. Lepper

April 10, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Harriet Tanner Lepper, 89, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at her home. She was born Wednesday, October 3, 1934 in Jefferson City a daughter of the late Harry C. and Venita (Tanner) Raithel.

 

She was united in marriage on Tuesday, January 2, 1979 to DeWayne McIntyre who preceded her in death. On Saturday, June 16, 2007 in Mary’s Home she was united in marriage to Andrew “Andy” Lepper who preceded her in death on Saturday, January 26, 2019. 

 

Harriet earned a General Education degree from Jefferson City Junior College. She went on to a career as an X-Ray Technician with Kansas University Medical Center. 

 

Harriet is survived by her brother: Philip Raithel of Jefferson City, nephew: Joe Raithel of Holts Summit, great nephews: Seth (Katelyn) Raithel of California, MO., Ben Raithel of Kansas City; step-granddaughter whom she loved as her own: Lisa McIntyre of Jefferson City; step great-granddaughter: Elisabeth McIntyre-Garnett of Jefferson City; and numerous cousins. 

 

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her step son: Steve McIntyre and sister in law: Reta Raithel. 

 

Interment and graveside services will be private for the family at Riverview Cemetery. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to donors choice. 


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

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John Roy Vanderpool

April 10, 2024     California, Missouri

Mr. John Roy Vanderpool, 41, California, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born July 12, 1982 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. 

 

John was employed with Cargill Hatchery in California. 

 

He is survived by his father and mother: Jerry and Mary Vanderpool of California; daughters: Cadence and Peyton Vanderpool of Holts Summit; siblings: Teressa Vanderpool (James Plaster) of California, Jerry (Tish) Vanderpool Jr. of Laurie, Mark Vanderpool of Garden Grove, IA., Sara (Shawn) Earley of Victoria, TX., Justin Vanderpool of Kansas City; numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by sister: Randi Vanderpool. 

 

A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2024 at Procter Park in California. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family.

 

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

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Frances Agosto

March 11, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Frances Agosto, née Robino, aged 87, passed into eternal rest on Monday, March 11, 2024. Born on October 3, 1936, in Wahiawa, Hawaii, she was a woman of warmth, whose love for her family knew no bounds.

 

Renowned for her culinary expertise and her zest for life, Frances was a masterful cook whose recipes brought comfort and joy to all who had the privilege of tasting them. Her infectious love for salsa music and dancing was emblematic of her spirited personality.

 

Frances is survived by a family who adored her deeply; her children: Angeline Tripp-Willis, Anita Willis, Ruby Vega, Demetrius Agosto, Damien Agosto, Jason Agosto, and Jeremy Agosto.

 

She was the cherished matriarch whose guidance and affection will be deeply missed. She now joins in heaven her beloved parents Angeline Torricer and Ventura Robino, her dear siblings: Jonny Robino, Olivia Tubon, Magdalena Kaaukai, Alfredo Robino, Sonny Basilio, Paulino Basilio, and her sons William K Willis and Ventura Agosto, who preceded her in death.

 

A traditional service to celebrate the life of Frances Agosto will be held in her beloved Hawaii. 

 

Details of the ceremony will be shared in due course.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this time of loss.

Frances's memory will be treasured and kept alive through the stories and memories shared by friends and family. Her legacy is one of love, laughter, and the simple pleasures of life -values that will continue to inspire those she has left behind.

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

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Julie Lynn Kenyon

March 7, 2024     High Point, Missouri

Mrs. Julie Lynn Kenyon, 52, High Point, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 7, 2024 at University Hospital Columbia. She was born Thursday, December 9, 1971, in Great Lakes, IL., a daughter of Robert A. and Monica F. (Pierce) Dixon. 

 

She spent her early years traveling the U.S. and Wales following her father who served our United States Navy.  Upon his retirement they moved back home to Hollister, MO where she graduated Hollister High School and met her husband to be.  On Saturday, July 17, 1993, at Point Lookout, Missouri, Julie was united in marriage to David D. Kenyon who survives at their home.  Following marriage they moved to California, MO, where they reside today, and she graduated from Lincoln University.  

Julie was the mother of two beautiful children, who she loved and cared for dearly.  She was saved and baptized at eight years old and was a member of High Point Baptist Church in High Point, MO, where she helped lead their Awana program for twenty years.  She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, secretary, and the sweetest person you ever met.  Always taking care of others, before herself.
 

Julie is survived by her parents: Robert and Monica Dixon of Springfield, MO; husband: David; sister: Robin L. Koerber of Nixa, MO; brother: David D. Dixon of Hollister, MO; and two children: Stacey L. Kenyon of Jerico Springs, MO., and Tyler D. Kenyon of Springfield, MO.

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Double J Arena - Humansville, Missouri. Family and friends will be received by the family following the service at the arena. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to:  Cowboys Riding for a Cure, 39220 Hwy 87, California, MO. 65018.

 

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

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Marianne Asher-Chapman

March 5, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Mrs. Marianne Asher-Chapman, 69, Holts Summit, passed away the evening of Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at home surrounded by family. She was born Tuesday, July 27, 1954 in Salem, Missouri, a daughter of the late William and Elsie (Camden) Asher. 

 

On May 24, 1997 she was united in marriage to Thomas David Chapman Sr., who preceded her in death on Thursday, October 10, 2019. 

 

Marianne enjoyed gardening; growing beautiful flowers, music, and cooking. 

 

She devoted her life’s mission to Co-Founding Missouri Missing in 2007. This organization was her life’s passion from then forward, helping countless families. 

Marianne is survived by her sons: Robert Eric Campbell of Columbia, MO., Thomas Chapman Jr., of Artesia, CA; grandchildren: Jae Spence, Elsie Campbell, Samantha Ramsey; eight great-grandchildren; sisters: Donna “Rhiannon” Asher of Lawrence, KS., Genny Asher of Holts Summit, MO., Cindy Asher of Lebanon, MO; brother: David (Dianne) Asher of Houston, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss her deeply. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Thomas Chapman Jr.; brothers: William Asher, Steven Asher; step-son: Daniel Valencia, and her beloved daughter: Michelle Angela Yarnell in 2003. 

A Celebration of Marianne’s Life will be Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Capital Bluffs Event Center, 1616 Oilwell Road, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Missouri Missing, PO Box 1688 Jefferson City, MO 65102.

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

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Eva L. Moore

February 29, 2024     Columbia, Missouri

Ms. Eva Lynn Moore,  64, Columbia, passed away Thursday, February 29, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Friday, February 19, 1960 in Chicago, IL., a daughter of the late Donald and Willa Mae (Lovins) Crabb. 

 

Eva enjoyed playing cards, watching wrestling, listening to music, puzzles, cooking, watching hummingbirds, and gardening with Nikki. An avid Chiefs fan, she would cheer them on every game. Eva treasured spending time with her friends and family; more than anything she loved being MeeMaw, as her grandchildren were her greatest accomplishment.  

 

She is survived by two daughters: Nikki Breuer (Derrick Evans) of Columbia, Dana Clark (Jesse Egbert) of Ashland; grandchildren: Gabe Breuer, Darion Breuer, Kaylope Lee (Riley Lee), Amelia Breuer, Elsie Breuer, Ainsley Breuer; great-grandchildren: Hendrix Copenhaver, Ezra Breuer, Camden Breuer, Kashus Lee. 

 

A Celebration of Eva’s Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. 


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

 

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Robert Lee Hudson

February 26, 2024     Columbia, Missouri

Mr. Robert Lee Hudson, 54, Columbia, passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born Monday, October 13, 1969 at Aurora General Hospital in Denver, Colorado, a son of Clayton Lee Hudson and Molly (Somnuck) Berry. 

 

Robert loved fishing, mushroom hunting, and being outdoors. 

 

He is survived by his mother: Molly Berry; children: Kelsi Graham, Clayton Hudson, Alexia Smith; significant-other: Dusty Smith. 

 

A Celebration of Roberts life will be announced in the near future. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

 

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Thomas L. Baldridge Sr.

February 26, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Long-time Alaska resident, and honored Veteran of the United States Navy, Thomas Lamar Baldridge, 84, passed away on February 26, 2024, in Holts Summit, Missouri.  He died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, and with his beloved wife, Sherry, by his side at the moment of his passing. He was born Monday, December 11, 1939 in Miami, Florida a son of the late Norman and Pauline (Coplin) Watson. He was united in marriage on Friday, May 21, 1976 in Anchorage, Alaska to Sherry Freeman who survives at their home. 

 

Thomas was a True Alaskan.  He was a resident of Alaska for over 70 years.  He loved God, his family, wildlife, and the Majestic Alaskan Frontier. He worked on the North Slope oilfields, and offshore drilling rigs in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Thomas was a camp Supervisor in the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. He expressed to his family the importance of working hard, being honest, and treating people fairly.  He loved them all.  

 

Tom was a Christian man, and he believed in accepting the Lord Jesus into your heart, and if so, he would meet them in Heaven, as his body was worn out, but his soul is with Jesus.

 

Thomas is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years: Sherry Baldridge; brother and sister-in-law: Ronald (Jane) Watson of Okaha, OK.; sister-in-law: Vickie Hamlin of  Holts Summit, MO.; brother-in-law: Gary Freeman of Anchorage, AK.; his children: Douglas Baldridge of Hayward, CA, Rocky Redding of Anchorage, AK, Teresa Doubek of Pahrump, NV, Tammy Engebretsen of Junction City, OR, and Destyni Baldridge of Holts Summit, MO. numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and his Silky Terrier: Moxley. 

 

He is preceded in death by children: Sheila Aycock, Robby Redding; brother: George Watson.

 

Thomas had many lifelong friends, and those friendships were never forgotten.  

 

A Private Family Memorial will be held at a future date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family. 

 

(John 11:25-26)  “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life.  The one who believes in me will live, even though they die: and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.”

 

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

 

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Lloyd G. Wilson

February 23, 2024     Westphalia, Missouri

Mr. Lloyd G. Wilson, 65, Westphalia, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024 at StoneBridge Senior Living - Westphalia. He was born Monday, January 5, 1959 in Louisiana a son of the late William J. and Gladys (Garner) Wilson. He was united in marriage to Patricia Hodgen who survives. 

 

Lloyd proudly served his country in the United States Army. 

 

Mr. Wilson is survived by step children: Matt (Cheryl) Hodgen of Jefferson City, Samantha (Buddy) McEachern of St. Peters, Kandall (Walter) Lembeck of St. Peters; step-grandchildren: Savannah McEachern, Isabel Fultz, Blake Fultz, Elijah Hodgen, Jacob Hodgen; two step-great grandchildren. 

 

Per the wishes of Mr. Wilson, there will be no services.


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

 

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Tina K. Brewer

February 12, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Tina Kim Brewer, 70, Jefferson City passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at Jefferson City Manor. She was born Sunday, June 21, 1953 in East St. Louis, IL., a daughter of the late Heskil C. and Alma B. (Cawvey) Whitaker. In August of 1980 she was united in marriage to Richard L. Brewer who survives. 

 

Mrs. Brewer is survived by her children: Tammy Hawkins of Holts Summit, Tobi Levi Brewer of Holts Summit, Richard Dale Brewer of Holts Summit; grandchildren: Krystal Fawn Kimbrough, Brian Scanlan, Joey Scanlan, Steven Hawkins Jr., Mykailah Palmer. 

 

She was preceded in death by one son: Larry Scanlan.

 

Memorial Services will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Harvest Time Ministries, Holts Summit, Missouri with Pastor David Bulson officiating. Family and Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. 


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

 

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Meredith L. Heathman

February 10, 2024     Versailles, Missouri

Mr. Meredith Leroy Heathman, 77, Versailles, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born Monday, November 11, 1946 in Strong City, Kansas., a son of the late Meredith Dean and Cordelia (Schlesener) Heathman. 

 

On Saturday, May 14, 1994 in Nevada, Missouri he was united in marriage to Rosetta Depue who survives at their home. 

 

Mr. Heathman proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a skilled craftsman and carpenter all of his life. 

 

In addition to his loving wife: Rosetta, he is survived by children: Micheal Heathman, Terry Heathman, Melinda Heathman-Lopez (Manuel); grandchildren: Dylan Heathman, Larriston Kane, Marlyn Kane, Freedom Heathman, Haylee Heathman, Meredith Lopez, Misty Lopez, Macrae Lopez. 

 

He was preceded in death by daughter: Misty Heathman-Kane; granddaughter: Mattie Ruthann Lopez. 

 

Per the wishes of Mr. Heathman, no services will be held. 

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

 

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Norma G. Stieferman

February 5, 2024     Centertown, Missouri

Mrs. Norma Gene Stieferman, 87, Centertown, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024 at home surrounded by her family. She was born Wednesday, July 29, 1936 in Pocatello, Idaho a daughter of the late Eugene and Wilma (Tate) Hoffman. On Friday, May 30, 1952 she was united in marriage to Vernon “Butch” Stieferman who preceded her in death on Thursday, January 12, 2023. 

 

Norma was a faithful member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She and her husband Butch owned and operated Butch’s Floor Coverings for over 45 years. 

 

Norma is survived by children: Ronci Stieferman (Jennifer) of Centertown, Lorie Carey (David) of Jefferson City, Kalen Stieferman (Jo Anne) of Centertown; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by son: Paul Ross Stieferman; great grandson: Jack Stieferman; siblings: James Hoffman, Sylvia Demaris, Glenda Calhoun, Faye Reagle. 

 

Memorial Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2023 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, California, Missouri.  

 

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

 

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Carmen Cantu

January 27, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Carmen Cantu, 80, Jefferson City passed away Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab. She was born Thursday, December 16, 1943 in San Juan, Texas a daughter of the late Reynaldo Cantu and Margarita Cavasos. 

 

Carmen is survived by her children: Maricella De Leon (Arnold) of Columbia, MO., Diana Garza of Kansas City, MO., Merardo Garza of Columbia, MO., Monica Garza of Kansas City, MO., Alberto Barba of Kansas City, MO.; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by one son: Eddie Hagler and late husbands: Merardo Garza and Alberto Barba. 

 

A Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


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

 

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Karen R. Hagerman

January 23, 2024     New Bloomfield, Missouri

Mrs. Karen Renee Hagerman, 81, of New Bloomfield, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Jefferson City. She was born Thursday, April 2, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, IL., a daughter of the late Clifford Agans and Loretta I. Morrell. Karen was united in marriage on June 8, 1957 to the late Thomas Preston Cumpton. She was later united in marriage on August 8, 1980 to the late Brady Edward Hagerman.

 

Karen was a licensed Cosmetologist for many years. 

 

She is survived by her children: Clay (Louann) Cumpton of Urich, MO., Cole Cumpton of Creighton, MO., Curtis (Cindy) Cumpton of Urich, MO., Cliff Cumpton of Barnett, MO., Brian Hagerman of Loretto, TN., Brent Hagerman of Loretto, TN., Angela (Bob) Taylor of Mission, KS., Amy Hagerman of Lakewood, CO.; brothers: Ronald (Nancy) Agans of Garden City, MO., David (Wilda) Agans of Meredosia, IL; sister: Shirley Wilhite of New Bloomfield; sister in-law: Mary Agans of Jefferson City; numerous grand children, great-grand children, nieces and nephews. 

 

In addition to her parents, Mr. Cumpton and Mr. Hagerman, she was preceded in death by one son: Clint Cumpton; two grandsons: Tony Cumpton, Caleb Cumpton; two brothers: Richard Agans, Clifford Agans. 

 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with inurnment in Dayton Cemetery. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

 

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Jerry L. Rice

January 14, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Mr. Jerry L. Rice, 81, Holts Summit, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2024 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Wednesday, November 25, 1942 in Fisk, Missouri a son of the late Mollie Bell (Rice) Edmundson. He was united in marriage on Friday, March 26, 1982 to Carol Eisterhold who survives at their home. 

 

He is survived by his wife: Carol; four children; five grandchildren. 

 

Per the wishes of Mr. Rice, no services will be held. 

 

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

 

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Virgil J. Riggs

January 12, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Mr. Virgil J. Riggs, 80, Holts Summit, passed away Friday, January 12, 2024 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Jefferson City. He was born Wednesday, March 10, 1943 in Sunset, Texas a son of the late Virgil Riggs and Hattie Miller. On Sunday, February 14, 1988 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he was united in marriage to Shirley Riggs who survives at their home. 

 

Virgil is survived by his wife: Shirley; one daughter: Teresa (David) Fleming of Defuniak Springs, FL; four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Patricia Riggs. 

 

Services will be private for the family at a future date. 

 

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

 

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Larry E. Baker

January 12, 2024     California, Missouri

Mr. Larry Edward Baker, 63, California, passed away Friday, January 12, 2024 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Thursday, September 8, 1960 in Jonesboro, Arkansas a son of the late J.L. and Eunice (Bonham) Baker. 

 

Larry is survived by two sons: Chris Baker (Christy) of California and Lance Baker (Haley) of Arkansas; along with eight grandchildren. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be private for the family at a future date. 


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

 

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Verna Mae Ramsey

January 8, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Verna Mae Ramsey, 74, of Jefferson City passed away Monday, January 8, 2024 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab. She was born Monday, September 19, 1949 a daughter of the late Alfred and Geraldine (Kraft) Sprenger. She was a graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School.

 

On Thursday, April 6, 1972 in Scott City, Missouri, she was united in marriage to James “Ed” Ramsey who survives at their home. 

 

She was employed with Schulte’s IGA for 19 years in the Deli Department. 

 

Family was everything to Verna, which she loved them all unconditionally. She was known and loved as the “rock that held her family together”. 

 

Verna is survived by her husband: James “Ed” of the home; daughter: Jamie Eads (Brian) of Jefferson City; son: Joshua Ramsey (Kady) of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Natalie Eads, Jordan Eads, Shianna Ramsey, Kayne McKinney. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters: Barbara Vinson and Donna Sprenger. 

Visitation for Verna will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 in the Meriwether Room at Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mrs. Ramsey. 

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

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Patricia Ann Sanchez

January 6, 2024     Columbia, Missouri

Patricia Ann Sanchez, 53, Columbia passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. She was born Saturday, March 21, 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri a daughter of John Z. and Barbara I. (Richter) Sanchez. 

 

Patricia is survived by her parents: John and Barbara Sanchez; one brother: Carlos Sanchez (Melissa) of San Anselmo, CA; one nephew: Landon Sanchez; two nieces: Tatum and Charlotte Sanchez; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. 

 

A Memorial Mass will be Celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Taos. 

 

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

 

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Martin E. Wills

January 4, 2024     Fulton, Missouri

Martin E. Wills (Marty), 55, of Fulton MO, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He passed at 8:13am with his wife by his side, in their home on Thursday, January 4, 2024.

 

He was born on Saturday, July 13,1968 and raised in Sullivan IN by Phillip Wills and Barbara Swango. Later in life he connected with his biological mother Paula Ferree

 

Through Martin's life he had a passion for fixing things. He used that passion for 16 years as a maintenance man at the St. Charles County School District in St. Charles, MO. He took pride in his job and thought highly of his work family. He continued maintenance work at Inspire Communities in Fulton. MO for the past year. He was a proud member of the American Legion in East Alton, IL Post #794.

 

He had a soft heart for animals and enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and was always ready for a long day of fishing. Mostly, he loved spending time with his family, who will miss him dearly. 

 

On Sunday, December 3, 2023, Martin was united in marriage to Catherine Droit in Fulton, MO with family by their side. Their time on Earth together may have been short, but their love will go on forever. 

 

Martin is survived by his loving wife, Catherine Wills; Two sons, Eldon Wills of St. Charles, MO. Andrew (Anastasia) Ferguson of Fulton, MO; Grandchildren, Emily, Anthony, Autumn and Cori J.; Brother, Ryan (Jaclyn) Robinson of Palestine IN and several family members who he cared for very much. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father: Phillip Wills  and mother: Barbara Swango. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the VFW in Fulton, MO on Saturday February 3, 2024. Services will start at 2pm with food being served after. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family to go towards the Celebration of Life.

 

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

 

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Ila Mae Breck

December 24, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Ila Mae Breck, 90, died Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Ila was a sweet, generous, giving person, almost always with a smile on her face.  She was always looking out for others before herself.  She was born April 21, 1933 near Mankato, Minnesota the daughter of Christian and Mabel (Lueck) Priem.  She graduated from Bethany Lutheran High School in 1951 and was united in marriage to Stafford Breck on October 21, 1956 in Mankato. 

 

Stafford and Ila lived married life in southern Minnesota, changing houses and building new homes every few years.  After retiring from Josten’s, they enjoyed traveling (especially cruising), gardening and coffee with friends in Ellendale.   

 

Ila volunteered for several organizations including PTA, Brownies, 4H, Junior Achievement and Salvation Army.  Ila also taught Sunday school for many years in Rochester and Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna. She enjoyed meeting with friends at Circle, Women’s Club and Home and Hobby, a group of women who met regularly for almost 40 years starting in the early 1970’s.

 

She is survived by daughters Faye (Kerry) Johnson of Fulton, MO and Jane (Ron) Peck of Walla Walla, WA, grandchildren Elise Ridenhour and Rikki Peck, and great-grandchildren Hayley Kettle, Veyda and Grayson Ridenhour.

 

A future Celebration of Life is planned for immediate family with interment at Puerto Rico National Cemetery in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

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

 

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Donna Darlene Travis

December 17, 2023     Ashland, Missouri

Ms. Donna Darlene (Ryan) Travis, 75, Ashland, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023 at  her home surrounded by her family. She was born Thursday, November 4, 1948 in Lebanon  Junction, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Burton W. Ryan and Francis E. (VanVactor)  Thurman. 

“Marmie” was an amazing and proud Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, and  Military wife, all while working full time for all but the past 15 years. Her family was everything to  her. She loved to travel and experience new places. She was very artistic and always making  crafts. She loved music and dance. Her most cherished moments were spending time with her  family, going to the casino, dancing with her daughter and listening to her son, grandchildren  and great-grandchildren sing. She was blessed to be able to see all of her grandchildren this  year. She was the rock of this family, and she will forever be missed but will always be in our  hearts. 

 

Donna is survived by her two children: Jason (Cynthia) Travis of Ashland; MO, and Lisa E  Langston of Ashland, MO, five grandchildren, Samantha Bradford of Elizabethtown, KY, Karson  Patterson of Valdosta, GA, Jacob Travis of Ashland, MO, Dakota Langston of Georgetown, TX,  and Jaylan Langston of Davis-Monthan AFB Tucson, AZ, and 4 great-grandsons, Zander,  Dante, Nicoli, and Giovanni of Radcliff and Elizabethtown, KY. 

Per her wishes there will be no formal services.

 

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

 

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Geraldine Fitzpatrick

December 6, 2023     Mexico , Missouri

Mrs. Geraldine Fitzpatrick, 94, Mexico, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. She was born Friday, September 20, 1929 in Shelbina, Missouri a daughter of the late Tom and Dona (Wright) Jenkins. On Sunday, October 28, 1945 she was united in marriage to the late Johnnie Neal Fitzpatrick in Shelby County, Missouri. 

 

Mrs. Fitzpatrick was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Mexico. 

 

She is survived by two sons: Steven N. Fitzpatrick of Mexico, Dennis A. Fitzpatrick (Wilma) of Jefferson City; sister in law: Phyllis Sanders (Delbert) of Mexico. 

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Mexico with Pastor Joseph Pike officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will follow in the Shelbina Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mexico. 


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

 

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John Oliver Goetter

November 17, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. John Oliver Goetter, 74, Jefferson City, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023 at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing in Jefferson City. He was born Friday, March 18, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri a son of the late John Goetter and Juanita (Brooks) Crowley. 

 

Per the wishes of Mr. Goetter there will be no services.  

 

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

 

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Patricia Ann Keptner

October 31, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Patricia Ann (Bunch) Keptner, 50, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Capital Region Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was born July 17, 1973, in Jefferson City, Missouri; daughter to James Oddie and Kordelia Ann (Ketterman) Bunch.

 

Patricia was a 1992 graduate of Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Elston, and enjoyed playing games, listening to music, and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs.

 

She is survived by her mother Kordelia Ann (Ketterman) Bunch; siblings, Shelia Lynn and husband Allen Wayne Koelling, Jeanne Marie (Bunch) and husband Jason Ray Branson, Faith Nichole Case and Jazmin Danielle DuHart; step-sons, Jonathan Parker Spencer, Nicholas Andrew Spencer, and Robert Anthony Spencer.

Family and Friends will be received for visitation Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director. Graveside Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. 

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

 

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Fr. Clarence Eugene Wiederholt

October 27, 2023     Conception, Missouri

REVEREND CLARENCE EUGENE WIEDERHOLT

Retired Priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City

Last of the Founding Fathers of the Diocese

 

Father Clarence E. Wiederholt, age of 93, died peacefully at Conception Abbey, Conception, Missouri on the 27th day of October 2023. He was born on January 5, 1930, in Conception, Missouri, the son of the late Valentine G. and Mary B. (Bliley) Wiederholt. He was preceded in death by siblings: Gerald Wiederholt, Raymond Wiederholt, Alphonse Wiederholt, Donald Wiederholt, Marvin Wiederholt, Rosalie Wiederholt, Lucille Wiederholt, Dorothy Wiederholt, Sister Marie Frances Wiederholt, CPPS and Vincent Wiederholt. He is survived by a brother, Robert Wiederholt; several nieces and nephews.  He received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation at the Abbey Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Conception, Missouri.  

 

Father Wiederholt attended Immaculate Conception School In Conception from 1936-1940, St. Patrick School inMaryville from 1940-1944, and Immaculate Conception Seminary High School in Conception in 1944-1948.  He then attended Immaculate Conception College Seminary From 1948-1952, receiving a Bachelor’s with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Education in 1952.  Father Wiederholt continued his studies at Immaculate Conception Theology Seminary in Conception from 1952-1955.  

 

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of St. Joseph on December 21, 1955 at St. Patrick Church, Maryville, Missouri, by the Most Reverend John P. Cody, Bishop of St. Joseph.

 

Bishop Cody appointed him on January 16, 1956 as assistant pastor at the newly formed St. Pius X Church, Moberly.  This parish was created from the former St. Mary Church for the Irish and Immaculate Conception Church for the Germans.  After six months in his first assignment, the Diocese of Jefferson City was created in July 1956, and Father Wiederholt became the youngest of its founding fathers as well as the last founder to pass away.  

 

Father Wiederholt’s other pastoral assignments:

 

-Assistant Pastor, St. Lawrence Church, St. Elizabeth, February-September 1957

-Assistant Pastor, St. Patrick Church, Rolla, September 1957-1959

-Entered the US Air Force for chaplain training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, June 3, 1959

-Served through 1968 as chaplain at Air Force bases in Kansas City in Missouri, remote sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks in Alaska, Denver in Colorado, Greenville in Mississippi, Darmstadt in Germany and Mount Clements in Michigan; achieved the rank of Major; received the Honors of Good Conduct; and the Commendations of Military Merit and Good Public Relations while stationed in Germany.  

 

-Pastor, St. Joseph, Rhineland/St. Martin Church,Starkenburg, 1968-1971

-Pastor, St. Patrick Church, Gravois Mills/St. Philip Benizi Church, Versailles, 1971-1976

-Pastor, St. Mary of the Angels Church, Wien/Mission of Immaculate Conception, Hamden, 1976- 1986

-Temp Administrator, Immaculate Conception Church,Brookfield, June-September 1979

-Pastor, St. Clement Church, St. Clement, 1987-1989

-Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Edina/St. Aloysius Church, Baring, 1989-1993

-Pastor, St. Anthony Church, St. Anthony, 1993-1999

-Temp Administrator, Our Lady of the Snows Church,Mary’s Home, March-June 1999

-Pastor, Our Lady of the Snows Church, Mary’s Home,1999-2008

-Administrator, St. Bernadette Church, Hermitage/Mission of Our Lady of the Snows, Climax Springs, September-November, 2000

-Administrator, Sacred Heart Church, Eldon, February-June, 2004

Father Wiederholt retired on July 1, 2008 and at the same time was appointed volunteer chaplain to the Carmelite Sisters and as sacramental minister of St. Michael Church in Russellville, until July 2009.  

 

Father Wiederholt served as Dean of the Brookfield Deanery from 1979-1982.  He also served two terms as Dean of the Lake Ozark Deanery from 1998-2004.  He was elected Senator, Lake Ozark Deanery from 2001-2003.  He was appointed a Consultor of the Diocese of Jefferson City from 2003-2008.  He was a Volunteer Chaplain, Carmelite Sisters in 2008 and a Sacramental Minister, St. Michael, Russellville from 2008-2009.

 

Father Wiederholt celebrated his 25th Anniversary of Holy Priesthood on December 21, 1980 at St. Mary of the Angels Church, Wien. He then celebrated his 50th Priestly Anniversary on October 16, 2005 with relatives and friends back home in northern Missouri and then again on January 29, 2006 at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Mary’s Home. To commemorate his 65th year of Holy Priesthood he set up a small display in his apartment titled “Then and Now” that included pictures of himself as a newly ordained priest in 1956 and a photo of him at age 89 along with a statue of the Holy Family as the anchor.   

 

 A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 am Friday, November 3, 2023 at The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Abbey, with Abbot Benedict Neenan, O.S.B. as the celebrant and Reverend Mark A. Porterfield as the homilist. Burial will be immediately after the funeral in the Abbey Cemetery, where members of Fr. Wiederholt’s family are buried.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass; 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Conception Abbey.

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

 

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Elizabeth "Liz" Teresa Bridges

October 23, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Elizabeth “Liz” Teresa Bridges, 71, Jefferson City, passed away Monday, October 23, 2023 at SSM St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Liz was born July 26, 1952 in Germany. She spent many years devoting her time to volunteer for the American Red Cross. Liz was caring, witty, and could always make you smile. Even while receiving chemo treatments, her nurses often found themselves laughing at Liz’s jokes and banter. She was a lover of sewing, crocheting, and John Wayne movies.
Liz spent her last years in Jefferson City, Missouri, where she lived with her beloved dog “Little Man”. 

 

Liz was a member of Community of Christ Church in Jefferson City for many years. She was very involved and wonderful with children. Often serving and giving of her time to the church. When she could no longer attend in person, she joined online and continued to give as she could. Liz was faithful to the end. 

 

Liz is preceded in death by her parents: Marian and Carl Bank, Her daughter: Laura Brown, her brother: Joseph Bank, and her husband: Don Bridges.

She is survived by her sister: Joyce Ingram of Illinois, two daughters: Carla Long (Phillip) of Joplin, MO., Jennifer Green of Sturgis, KY; grandchildren: Michael (Allison) Bank of Colorado Springs, CO., Dakota Long of Camdenton, MO., and Nicholas Winslow of Portland, MI.

 

Liz’s grandchildren wish to extend a special thank you to Liz’s best friends and caretakers: Mike & Lois Thayer, Norma Rockhold, and Suzette Ryder.. As well as the congregation of Community of Christ Church.

Celebration of Life service for Liz will be held at Community of Christ Church on Saturday, November 11th at 1 o’clock in the afternoon, where family and friends are encouraged to gather.


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

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David Allen Crowe

October 23, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

David Allen Crowe, aged 61, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer on October 23, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center.  David was born February 20, 1962, to Thomas Theodore Crowe and Connie Eileen Main in El Paso, TX.  David spent most of his life in Jefferson City Missouri.

 

He loved to fish and would often be found at the Missouri River.  He loved the outdoors and spending time with his family. He was also an avid football fan, cheering on the Rams, Steelers and Chiefs. 

 

David served in the U.S. Marines from 1980 – 1986.  After serving he worked in the culinary field and would continue his culinary experience until his passing. David was a kind soul with a big heart who enjoyed laughing and making others smile. He was courageous and fearless and enjoyed living life to the fullest.

 

David is survived by one son: Jesse Crowe; father: Thomas (Jackie) Crowe, six brothers: Richard (Tina) Crowe, Thomas (Erin) Crowe, Mark Berisford, Jimmy (Donna) Rogers, Michael Crowe, Anthony Oaks; three sisters: Norma Oaks Beiber, Rhonda (Romeo) Kistler, Julie (Brian) Patterson; and numerous friends made throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his mother Connie Rogers.

A private family Celebration of Life will be held in his honor.

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

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Vicki Denene Olten

October 17, 2023     Russellville, Missouri

Vicki D. Olten, 63, Russellville, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. She was born Saturday, August 6, 1960 in Tulsa, Oklahoma a daughter of the late Everrett Olten and Patricia (Day) Ellison. 

 

Vicki is survived by her daughter: Tabatha Olten of Kiln, MS.; one grandson; niece: Candice Olten of Blue Springs, MO.; and a host of other relatives. 

 

A Private Family Celebration will be held at a future date. 

 

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

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Joseph Anthony Fender

October 12, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Joseph Anthony Fender 36, Jefferson City, passed away, Thursday, October 12, 2023, at his parent’s home in Jefferson City, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Joseph was born Tuesday, June 16, 1987, in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. He was the youngest of six children born to David A (Andy) Fender and Lisa A (Newell) Fender. He attended St. Peter Interparish School, Helias Catholic High School, and graduated from Jefferson City High School in 2005. He was united in marriage to Michaela Lehman May 9, 2009. They later divorced and share a son, Ethan Anthony Fender of Jefferson City. Joseph was also a proud dog father of two large Black Labrador Retrievers, Mayor Kevin McCheese and General Tso’s Chicken (Kevin & General).

 

He had a natural talent for creating works of art through drawing, painting, and even earning his tattoo license. Often found with friends at the local skatepark, he was a lifelong skateboarder, winning awards statewide. He combined his ability with his passion to customize skateboards and paint designs on nearly anything. He also had exceptional talent in painting Minimate collectable characters, scenes, props, and action figures for fun. Joseph’s career experience was varied, but he enjoyed the food industry including years with Hy-Vee and Capitol Plaza Hotel.

 

He is survived by his paternal grandmother: Deloris A. Fender of Springfield; his parents: Andy & Lisa Fender; his brothers and sisters:  Andrew Fender Jr. (Alissa) of Jacksonville, NC., Stephen C. Fender (Fiancé’ Margie Justice) of Columbia, Michael P. Fender (Andrea) of California, Theresa Stegeman (Kevin) of Jefferson City, Laura Biggs (Jim) of Versailles; fourteen nieces and nephews.

 

Joseph was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents: Harry & Lorine Newell; paternal grandfather: Roge Everett Fender; uncle: Mark W. Fender.

 

Joseph donated his body to science for the advancement of mankind. 

 

A Memorial Mass will be held  Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, with Father Jeremy Secrist presiding. A celebration of life luncheon will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Ethan Fender Education Fund.

 

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

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Donna Marie Beck

October 10, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

Donna Marie Beck, 64, Holts Summit passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at her home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Friday, November 28, 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri a daughter of the late Kenneth and Betty (Grimm) Browning. 

 

She is survived by two sons: Daniel Beck of Holts Summit, Kenneth (Merissa) Beck of Holts Summit; two grandchildren: Chloie Whisenhunt, Blaze Beck; brother: Kenneth (Carol) Browning of St. Louis; sisters: Sandy (Rick) Dieters of St. Louis, Sharon (Chris) Johnson of Kansas City, Mary (Marge) Browning of St. Louis. 

 

A Private Celebration of Life will be held in St. Louis at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

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Robert Oliver Wees

October 3, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Robert Oliver Wees, 62, Jefferson City, passed away, Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born Saturday, July 29, 1961 in Santa Cruz, CA., a son of the late Harold Wees and Edith Tillotson. 

 

Per his wishes, there will be no services for Mr. Wees. 


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

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Betty Jo Flowers

September 30, 2023     Mokane, Missouri

Betty Jo “JoJo” Flowers, 70, Mokane,  passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. She was born Thursday, October 9, 1952 in Jefferson City a daughter of Calvin Reynolds and Clara Jane Wibberg. 

 

Betty loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren more than anything else. 

 

Betty is survived by her two children: Tina Gentry of New Bloomfield, Laura Lomas of Williamsburg; her mother: Clara Jane Wibberg of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Justin Gentry, Ethan Lomas, Austin Lomas, Betty Belisle, Bradley Lomas; great grandchildren: Emerson Lomas, River Bradt; brother: William (Cindy) Wibberg of Osage City; sisters: Debby Mehmert of Linn, Carol Dismang of Jefferson City, Alice (Earl) Ruth of New Bloomfield. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father: Calvin Reynolds; sisters: Linda Branch, Patty Haslag. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Gregory Scott Bonine

September 30, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Gregory Scott Bonine, 58 of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away in the comforting arms of family on Sept. 30, 2023, after a brief but mighty battle with cancer. Greg was born on Feb. 8, 1965, the middle child of Melvin and Patricia Bonine. Affectionately known as “Papa” by the young and “O.G.” by those who know, Greg was a hardworking family man who loved cheering on his Super Bowl winning Chiefs,World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and most of the time, MIZZOU.  

 

First and foremost, Greg was devoted to family. He spent countless hours cooking tasty meals, remodeling rooms, fixing plumbing, growing vegetables, moving earth, crafting gifts, rocking sleepless babies and working multiple jobs to provide. While it was hard for him to show and say it, Greg was extremely proud of all four of his children and his clan of grandkids. They were truly the light of his life. 

 

Next to family, Greg loved the great Missouri outdoors and spent as much time as possible gardening, hunting, fishing, learning, grilling and admiring its beauty. He also cherished watching the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean in Biloxi, body surfing at Xpu Ha, hunting in Calloway County and snagging endless crappie and 15 pound catfish along the shores of Paradise Lake. He was an incredibly gifted chef and treated his loved ones to a lifetime of culinary legacies and grilled sensations.

 

Greg is survived by his wife of 24 years: Angela; children: Alicia (Ryan) Bexten, Dusk (Abby) Luebbert, Chase Bonine and Emma Bonine; parents: Melvin and Patricia Bonine; siblings: Cathy (Tony) Keilholz, Mitch (Mary Ann) Bonine; and grandchildren: Brayden, Layne, Audrey, Caroline, Grant, Harper, Riley, Adalynn, Anistynn and Hudson.  

 

A “Gregorial” celebration will be held in his honor at Greenberry Acres Cabin in Jefferson City on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his daughters college fund in care of the family.


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

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Ralph S. Barnes

September 27, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Ralph Spencer Barnes, 64, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born Sunday, June 14, 1959 in Atlanta, Georgia a son of the late William S. and Eleanor M. (Ricketts) Barnes. 

Ralph was united in marriage on Tuesday, July 6, 1999 in Franklin, New Hampshire to Frances "Kathy" Caron who survives at their home. 

He was a Cable Technician for many years, retiring as a supervisor. Ralph had a passion for sports. Knowing anything you could want to know about stats, players, teams, ect. He was a loyal lifelong Chicago Bears fan. Ralph coached with Jefferson City Parks and Recreation and Thomas Jefferson Middle School; basketball and softball having successful seasons for many years. He enjoyed music, diet cherry 7up, and playing fantasy football; but above all he loved his family with all of his heart and cherished the time spent with them. 

Ralph is survived by his loving wife: Kathy of the home; five children: Josh (Toni) Barnes of Jefferson City, Jeremy Barnes of Columbia, Dale (Emilie) Clack of Jefferson City, Jennifer (Mason) Adelman of Ashland, Missy Bernskoetter of Jefferson City; seven grandchildren; one brother: Norman Barnes of Jefferson City. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Eleanor; sister: Donna Barnes; brother: Jeffrey Barnes; granddaughter: Tondelaya “Laya” Westbrooks. 

 

A Celebration of Ralph's life will be Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 331 Route T, Jefferson City, MO 65109 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Teresa Lynn Henderson

September 21, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

Teresa Lynn Henderson, 57, Holts Summit, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. She was born Wednesday, December 22, 1965 in Jefferson City, a daughter of the late Robert and Sandra (Turk) Henderson. 

 

She enjoyed fishing, wood burning art, and always stayed busy. Teresa had a big heart and was known as the neighborhood “mom” always having her door open to whoever needed it. 

 

She is survived by two brothers; Robert Henderson of Jefferson City and Thomas Henderson of Jefferson City; nieces: Margaret Henderson, Emily Henderson; nephew: Johnny Henderson.

 

Per her wishes, there will be no services. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's choice.


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

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Mary Lou Baker

September 24, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

Mary Lou Baker, 92, Holts Summit, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2023 at her home surrounded by family. She was born Saturday, July 11, 1931 in Waldron, Indiana, a daughter of the late Clem and Roxie (Russell) Montgomery. On Sunday, July 9, 1950 she was united in marriage to Reid “Lucky” Howard Baker who preceded her in death in 1987. 

 

Mary Lou was employed with Summit Bank in Holts Summit and the Callaway County Water District 1 in Holts Summit until her retirement. She was a former member of Faith Lutheran Church in Jefferson City and was a current faithful member of First Assembly of God in Jefferson City. 

 

She loved animals, enjoyed bird watching, and was known as a social butterfly and member of the Happy Homemakers Club in Holts Summit. 

 

Mary Lou is survived by one son: Jedd Baker of Jefferson City; daughter: Jodie Baker of Holts Summit; three grandchildren: Jessica Barnard, Kaylee Cardenas, Joshua Baker. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 


 

Services will be private for the family in Forest Park Cemetery in Shelbyville, Indiana. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.


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

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Shirley L. Bosch

September 21, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

Shirley Lorene Bosch, 88, Holts Summit, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born December 15, 1934 in Kansas City, MO., a daughter of the late Jessie and Edna Nokes. She was united in marriage on April 3, 2009 to Francis "Peanuts" Bosch who preceded her in death in 2020.

 

Shirley is survived by her children: Mike (Micki) Smith of St. Louis, Clint Welch of Kansas City, Roy (Linda) Welch of Holts Summit, Larry (Cheryl) Welch of Elsinore, Krenda Carleton (Kevin Propst) of Jefferson City, Cody Welch (Brad Lowry) of Thompson, Carolyn Goins of Texas; ten grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; sister: Jessie Mae Joseph of Oak Grove; and her beloved dog: Jack.

 

Services will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to donors choice. 


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

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Cathy Elaine McWilliams

September 20, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Cathy Elaine McWilliams, 69, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at her home. She was born April 15, 1954 in Lamar, Missouri, a daughter of the late Arthur Clinton and Dorothy Marie (Feezell) McConnell.

 

She grew up as an animal-loving country girl in Greenfield, Missouri, and was a 1972 graduate of Greenfield High School.  She was married to her "honey-bunny" Michael McWilliams on November 24, 1982, and spent decades living in Jefferson City, where she retired from a 26-year career with the Missouri Department of Economic Development in 2008.  After 37 years of marriage, Michael died in 2019.

 

She enjoyed family, traveling (Florida beaches were her ultimate vacation destination), and going to concerts (Elvis was her lifelong favorite), and her two little dogs Kelly and Coby were her whole world.

 

Cathy is survived by her sisters: Cleo Vaughn of Greenfield, Sue McConnell of Lockwood, and Lou Miller of Springfield; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.  Her brother Cletis McConnell of Greenfield died just a few days after her own death.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Clinton and Dorothy; sister: Christine Dickerson; and husband: Michael McWilliams. Cathy deeply missed her husband, Michael, and confidently awaited the day they would be reunited and together again. 

 

As per her wishes, no formal service is planned, but her and Michael's ashes will be scattered somewhere very special to them.

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jefferson City Animal Shelter, who is lovingly working to find a new home for Kelly and Coby.  


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

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Laverne "Bonnie" Michelle Childs

July 10, 2023     Ballwin, Missouri

Laverne "Bonnie" M. Childs, 76, Ballwin, formerly Jefferson City, passed away Monday, July 10, 2023 at SSM St. Clair Hospital in Fenton. She was born Sunday, September 29, 1946 in Munich, Germany a daughter of the late Thearty Smith and Anna Thalhammer. She was united in marriage on September 27, 1974 to Richard Childs who preceded her in death on April 19, 1999. 

 

Bonnie was a 1965 graduate from Jefferson City High School, and later a graduate from Jefferson School of Practical Nursing in 1975. She spent her career working for and retired from the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1999 spending most of her career working inside the Historic Missouri State Penitentiary.

 

She enjoyed crafting, and was a member of Quinn Chapel in Jefferson City. 

 

Mrs. Childs is survived by her four children: Donald Fulcher Jr. of St. Louis, Salena Fulcher of Jefferson City, Jonathan Childs of Jefferson City, Christopher Childs of Texas.grandchildren: Raelynn Rackers, Malcolm Childs; great grandchildren: Kopeland and Hardin Cunningham.

 

Private entombment will take place at Hawthorne Memorial Gardens.

 

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

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Jenny Davis

September 19, 2023     Camdenton, Missouri

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

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Vicki R. Bowman

September 15, 2023     Hartsburg, Missouri

Vicki Ruth Bowman, 68, Hartsburg, passed away Friday, September 15, 2023 at her home. She was born February 1, 1955 in Waxahachie, Texas a daughter of the late JD Bowman and Patsy Ruth (Solomon) Cramer. 

 

She enjoyed diamond painting, crocheting, long trips to WalMart, and lunch with her friends from church. Vicki loved spending time with her family and friends.

 

Vicki is survived by her daughter: Kristen R. Dreher of Jefferson City; granddaughter: December (Jesse) Berendzen of Holts Summit; great grandchildren: Bentley and Winston Berendzen; sisters: Connie (Murray) Roscoe of FL., Kelly Cramer of Fulton; brother: Jerry Bowman of Ashland; and several nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: JD and Patsy; son: Erik Dreher; brother: Darrin Cramer. Vicki deeply missed her son: Erik; and awaited the day they would be reunited and together again. 

 

A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Vicki will be 1 p.m. Monday October 2, 2023 at Solid Rock Church with Pastor Joe Skiles officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will be private for the family at Callaway Memorial Gardens. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the college fund for her great grandchildren in care of the family.  


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

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Debra Ann Hanlon

September 11, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Debra Ann Hanlon, 57, Jefferson City, passed away Monday, September 11, 2023. She was born May 31, 1966, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, a daughter of Francis and Mary Ann (Buechler) Wildhaber. She was a 1983 graduate of Fatima High School. 

 

On June 30, 1984 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Freeburg, Debra was united in marriage to Mark Hanlon who survives at the home. 

 

Debra was employed throughout her career with various agencies within the State of Missouri before her retirement from Missouri Dept. of Health in 2015. 

 

She enjoyed traveling across the country for the previous six years with Mark, being a full time RVer. She loved her dogs, good food, music and motorcycle trips with her friends and Mark.
 

In addition to her husband of 39 years, she is survived by her mother: Mary Ann Wildhaber of Freeburg; daughter: Allison (Michael) Peterson of Lebanon, CT; son: Steven (Candice) Hanlon of Marengo, IL; seven grandchildren; two sisters: Donna (Curt) Stuckenschneider of Taos, Diane (Shawn) Kempker of Mary’s Home. 

 

She was preceded in death by her father: Francis Wildhaber in 2020. 

 

A Celebration of Debra’s Life will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2023 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 513 on Ellis Blvd. Jefferson City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks Lodge 513 or the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. 


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

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Keith Alan Sanders

September 3, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Keith Alan Sanders, 64, Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2023 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 21, 1959 in California, Missouri at the Latham Hospital a son of the late Freddie and Virginia (Thorton) Sanders. On June 1, 2013 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Liebi who survives at their home.

 

Keith loved camping and always made it a special time no matter what would happen; (even an unexpected thunderstorm!) He enjoyed exploring Missouri Parks; a born hiker he would often be climbing mountainous trails never seeming to grow tired of them. Keith liked carpentry work and spending time working in his basement shop. He recently designed and built a suspended rack to hold kitchen utensils for his wife and hangs proudly in their kitchen as a reminder of his creativity and thoughtfulness. He was a great example to those close to him never letting difficulties in life get him down. 

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he is survived by two brothers: Gary (Karen) Sanders of Jefferson City, Brian (Shelly) Sanders of Carson City, CO; nieces and nephews: Lynn, Justen, Alisha, Ashley, Morgan, Jade, Kyle, Tyler, Tristen, Karson, Adam, Briana, Lauren. 

 

A Celebration of Keith's life will be private for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Shawn Christopher Echols

August 17, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Shawn Christopher Echols, 55, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023. He was born Thursday, April 18, 1968 a son of Richard Echols and the late Diana (Newton) Echols, at the Quantico Naval Hospital in Quantico, Virginia where his father was in training for the Marine Corps. 

 

He graduated from Jefferson City High School, where he participated in sports, including track and football. He competed for six years in speed skating and was ranked seventh in the nation in his class. 

 

While serving in the U.S. Army, Shawn was stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood and was honored as a model soldier. 

 

Shawn was an accomplished tradesman and was a union carpenter in Mid-Missouri. He loved the outdoors and was generous with his love for friends and family. His pain and recent suffering is now over and he is with his lord. He will be deeply missed by friends and family.

 

He is survived by his father: Richard Echols of Ft. Worth, TX.; one brother: Brent Echols of Jefferson City; two daughters: Stevie Juneann Echols and Katlyn Sinclair Echols. He was preceded in death by his mother: Diana Echols.

Services will be private for the family. 


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

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John C. Forck

July 28, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. John C. Forck, 79, Jefferson City passed away Friday, July 28, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by family. He was born May 19, 1944 in Jefferson City, a son of the late Norbert and Angeline (Schnieders) Forck. 

 

John was employed at Westinghouse / ABB for many years before his retirement. 

 

He loved to play cards, visit with family and his women friends. He also liked trying to win it big with lottery scratch off tickets and playing bingo. Hopefully he has finally won it big up in heaven, is happy and resting in peace, being a good guardian angel to us all. 

 

John is survived by six brothers: Tom Forck (Jane) of Ashland, Larry Forck (Joanie) of Jefferson City, Eddie Forck (Connie) of Ashland, Bernard Forck (Marian) of Chamois, Walter Forck of Taos, Steve Forck of New Bloomfield; one sister: Ruth Ann Singer of Taos; numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Rosemary McKinnon, Martha Haynes; three brother in-laws: Otis McKinnon, Jim Singer, Mike Haynes; one sister in-law: Cindy Forck; one great nephew: Gunner Forck. 

 

Family and Friends will be received from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, August 7, 2023 for Visitation at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made for the donor's choice in honor of John. 

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

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Terlyn "Teri" Garzend

July 28, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Terlyn “Teri” Garzend, 72, Jefferson City, passed away Friday, July 28, 2023 peacefully at her home. She was born October 14, 1950 in St. Louis City, a daughter of the late Donald and Ella (Manuel) Miller. On October 10, 1997 she was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Garzend who survives at their home. 

 

Teri is survived by her husband: Bob; three children: Tracey West (Ryan White) of Holts Summit, Stacey Ezzell of Columbia, Joe Ezzell (Michelle) of San Jose, CA.; step children: Tara Garzend and Sean Garzend; six grandchildren; three brothers: Michael Miller of St. Louis, Thomas Miller of IL., Kevin Miller of St. Louis. 

 

Interment will be private for the family in Riverview Cemetery. 


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

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David Clark Foster

July 19, 2023     New Bloomfield, Missouri

Mr. David Clark Foster, 78, New Bloomfield, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 9, 1946 in Jefferson City, Missouri a son of the late Turner and Mary Isabel (Brazeal) Foster. He was united in marriage to Savanah Snyder on November 12, 2022 in New Bloomfield who survives at their home.

 

David proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After the war he returned home to have an extensive career as a local mechanic. He was employed with Schanzmeyer Ford, Wayne Foster Transmission, Fosters Transmission & Service, and retired from Steinmetz Automotive. 

 

In addition to his wife Savanah, he is survived by four step daughters: Cherlendrea Reid (DJ) of Fulton, Cheyenne Snyder (Tommy Branch) of New Bloomfield, Sterlingrose Snyder of New Bloomfield, Amanda Snyder of New Bloomfield; four grandchildren; and on July 11, 2023 David became the adoptive father of Onyx Foster of New Bloomfield; one brother: Wayne Foster of Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by siblings: Zelda Mae Hewitt, Jackie (Jack) Foster, Jerry Foster, William Foster, Turner Foster, Erna Brauner, Mary Carol Koestner. 

 

Per his wishes, there will be no services conducted. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the college education fund of his daughters in care of the family. 


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


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Larry William Scholl

June 29, 2023     Tipton, Missouri

Mr. Larry William Scholl, 76, Tipton, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born April 28, 1947 in Booneville, Missouri a son of the late Roy and Dorothy (Draffen) Scholl.

 

Larry was a graduate of Versailles High School. He was employed for over 20 years at the Stride Rite Shoe Factory in Tipton, Missouri before its closure. Larry enjoyed attending and watching Tractor Pulls as often as he could. 

 

He is survived by two sons: Larry Wayne Scholl of Tipton, Scott (Amber) Scholl of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Beau, Jack, and Molly. 

 

Services will be private for the family at a later date. 


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


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Catherine Pingleton

June 24, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Catherine Pingleton, 76,  passed away Sunday, June 24, 2023 at her home in Jefferson City. Born Catalina Francisca Salas Pangelinan July 11, 1946 in Tamuning, Guam. 

 

After graduating Valedictorian of her class at Donnelly College, she worked as a CMA and CMT in Desoto, Ks and California and Jefferson City, Mo. She truly loved working with the elderly. 

 

She loved animals, especially dogs. She always had a smile for a friend or stranger. 

 

Catherine is survived by her three children: Charlene Clem, James Pingleton, and Cheryl (Russell) Custard all of Jefferson City, Mo. Her grandchildren Alexis Kueffer, Ashley Addison, Trinity Pingleton, Skyeler Custard. Mailei Custard, and Nichi Newman; eight great grandchildren; and ex husband Charlie Pingleton.  

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Perpetua Pangelinan, Albert Acfalle; and one brother Johnny Pangelinan. 

 

A private Celebration of Life Ceremony is being held in her honor. 

 

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


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David Alan McAllister

June 21, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

David Alan McAllister, 66, of Jefferson City passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. He was born on October 14, 1956, in Marceline, Mo, to George and Erma McAllister. He grew up on the family farm outside of Mendon, Mo, and loved to spend as much time there as he could throughout his life, referring to it as God’s Country.

 

He graduated as salutatorian from Northwestern High School in Mendon in 1974. David received his B.S. in Education, 1978, from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While an undergraduate at MU, he served as a Resident Assistant in Hatch & Schurz Halls and on the first coed dorm committee. Following his graduation, he was the Director of Student Activities at Jefferson College, Hillsboro, Mo, from 1978-81, where he met his wife, Lura, with whom he celebrated their 43rd anniversary on June 8, 2023. After receiving his Juris Doctorate from MU in 1983, he had a solo law practice in Brunswick, Mo, from 1984-94 and served as Salisbury, Mo, City Attorney from 1987-94 and as Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney from 1989-94. From 1994-96, he was with the Parsons & Wilson, P.C., law firm in Dexter, Mo. From 1996-2006 he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Mo Medicaid Fraud and Elder Abuse Unit. From 2006-21, he was Deputy Counsel for the Missouri Department of Conservation. He was an author and reviewer of CLE publications by The Missouri Bar, a speaker at various state and national conferences, and he litigated a variety of cases, including appearing before the Missouri Supreme Court. He retired from the practice of law in 2021. 

 

Among many interests, David was an avid sports fan, especially of University of Missouri football and basketball, Royals baseball, and Kansas City Chiefs football, and he loved attending those events with his sons. He served as President of the Jefferson City High School Jays Football Booster Club in 2002. He became a lifetime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association in 1984 and served as president of the Chariton County chapter. He organized the United Methodist Men’s group, the Pumpkin Patch fund-raiser, and the Community Pinwheel Garden, all at Wesley United Methodist Church in Jefferson City. He was also a lay speaker for the Methodist Church for several years. He was a life-long Democrat. He was currently serving on the University of Missouri Cole County Extension Council. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and feeding the birds, delighting in attracting Baltimore orioles and bluebirds. He and Lura loved to travel in the U.S. (visiting all 50 states) and abroad. 

 

David was predeceased by his father, George Lloyd McAllister; his brother, Steven Lee McAllister; his maternal grandparents, John Frederick and Elsie May (McPherson) Steinbeck and his paternal grandparents, Delphus Roy and Martha Mary (Switzer) McAllister; and his nephew, Benjamin Caleb Laws.

 

David is survived by his wife Lura (Jacob) McAllister of the home; sons Eric Steven McAllister, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Ryan Andrew McAllister, Columbia, Mo; his mother, Erma Helen (Steinbeck) McAllister, Mendon, Mo; his sisters and their spouses, Shirley and Richard Leppin, Mendon, Mo; Margaret and Doug Prewitt, Pleasant Valley, Mo; Jennifer and Randy Sapp, St. Joseph, Mo; and Laurie McAllister, Columbia, Mo, and 14 nieces and nephews. 

 

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Living Hope Church, Jefferson City, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Mark Kiekhaefer officiating. Light refreshments will follow. Inurnment will be at Mendon Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Transformational Housing, a Christian ecumenical non-profit organization seeking to provide quality, affordable rental housing in Jefferson City, http://transformationalhousing.org.


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


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Ashley Elizabeth Eckhoff

June 13, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Ashley Elizabeth Eckhoff, 39, Jefferson City, gained her angel wings after a hard-fought battle with cancer on June 13, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City Missouri. Ashley was born in Kansas City, Missouri on June 8, 1984. 

She grew up in Burrton KS, graduated from Burrton High School in 2003. Burrton is where she met her best friend, love of her life and husband, Adam. They were married on August 1, 2009 at Mark Twain Lake in Missouri. They had 3 beautiful children together. Carson 15, Adalee and Ryelee 9. 

Ashley had worked in several places over the years where she impacted the lives of those that were lucky enough to know her. The last 7 years she worked at Scholastic where she made lifelong friends. 

Ashley was always a bright spot in the days of those that she loved and those that loved her. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family playing games, listening to music, traveling to see family, playing sand volleyball and making memories. She loved her family fiercely. She and Adam shared a love of music and often spent time together listening to all different genres on the porch while the kids would play. She enjoyed karaoke and was the life of every party she attended. She loved float trips with whoever was willing to go. She was involved with the PTO, she enjoyed kayaking when she had time. She loved being a wife and momma and took great pride in being involved in any and everything they wanted her to be in.

Ashley is survived by her husband: Adam; children: Carson, Adalee and Ryelee of the home; mother: Tami (Paul) Wilson, of Jefferson City MO; brothers: Kory (Ashley) Sexton of Jefferson City, Jeremy Wilson of Cape Girardeau, MO.; sister: Jessica (Eric) Belmar of House Springs, MO.; nieces: Aeva, Natalie, Emma. Ashley is from a large family and is survived by many extended family members including her in-laws, several aunts, uncles, cousins and her grandfather. 

 

Welcoming her to heaven on June 13, 2023, was her father: Timothy Sexton who passed away suddenly when Ashley was 15 months old. Her paternal grandmother: Diane Sexton; maternal grandparents: Don and Clara Chappell; uncle: Shane Chappell; aunt, Darla Wilson. 

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2023 at Solid Rock Church, Jefferson City with Pastor Joe Skiles officiating. VISITATION will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. CALLING HOURS will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2023 in the Meriwether Room at Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director; 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City. 

 

BURIAL with graveside services will be in Burrton Cemetery; Burrton, Kansas, Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Education Fund for Carson, Adalee, and Ryelee. 


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


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Julia Anne Willmeno

June 2, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Julia Anne Willmeno, 76, Jefferson City, passed away Friday morning, June 2, 2023 at her home. She was born September 17, 1946 in Crocker a daughter of the late Victor and Viola (Heflin) Clark. She was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson City High School. 

 

She was united in marriage to Herbert Willmeno Sr. who preceded her in death on September 8, 2019.

 

Mrs. Willmeno is survived by her two children: Herbert Willmeno Jr. of Jefferson City and Dana Willmeno of Lee's Summit; step children: Debbie Martin of Holts Summit, Judy Wiseman of Holts Summit, Doug (Karen) Willmeno of New Bloomfield, Ruby Willmeno of  Jefferson City; sisters: Nona Jenkins of Jefferson City, Vernie Yates of Shawnee, KS.; brother: Fred Clark of Holts Summit; grandchildren: Herbert Willmeno III, Alexis Booker, Haley Willmeno, Xavier King, Jasmine Jackson, Adrianna McCoy; step grand-children: Eric (Daniele) Croney, Wendy & Justin Wyatt, Michelle Croney, Geoffrey Smith, Kristen Willmeno, Jordyn Baucom, Justin (Montana) Baucom, Elias Willmeno; great-grandchildren: Ava Willmeno, Hayden, Amelia, and Tyler Johnson, Brooklyn McCoy; step great-grandchildren: Breanna Croney, Chase Croney, Dylan Howser, Cody Howser, Ella Ayala, Sammi Jo; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends who will all miss her dearly. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Victor and Viola Clark; sisters: Peggy Clark, Barbara Mustain; brother: Victor Clark Jr.; step-daughters: Julie Willmeno, Jennifer Willmeno; step granddaughter: Azaria Willmeno; step son-in-law: Mike Wiseman.

 

VISITATION will be Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Solid Rock Church from 10 a.m.  until 11 a.m. FUNERAL SERVICE will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with Rev. Joe Skiles officiating. BURIAL will be in McGirk Cemetery following the funeral service. 


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


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Johnnie Mae Lanning

June 2, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Johnnie Mae Lanning, 73, Jefferson City, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023 at Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri. She was born August 4, 1949 in Jackson, Mississippi a daughter of the late Willy James and Laura May (Davis) Love.

 

She was a faithful member of Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City. 

 

She is survived by one daughter: Jolene Ingram of Columbia, Missouri; five grandchildren: James Cave, Janine cave, Justina Cave, Gabrielle cave Brandy Cave; one great grandchild: Kyler cave.

 

GRAVESIDE SERVICES will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Southside Cemetery in Fulton, Missouri. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family.   

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

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Martin Jay Werner

June 1, 2023     Lebanon, Missouri

Mr. Martin J. Werner, 67, Lebanon, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri. He was born July 24, 1955 in Waterloo, Iowa a son of the late Harvey and Mary Ann (Junker) Werner. 

 

Martin had an extensive career as an over the road truck driver and proudly served our country in the United States Army. 

 

He enjoyed watching Nascar, drag racing, and riding on his tractor; which he was looking forward to when retiring to Lebanon a short time ago. 

 

He is survived by daughter: Marlena (Chas) Riley of Lebanon; son: Dustin Werner of Hesperia, CA.; grandchildren: Mara, Mariah, Trinity, Alexa, Audlyn, and Audriana. 

 

BURIAL will be private for the family in the Veterans Cemetery at Ft. Leonard Wood with full Military Honors. 


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

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Courtney Lee Lovelace

May 25, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Courtney Lee Lovelace, 63, Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1960 in St. Louis a son of the late Oscar and Elvira (Lovelace) Davis. 

 

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Allen who survives at their home. 

 

Courtney was employed in maintenance with Lincoln University for many years. 

 

In addition to his wife; Elizabeth, Mr. Lovelace is survived by one son: Courtney Lovelace Jr. of Columbia; one daughter: Semaja Smith (Francis) of Holts Summit; grandchildren: Tiara Wolf, Courtney Lovelace, Landon Thomas, Le’rone Lovelace, Jevon Smith, Nia Smith, Francis Smith, Aniya Smith, Jade Smith, Elizabeth Witherspoon, James Witherspoon; one brother: Anthony Davis of Texas; one sister: Dana Davis of St. Louis. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter: Tanisa Lovelace in 2012. 

 

PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICES will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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


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Terry Alan Hodges Sr. 

May 25, 2023     Belle, Missouri

Terry Alan Hodges Sr., 59, of Belle, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2023 at River City Living Community in Jefferson City. He was born October 10, 1963 a son of George Hodges and Ina Nickens. 

 

He is survived by one son: Terry Hodges, Jr., of Bland; three grandsons: Bryan Hodges, Damon Hodges, Dolten Hodges; his mother: Ina Nickens of Zephyrhills, FL.; one sister: Kelly Heads of Owensville; one brother: Perry Hodges of Zephyrhills, FL.; life-long friend: Darlene Wheeler of Bland. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father: George Hodges; son: Bryan Burris; two brothers: Ronald Hodges and Donald Hodges. 

 

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held in October of 2023 at Meramec State Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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


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Caroline "Carol" Sue Sisson

May 24, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Caroline “Carol” Sue Sisson, 69, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born January 29, 1954 in Jefferson City, Missouri a daughter of the late Raymond and Matilda (Holzer) Kliethermes. 

 

She was united in marriage to Michael Sisson in 2001. He survives at their home.  

 

Carol was a bartender for many years at Ratskellars and Bones Restaurant and Lounge before entering into the Missouri National Guard where she proudly served our country in Operation Desert Storm. 

 

Mrs. Sisson is survived by her husband: Mike; one brother: Daniel Kliethermes (Rita), of New Bloomfield; one sister: Erma Moskalski of Jefferson City; three nephews and two nieces. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters: Audrey Dietzel, Pauline Gentges, Teresa Ferguson, Grace Harvey; one brother: David Kliethermes; one nephew: Matt Ferguson. 

 

Services will be PRIVATE for the family. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the VFW Post 1003. 


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


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David Frank Witte, Jr.

May 19, 2023     Westphalia, Missouri

David Frank Witte, Jr., 75, Westphalia, passed away Friday, May 19, 2023 at his home. He was born March 25, 1948 in Clayton, Missouri a son of the late David Sr. and Virginia (Jokerst) Witte. 

 

Dave held a Masters of Education in counseling where he had an extensive career in helping High School students get into colleges. He retired professionally from Fatima School District - Osage County R-3 in 2003. 

 

Dave is survived by his brother: Michael (Patricia) Witte of Plano, TX.; niece: Monica (David) Keith of Fairview, TX.; nephews: Elliott (Meredith) Witte of McKinney, TX., Tyler (Noelle) Witte of Prosper, TX., Adam Witte of Plano, TX. 

 

A PRIVATE CELEBRATION was held by the family Saturday, May 27, 2023. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donors choice. 


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


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Jacquelyn Somerville

May 11, 2023     Tipton, Missouri

Jacquelyn “Jaci” Somerville, 61, Tipton, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023 at SSM Hospital in Jefferson City. She was born September 23, 1961 a daughter of the late Charles and Ruth Ann Somerville. She was united in marriage on July 7, 2007 to Kevin Shikles who survives at their home. 

 

Jaci retired from Fasco in Eldon, Missouri.

 

Survivors include her husband: Kevin Shikles; two sons: Dillon Parrish of Versailles, Zachary Parrish of Tipton; sisters: Debi (Jerry) Verhague of Versailles, Kathy Somerville of Crystal, MI., Kelly Somerville of Wayne, MI.; brothers: Charles “Bud” (Vicki) Somerville of Westland, MI., Andrew “Beau” (Pam) Somerville of Plymouth, MI., Jeffrey (Bridget) Somerville of Brea, CA.; along with several nieces and nephews who will miss her tremendously. 

 

She was preceded in death by one sister: Michelle Somerville.

 

A celebration to honor Jaci’s life will be PRIVATE for the family. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

 

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


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Phillip J. Kiser

January 16, 2022     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Phillip Joseph Kiser, 58, Jefferson City, passed away January 16, 2022 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born April 25, 1963 in California, Missouri a son of the late Avis and Helen (Spencer) Kiser. 

 

Phillip is survived by three children: Jennifer Kiser-Smith, Hannah Kiser, Blake Kiser; three grandchildren; siblings: Avis Kiser Jr., Christine Krug, Sandy Kiser-Spencer, Ann Williamson. 

 

Services are private for the family. 

 

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

 

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Lee Earl Schauf

May 8, 2023     Brumley, Missouri

Mr. Lee Earl Schauf, 69, of Brumley, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023 at his home surrounded by family. He was born July 19, 1953 in Quincy, Illinois.

Per the wishes of Lee, there will be NO SERVICES held.


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

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Robert "Bob" Cunningham

May 7, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Robert “Bob” E. Cunningham, 82, Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, May 7, 2023 at his home surrounded by family. He was born June 6, 1940 in Quincy, Illinois a son of the late Richard and Beaulah (Moon) Cunningham.

 

Bob worked throughout his career as a supervisor in forest product production. 

 

He was united in marriage on September 29, 2000 to Patsy “Pat” Christian who survives at their home. 

 

In addition to his loving wife: Pat; Bob is survived by his daughter: Julie Steinbach (John Smith) of AZ.; step-children: Kevin Willis (Laura) of Crown Point, IN., Laura Propst (Kendall) of Jefferson City; grandchildren: Cody Steinbach (Dai), Brandi Watson (David), Zachary Barnes (Heather), Sarah Weddington (Jake); sixteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son: Scott Cunningham; one son in-law: Robert Steinbach.  

 

A private MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at a future date celebrating the life of Bob. 


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

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Marian Bockting

April 18, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Marian Margaret Bockting, 79, of Morrison, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 2, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri a daughter of the late R. Joseph and Mary “Smith” Hocker. On November 9, 1963 she was united in marriage to Merle Bockting who survives at their home. 

 

In addition to her husband; Marian is survived by two children: Brett (Tera) Bockting of Morrison, and Heather Pendley (Gregory Voss) of Arnold, Missouri. 

 

Services will be private for the family at a future date. 

 

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

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Bethany Jolynn Thompson

April 16, 2023     Meta, Missouri

Bethany Jolyn Thompson, 53, of Meta, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 6, 1969 a daughter of Thresia and Billy Jo Null. 

 

She loved spending time with her grandchildren, fishing, and mudding. She was baptized on December 6, 1981 at the Gospel Tabernacle Church. 


 

She is survived by one son: Jesse Carroll (Kristen); one daughter: Jessica Ambrosia (Austin); her mother: Thersia Sinden; grandchildren: Audrey Kay, Aaron Jesse, Zoie Jae Rivir, Journey Lee Kay, Fayth Renee Jolynn; sisters: Becky Jones, Salena Null, Sheri Houser, Crystal Brotherton; brothers: Ryan Jones, Billy Jean Null, Casey Don Jones, Ronald Poole, Bobby Poole, Jimmy Poole; several aunts and uncles, and many friends who will all miss her deeply. 

 

Bethany was preceded in death by her husband: Ervin Thomas Thompson; father: Billy Jo Null; and step father: Casey Jones. 

 

Services will be private for the family held at a future date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

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Billy Dale West

April 13, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Billy Dale West, 67, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2023 at his home. He was born February 1, 1956 in Kansas City, KS., a son of the late Dale and Jerrie Lou “Hanson” West. 

 

Billy proudly served our country in the United States Navy. He was employed throughout his career as a carpenter working throughout central Missouri. 

 

Survivors include: three daughters: Stephanie (Fred) Grove of Coleman, OK., Ashlee (Dustin) Herx of Bolivar, MO., Melissa Kellerman of Eldon, MO; two sons: Billy (Sunni) West of Eldon, MO., Dale (Alix) West of Eldon, MO; twelve grandchildren; two sisters: Cindi Hampton of Jefferson City, MO., Nancy Whitman of Tarpon Springs, FL. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: James West. 

 

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


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

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Roderick "Rod" Samuel Tucker

April 12, 2023     Holts Summit, Missouri

Roderick “Rod” Samuel Tucker, , departed this world to go onto the next one on April 12, 2023. He was born May 18, 1987 in Ft. Campbell Kentucky a son of Bruce “Allan” Tucker and Cheryl “Gearhart” Ackerman. He was a graduate of Jefferson City High School. 

 

Rod was a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School. Upon graduating Rod went to work selling cell phones; where he was very knowledgeable and continued learning the products he was offering. He fulfilled his goal of selling and maintaining cell phones but also providing excellent customer care and service. 

 

He played the violin while in high school. He enjoyed card games, oftentimes going to Columbia to play on weekends.

 

During the end stages of his life; he was at home with his father caring for him. Rod touched many peoples lives; some knowing, and others not knowing until a later time. He is in the best hands now: with God.  

Surviving are his father and mother; one brother: Randy Tucker; two sisters: Sue Ann Tucker, Tonya Tucker. 

 

Services will be private for the family. 

 

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

 

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Sharon Ann Hazelhorst

April 6, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Sharon Ann Hazelhorst, 78, Jefferson City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Thursday, April 6, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center. She was born June 2, 1944 in Jefferson City a daughter of Don and Virginia “Scott” Plank. 

 

She was a lifelong resident of Jefferson City, and attended Jefferson City public schools. She enjoyed dancing, and had a love for old cars. She was an excellent storyteller and never met a stranger. 

 

She was employed for many years at Charles E. Still Hospital as a nurse's aide.  

 

Sharon had a kind heart and cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

 

She is survived by one daughter: Sherol Glaubetz of New Bloomfield; two sons: Shawn Hughes of Jefferson City, Shane Hughes (Traci) of Jefferson City; five grandchildren: Robert Hughes, Elizabeth Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Sheena Hughes, Jesse Otto. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter: Sherry Hughes. 

 

A Celebration of Sharon's Life will be 12 p.m. noon Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Diane Peck Memorial Sanctuary at Riverview Cemetery. Inurnment will follow in the columbarium. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Jeffrey Paul Enloe

April 4, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Jeffrey Paul Enloe, 66, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at his home. He was born January 6, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Cynthia “Cindy” Hartley who preceded him in death in April 2012. 

 

Jeff retired from Environmental Engineering after spending over 30 years in sheet metal working. 

 

He loved listening to and sharing music such as: Metallica, Pearl Jam, Styx, and many more. He enjoyed reading favorite author: James Patterson, National Geographic, and researching anything space or science related. He was an immensely self educated man. 

 

Jeff is survived by his son: Zach Paul Enloe of Jefferson City; one granddaughter: Hannah Marie Enloe of Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and wife Cindy. 

 

Per the wishes of Mr. Enloe; no service will be held. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

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April 4, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

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Margaret Ann Turner

March 12, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mrs. Margaret Ann Turner, 81, Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City. She was born March 6, 1942 in Cumberland City, TN., a daughter of the late Robert and Johnnye “Gorham” Welch. 

 

Mrs. Turner is survived by two sons: Earl (Gail) Copeland of Jefferson City, Kelvin (Elizabeth) Copeland of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren: Andrea Taylor, Christine Taylor; one great grandson: Orion Taylor.

 

Burial will  take place in the spring in Cumberland City, TN. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Linda Sue Black

March 8, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Linda Sue Black, 74, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital Jefferson City. She was born November 17, 1948 in Hollywood, California a daughter of the late Silas and Erma “Traweek” Hall. 

 

Linda was a Med/Surg charge nurse and in charge of Epidemiology at St. Josephs Hospital in Orange, California before relocating to Missouri. 

 

She is survived by son: Travis Black of Jefferson City; daughter: Melanie Vandergrift (Jarrad) of New Bloomfield; grandchildren: Shilo Amanda Lehman, Isaac Benson Lehman, Heaven Liegh Feely (Devin), Guenevere Rose Lehman; one brother: Ronald Hall (Wendi) of California. 

 

Memorial services will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at Living Hope Church with Pastor Mark Kiekhaefer officiating. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

 

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Garry Lee Evans

March 8, 2023     Vienna, Missouri

Mr. Garry Lee Evans, 68, Vienna, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at University Hospital Columbia. He was born May 14, 1954 in Gibson City, IL., a son of the late Floyd and Glenda “Pittensberg” Evans. 

 

He was united in marriage on April 17, 1987 to Diane Gerdes who survives at their home. 

 

The family has chosen cremation and will have a private memorial at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

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Jack Walker

March 7, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Jack Dean Walker, 74, of Jefferson City, Mo., departed this world on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City. He was born in California, Missouri on September 7, 1948 a son of the late Truman and Hazel Walker. 


Jack attended California R-1 High School graduating in 1966. He played football all four years at the fullback position.

 

Jack owned J & T Plumbing of Jefferson City for over 50 years.

 

He was loved by many for his brilliant mind, helping hand and generous spirit. Jack’s jokes and sense of humor matched his love for poetry, music, and politics. He was a lover of math and still used a slide rule.


Survivors include: wife: Irma Walker, of Jefferson City, Mo.; brother, Thurman A. Walker of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and sister, Wanda Strong of Conway, Ark. He was blessed with a daughter, Amanda Barney (Gavin); granddaughters, Paige Pouyat and Avery Barney of Charleston, S.C.; a stepson, Oscar Albornoz Garces of Chili; stepdaughter, Claudia Albornoz Garces of Jefferson City and her children, Pablo Lopez Albornoz and Karla Lopez Albor- noz. He also had two nieces and three nephews.

Jack had many loving friends that treated him like family. Memories and experiences drove his passion for life, and he would share those with anyone who would listen.


A Celebration of Jacks Life will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 


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

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Concepcion Martinez

February 27, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Concepcion Martinez, 85, Jefferson City passed away Monday, February 27, 2023 at home surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 15, 1937 in San Antonio, Texas. 

 

She was an amazing woman who loved to dance and loved God. She always wore a smile on her face and took each day as a blessing. 

 

She is survived by one daughter: Mary Crowley (Tim) of St. Louis; grandchildren: Veronica Toledo, Adabeya Lohr (Phillip), Ashley Willis, Alex Solis, Jonathan Solis, Shon Robinson, Sadie Robinson, Summer Robinson, Penelope Lohr, Christopher Alexander.

 

Memorial Services will be private for the family at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. 

 

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

 

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Audrey M. Connite

February 22, 2023     Centertown, Missouri

Mrs. Audrey Mae Connite, 92, Centertown, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at River City Living Community. She was born August 6, 1930 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Elvin Connite who preceded her in death. 

 

Mrs. Connite is survived by one son: David Connite (Sherri) of Centertown; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

 

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

 

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

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Jeffery A. Rodgers

February 17, 2023     Jefferson City, Missouri

Jeffery Alan Rodgers, 43, Jefferson City, passed away Friday, February 17, 2023 at Capital Region Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1979 in Columbia, Missouri a son of Greg Rodgers and Sue Crowson. 

 

Jeffery is survived by his father: Greg Rodgers of Gravois Mills; mother: Sue Crowson of Jefferson City; siblings: James Rodgers (Mary) of Jefferson City, Alica Fuller (Hayden) of New Florence, Chrissy Davis (Scott) of Fulton, Brandi Noda of North Dakota, Allison Bologa of Clinton, TN., Jennifer Bullard of Lenoir City, TN. 

 

A Memorial Service will be private for the family Saturday, March 4, 2023 in New Florence, Missouri. 


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

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Delaine Ann Carpenter

February 3, 2023     Hartsburg, Missouri

Delaine Ann Carpenter, 64, passed away at her home on February 3, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born September 7, 1958 in McPherson, KS to Donald Clark, Sr and Dorothy Birkes Clark.


Delaine had a love for people; she made friends everywhere she went. Her heart was bigger than life and she provided love and support to everyone she met. Her greatest joy in life was her family. It would be wrong to say that Delaine lost her battle, because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined. When anyone else would have broken, Delaine stayed strong. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly looks like. There was no quitting in Delaine.

Delaine is survived by her husband: Jack Carpenter; three daughters: Jessica (Cory) Basinger, Danielle Kemp and Mandey Anderson all of Hartsburg, MO; step children; a bonus son; and nineteen grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her parents and her sister Deborah Clark.

 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in the Meriwether Room at Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director.


Expressions of sympathy are requested to Hospice Compassus in care of the funeral home. 

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