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Karen Lenore Fain

June 11, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Karen Lenore Fain, 78, Jefferson City, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Jefferson City Manor. She was born Wednesday, July 4, 1945 in Houston, Texas a daughter of the late Charles J. and Lenore M. (Brown) Fain. 

 

Karen was united in marriage to Donald Reynolds who survives. 

 

She had an extensive career as a legal secretary working alongside her family in their practice.

 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter: Jessica Wankum of Jefferson City; three grandchildren: Ethan Wankum of St. Louis, Paxten Wankum and Ainsley Wankum of Jefferson City.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Lenore Fain, brother: Charles “Bo” Fain, daughter: Monica Davis; son in-law: Jeffrey Wankum. 

In keeping with Karen's spirit to help others, she has generously donated her body to science for research and education. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Donors Choice in memory of Karen. 


Arrangements for Mrs. Fain 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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Felix Cartagena-Diaz 

June 5, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Felix Cartagena-Diaz, 72, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was born Tuesday, February 5, 1952 in Cidra, Puerto Rico a son of the late Felix Cartagena and Bonifacia Diaz. 

 

On Monday, September 13, 1982 in New York City, NY., he was united in marriage to Anabel Montalvo who survives at their home. 

 

In addition to his loving wife of over 41 years, Felix is survived by two children: Ernie Cartagena of Brooklyn, NY., Diana (Taylor) Strange of Jefferson City, MO.; three grandchildren: Amelia, Joshua, Ezra. 

 

The family will have a Private Celebration of his life at a later date. 

 

Arrangements for Mr. Cartagena-Diaz 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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Adam Thomas McLain

May 29, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Adam Thomas McLain, 26, Jefferson City, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2024 in Jefferson City. He was born Friday, September 26, 1997 in St. Louis County. 

 

Adam proudly served in the United States Army as a Captain. 

He enjoyed video games, and was an animal lover. Adam was a great friend to many and will be missed deeply.

Adam is survived by his twin brother: Matthew Lorraine of Jefferson City; sister: Bailey Godat of St. James, MO.; father and stepmother: Timothy and Stacy Lorraine of Cuba, MO.

 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents: Edward and Donna Lorraine. 

 

A Memorial Service will be held for Adam at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024 at the Ike Skelton Training Site Chapel in Jefferson City with Chaplain Patrick Moore officiating. 

 

Arrangements for Mr. McLain 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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Caden Thomas Wilkerson

May 23, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Caden Thomas Wilkerson30, Jefferson City, passed from this life into the loving arms of our lord Thursday, May 23, 2024. He was born Tuesday, July 13, 1993 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City the son of Genine Gibler and Jeffrey Wilkerson.

 

He was a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School. 

 

Caden began working at an early age which he was proud of, getting a work permit at 14 to start at McDonalds. He went on to work with Scholastic, Menards and Budwiser; learning different jobs and skills was enjoyable to him. He had a saying “It doesn't hurt to know all the tricks of the trades, you never know.” 

 

He loved the outdoors; fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, morel mushroom hunting, star gazing, caves. He liked to travel and visit casinos. Caden was a young man who loved his family; taking kids to feed ducks and geese, playing video games with his brothers and nephews. He was gifted with creativity using his 3D printer, writing and recording songs, and drawing.

 

Caden was faithful, and read his bible, studying and gaining knowledge. 

 

He was committed to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, always eager to help, doing anything for anyone he could. He loved caring for his pets: Gizmo (Steve), Izzy, and the fish.

 

He lived a life full of adventure, and always up to try something new asking his family often, “Hey guys, what are we doing?” or “You ready!”. Above all he was caring, kind, patient, and compassionate. 

 

In addition to his parents: Genine and Jeffrey, Caden is survived by two brothers: Devin Wilkerson of Jefferson City, Brandon Wilkerson of Jefferson City; nephews: William and Noah; aunts; uncles; and many cousins.

 

Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Monday June 3, 2024 at First Assembly of God Jefferson City with Pastor Lowell Perkins officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will directly follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

 

Arrangements for Mr. Wilkerson 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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Maria Elisabeth Kuenzle

May 23, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Maria Elisabeth Kuenzle, 90, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Villa Marie Skilled Nursing.  She was born Sunday, February 18, 1934 in Bingen, Germany a daughter of the late Wilhelm and Maria Schroeder. 

She was a survivor of World War II and prospered on to complete her Business Degree before leaving Germany for the United States

 

Maria is survived by her children: Charles Michael (Sue) Prehm Sr. of Webster Groves, MO., William “Bill” (Kellyn) Prehm of Fort Meyers, FL., Raymond “Ray” Walter (Debbie) Prehm Jr. of Windsor, MO.; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by one daughter: Susan Marie Rulo; and her parents: Wilhelm and Maria.

 

A Celebration of her life will be private for the family at a later date. 

 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Coyote Hill Foster Care Ministries, PO Box 1 Harrisburg, MO 65256.

 

“Rest In Peace, Oma”

 

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

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Richard M. Shores Jr.

May 22, 2024     Jefferson City, Missouri

Mr. Richard M. Shores Jr., passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at home.

 

 

Arrangements are pending and will be announced by TYLER M. WOODS FUNERAL DIRECTOR, 611 E. Capitol Ave. Jefferson City, Missouri 65101.

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Marjorie Rose Sapanas

May 15, 2024     Wardsville, Missouri

Mrs. Margie Rose Sapanas passed away at the age of 75 on May 15th, 2024. She was born on November 15th, 1948, the only child of Margaret and Hilbert Fischer of Olean, Missouri.

 

Margie raised two daughters, Cassy Allee and Tanya Lindsey, of Jefferson City, MO. She was a compass to her daughters, and they will be lost without her.

 

Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Sapanas, with whom she shared 25 years, a testament of love so strong that not even death could touch. The two became one through marriage on October 6th, 1990 in Bennet Springs, Missouri.

 

After retiring from the General Councils Office with the State of Missouri, Margie fulfilled a lifelong dream to open her own store Uniquely Rose Boutique in downtown Jefferson City.

 

Kids and adults who visited her “tiny but mighty”store were always greeted with a smile, a Hershey Kiss and a hole in the floor to drop their wrapper and wish in. She individually wrote each price tag until the day her store closed in 2023.

 

Margie was a devout Christian who attended Concord Baptist Church.

 

She was known around Jefferson City by her “BEAPPY” license plate. She embodied a contagious happiness in all that she did and always made sure to leave people better than she found them.

 

Margie enjoyed listening to Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, and whatever Disney songs her grandchildren were obsessed with. She enjoyed sunrises from her back porch-swing, Bible study with her daughters, playing cards with friends and making new ones everywhere she went.

 

Margie’s world revolved around her family who she loved immensely. When she wasn’t running her store, she was fulfilling the role of “Grandma Rose” fruitfully. Margie was devoted to her family and instilled enough love and memories in each of them to last a lifetime.

 

Survivors include her two loving daughters, Cassy Allee and Tanya (Shawn) Lindsey and three loving stepsons, Steve (Leslie) Sapanas, Kelly (Candi) Sapanas and William “BJ” Sapanas. Grandchildren include Mashaelyn Sapanas, Remney Rose (Dalton) Creach, Gage Bryant, Zion Soval, Zoey Rose Soval, Kael Bryant, Keeven Soval and four great grandchildren Micah, Clyde, Atlas,and Raelynn Rose.

 

To the world she was a friend and to her family she was the world. Margie will be missed endlessly by those who were blessed enough to have known her.

 

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at Spring Garden Cemetery with Pastor Joshua Hartley officiating. 

 

Memorials are suggested to the Margie and Steve Sapanas Family Memorial Fund or Spring Garden Cemetery in care of the funeral home.


Arrangements for Mrs. Sapanas 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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Albert Bernard Cassler

May 14, 2024     Barnett, Missouri

Mr. Albert Bernard Cassler, 73, of Barnett, MO, passed away, comforted by family, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City. He fought a courageous battle after being diagnosed with metastasized prostate cancer in 2016. Albert was born August 2, 1950 in St. Louis, MO. 

 

He honorably served our country in the United States Army. Upon receiving the G.I. Bill, he studied and graduated from St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, with an A.S. in Automotive Technology. He went on to work and retire from Chrysler, as a proud UAW Local 110 member. 

 

He was a unique character that one couldn't easily forget. He was engaging and loved to talk, particularly when sharing his knowledge and wisdom. He questioned everything and loved learning. He was ahead of his time in ideas. He enjoyed following current events, politics, watching sci-fi, being outdoors and singing and dancing even if he didn't know all the words or was out of tune or couldn't keep a rhythm. His passion was tinkering on vehicles especially with his loved ones. He taught his children to stand up for themselves and others; and that they could be anything they wanted to be but emphasized the importance of being themselves. He had a tender heart. He was kind to strangers. He was a forgiving man. He loved his family unconditionally. And always believed he could "Let go and let God". 

 

 He is survived by three children: Rosetta (Jon Wilkins) Cipponeri of Union, MO, Theresa (Ace) Fouts of Belleville, IL; Alex Cassler of Barnett, MO; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Albert is preceded in death by his father Francis Aloysius Cassler and mother Elizabeth (nee Smith), brothers: Joseph, Harold, Paul, Steven and sisters: Joyce and Fern (C. Raymond).

Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Tuesday, May 28 at 11:30 AM. Followed by a Celebration of Life luncheon at Oakville Sports Pub, 6348 Telegraph Rd, St. Louis, MO 63129

Arrangements for Mr. Cassler 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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Ricky Wayne Lipp

May 8, 2024     Holts Summit, Missouri

Mr. Ricky Wayne Lipp, 63, Holts Summit, MO., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born Monday, August 8, 1960 in Chillicothe, MO., a son of Donald W. Lipp and Joyce E. (Walker) Wishon. 

 

Ricky was a big fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and Nascar. He lived in his music and loved to hunt and fish and then cook what he brought home. He was skilled at woodworking and always busy with a project. Ricky's dog Buster, a loveable chocolate lab, was his true companion.

 

Ricky is survived by two sons: Corey (Krista) Lipp of Kansas City, MO., Austin Lipp of Jefferson City, MO. and their mother, (Ricky's former spouse): Cindy (McDowell) Lipp of Jefferson City, MO.; his mother: Joyce Wishon of Holts Summit, MO.; his father: Donald (Linda) Lipp of Holts Summit, MO.; sister: Rhonda (Ernie Sr.) Timbrook of Holts Summit, MO.; brother: Tyler (Katie) Lipp of Plano, TX.; step sisters: Patricia (Mike) Norman of Harrisonville, MO., Susan (Jim) Sundermeyer of Holts Summit, MO.; step brothers: Steve (Sandy) Wishon of Jefferson City, MO., Jim (Joyce) Wishon of Kinston, NC.; numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his step father: Tom Wishon in 2022 and one step brother: Donald Wishon in 2023. 

 

A Celebration of Ricky’s Life will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024 at the Holts Summit Civic Center,  282 S. Greenway Dr.  Holts Summit,  MO.  65043. 

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

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James "Jim" Rapier

May 14, 2024     Lohman, Missouri

Jim Rapier, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024. He was born January 29th 1958 in Jefferson City MO, a son of the late Herbert and Virginia Rapier.

 

He loved riding his motorcycle and working on cars. He always found joy in helping others and was a friend to anyone he met. He considered many of his friends as part of his family.

 

Jim was an extremely proud father and loving grandfather. He touched many lives and will be dearly missed. 

 

He is survived by children: Shauna Rapier, Jimmy Rapier, Brandon Rapier, Taylor Rapier, Nicole Rapier, Adam Rapier; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild; siblings: Herb Rapier, Barry Rapier, Mike Rapier, Larry Rapier, David Rapier, Karen Rapier.

 

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

 

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

 

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Marvin Roy Gryder

May 10, 2024     California, Missouri

Mr. Marvin Roy Gryder, 96, California, passed away Friday, May 10, 2024 at home surrounded by family. He was born Sunday, December 25, 1927 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri a son of the late Frank and Anna (Ivy) Gryder. 

 

Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army during WW2 and Korea. 

 

He is survived by children: Sheryl Abokhai of Jefferson City, MO., Michael (Diana) Gryder of Brandon, FL., Susan (Brad) Keller of California, MO., Gary Greenwood of Oklahoma City, OK.; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son: Mark Gryder.

 

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. 

 

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