Louella Colbert- Geraldine Harrell- Evelyn Meder
Mrs. Louella Colbert, 101, of Troy passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at her home in Troy.
She was born on July 10, 1911, in Old Alexandria to Ben and Cara (Blakey) Teasley. Louella was the ninth child of 12 children and the fourth daughter. Going to school was fun and exciting and Louella loved it. She enjoyed reading and encouraged her children to also enjoy reading. Louella was always hardworking and industrious. She worked at Reids Dry Goods in Elsberry and at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital off and on for over 20 years. Louella was first married to Boyce T. Frazier on October 1933 and they were blessed with four children: Harold, Boyce, Hulda Faye, and Roger. Her first priority in life was taking good care of her husband and children. She loved to cook and entertain her family and friends. Louella later married Ernest Smith “Smitty” Colbert in May of 1956.
Music was always a big part of Louella’s life.
Surviving are her loving children: Boyce and wife, Betty Frazier, of Troy; Hulda Faye Jaspering, of Troy; her daughter-in-law: Johnny Frazier, of Troy; her sister, Dora Edna Ash, of Elsberry; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 14 great, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. and there also was visitation on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379.
Funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, Troy location. Rev. Van Williams officiated. Interment followed in the Old Alexandria Cemetery, Troy.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Leukemia Foundation, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry: www.mccoyblossomfh.com
Geraldine H. Harrell, 86, of Hawk Point, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1926, in Edwardsville, Ill. to Albert and Irene (Biggs) Busch. Geraldine was blessed to have four siblings: Alberta, Kenneth, Eugene and Albert. When she was only nine and living in Highland, Ill., her mother passed away. Later her father remarried and the family moved to Hawk Point. At the age of 14, while living in Hawk Point, she met and then married her first husband, William McCulloch and to this union were born three daughters: Dianna, Carol and Barbara. During this time, Geraldine worked at McDonnell-Douglas Corp. in St. Louis. William passed away in 1950. Sometime after, she married Jack Harrell and to this union were born two daughters: Shirley and Pat.
Geraldine liked to sew and also quilt. She was an industrious individual and also had worked for Charleswood in Wright City for many years. After retiring from Charleswood, she began working at Chubby’s Restaurant, making their rolls and pies. Geraldine actually worked on a daily basis up into her high 70s.
Geraldine is survived by her loving daughters: Dianna Spatafora, of Kingdom City, Carol and husband, Larry Portwood, of Winfield, Barbara and husband, Eldon Creech, of Winfield, Shirley and husband, Greg Stanton, of DeSoto and Pat Harrell, of Hawk Point; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great, great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters-in-laws: Joyce Busch and Aline Busch; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy. Visitation also was held on Monday, March 11, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home in Troy.
A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center in Troy. Rev. Van Williams officiated. Interment followed in Hawk Point City Cemetery, Hawk Point.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Hawk Point City Cemetery c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy,MO,63379. Friends and family are invited to visit our website at www.mccoyblossomfh.com to sign our on-line guest register.
Evelyn M. Meder, 82, of Troy, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Lincoln County Nursing & Rehab.
She was born on July 31, 1930, in St. Louis and was raised by foster parents. After her formal schooling, she began working in a pants factory. Several years later, Evelyn attended Hannibal LaGrange College and this is where she met her future husband, Frederick Meder. Shortly after, the couple was married and they moved to Florissant. Years later they moved their family to Farmington. They were blessed with two sons: Fredrich and James. She was an excellent homemaker, always baking delicious foods for her family and friends. When her husband was a Mason, she was active as an Eastern Star member. Evelyn also was very creative and enjoyed quilting and doing needlepoint work. One of her favorite pastimes was working with the earth and planting her vegetables and flowers. She worked with her strawberry patch and fruit trees. Politics were also a big part of who she was. Evelyn had served as committee chairperson for the Pendelton Township and was very supportive of the Disabled American Veterans. Throughout the years, Evelyn loved to travel. She had traveled across the country and overseas to visit her son Fred when he was in the US Army. Evelyn also traveled to Belgium to visit her son and daughter-in-law. She had made several trips to Panama with Fred and Adriana to visit her family there. Her favorite travel adventure was fishing off the coast of Panama in a Johnboat while watching the large freighters go by. She attended the Hispanic Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Troy.
Surviving are her loving sons: Fredrich and wife, Adriana Meder of Troy, James and wife, Carol Meder of Farmington and five grandchildren: Heather, James Jr., Larry, Garrett and Jasmine and one great-grandson: William Lane; other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Troy. Fr. Tom Wissler will officiate.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Democratic National Committee or to the American Lung Association, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379.
Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com