Cowles, Devins, Dugan, Galati, Lamb, Weckherlin

Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mr. Kevin B. Cowles, 32, of Troy passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Troy Manor. He was born on January 23, 1980 to Robert J. and Cathy (Parham) Cowles. Kevin grew up in St. Louis County until moving to Troy in 1993 with his family. He was a busy youngster and loved fishing, hunting and bowing. Kevin was an outdoors person who also liked to play roller hockey and baseball. He had been very active in the Boy Scouts while living in St. Louis City. Kevin was a caring man and had a big heart. He had worked as a pharmacy technician and liked to help others. The First Baptist Church of Troy was important to him. He enjoyed listening to all types of music and made good use of his computer. For five years, he worked at Earthwise Industries and appreciated his fellow workers. Kevin had a kind spirit that would make anyone smile.

Surviving are his loving parents: Cathy and her husband, Gary Irwin, of Troy, Robert and his wife, Sheree Cowles, of St. Louis; his brothers: Brian Cowles, of Troy, David and wife, Cindy Bilbrey, of Urbana, Mo. and his sister, Karen and her husband, Melvin Smith, of Urbana, Mo. He is further survived by his grandmothers: Dorothy Jones, of Troy and Betty Cowles, of Troy; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank Kevin’s wonderful family at Troy Manor.

Visitation was held Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 2 – 8:30 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, Mo. 63379 (636) 528-8244.

Funeral service to be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy. Rev. Richard Rhea to officiate.

Interment to follow in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Brain Injury Association or to Shriners Hospital, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com.

 

Terry Lee Devins, 52, of Troy passed away as a result of a hunting accident on Friday, November 16, 2012 in Moscow Mills, Mo.  He was born on August 11, 1960 in Clinton, Indiana, a son of Larry D. and Carol S. Devins. He was united in marriage to JeanAnn Hauck on November 3, 1984 in Princeton, Ill. To this union three sons and one daughter were born.

Terry graduated from Princeton High School in 1978 and continued his education at Eastern Illinois University, earning an Associate’s Degree in Business. He and  JeanAnn, moved to St. Charles in 1986 and later moved to Troy in 2001. Terry and his wife owned and operated Devins Cable, Inc. from 1984 till 1997, then starting DevCom Utilities Contractor, Inc. He was well-respected in his profession and known by his colleagues to be very honest, dependable and knowledgeable in his craft.

By far, his greatest joy was spending time with his family. His children were the world to him and from the time they were born, his life revolved around spending any and all free time with them, especially outdoor activities. Boating, fishing, hunting, 4-wheeling, snow-ski trips and beach vacation were among his favorite things to do with his family and friends. He was a loving generous, compassionate and fun husband, father and friend. He often said that you would be a happy man if you followed the advice from the John Anderson song, Black Sheep. “Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.”

He was a member of Ducks Unlimited, Northern American Hunting Club,  NRA, international Association of Directional and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife, JeanAnn Devins,  of Troy; his children: Shea Devins, Elise Devins and Cullen Devins, of Troy; his mother, Carol Devins, of Princeton, Ill.; two sisters: Greta Fraizer (and husband, Tim) and Tammy Kastor (and husband, Rodney), of Princeton, Ill., his mother-in-law, Annette Hauck, of Wentzville, Mo.; numerous nieces, nephews, many of whom referred to him as “Uncle Wee-Haw” because he was so much fun. He was preceded in death by his father Larry Devins, one son, Sean McElwain (Mackie) Devins, one brother, Cory Devins and one father-in-law, Richard Hauck.

Family and friends will be received from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD Family Funeral Home/Troy Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD Family Funeral Home/Troy Chapel. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapel; 351 Monroe St., P.O. Box 222, Troy, Mo. 63379. Online condolences may be made at www.kempermarshmillardfamilychapels.com  Ph.(636) 528-8221.

 

Mr. Donald Wayne Dugan, 71, of Troy, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born on September 7, 1941 in Hannibal to Charles and Lois (Renner) Dugan. Don was the oldest of eight children. He met the love of his life, Lisa Craig and the rest is history. They were married on August 7, 1966 in Hannibal. The couple later moved to St. Louis as Don was working for General Motors. He had been a member of UAW #2250. The Dugans moved to Troy in 1971. They purchased the first house they looked at. Together they raised their daughter, Danielle and their son, Tim. When Tim was in grade school and middle school, he began playing soccer. His father raised Quarter horses for many years until he decided to build a soccer field in the Fall of ‘90. The high school team began playing on that field during the Fall of ‘91. Since that time, the soccer field has had continuous use by many clubs. Don enjoyed cutting the grass and took great pride in the soccer field. Through the years, Don and Lisa were fortunate to be able to travel to many of the state parks in the U.S. and also traveled abroad. Being members of the First Baptist Church in Troy was very important to Don and his family. Don was a good provider for his family. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by all those who knew and loved him.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 46 years, Lisa Dugan of Troy; his daughter, Danielle and husband Richard Gerhard of St. Peters, his son, Tim and wife, Deborah Dugan of Troy; his adoring grandchildren: Ryan and Erin. He is further survived by his brothers: Bill and wife Ruth Dugan, Carl Blue, Ron Blue, David Blue, Gary Blue, Edward Blue and his sister, Vera Sheffield; his aunts: Betty Fisher and Anice Renner and his uncle, Robert and wife Evelyn Dugan; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation to be held Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 from 4-8p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO and also visitation to be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 11a.m. until 1p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Troy.

Funeral service to be held at 1p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Troy. Officiating: Rev. Richard Rhea and Rev. Robert Craig. Interment to follow in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Troy, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com.

 

Norma Galati, 87, of O’Fallon, Mo. was born on November 30 1924 and passed into the next life on November 16, 2012.

Norma was a homemaker.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. Funeral services will be private.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. Share your condolences and memories at www.pitmanfuneralhome.com.

 

Jerry J. Lamb, 80, of O’Fallon, Mo. was born on March 1, 1932 and passed away on November 16, 2012.

Jerry was the owner and operator at Arctic Air Conditioning and Heating.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 19, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville. Graveside services will be kept private.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital will be appreciated. Memorials payable to St. Jude may be mailed to Pitman Funeral Home, P.O.Box 248, Wentzville, Mo., 63385.

 

Timothy J. Weckherlin, 56, of Hawk Point passed away on November 16, 2012 at his home. Timothy was born on February 20,1956 in Berkely, Mo. to Joseph and Mary (Pruett) Weckherlin. He attended the local schools and served in the U.S. Army. He was blessed with three daughters Jamie, Amie, Sabrinia and one son Cory. He met Mary Harstad and they were later married on June 1, 1996 at Meramec State Park. Timothy was a truck driver for Coastal Carriers.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Timothy is survived by his loving wife Mary of Hawk Point, his daughters, Jamie (David) Cowan of Bell Fontaine, Mo., Amie (Rob) Sinkinson of Warrenton, Mo., Sabrinia (Donald) Young, of Phoenix, AZ, one son Cory Holbrook, of Overland, Mo. his mother, Mary Weckherlin, of St.Peters, Mo., four brothers Chuck ( Mary) Weckherlin of Troy, Mo., Larry (Toni) Weckherlin, of Troy, Mo., David (Judy) Weckherlin, of Warrenton, Mo., Terry (Terra) Weckherlin, of Warrenton, Mo., three sisters, Sandy (Mike)Johns, of St. Peters, Mo., Sharon (Richard) Waggoner, of New Johnsonville, Tenn., Beth (Dennis) Hill, of Troy, Mo. and nine wonderful grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Weckherlin family c/o McCoy and Blossom Funeral Home.

Services will be private.

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