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Mr. Geo. Miller Braungardt, 83, of Moscow Mills, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2012 at his residence. He was born on August 16, 1929 in Moscow Mills to Julius C. and Lillian (Miller) Braungardt. Miller was blessed to grow up on a farm with his five siblings. There were always chores to do and Miller always helped out. He met his future wife, Betty Shafer, and shortly after, they were married. To this union were born four children: Gary, Vicki, Lisa and Melissa. Miller served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He learned what it meant to work as a young boy and continued this tradition as a man. After returning from the military, he began working as a U.S. Postal rural mail carrier, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Miller worked two jobs for most of his working years. He farmed after working eight hours on his day job. Along with his other jobs, he also was a seed dealer for the DeKalb Co. Providing and taking excellent care of his family was of the utmost importance to him. The Moscow Mills United Methodist Church was also a big part of his family’s life. He played fast pitch softball in his younger years. Throughout the years, he was a friend and big supporter of the Lincoln County Fair. Miller also supported the FFA organization. He also served on the I.D.A. Board and served on the ASCS committee. Miller followed the St. Louis Cardinal baseball team and was their big fan. Often times, you would see him at Ponderosa, sitting by the window. He knew almost everyone who would visit there. Miller was a good husband and devoted father and grandfather.
Surviving are his loving children: his son, Gary and wife, Sharon Braungardt, of Moscow Mills; his daughters: Vicki and husband, Darrell Westhoff, of Old Monroe, Lisa and husband, Denny Keeteman, of Old Monroe and Melissa and husband, Nick Skibinski, of Troy; his 13 grandchildren: Jason (Gail) Braungardt, Carl Braungardt, Bryan (Leah) Braungardt, Craig Westhoff, Melitta (Gary) Shields, Cary (Art) Boschert, Chad Westhoff, Mark (Amy) Keeteman, Michael Keeteman, Jody Keeteman, Kyle Skibinski, Karissa Skibinski, Bella Skibinski and his 11 great-grandchildren: Macey Braungardt, Sydney Braungardt, Nathan Braungardt, Lucy Boschert, Lily Boschert, Wade Boschert, Lori Boschert, Morgan Shields, Jordan Shields, Bailey Shields and Owen Keeteman. He is further survived by his brother: LeRoy and wife, Bonnie Sue Braungardt, of Moscow Mills; his sister: Pearl and husband, Dulin Harrell, of Troy; his sister-in-laws: Billie Jean and husband, Billy Bob Cappel, of Moscow Mills, Eleanor “Tootie” Shafer; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Braungardt; his special angel, his great-granddaughter, Maggie Boschert; and his three siblings: J. C. Braungardt, Jack Braungardt, Leona Westhoff.
Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, Mo., 63379, Tel. (636) 528-8244.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Moscow Mills United Methodist Church in Moscow Mills. Officiating: Rev. Steve Majewski and Rev. Marvin Braungardt to officiate. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Interment in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy. Memorial gifts may be made to the Moscow Mills United Methodist Church, or to LACOA (meals on wheels) c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com.
Martha L. Garner, 69, of Hawk Point, passed away on November 18, 2012 at her residence in Hawk Point. She was born December 13, 1942 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, a daughter of Walter Nichols and Louise Robins. She was united in marriage to Woodrow “Woody” Garner on August 17, 1968 in St. Charles, Mo. To this union three children were born. Woody preceded her in death on July 31, 2011.
Martha graduated with her Master’s degree as an RN at St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She was employed at Lincoln County Hospital for many years, as a R.N., O.B. nurse and later home health care. Martha was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed reading books and watching game shows especially, Wheel of Fortune and Family Feud. Martha was an adventurous, strong willed, loving and caring, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother.
She is survived by children: Jeanie Nichols (Bill Boeckstiegel) of St. Clair, Mo., and Richard Garner (Tracy Freant), of Hawk Point; one sister, Linda Heady, of St. Charles, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one daughter, Candis Mense on February 5, 2012.
Friends were received from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD Family Funeral Home/Hawk Point Chapel. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012 at KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD Family Funeral Home/Hawk Point Chapel. Interment was held at Hawk Point City Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Family of Martha Garner. Arrangements are under the direction of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapel (P.O. Box 222 Troy, Mo. 63379); 41 Farm Lane, Hawk Point, Mo., 63349. Online condolences may be made at www.millardfamilychapels.com Ph.(636) 338-4375.
Carol Calvert Gibson, 60, of Troy, Mo., passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012. Carol was born on May 31, 1952 to Allen and Doris (Knight) Calvert. Carol was the only girl in the family and she enjoyed spending time with her brothers Thomas and Allen . She was a truck driver for Kemira for over eight years and she really loved her job. Carol always had animals, and at times in her life, she had horses and many dogs. She was a good person and always willing to help others. Carol met John Gibson and they were later married on April 27, 2012 .
She will be remembered lovingly by all those who knew her. Carol is survived by her loving husband John Gibson, of Troy, Mo.; her mother Doris Calvert, of Troy, Mo.; and two brothers Thomas (Laura) Calvert, of Rabun Gap, Ga., Allen Calvert, of Rohrersville, Maryland and many other relatives and friends .
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation to be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 1 until 2 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy.
A memorial service to be held also on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo., 63379, 636-528-8244. Rev. John Allen to officiate. Friends and family members are invited to visit the website at www.mccoyblossomfh.com to sign the on-line guest register.
Mrs. Jo Ann Grant, 85, of Moscow Mills passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. She was born on June 16, 1927 in Cabot, Arkansas to Joe and Ruth (Sheppard) Childers. Jo Ann grew up with her brother, Clifton and her sisters, Lena and Mildred. After her formal schooling, she married William Patton and he preceded her in death. While working at her job in California, she met Francis Grant and soon after, the couple got married. In 1963, Francis’ job with McDonnell-Douglas Corp. required the couple to move to Missouri. Jo Ann loved to bowl and played on two or three leagues each week. She was a good bowler and had received several trophies for scoring over 200. Jo Ann and Francis played on a couples league in O’Fallon. Jo Ann was able to accompany her husband on many business trips. Besides traveling, watching birds was another hobby of hers. In the early 70’s, the couple moved to Arkansas for their retirement. Her husband, Francis, passed away in October of 2008 and Jo Ann decided to move back to Missouri to be closer to her daughter. She had been a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother to her family and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her devoted children: her daughter, Peggy and husband, John Ray, of Moscow Mills and her son, Kenneth and wife, Teri Patton, of Bremerton, WA; her nine grandchildren: Mike Patton, Windy Ray, John Ray Jr., Kathy and husband, Trent Colbert, Teresa and husband, Ken Burr and Kurtis Patton, Kyle Patton, Tara Patton, Tricia Patton and many great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, William Patton and Francis Grant and her siblings: Clifton Childers, Lena Price and Mildred Childers.
Visitation and funeral service to be held at the Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Arkansas. Interment to follow at West Point Cemetery in Kensett, Arkansas. Local arrangements were handled by the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, Troy location. Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are invited to sign the on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com .
Mrs. Mary Ellen Haslag, 90, of Hawk Point, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. She was born on March 19, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo. After attending the local schools, she went on to graduate from St. Mark’s High School in St. Louis. In 1944 she married the love of her life, Raymond Haslag, in Pensacola, Florida. Mary Ellen and Raymond were blessed with five children: Raymond T. “Tom”, Kevin P., Mary T. “Tess” Judy, and Mary Ellen “Melaine”. She truly delighted in the role as wife and mother. When she was not caring for her family, she was at Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant. Mary Ellen helped keep the church clean, helped with church bazaars and anything else that needed to be done. She loved to read mysteries, especially Agatha Christie novels. Mary Ellen served as a Girl Scout leader when her girls were younger. She loved flowers and enjoyed going antiquing when she got the chance. In later years, she and Raymond moved to Hawk Point and became members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawk Point. They enjoyed their move to the country and liked the wide open spaces. In 2007, her beloved husband Raymond, of 63 years, passed away. Mary Ellen was a very loving and caring woman who touched the hearts of all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Raymond T “Tom” and his wife, Clarine Haslag, of Tucson, AZ, Kevin P. and wife, Elaine Haslag, of Washington D.C., Mary T. ‘Tess” and her husband, Ronald Clark, of San Antonio, TX, Judy and her husband, John Vrabel, of Hawk Point and Mary Ellen “Melanie” and her husband, Ken Baker, of Spanish Fort, AL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond Haslag, and two brothers: Jack and Tom Bailey.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, in Troy.
A funeral mass was held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hawk Point. Father Frank Koeninger officiated. Interment followed in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Memorial donations may be made to Masses c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo., 63379, and 636-528-8244. Friends and family are invited to visit the website at mccoyblossomfh.com to sign the on-line guest register.
Funeral services for Steven Keith Peecher, of Wentzville, Mo. will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Mel Bonds, pastor of the Agape Church in Wentzville, will officiate with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery in Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Peecher, Brian Morgan, Jim Wood, Jay Herring, Pat Stonebraker, Allen Stonebraker, Greg Piper and Steve Briscoe.
Mr. Peecher, 53, died Sunday morning, November 18, 2012 at Progress West Hospital in O‘Fallon, Mo. Born October 28, 1959 in Louisiana, Mo., he was the son of Herschel Clyde and Mildred Evelyn Cohee Peecher. Raised in Elsberry, Steve was a 1978 graduate of Elsberry High School. He graduated from University of Missouri Rolla in 1982 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at GE Aviation in St. Louis, Mo. After being together for nine years, he was united in marriage on June 18, 2009 in Honolulu, HI to Buffy Dawn Chapman. Mr. Peecher had a passion for music, guitars, drums and bands. He also loved motorcycles. He was a member of the Agape Church in Wentzville, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herschel and Mildred Peecher.
Survivors include his beloved wife of three years, Buffy Peecher; twin daughters: Stephanie and Lindsey Peecher, of Wentzville; and one sister, Janet Whitmer and her husband, Bill, of Festus, Mo. He also leaves nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation was held 4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to The Salvation Army in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, Mo. 63343. Online condolences may be made at “http://www.carterricksfuneralhome.com/”.
John R. Steinbruegge, 52, of Hawk Point, Mo., passed away on November 16, 2012 at his home. John was born April 8, 1960 to Robert and Louise (Schachsieck) Steinbruegge in St. Louis, Mo. He attended the local schools and served in the U.S. Army. He met Kathleen Watts and they were later married on February 15, 1987 in St. Louis, Mo. by Rev. Pringle. To this union were born three children: Renee, Marsha, and Mike. John enjoyed spending time with his family and watching programs on the Vietnam Era. John worked as a roofer and was a teamster.
John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Joe Steinbruegge.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Steinbruegge, of Hawk Point, two daughters Renee Steinbruegge, of Hawk Point, Marsha Steinbruegge, of Foley, one son Mike Steinbruegge, of Hawk Point, one brother Jim (Sue) Steinbruegge, of Foley, three sisters Joanne (Kevin) Pardoe, of Florissant, Mo., Maggie Bressie, of Foley, Mo., Jackie (Dale) Steinbruegge, of Foley, five sweet grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Steinbruegge Family c/o McCoy and Blossom Funeral Home
Visitation was held on Friday, November 23, 2012, from 9 until 11 a.m.
A funeral service was held also on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo., 63379, 636-528-8244. Friends and family members are invited to visit the website at www.mccoyblossomfh.com to sign the on-line register book.
Nancie Ann Walter, 59, of St. Peters, Mo. was born on October 18, 1953 and passed away on November 24, 2012 at DePaul Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Nancie was an office worker.
Visitation was Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, P.O Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Mo., 63385.