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Adelia Eversmeyer-Floyd Howdeshell – Jessie Martin-Allen Mills- Jane Siemers- George Tracy

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Adelia Eversmeyer, 87, Wentzville,  passed away Dec. 6, 2013, at St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake Saint Louis.

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. 2013, at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville. Funeral will be  held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Zoar Church Cemetery between Wright City and Troy.

She was a homemaker.



Floyd Howdeshell

Floyd Howdeshell

Floyd Howdeshell, 72, of Knox City, formerly of Troy, passed away Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 at University Hospital in Columbia.

He was the son of the late Hurley T. and Evelyn L. (Bell) Howdeshell and was born Jan. 2, 1941 in Elsberry. He was united in marriage to Janice “Jan” Hutton on May 7, 1966, in Troy and to this union three children were born.

Mr. Howdeshell entered the United States Marine Corps on Feb. 19, 1958 in Oceanside, Calif. and served his country in the Vietnam War. While stationed throughout the world, he earned several medals including two Purple Hearts, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.  He was honorably discharged on June 2, 1972 in Washington D.C. Mr. Howdeshell later served in the Army National Guard and as a deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.  Mr. Howdeshell retired from GTE Telephone Company as a customer service line repairman in 2001 after 23 years of service. He was a member of the Communication Workers of American Union Local #6310.

He is survived by three children, Mark Howdeshell and wife, Jo, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Tony Howdeshell and wife, Ann-Marie of Virginia Beach, Va. and Linda Stukenberg and husband, Jason of Novelty, Mo.; three siblings, Clifford Howdeshell, of Louisiana, Mo., Delois “Deloris” McDonald, of Louisiana, Mo. and Joyce Long and husband, Joe, of Old Monroe; eight grandchildren, Ryan and Torie Howdeshell, Cameron and Ashley Howdeshell and Brendon Howdeshell, Aaliyah Stukenberg, JoLynn and LyndaJo Scott; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Friends were received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home/ Troy Chapel. Funeral Service will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home/ Troy Chapel. Interment will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapels, P.O. Box 222 Troy, MO 63379.) Online condolences may be made at


Jessie Martin

Jessie Martin

Jessie I. Martin, 83, of Truxton, passed away on Sunday, Dec, 8, 2013 at The Villages of St. Peters.

She was born on July 3, 1930 in East Prairie, Mo. to Jess Dolton and Dovie (Woods) Douglas. Jessie grew up with her five siblings. On Dec. 24, 1956, she married her soulmate, Thomas Aaron Martin. They were blessed with nine children.

Jessie main mission in life was to take excellent care of both her husband and their children. She loved life. Jessie was an interesting person who liked to cut grass, make garden, tend to her flowers, work outdoors and talk politics with the best of them. She also enjoyed playing Rummy or Spades with her family and liked to watch Fox News Network.

Jessie will be greatly missed and long remembered.




Allen Mills

Allen Mills

Funeral service for Allen Ray Mills, 61, of Elsberry, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Elsberry.  Rev. Jeff Gordan, pastor of the Elsberry Holiness Church and Greg Pflasterer of the Elsberry First Baptist Church,  will officiate with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Mr. Mills passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.

Born May 15, 195,2 in Louisiana, MO, he was the son of Ray E. and Ruth Bernice Suddarth Mills, Jr.

A lifelong resident of Elsberry, he was a 1970 graduate of Elsberry High School. He was united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1979 in Elsberry to Deborah Annette Hooks.  This union was blessed with two daughters, Raychel Annette and Jenna Ann.

He worked as a meat cutter at the Elsberry IGA for 13 years.  He owned and operated B & H Hauling from 1982 through 1988.  He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at MEMC in St. Peters for 19 years before retiring in 2006.  He was a member and shop steward of the International Association of Machinists in Bridgeton.  He enjoyed the Gold Prospectors Club in St. Louis.  He was a member of the Elsberry First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 34 years, Annette Mills of Elsberry; two daughters: Raychel Whiteside and her husband, Richard W., of Foley, and Jenna Mills of Elsberry; and six grandchildren: Veronica Annette, Richard Allen, Nathanial William, Joshua Ray, Gwendolyn Alyssa Bernice and Madalynn Sandra.  He also leaves one sister, Judy Kay Ivy of Elsberry; his mother-in-law, Jeanette Hooks of Winfield; one brother-in-law, Herb Hooks and wife, Karen, of Troy; four sisters-in-law, Susan Mills, of Elsberry, Diane Adcock, of Troy, Lisa Tayon and husband, Alan, of Winfield, and Anna Marie Hooks of Winfield; a special cousin, Ralph “Penny” Mills and his wife, Judy, of Riverside, Calif.; several cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes or the American Heart Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.  Online condolences may be made at .


M. Jane Siemers, 93, of Troy, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at The Arbors.

She was born on June 17, 1920, in St. Louis to James and Mabel (Dallett) Coppedge. Jane was blessed to have five siblings. At the age of 25, she married her sweetheart, Kenneth Charles Siemers, on July 24, 1945. To this union were born three children: Jamie, Michael and John.

Jane came from good people who knew what it meant to work hard. She and her husband were self-employed and had five different paper routes. Playing cards of all kinds was a favorite pastime of hers along with being a member of the Red Hat Society. Jane was extremely independent and had a terrific sense of humor.

She is survived by her loving children: Jamie and husband, Michael May, of Troy, Michael and wife, Laurel Siemers, of St. Louis, John Siemers, of St. Louis and her brother, James and wife Ann Coppedge of Florissant and her sisters: Bruce Kozozenski, of O’Fallon and Arlene and husband John Mushenick of Fenton. Janes is further survived by her loving grandchildren: Ann Weissenborn, Ken and wife Moira May, William May, Eddie May, Amy and husband Daniel Moore, Julie and husband Brad Johnson, Michael Siemers, Jon Siemers, Jami and husband Brian Maine and 14 great-grandchildren and one on-the-way.

Private services to be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Florissant, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379.

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George Micheal Tracy, 48, of Warrenton, passed away on Friday, Dec, 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis.

George was born to James Frank and Lucille Margrie  (nee-Russom) Tracy on Oct. 30, 1965, in Paragould, Ark. George worked for Rite Paper Products in Wright City, Mo., and as a correctional supervisor for the Warren County Sheriff Department in Warrenton. For a time he also worked as a truck driver for the Bill Revelle Trucking Company in St. Charles. George was a member of the Montgomery City Fire Department in Montgomery City.

Survivors include his mother, Lucille Tracy of Warrenton, Mo., three sons, Christopher Tracy and girlfriend, Ellen Wilson, Johnathen Eads and girlfriend Bre Ehrhardt, Dustin Eads, all of Warrenton; one daughter, Dayna Eads, of Jonesburg, Mo., one sister, Brenda Catron and husband, Rick, of Warrenton; two brothers Charlie Tracy and wife, Theresa, of Warrenton, and Jimmy Tracy and wife, Julanne, of Troy,, one grandson, Leighton Gillette, of Jonesburg; his girlfriend, Terri Hardin of Columbia, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, 10 a.m., at the Troy First Assembly of God Church in Troy.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., at the Troy First Assembly of God Church in Troy, Pastor Ron Hindman and Pastor Darrell Alley officiating.

Family and friends are invited to sign the guest book at:

The family was served by the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy.