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Doris Jentsch- Mary Ruth McCardie- Lucas Schneider- Billy C. Tait

Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:19 am

Doris Jentsch

Mrs. Doris Jentsch, 87, of Affton, Mo., passed away on Wednesday Jan. 2, 2013, at her home.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in St. Louis to Charles and Daisy (Gansner) Burleigh.

Doris attended the local schools and later met Richard Jentsch. They were married on April 19, 1947, in St. Louis. To this union were born two sons; Greg and Keith. Doris was active in her church St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the Altar Guild and was also in the Carondelet Historical Society.

Surviving are her loving children Greg Jentsch and wife, Patricia, of Fenton and Keith Jentsch, of Lake Ozark; one brother: Charles Burleigh, of Bismarck, and one sister, Charlyne Watts; two grandchildren and one great-grandson, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, from 10 a.m.-noon at St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Louis.

Funeral Service will also be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 12 noon at St. Paul Episcopal Church, St. Louis. Interment followed at Saint Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Hospice c/o McCoy and Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street Troy, Mo., 63379. Family and friends are invited to sign their on-line guest registry at:


Mary Ruth McCardie

Mrs. Mary Ruth McCardie, 93, of Troy, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home.

She was born on March 31, 1919, in Briscoe to Cartie and Mary Esther (Huff) Wells. Ruth, as she was called by her family, grew up in Briscoe and helped in the family’s general store, Briscoe Store/Post Office. She attended the Community Church and later joined the Holiness Church. She met her future husband, Wilmer D. McCardie at the store. Shortly after, they were married on Aug. 15, 1936, in Jefferson City. During those early years, it was quite a trip. The McCardie family moved to Oregon and in 1941 moved back to Ruth’s hometown of Briscoe. Her husband was a hard worker and had his own concrete business. They were blessed with five children: Ethel, Willard, Voleta, Berniece and Betty. During these years, Ruth was a busy homemaker and liked to crochet and sew most of the children’s clothing, making dresses out of flour sacks. She also was busy canning the produce that the family grew. Her family referred to her as a “great” cook. During the Troy Holiness Camp meetings, she was known to cook for over 150 people. Ruth also crocheted quilts for the missionary workers. Her family fondly remembers their mother’s tremendous sense of humor.

Surviving are her loving children: Ethel Thornhill, of Independence, Kan., Willard and wife, Carol McCardie, of Troy, Voleta and husband, Rev. George Prior, of Troy and Berniece and husband, Rev. Harold Knight, of Oswego, Kan.; her brother, Rev. Kenneth Wells, of Troy. She is further survived by her nine adoring grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and a few great, great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St. Troy. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, Troy. Officiating: Rev. George Prior and Rev. Harold Knight.

Interment followed in the Old Alexandria Cemetery, Troy. Memorial gifts may be made to the Briscoe Holiness Church, c/o the funeral home.

Family and friends are invited to sign their on-line guest registry at:

Lucas J. Schneider, 19, of Foristell, passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at Foristell.

Visitation was held  Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Pitman Funeral Home at Wentzville. Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the funeral Home. Interment was in a private family cemetery.

Mr. Schneider was employed as a roofer.


Billy C. Tait, 76, Elsberry, passed away Dec. 30, 2012, in Lake Saint Louis, Mo.

The family will receive friends and family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 with the funeral service to be held that afternoon at 1 p.m. Both were held at the Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. Interment will be held at a later date in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Mr. Tait worked as a sandblaster.