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Dorothy Bamvakais- Ruby Edwards- Eugene Haggard- Marian Ossana

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Dorothy J. Bamvakais, 86, of Troy, died on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.

She was the loving wife Anthony Bamvakais; beloved daughter of the late William and Ollie Willoughby; devoted mother of Sharon (the late Peter) Mango and step-mother of  Katherine (John) Spillane; cherished grandmother of 2; treasured great-grandmother of seven; loving great-great grandmother of one.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Coleman and grandson, Asron Bradley Mango.

The family is was served by The Baue Funeral Home, 311 Wood Street, O’Fallon, MO where a graveside Service was held on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Lake Charles Memorial Park Cemetery, 7775 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, 63114.


Ruby Edwards

Ruby Edwards

Ruby Finley Edwards began singing praises in Heaven on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. She died at the age of 84 years, 10 months, and 23 days. She was born to Frank and Mamie Tucker Finley Oct. 27, 1928, at the family farm in Lincoln County. Ruby and her five sisters were blessed to have been raised in a home that loved and honored the Lord. She had a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ.

Ruby and Marvin Edwards first met when they attended elementary school together at Auburn School. They were married Sept. 28, 1951, at Auburn Presbyterian Church. Ruby loved her LORD, her husband, and her church.

Ruby is survived by Marvin Edwards, her beloved husband of almost 62 years, and her four devoted children and their spouses: Patty and Randy Latall of Springfield, Mo., Frank and Vickie Edwards of Polk City, Iowa, Cheryl and Danny Presswood of Ash Grove and Bryan and Becky Edwards who reside on the family farm in Lincoln County. She is further survived by her grandchildren, their spouses and families: Jonathan (Adrienne) and Adele Latall; David (Elizabeth) and Josiah, Jayna, and Ruby Latall; Matthew (Laura) Latall; Renee (Patrick) Jackson; Ryan (Kara) Edwards; Carlee Edwards; Caitlyn Edwards; J. D. Presswood; Jennifer (Gerald) and Gidean, Malaki, Kaleb, Tytus, and Asher Torres; Julie (Lee) and Joshua, Gabriel, Hannah, and Israel Wilkerson; Bryan Ande Edwards; Michael Edwards; Amy Edwards; and three more great-grandchildren on the way. Ruby is further survived by three sisters: Nadine Baber, of Minnesota, Anna Godden of Washington State and Frances (Charles Thomas) Pinkston of Kentucky and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home, 1304 Boone St., Troy. Funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 11 at Mill Creek Baptist Church, 686 Mill Creek Church Rd, Silex. Rev. Steve Brown will be officiating. Interment will follow at Auburn Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church or to the American Bible Society, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home, Troy location. Family and friends may sign our on-line guest book:


Rick Haggard

Rick Haggard

Eugene “Rick” Haggard, 39, of Troy, passed away on Sept. 16, 2013.

He was born on June 7, 1974, in Columbia, a child of Ronnie and Michelle (Gierer) Haggard. He attended the local schools, and later graduated from Fort Zumwalt South High School.

Rick was a jack of all trades, for over 25 years he worked as a union floor installer; also he worked as a carpenter with Local Union 1310.

On April 12, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy he married the love of his life, Jody Roberts. Rick and Jody were blessed with two sons, Levi and Mason. When he was not working he was spending time with his wife and boys.

Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Jody Haggard of Troy, one son, Mason Haggard, of Troy, his mother and step-father, Michelle (Michel) Bedard, of Ottawa, Canada; one brother, Robert, wife, Holly and their son, Kaden, of Troy, his in-laws, Denny and wife, Kay Roberts, of Troy; sister-in-law, Mandy Roberts; nephew, Cloton Costley many other relatives and friends.

Visitation was held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Troy.

A funeral service was also held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at the funeral home in Troy. Rev. Don Puckett officiated.

Memorials may be made to the family c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy, Mo., 63379. Friends and family members are invited to sign the on-line guest register at


Marian Ossana

Marian Ossana

Marian Yvonne Anyan Ossana, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2013, at the age of 87.

She was the beloved wife of the late Livio “Albert” Ossana Sr.; loving mother of Diana Lynn Ossana, Linda Lee (Michael) Leininger, Gina Michelle Ossana, Timothy Ossana and the late Livio Albert Ossana Jr.;  grandmother of Sara, Ashley, Joseph, Jennifer, Erica, Joshua, Jonathan and the late Donald and Craig; great grandmother of Anthony, Lauren and Sofia, Taylor, Alexandra, Kameron; sister of Thomas (Diane) Koonce, the late Uldene LeSieur, Elmer Anyan Jr. and John Anyan. Greatly beloved of her family.

Graveside service and interment held at Calvary Cemetery,  at 10 a.m. Visitation at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.

If desired, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Friends may sign the family’s on-line guest book at