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JoAnn Davis – Terry Morrow – George Reid – Darlies Smithey – Mary Steinbrueck

Posted on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

JoAnn Davis

JoAnn Davis, 76, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at the Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1937, an only child born to William and Ethel (Tigges) Coose.

As a child, JoAnn was an outstanding roller skater. At the age of 18, she married her soulmate, Charles “Pete” Davis. The couple continued to live in St. Louis until moving to Troy in 1987. JoAnn was an excellent homemaker; she liked to clean her home, and enjoyed baking for her family and friends. Excercise was a big part of who she was. She was an avid runner and participated in the Lincoln Cty. Fair Run and was awarded a trophy for her age group. Troy First Baptist Church was also a priority to her.

JoAnn is survived by her devoted husband of over 57 years, Pete Davis, of Troy; her daughters: Denise and husband Jeff Trokey of Troy, Debbie Burton, of St. Charles and her son, Dennis and wife, Cathy Davis of St. Louis County. She is further survived by her adoring grandchildren: Jessica, Jamie, Jayna, Jeffrey, Justin and Raquel and her great-grandchildren: Colby, Carson and a great-granddaughter on-the-way.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, 1304 Boone St., Troy.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, Troy location. Rev. Mike Larson will officiate. Interment  will follow in the Troy City Cemetery, Troy.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. or to Amheart Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

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



Terry Morrow

Terry Lynn Morrow, 56, of Troy and Baring, Mo., passed away Friday, April 5, 2013 while working around his cabin at the Baring Lake.

Terry was born on Sept. 10, 1956, in Quincy, Ill., the son of Elvin R. and Ida Mae Snell Morrow.

He attended the Knox City Elementary and graduated from the Knox County High School in the Class of 1974. Terry graduated from the Northeast Missouri State University, also Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri, with a Bachelors, Masters, and Specialist degrees in Education and recently completed his Doctorate in Education from Maryville University in St. Louis.

Terry started his teaching career in Clark County Schools in Kahoka, before moving on to Knox County Schools in Edina. He then served as junior high and high school principal at Adair County schools in Brashear, North Shelby High School near Shelbyville, and Green City High School. At Green City, he was promoted to Superintendent by the Sullivan County School Board. Terry went on to serve as superintendent at Wright City School District in Wright City and retired from the Lincoln County School District at Troy, after 33 years of service in education for the State of Missouri.

Education was Terry’s passion, he especially loved teaching in the classroom and mentoring young school administrators. He retired in June of 2011 and was never one to sit idle; he immediately joined L. J. Hart and Company of Chesterfield, where he worked until his death.

Terry is survived by his wife, Lisa Morrow of Troy; a sister, Linda Banks of Edina; a  brother-in-law, Mark and his wife, Judy Bruegenhemke, of Kirksville, and her children, Shawn and Hilarie Simpson, of Edmond, Okla., and Scott Simpson, of Virginia Beach, Va.; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Alice Bruegenhemke, of Baring; sister-in-law, Marilyn and her husband, Leroy Cardwell, of Novelty; nieces and nephews, Gary and Mary Ann Banks, of Columbia, Ill., Brian and Wynona Banks, of Edina, Dena and James Wilt, of Macon, Jeff and Diane Morrow, of Edina. Also a special sister-in-law, Kathleen Bruegenhemke and her children, Kaitlin, Drew and Allie, all of Columbia; along with a host of friends and colleagues.

On June 4, 1988, in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baring, Terry married Lisa Marie Bruegenhemke.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Baring.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, with the family receiving friends from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Doss Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery in Baring. Fr. Joseph Hoi will officiate along with Deacon Ken Berry assisting. Music will be provided by Katie and Maggie Delaney and Jim and Kyle Clark.

An expression of sympathy in memory of Terry Morrow may be left to the St. Aloysius Cemetery or the Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation. A memorial may be left at or mailed to the Doss Funeral Home 208 N. 4th Street, Edina, Missouri 63537.


George C. Reid

George Calvin Reid, 79, of Elsberry, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Luke’s West Hospital, Chesterfield.

George was born on July 13, 1933, at home in Okete to John Shannon and Annella Martha (Branch) Reid. He attended school at the Reid Country School and at Elsberry, graduating in 1953. George served his country in the Korean War from 1953-1955, and following his marriage in 1955, he attended Kirksville State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1958 with a degree in Industrial Education. He returned to the family farm, farming for several years with his father. Careers off the farm have included industrial education instructor at the high schools in Winfield, Mexico and Bowling Green; and realtor with Century 21 and Drewel Realty.

He has been a member and elder at Mount Zion Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, member and deacon at Elsberry First Baptist Church, and was currently a member and deacon at Troy First Baptist Church. A strong Christian heritage is evident in his descendants and in his love for his church family.

George and Virginia Hazel Baker were united in marriage on June 17, 1955, in Summersville, Mo.. This 57-year union was blessed with four children: John “Charles” (Shirley) Reid of Ottumwa, Iowa; Catherine Sue “Cathy” (Bill) Crouse of Duncanville, Penn.; David Calvin (Barbara) Reid of New Bloomfield; and Julie Annella (Chris) Wilson of Herndon, Virginia.

In addition to being survived by his beloved wife and children, his grandchildren are Kindra (Kevin) Reid Black, of Des Moines, Iowa; Kristopher (Elizabeth) Reid, of St. Paul, Minn.; Keith Reid of Ottumwa, Iowa; Mathew (Caitlin) Crouse of West Plains; Leslie Crouse, of Clinton; Breanne Reid, of Tazewell, VA; Jordan and Alyssa Rei, of New Bloomfield; and Megan and Brighton Wilson of Herndon, VA. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren: Riley and Avery Black of Des Moines, Iowa.

George is also survived by his sisters, Julia Elisabeth “Betsy” (Don) Sisson, of Columbia; and Martha Jo “Joey” (Ryland) Utlaut, of Alma, as well as beloved nieces and nephews, and family friends and neighbors.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 8, 2013 from 4-8 p.m. at Troy First Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Troy First Baptist Church, officiated by longtime friend and pastor, Rev. Doug McGlaughlin and also Rev. Roger Hemmings.

Interment will follow in the Reid Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Troy First Baptist Church, c/o the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379.

Family and friends are invited to visit our website at to sign the on-line guest register.


Darlies Marie Smithey, 85, of Hawk Point, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.

She was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in  Black Oak, Ark., a daughter of the late Frank W. and Lizzie M. (Ball) Miller.  She was united in marriage to Lonnie Smithey, Sr. on March 11, 1945 in Marion, Ark.. To this union six children.

Darlies was employed for Schluter Manufacturing in St. Louis for 30 years prior to her retirement and then became a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening especially, her flowers and loved to listen to music.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years: Lonnie Smithey, Sr. of Hawk Point; children: Lonnie Smithey, Jr. and wife, Jackie of Leslie, Mary Stallard and husband, Ray of Hawk Point, Doris Ellington and husband, Rick,  of Hawk Point, Ronald Smithey and wife, LeAnne of Hawk Point, Missouri and Donald Smithey and wife, Linda of Hawk Point, Missouri; twenty seven (27) grandchildren, twenty five (25) great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild on the way; one sister-in-law, two brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home / Hawk Point Chapel (41 Farm Lane, Hawk Point. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Hawk Point Chapel.  Officiating will be Rev. James Huffman.  Interment will be held at Hawk Point Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Lincoln County Relay For Life, in care of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapel; (P.O. Box 222 Troy, MO 63379). Online condolences may be made at  Ph.(636) 338-4375



Mary Steinbrueck

Mary Jane Steinbrueck,   (nee Panhorst) , 84 passed peacefully on Monday, April 1 surrounded by family.  She Was married 54 years to her late husband, Herbert L; she was the devoted mother of Larry (Denise), Debra Taguba (Tony), Beverly Stewart (Jesse) and Diane.  Growing up in Wentzville, her surviving siblings include Mutzi (Dee) Lavy, Mildred (Bud) Lavy, Jim (Carol) and Raymond (Sue).

She was preceded in death by sisters Dorothy (Dick) Webb  and Virginia (Nelson) Seger  and brother Robert (Lorene).

Mary was a doting grandma to  eight grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

She and Herb raised their family in Troy before retiring to Pharr, Texas.  For years they enjoyed golfing and motor home traveling throughout the western and mountainous regions of North America.  Mary left her dear Pharr friends in 2008 to reside at Friendship Village in Chesterfield.

A celebratory memorial service for family and friends is scheduled for Saturday., April 20, 1 p.m. at Friendship Village (15201 Olive Blvd,  followed by an ice cream social.  Pictures, expanded obituary and comments available at

Cards of condolences and the sharing of memories will be cherished by Mary’s children, (Steinbrueck Family, PO Box 581, St. Albans, MO 63073).  Memorial donations may be sent to Society for the Blind (