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Judith Haas-Larry Lowe-Stephen Riffle-Elva Rumrey

Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Funeral services for Judith Lee Haas, 74, of Chain of Rocks, Mo., will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.  Steve Robin, chaplain of St. Joseph West Hospital, will officiate with burial in Whispering Winds Cemetery near Winfield.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

Mrs. Haas, 74, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at her home in Chain of Rocks, near Old Monroe.

Born March 5, 1938, in Lebanon, Ill., she was the daughter of Leland and Frieda Diffenbach Lebegue.  She graduated high school in Lebanon.  She was united in marriage on June 21, 1958 in Mascoutah, Ill. to Paul John Haas.  This union was blessed with five sons: Steve, Michael, Mark, Gregory and David.

She worked as a supervisor and filing clerk for Laclede Steel.  She was also a housewife.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 54 years, Paul Haas, of Chain of Rocks; five sons: Steve Haas and his wife, Laurie, of New Melle, Michael Haas of Florence, Colo., Mark Haas of Jacksonville, Ill., Gregory Haas and his wife, Lori, of Mechanicburg, Penn. and David Haas and his wife, Pam, of Wentzville; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  She also leaves one sister, Joann Weil and her husband Floyd, of Trenton, Ill.; other relatives and friends.

Visitation will ber held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 3838 East Highway 47; P.O. Box 253; Winfield, MO 63389.  Online condolences may be made at .

Larry A. Lowe, of Troy, died on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the age of 79.   He was the beloved son of the late Roy and Alma Lowe; devoted father of Rhonda (David) Norton and Linda (Glenn) Morrison ; dear brother of Linda (Lloyd) Young, John (Lisa)  Lowe, Pat (Jerry) Johnson, and Karen Hall; grandfather of  Robert Morrow. He is preceded in death by his siblings Nelson Lowe, Nancy Lowe, Janet Gunther, and Mary Alexander.

He was employed at St. Charles Quarry as a Mechanic.

Memorials made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


Stephen Larry Riffle, age 67, of Sarcoxie, Mo., and formerly of Lincoln County, passed away Dec. 29, 2012, in the Sarcoxie Nursing Home.

He was born April 17, 1945, in Elsberry, the son of Allie T. and Ethyl Damron Riffle.

Mr. Riffle attended Whiteside Holiness Church and had served honorably in the United States Army from 1962 to 1964. He was united in marriage to Brenda Sue Gilbert on Sept. 4, 1971, in Troy.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sue; children, Regina and Edward Miller, Angela and Duane Elmore, Melissa and Ronnie Filsinger and Scott Riffle; a brother, Homer Riffle; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Whiteside Holiness Church, Whiteside, Mo. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the church. Interment will full military honors will be in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Whiteside Holiness Church or Camp in care of Alternative  Funeral and Cremation Services, 2115 Parkway Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376.

Elva Rumrey

Graveside services for  Elva Rumrey, 94, of Elsberry, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at the Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta, Ill. Visitation will be held Jan. 2, at the Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Mrs. Rumrey passed away Dec. 29, 2012, at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry.

Born June 14, 1918 in Claremont, S.D., she was the daughter of Ray and Signe Pierson. They, along with her husband, Orville Rumrey, preceded her in death.

Survivors include son, Roger Rumrey and wife, Carolyn, of Manchester; daughters, Oriah King and husband, Ronald, of Bennettsville, S.C. and LouAnn Klump and husband, Melvin, of Elsberry; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was a retired school teacher who taught in the Argenta School District No. 1.

She was a former member of the Royal Neighbors of America, Foresters and Wentzville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO. 63385.