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Marty Dietz; Leland Ervin; Dean Stuckey

Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 11:20 am

Marty Dietz

Marty Dietz

Funeral services for Marty Glenn Dietz, 59, of Elsberry, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.  Rev. Jeff Gordon, pastor of Elsberry Holiness Church, will officiate with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.

Mr. Dietz, 59, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at his home.

Born Sept. 21, 1954, in Quincy, Mo., he was the son of Thomas Beveridge and Mildred Fern Allen Dietz.

He was a 1972 graduate of Elsberry High School.  He served his country in the United States Army from Sept. 8, 1972 until he was honorably discharged on Sept. 2, 1975 as a SP4.  He was united in marriage on July 12, 2003 in Elsberry to Brenda Mae Meyer.

Marty worked as a machine operator for Continental Sprayers, retiring August 16, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Dietz in 1976 and Mildred Dietz-Witt in 2013; one brother, Charles Siders in 2009; one niece, Rhonda Clark in 1990; one nephew, Christopher Reed in 1992; and one brother-in-law, Curtis Joslyn in 2006.

Survivors include his beloved wife of nearly 11 years, Brenda Dietz of Elsberry; one daughter: Nikki Herbert and her husband, Josh, of Cottleville; one step-son, James White of St. Charles; four step-daughters: Angela Hawkins and her husband, Charles, of St. Charles, Paula Crenshaw, of Elsberry, Crystal Preston, of Elsberry and Denise Presley, also of Elsberry; and ten grandchildren.  He also leaves three brothers: Allen “Shorty” Siders and his wife, Beverly, of Elsberry, Melvin “Porky” Dietz of Columbia,  and Ben Dietz, of Elsberry; seven sisters: Joyce Hare, of Harrisburg, Penn., Linda Clark, of Elsberry, Judy Hoerrman and her husband, Bob, of Kirksville, Donna Dryden, of Elsberry, Vicki Sanderson and her husband, Ron, of Bloomsdale, Connie Wallace and her husband, Robert, of Foley and Betty Reed and her husband, Bob, of Louisiana, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Dennis Meyer, of Elsberry; and one sister-in-law, Tina Riffle and her husband, Kenny, of Elsberry; several nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to The Family of Marty Dietz in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.  Online condolences may be made at


Leland Ervin

Leland Ervin

Leland “Ed” Ervin, 75, passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 in Troy.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1938, in Cass, W.V. to Leland Leroy and Jean Gray (Pusey) Ervin.

During high school, Ed was All-State -Atlantic Coast in basketball, football and lacrosse for all four years. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and during this time, he met a beautiful woman, Annette Holder. They were married in London, England on Jan. 5, 1963.To this union three children were born: Gregory, Stephen and Tania.

Ed worked for TWA for 39 years in Load Control. He was an elder at Trinity Lutheran Church and a member of the American Legion in Troy. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was very important to him and he treasured the time spent with his family. Golfing ( made two hole in ones) and working outside in the yard,were activities that he enjoyed.

He is survived by his beloved wife; Annette Ervin of Troy, two sons: Gregory and wife Sherry of Irmo, S.C., Stephen and wife, Rebecca Ervin, of Tryon, Okla., 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister; Barbara and husband, Sonny White of Burlington, W.V., brother-in-law; Gerard Holder of Glen Burnie, Md. and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held  Friday, June 6, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center Troy. Funeral Service will be held Saturday,June 7, 2014 at 10 a.m. -Trinity Lutheran Church in Troy.

Memorials may be made to The Ervin Family c/o the funeral home

Ed will be laid to rest next to his beloved daughter Tania Ervin at Troy City Cemetery, Troy with full military honors

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Dean W. Stuckey, 60, of Foristell, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014 at St. Joseph West at Lake Saint Louis.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1953, in St. Louis to Earl and Carol (Jameson) Stuckey.

Dean had lived at the Emmaus Home in Foristell where he enjoyed being independent.

Dean was blessed with two siblings: Michael and Susan. According to his family “He was a happy, loud and good-for-a-hug kindof kid.” Dean loved listening to country music and was always sure to have his deck of cards with him.

Surviving are his loving mother, Carol Stuckey, of St. Charles; his brother, Michael (Jebrah) Stuckey in Blue Springs; his sister, Susan and husband, Kenneth Hasekamp of Patterson, Calif.; his aunt Virginia Jameson; nieces, nephews,great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside service are  scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Old Alexandria Cemetery, Troy. Officiating will be  Dean’s brother-in-law, Kenneth Hasekamp.

A memorial service to follow at the Harvester Christian Church 2950 Kings Crossing, St. Charles, MO 63303.

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