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Paul Coerver- Beaulah Littrell-Grace Menos- Thomas Vanderbos

Posted on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

Paul George Coerver, 91, was born on Halloween in  1922 and died peacefully on April 19.

Paul was born in Valmeyer, Ill. and was the fifth of seven children of Walter H. and Hilda (Seitz) Coerver.

Paul proudly served in the US Coast Guard during WWII and was a graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. After working in a number of pharmacies in Texas and Missouri, Paul settled his family in Troy, and ran his own pharmacy from 1956 through 1973.  Paul worked at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles until his retirement.

He is survived by his sister, Irene Gilbert, and  six children: Regina (Cottrell) David, Tim (Nancy), Brian  (Francine), Carol Bauer (Michael), Patrick (Sheri), and Renee Devine (Michael). He had 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parrish in St. Peters, Mo. on April 25 at 10 a.m.  Private burial at Jefferson Barracks Natl. Cemetery on April 28.


Beulah Littrell

Beulah Littrell

Funeral service for Beulah Irene Littrell, 78, of High Hill, will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 29, 2014, at the Pitman Funeral Home in Jonesburg. Interment will follow I the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be held held from 4-8 p.m. on April 28, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Littrell passed away April 23, 2014, at her residence.

Born Dec. 21, 1935, in Wayne County, she was the daughter of Bige and Effie Skaggs.

Survivors include children Earl (Patty) Tripp, of High Hill, Danny Higby, of Troy, Marie (Larry) Claus, of Wright City, Alford Higby, of Bellflower, Jimmie (Bridget) Higby, of Troy; numerous other relatives and friends; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.

She worked at Owens Café in High Hill and Linda’s Café in New Florence. She enjoyed reading, playing computer games, liked working in her flower gardens and enjoyed family gatherings.

Memorials to Pitman Funeral Home for final expenses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126, Warrenton, Mo. 63383.






Grace Irene Menos of Town and Country, Mo. passed on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Grace Irene Johnston Stroker Menos was born Sept. 8, 1918 near Ethlyn, in Lincoln County, Mo. Irene was the youngest of seven children.

Irene married Clemmons Riddle Stroker of Olney, Mo. in 1939, and had four daughters.  Riddle preceded Irene in death in 1957. Irene married George Menos in 1964 and moved to Kirkwood, Mo., he  preceded her in death in 2010.

Surviving Irene are her daughters, Janet Finnerty (Richard), of New Melle, SuzAnne Paez (Mark), of Town and Country, Grace (Beth) McLean (Ron), of Town and Country. She has two great nieces Stephanie Robinson, of Chillicothe, Shelly Hunt, of Auxvasse and a nephew Jim Hiles, of Bowling Green. Irene has four grandchildren, Mark Paez (Jennifer), Maria Brennan (Kevin), Chris McLean (Natalie), and Sean McLean, all of the St. Louis area, two step grandchildren Rick Finnerty (Lynne) and Corina Finnerty Moore (Rick). She has two great grandchildren, Ty, and Marilyn McLean (Chris and Natalie McLean), four step great grandchildren Jacob, Jessica, Kyle and Sara.

Irene attended West Liberty School at the age of four, at age nine the family moved to Bowling Green, Mo. Irene graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1935. She was a member of Highland Prairie Church of Ethlyn, Mo., Bowling Green Methodist Church, Olney Methodist Church, and had been an active member in many capacities of Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Irene was active in the United Methodist Women of Kirkwood UMC, on the women’s board of Kingdom House for fifty plus years, also on the board of the Mary Culver Home of Kirkwood, Mo.

As a young women Irene worked at the Candy Kitchen, and Farmers Bank in Bowling Green, Mo. She was a 4-H Community Leader, 4-H Leader of the Olney Blue Skies,  a member of the extension Delphi Club, and a member of Plan Progress of Olney, Mo.

After the death of Riddle, Irene attended Vocational Technical School in Mexico, Mo. in the 1960’s and received her LPN,  and then continued her education, in obtaining her administrators license, and became an administrator of a nursing home in Bowling Green, Mo.

Visitation will be held Tuesday 3 – 8 p.m. at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Road, Kirkwood, Mo. 63122-1308. Funeral Service will be Wednesday 2 p.m. at Olney United Methodist Church in Olney, Mo. with visitation beginnning at 1 p.m. until time of service at church. Interment Olney Cemetery in Olney, Mo. Charitable contributions may be made to: Kingdom House , Mary Culver Home, Kirkwood United Methodist Church, or Olney United Methodist Church.

Funeral service for Thomas “Tom” Joseph Vanderbos, 51, of Moscow Mills, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Troy. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m.  at the Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville.

He passed away on April 23, 2014, at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry.

He was an electrician and member of the IBEW Electrical Union. He was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice, American Cancer Society or as Masses in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.