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Shannon Boyd, John Dahmer, Richard Dyer

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

Funeral services for Shannon Lea Boyd, 63, of Elsberry, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Pitman Funeral Home, Wentzville. Visitation will be held earlier that morning beginning at 9 a.m.  Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

Mrs. Boyd passed away June 7, 2013, at the Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy.

Born Aug. 20, 1949 in St. Louis, she was the daughter of James and Thelma Nash. They preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Randall Boyd, of Elsberry; son, Wesley Moore and wife, Janet, of Midlothian, Texas; daughter, Katherine and husband, Jim Tait, of Elsberry; brother, James Nash Jr., of Wentzville; sisters Sherry Mueller and husband, Gary, of Moscow Mills, Sandy Huecker and husband, Ed, of Troy and Marilyn Booth and husband, Greg, of Wright City;  five grandchildren  and two great-grandchildren.

Boyd was a school bus driver.

Contributions may be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in care of Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, Mo., 63385.


John Dahmer

John Edward Dahmer, 49, of Hawk Point passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 2, 1963 in St. Louis, a son of Terry Sieland and Judy Gutzman. He was united in marriage to Nancy Schubert on April 4, 1992, at the St. Charles Presbyterian Church. To this union one son was born.

John graduated from Aquinas High School in 1982 and continued his education at Rankin Technical College as a machinist. He was employed for 20 years at St. Louis Metalizing and then Tech Manufacturing in Wright City. Nancy and John met through mutual friends, they knew after two weeks of dating they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together and they were blessed with a son, Tyler on July 17, 1993.

John loved to deer hunt with his son and fishing at the Lake of the Ozarks with his dad. He enjoyed four wheeling and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Nancy Dahmer, of Hawk Point; one son, Tyler Dahmer, of Hawk Point; father Terry Sieland (Sabra), of Camdenton: mother, Judy Lewis, of Leslie; one sister, Jean Dillingham and husband, Tim, of O’Fallon; mother and father-in-law, Thomas and Dorothy Schubert, of St. Charles; brother-in-law, Jon Schubert, of Foristell, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his adopted parents, Donald and Dorothy Dahmer.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 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, June 13, 2013, at the Chapel. Interment will be held at Hawk Point City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hawk Point VFW Post # 7560.  Arrangements are under the  direction of Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Chapel; P. O. Box 222, Troy, Mo. Online condolences may be made at


Richard F. Dyer, 86 of West Plains, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away on June 4, 2013 in West Plains.  Graveside services were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Millwood.   Visitation was held Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of graveside services at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex.

Mr. Dyer was born on Oct. 1, 1926 in Silex, the son of Guy Francis and Gertrude (Dwyer) Dyer.

He is survived by children Martha (Chris) Yarbrough, of Rolla, Kathleen (Richard) Koppitz of Springfield, and Debbie (Charlie) Romans of West Plains;  21 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; sister Melva Lavery of Cleveland, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.  Later in life he married Gertrude Kearns in Bowling Green and she preceded him in death, also preceding in death were his in parents and two sisters Mildred  and Myrtle Moellering.

After graduating  Silex High School, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII.  He married Barbara L. Edwards and they made their home in Long Beach, Calif. where he worked as a heavy equipment operator and raised their family before moving to Bowling Green where he worked at Dundee Cement Company.  Richard enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, hunting and camping.

Pallbearers were Brian, Matt and Chris Koppitz, Lucas and Quentin Romans and Mark Scruggs.