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Terence Muldoon- Stephen McGinnity-Doris McKenzie

Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Terry Muldoon

Terence “Terry” K. Muldoon, 58, of St. Charles, passed away on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1953 in St. Louis and grew up in Manchester, Bellfontaine Neighbors and St. Charles. Terry was a die-hard Cardinal fan and loved to attend their games and watch them on T.V.  Terry was a Catholic by faith.

Terry is survived by two brothers; Larry and wife Barb Muldoon of O’Fallon, Tim and wife, Jackie Muldoon of Troy, one sister; Sandra and husband, Gerald Merz, of Bowling Green, many nieces and nephews, and special friends at Emmaus Home.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, in Troy.  There was also visitation from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday at St. Clement Catholic Church in St. Clement. A funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at St. Clement’s Catholic Church in St. Clement. Officiating was his nephew, Fr. Daniel Merz. Interment followed in the St. Clement Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Emmaus Home c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy,MO, 63379. Friends and family are invited to visit our website at to sign the on-line guest register.


Stephen McGinnity

Stephen McGinnity, 83, of Elsberry, passed away at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at the Elsberry Health Care.

The son of James T. and Catherine Rose (Curley) McGinnity, he was born August 20, 1929 in St. Louis.

He is survived by: three daughters, Collen Stockton and husband, Raymond, of St. Charles, Kelly Stone and husband, Tommy of St. Peters and Shannan Lenk and husband, Gregory of Silex; six grandchildren, Brittney Stockton Smith, James Stone, Trisha Stone, Stephen Lenk, Nathan Lenk and Nicholas Lenk; a beautiful great-granddaughter, Gaige Smith; his former wife and special friend, Pat McGinnity, of St. Charles, Missouri; his sister-in-law, Mary McGinnity, of the state of Illinois; a niece, Sharon Moran, of the state of Illinois; many nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces and numerous friends.

As a young man, he worked as a Globe-Democrat News Boy. He was a truck driver most of his life. Prior to his military service, he drove an ice truck. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Following the war, he worked for over 40 years for Dan Hamm Hauling and after that for Schaum Trucking. He retired in 1986 and continued his career as a driver, working many years chauferring members of the Amish community near Bowling Green. He was a teamster and a member of St. Josephs’ Church in Cottleville.

At his request, his body was donated to Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Per Steve’s wishes there will be a life celebration/Irish wake on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Silex Lion’s Club, 3760 Hwy. E Silex, MO 63377, from 1pm-6pm.  Anyone who knew Steve is welcome to attend to celebrate and reminisce about his life.  Please join in honoring the memory of  Stephen at Through this site you may light a candle and share your fond memories with the family.

Funeral services for Doris Steward McKenzie, 89, of Elsberry, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.  Rev. Paul Garven, pastor of the Elsberry United Methodist Church, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Mrs. McKenzie, 89, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry.

Born Sept. 9, 1923, in Effingham, Ill., she was the daughter of Samuel H. and Marie A. Garrison Smith.  She was a graduate of Terre Haute High School in Terre Haute, Ind., and earned an Associates Degree at Terre Haute Commercial College where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Sorority.  She was united in marriage on Nov. 6, 1942 in Terre Haute to John William “Jack” Steward.  This union was blessed with two children, John Samuel and Karen Marie.  The Steward family moved to Elsberry in 1947.  After serving the community as city marshal for 25 years, Jack died in the spring of 1975.  Doris later married Jack McKenzie and he also preceded her in death.

She was employed for many years as the office manager for Missouri Edison (Ameren UE), retiring in 1988.  After retirement, she loved to travel and most of all, be a Grandma.  Doris was a longtime member of the First Christian Church in Elsberry.  She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Study Club and the Jesse Black Club.

Survivors include one son, Sam Steward and his wife, Joy of Ballwin; one daughter, Karen Green and her husband, Richard, of Elsberry; five grandchildren:  Darcy Cheek and her husband, Lee, of Pittsburgh, Penn., Drew Steward of Wentzville, Grant Steward, of Ballwin, Anna O’Neal, of Manchester, and Amy Dickerson and her husband, Matt, also of Manchester.   She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Ethan and Leah Cheek, Alex and Emma Steward, Lukas O’Neal and Jacob Dickerson; several other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from noon until time of the service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to the Elsberry Health Care Center or the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 South Fifth Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.  Online condolences may be made at .