Memorial Services for James Henry Patton of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Elsberry, were held. Friday, Dec. 20 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.
The Rev. Paul Garven, pastor of Elsberry United Methodist Church, officiated with inurnment in Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Lovelace, Tom Kelly, Michael T. Patton, James R. Patton, Bob Kobermann, Al Koster, Sam Buck, Mark Huebner and Bill Kelly.
Mr. Patton, 76, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15 at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Born June 18, 1937 in Paynesville, he was the son of Joe Nick and Dorothy Grace Wright Patton.
He was a 1957 graduate of Clopton High School. He worked for MEMC as an assembly line worker, cleaner and on the rackline, retiring in 1998 after 25 years.
He loved horses, watching westerns on TV and cats and dogs. He enjoyed visiting and chatting on the phone with friends, traveling, and going to Ameristar Casino. He was a member of the Clopton Alumni Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Nick and Dorothy Patton.
Survivors include his daughter, Carla Sue Huebner and her husband Mark, of Augusta; one brother, Mike Patton and his wife Barb, of Elsberry; and one sister, JoAnn Hartley of Sarasota, Fla. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many dear friends. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
Memorials may be made to the Elsberry Nutrition Center or the American Cancer Society in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street, Elsberry, MO 63343.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com
Mr. William Forest Turner, 83, of Louisiana, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 23, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Paul Catterton officiated. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana with military honors by members of American Legion Post 370.
He was born Dec. 1, 1930 in Briscoe, Mo., the son of William Allen Turner and Mary Florence Starkey Turner.
On Aug. 7, 1955 Forest was united in marriage to Bonnie Sue Magee at First Baptist Church in Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie of the home; one son, William F. Turner, Jr. and wife Rae, of Suffolk, Va.; two daughters, Janet Sue Levin and husband Thomas, of New Bloomfield, and Patricia Ann Schrag and husband Len, of Camdenton; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; two brothers; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and five sisters.
Forest graduated from Louisiana High School with the Class of 1948. He was a veteran serving with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He had been employed at the Western Auto Store in Louisiana for 17 years. He was later employed as an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company until he retired in 1985. He had also been self-employed as a carpenter for several years.
He was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Louisiana. Forest had been active in the community with the Jaycees for a number of years. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking.
Pallbearers were Greg Brummell, Davey Robinson, Robert Minor, Steven Travis, Gene Pilsinger and David Turner.
Memorials may be given to the Centenary United Methodist Church, Pike County Senior Citizens, Trimble House or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com.
Emma Heins Brandt, 98, of Concordia, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at The Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 20, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Ernestville, with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor James Dahlke officiated.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church or The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home. An online guest book is available at www.campbell-lewis.com
Born Aug. 26, 1915 in Alma, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Angelus Heins and Lydia Driver Heins. On April 22, 1944 she married Ralph H. Brandt who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1997.
Emma was raised in the Alma area where she was a graduate of Alma High School. Prior to marriage, she lived in Kansas City where she worked as a secretary for Skelly Oil Company and as a nanny and cook for a family in Kansas City.
Following her marriage, she and Ralph moved to the Ernestville community where they farmed for many years and in 1983 moved to Concordia. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and its Lutheran Ladies Aid, Lutheran Good Shepherd Home Ladies Auxiliary, and Friendship Extension Club. Emma was a volunteer at The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home all of her adult life.
Survivors include three children, Ronald Brandt and wife Debbie of Concordia, Lester Brandt and wife Marie of Concordia, and Cheryl Shaw and husband Steve of Frankford; six grandchildren, Leslie Krause and husband Troy, Kelly Brandt, Sarah Kliethermes and husband Brandon, Emily Shaw, Joshua Brandt, and Laura Brandt; two great-grandchildren, Kendall Krause and Maren Kliethermes; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters.
Mrs. Wilma Dean Lawrence, 71, of Bowling Green, formerly of Louisiana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 21, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Paul Lewis officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana.
Wilma was born Aug. 18, 1942 in Hannibal, the daughter of Ed and Carrie Chapman Bowler. She married James William Lawrence Dec. 27, 1982 at Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1991.
Wilma is survived by two daughters, Kathryn Louise Perkins (Lavern) of New Hartford, and Mable Bowler of Bowling Green; one son, Bill Lawrence Jr. of Marion, N.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-great grandson; Three brothers, Harold Bowler of Independence, Carl Bowler and Kenneth Bowler, both of Hannibal; two sisters, Glenna Utley and Helen Nair, both of Hannibal; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richard Bowler and a daughter, Donna Bowler, both who died in 1973; and five sisters and four brothers.
She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana.
Pallbearers were Michael Braisfield, Rick House, Shannon Utley, Matt Perkins, Lavern Perkins, and Jessie Lucas.
Online condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.