Obituaries

Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith, age 84, of Bowling Green, passed away March 15, 2014 at his home with his loved ones by his side.
Bryan was born Jan. 13, 1930 in Oakwood,  the son of Rev. Forrest Bryan and Eva Evelyn Palmer Smith.
On Sept. 22 1950, he married Janet Louise Long, who survives of the home. From this marriage of 63 years came a loving family: son, Louie and wife Kathy, of Bowling Green; two daughters, Pat Beavers and husband Ed, of Warrenton and Carla Feldmann and husband Rick, of Bowling Green; six grandchildren, Lisa Crenshaw and husband James, of Troy, Jamie Comer and wife Erin, Ashley Danuser and husband Cody, Brandon Feldmann, Erik and Bryce Smith; seven great-grandchildren, Bryan and Brenon Crenshaw, Hayden, Joshua, Miranda and Landen Comer, and Brody Danuser. He is also survived by two brothers, David Lee Smith and wife Sandy of Fla., Forrest E. Smith of Blue Springs; two sisters, Floy M. Neikirk and Lucille Stokes, both of Bowling Green, many nieces and nephews, and very special friends, Ed and Brenda Henderson.
Bryan was preceded in death by his parents,, two sisters, Loice Murphy and Irene Clinging, and brother Linden Smith.
Bryan was born and raised in Oakwood and lived the last 62 years of his life in the Bowling Green area. He served active duty in the Army during the Korean War and was WIA, something he rarely talked about. Most people remember him as a stern, hard-working man, but he had a lot of love and fun in him, as well. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church until his health prevented it. He worked in construction and for the state highway department before entering the career he loved as an over the road truck driver. Bryan drove a truck for Louisiana Plastics for 26 years and enjoyed farming on the side. After his retirement he liked to fish and do yard work. He loved watching the wildlife out the back window of his house with his wife.
Bryan chose cremation and a private memorial will be held at a later date.   Cremation rites were under the direction of  the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Memorials may be made to Pike Count Hospice please.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.

Larry F. Niemeyer

Larry F. Niemeyer, 65, of Perry, formerly of Bowling Green, lost his long, hard fought battle to cancer on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Inurnment will be Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. at the St. Clement Catholic Cemetery in St. Clement. Immediately following the burial there will be a dinner for those in attendance.  A  Celebration of Life service will be at 1 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Clement.
Larry was born April 19, 1948 in Louisiana to Harry and Viola Geujen Niemeyer.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971.  He was a butcher at Don’s IGA in Bowling Green for more than 20 years.  Larry also worked at the Missouri Department of Corrections in Bowling Green and Vandalia, from which he retired in 2009.  He was able to pursue his dream and opened Big Larry’s Campground in Perry.  He truly enjoyed running the campgrounds and making his campers feel like family.  Larry was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved hunting, fishing, and his family and friends.
Survivors include two brothers, Leroy Niemeyer, of Columbia and Ralph Niemeyer and wife, Markie, of Bowling Green; one son, Larry Niemeyer II, of Paris; daughter, Lisa Wise and husband, Mark, of Curryville; and his beloved granddaughter, Meridyth Wise.  Other survivors include nephews, a niece, and great-nieces.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Clement Catholic Church, St. Clement Catholic Cemetery, or St. Clement Catholic School.
Online condolences can be left at www.parkerfuneralservice.com

Jean Rice

Jean Rice, age 81, of Bowling Green, passed away March 12, 2014 at the Maple Grove Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 18 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Pastor Dawn Marie Turner officiating.  Burial was at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the funeral home.
Jean was born April 27, 1932 in St. Louis, the daughter of Aubrey and Verna Enloe Knight.  On July 26, 1950 in Waldron, Ark., she married J.T. Schmidt.  He preceded her in death in June of 1998.
Survivors include two sons, John and Terisa Schmidt of Bowling Green and Ralph and Renell Knight of Racine, Wis.; three grandchildren, Gary and wife Tiffany Schmidt, Connie Schmidt, and A.J. Knight; three great-grandchildren, James Schmidt, Ashlee and Trayce Schmidt; one brother, R.J. and wife Paulette Knight of Bowling Green; a niece, Linda and husband Harlon Christian; five nephews, Justin and wife Myra Knight, Jason Knight, Ken Mudd, Terry Woodruff, and Harold Schmidt; and two great-nephews Dillon Knight and Brian Christian.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Robert Wayne Schmidt, and brother Ralph Knight.
Jean lived most of her life in Bowling Green except for 14 years when she lived in Golden, Colo.  She was a member of New Harmony Christian Church.  She loved her family and spending time with them.  Jean was always assisting, helping out, and caring for anyone and everyone, especially her parents.  She enjoyed mowing, gardening, going to casinos, and above all having a good time.
Serving as pallbearers were Jason Knight, Justin Knight, Ken Mudd, Terry Woodruff, Harold Schmidt, and Brian Christian.
Memorials may be made to New Harmony Christian Church.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.

Matt Adam

Matt Adam, age 43 of Bowling Green passed away on Tuesday March 11, 2014 in Wentzville.  Funeral services were  held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday March 14, at the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green with Rev. Don Amelung and Rev. Stephen Ottolini officiating.  Burial was  in Antioch Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Matt was born Nov. 15, 1970 the son of Donald Raymond and Karyl Jean Adam.  On Sept. 9, 1989 he married Staci Dawn Arico at the Abundant Life Church in Des Peres.  She survives.  Other survivors include his parents; son Pvt. Matthew Adam of Bowling Green; two daughters Lauren Ingram and husband Ryne, and Ariel Pitzer and husband Amos all of Bowling Green; one unborn grandchild; three brothers Mark Adam and wife Stacy of Farmington, Iowa, Paul Adam and wife Anthea of Troy, Jeff Adam and wife Naomi of Eolia; sister Monica Kassebaum and husband Darin of Wentzville; parent-in-laws Jim and Karen Arico of Dardene Prairie; sister-in-law Wendi Lord and husband Michael; brother-in-law Adam Arico; eighteen nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Matt was born and raised in St. Louis County and moved to Bowling Green in 2001 where he was a member of the Second Baptist Church.  He graduated from Metro Christian High School and Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa.  Matt loved the outdoors, traveling, hunting and motorcycle riding.  He was handy and could figure out and fix or build anything.  He was an awesome Dad and even more awesome friend to his kids.  He loved and enjoyed his family and taught them everything they know.
Serving as pallbearers were Pvt. Matthew Adam, Ryne Ingram, Amos Pitzer, Mark Adam, Paul Adam, Jeff Adam, Adam Arico and Michael Lord.
Memorials may be made to   Gift of Love International  77 Brook Hollow Ct. O’Fallon, MO 63366
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.

Eddie Lee McCormick

Eddie Lee McCormick, 60, of Louisiana, lost his battle with lung cancer on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at  Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.
Eddie was born on April 17, 1953 in Louisiana to Wilburn and Lois McCormick.
He married Janice Rousan McCormick and to this union born two children, Chuck McCormick and wife Stephanie of Louisiana, and Jennifer McCormick Colbert and husband William Colbert of Clarksville.
Eddie later married Cindy Elliott and to this union born three children, Lance McCormick of Moberly, and Eddie and Teddy McCormick who preceded him in death; and had two step-sons, Bobby and David VonKennal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister, and two sons.
Eddie was a simple, down to earth man who loved the outdoors, fishing, and building things. He loved to help his good friend Mike from Hair Biz and spending time with his grandkids, Brian McCormick and fiancé Whitney Locklin of Louisiana, Kailey McCormick of Louisiana, Justin Campbell, Steven Campbell, Ethan Campbell, and Dolon Colbert of Clarksville.
He was a veteran serving four years in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.  He was later employed as a sanitation truck driver for 40 years.
The family would like to thank Pike County Home Health and Hospice and a special thank you to Dr. Jan Onik.
Memorial donations may be given to the family in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.

Helen Maenner

Mrs. Helen Burkhead Maenner, 97, of Louisiana formerly of Vandalia passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Pike County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Collier Funeral Home. The Rev. Randall Cone officiated. Burial was in Vandalia City Cemetery in Vandalia.
Helen was born April 17, 1916 in Frankford the daughter of Ale  and Rosa Caldwell Burkhead. She married Albert Maenner Aug. 16, 1934 in Bowling Green and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Carolyn White and Carla Starkey, both of Louisiana, Diane Goodhart, of St. Louis, Darlene Hogue, of Vandalia, Mary Helen Hubert and Jim, of Curryville, Joanna Johnson and Edward Allen Johnson, of Louisiana, Ima Windmiller, of the state of Mississippi and Bert and Edward Jennings, of Curryville; a sister-in-law, Martha Allen, of Vandalia; and great nieces and nephews, Eddie Jennings and Stacey Jennings, of Curryville, Marilyn and Blake Horn, of Curryville, and Danny and Gina Hubert, of Curryville, Joanette and Bob Skidmore, of Wichita, Kan., Janet and J. B. Hutson, of Clarksville, Dale and Johnna Hogue, of Frankford and Dwayne and Vernea Hogue, of Laddonia; and several other great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Maenner; two brothers; and one sister.
She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.
Pallbearers were Ed Johnson, Edward Jennings, Jim Hubert, Larry White, Dale Hogue and Dwayne Hogue.
Memorials may be given to Pike County Hospice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.

George Dove

George Victor Dove, 71, of Louisiana, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana.
His desire was to be cremated. Memorial services were held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Tom Talbert officiated.
He was born May 12, 1942 in St. Charles, the son of John and Daisy Schierbaum Dove. He married Sarah Graham June 21, 1968 at Methodist Church in Eolia and she preceded him in death in Jan. of 1986.
On March 14, 1987 he married Edith Howard at Eolia Baptist Church and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Victor Dove (Angie) of Troy, and Donald Dove (Diana) of Louisiana; two daughters, Sherri Miller (Walter) of Hannibal, and Wendy Lindsay (Mike) of Louisiana; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and one brother, Johnnie Dove (Bernadine) of St. Charles.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sarah Miller; one brother, Jimmie Dove; and a sister, Kathy Campbell.
He had been employed at Magee’s Fur and Root Company and the Magee Farms in Eolia for a few years. He was later employed at Clancy Boyer Chevrolet as a maintenance man until his retirement.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana.
Memorials may be sent to Pike County Home Health and Hospice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.

Linda Kay (Sellers) Cooper

Linda Kay Cooper passed away at Laclede Groves in Webster Groves, March 15, 2014, after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George Sellers of Vandalia and; Mary Katherine (Kate) Sellers of Louisiana; three aunts, Pearl Sisson of Louisiana, Irene Wilhelm of Hannibal, and Rosalie Murr of Louisiana; and her grandparents, all of Louisiana.
Linda is survived by her husband, Jim Cooper, of Webster Groves; daughter, Laura Cooper Fox and her husband Dennis, of Creve Coeur; daughter Valerie Cooper, of Crestwood; grandson Brennan Fox, granddaughter Natalie Fox, and grandsons Owen Meier and Griffin Meier; sister Janet Dickman and husband Dave of Chantilly, Va.; sister Kim Ferguson and husband Wade of Troy; and two nephews and a niece.
Linda Kay Sellers was born to George Sellers and Mary Katherine (Ealum) Sellers in Louisiana, on Sept. 14, 1949.  Linda grew up in Clarksville and was a 1967 graduate of Clopton High School. In 1993, she was graduated from Missouri State University, with Summa Cum Laude honors.
She worked in the offices of Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville, Ill., for a number of years.
Linda was a paralegal for intellectual property law firms in Springfield and St. Louis. Before becoming ill, she was a legal assistant in the intellectual property department for Pfizer, filing international patents for prescription drugs.
She and Jim Cooper of Clarksville were married June 16, 1968, in Louisiana Christian Church. They have two daughters, Laura Ann and Valerie Beth.  Linda was active in civil rights and human rights causes.
She was an avid music fan of many genres, attending concerts by The Beatles, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, and many, many more. She proudly took a group to the first Farm Aid Concert in 1985. She enjoyed traveling with Jim, particularly to her beloved New Orleans.
Visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Chapel, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis on Sunday, March 23, from 5-8 p.m. and at Collier Funeral Home, Louisiana, on Monday, March 24 from 4-6 p.m., with a celebration of life to follow at 6 p.m. Burialwill be private in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville.
Memorial contributions can be made to Lutheran Senior Services Christ Care, Laclede Groves, 723 S. Laclede Station Road, Saint Louis, MO, 63119.

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11:56 am