Donald Denbrock, age 82, of Bowling Green, passed away March 16, 2013 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Memorial services will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Visitation will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday March 21, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Donald was born April 14, 1930 in Cole Water, Mich., the son of Frank and Josephine Burns Denbrock. On March 31, 1984 he married Annette Angela Liverzani at the Methodist Church in Putnam Valley, New York. She survives.
Other survivors include one son Peter Faranda of Putnam Valley, New York; four daughters Cindy Cobble, Donna Stickles, Mary Jo Stickles all of Pine Plains, New York and Lisa and husband Shawn Bixby of Bowling Green; one brother John Denbrock; three sisters Patty Homan, Marlene Knopp, Sharon Otis; three grandchildren Breanna, Brenden and Brittney Bixby; many nieces and nephews and a special nephew Dan Denbrock. He was preceded in death by one brother Frank Denbrock Jr.
Donald grew up in Cold Water Michigan until he went into the military. After leaving the Navy he moved to Mt. Kisco, New York where he started working for Columbia Artist as a motor coach operator. Mr. Denbrock was a Methodist. He also served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He moved to Bowling Green in September of 2008 to be closer to his grandchildren. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.
Ola Hook, age 84, of Windham, Maine and formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Watson Fields Skilled Care in Dover, N.H. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Jerry Gamm officiating. Burial will be in the Green Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1928 in New Bloomfield, the daughter of Rex and Janie Boak Spencer. She married Don Hook in Fulton on June 20, 1948. He preceded her in death Aug. 3, 2002.
Survivors include sons Dennis Hook and wife Lisa of Windham, Maine, Robert Hook of Holden, Mass.; Brother Richard Spencer of Hutchinson, Kan.; sisters Mabel Bledsoe of Hutchinson, Kan., Anna Lou Marcum of Hutchinson, Kan. and Opal Wilde of Hernando, Fla.; grandson Eric Hook. She also left behind many nieces and nephews she held close to her heart. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Peggy Plush; brothers Gene Spencer and Dale Spencer.
Ola lived in Mexico, Bowling Green, and later moved to Windham, Maine. Ola and husband Don were the former owners of Don’s IGA grocery store in Bowling Green, where they managed for 27 years. She spent many years caring for her family. She was a very kind and supportive wife, mother and grandmother, always putting her family first. She was a Baptist by faith.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Hook, Danny Althiser, Leonard Potter, James Elliott
Memorials may be made to Pike County Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com
Jeanette L. Kehr
Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette LaVerne Kehr, 84, of Louisiana will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 22 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Marshall Adams will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Mrs. Kehr passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis.
She was born Nov. 5, 1928 in St. Louis, the daughter of Englebert B. Bareiter and Edith Mae Morgan Bareiter.
She married Ernest James Schwepker Nov. 5, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1952.
To this union was born one daughter, Jamie Rushing and husband, Harold of Columbia, Ill. and one son, Ernest Schwepker and wife, Gloria of Williamsville who survive.
She married Robert E. Kehr Oct. 28, 1967 at Perryville and he preceded her in death May 23, 1994.
To this union was born one son, Mark Nelson of Louisiana; four daughters, Heidi Bryan and husband, Steve of St. Louis, Jeanette Pruitt and husband, Jim of Foristell, Jennifer Ahart and husband, Jim of Louisiana, and Mary Kirtlink and husband, Jim of Louisiana; 28 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Englebert P. Bareiter of Bellville, Ill. who survive.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Koch, Lorraine Menard and Vivian Gregorian; and one brother, Edward Bareiter.
She was a member of the Harvest Time Ministry in Bowling Green.
She loved her family, poetry, music and, most of all, she loved Jesus.
Honorary pallbearers are all grandchildren of Mrs. Kehr. Active pallbearers are Steve Bryan, Jim Pruitt, Jim Ahart, Jim Kirtlink, Brad Pruitt and Jamie Ahart.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Harvest Time Ministry in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.
Ronnie L. Kelly
Ronnie Lee Kelly passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at the age of 70.
He was born Jan. 5, 1943, son of Robert Lee Kelly and Opal Maxine Jackson Kelly. He was raised among the rolling hills overlooking the Mississippi River, south of Louisiana.
The Native American artifacts he found on the family farm began his interest in archeology and he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in archeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While there he completed ROTC and entered the Air Force as a second lieutenant in 1964.
He served his country in South Vietnam and was there in 1968 during the Tet Offensive. During his 20-year career in the Air Force he was posted to bases in Texas, South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, Missouri, and California.
He spent two years at Howard Air Force Base, Panama Canal Zone, with responsibilities for command and control. His service at Whiteman Air Force Base with the strategic missile squadron was very significant for him.
He retired in 1984 with the rank of major. His awards included the Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Metal, AF Commendation Medal, AF Good Conduct with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon with three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, AF Outstanding Unit Award, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the American Legion Post 49 and a member of the Honor Guard through 2012. He enjoyed tinkering with old cars, dancing and sharing jokes with his friends.
He is survived by a sister, Kay Raithel, of Jefferson City; a nephew; a niece; twin great-nephews; and twin great-nieces, close friends Rory Veronda and Tommy and Ruth Wilbanks; many cousins and exceptional friends.
A celebration of his life was held at the American Legion Post 49 on March 18.
The family requests no flowers. Donations may be given to Calumet Presbyterian Church, c/o treasurer, 25976 Pike 243, Clarksville, MO 63336.
Please visit www.danielsfuneral.com, Daniels Family Funeral Services, to post a message.
Anthony A. Parnell
A Mass of the Christian Burial for Mr. Anthony Adam Parnell, 27, of Bowling Green, was held on Friday, March 15 at the St. Clement Catholic Church in St. Clement. Father Bill Peckman officiated. Burial will be in the St. Clement Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Parnell passed away on March 9, 2013 at the Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana.
He was born on July 3, 1985 in Louisiana to Harvey and Dixie Shade Parnell.
He is survived by his parents, Harvey and Dixie Parnell of Louisiana; his significant other, Shea Bagley of Bowling Green; an uncle, Jim Shade and wife Sandy of Louisiana; and numerous cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Shanda Marie Elliott; his maternal grandparents, Ruth and Ira Shade; and paternal grandparents, Bessie and Alvie Parnell.
Anthony was known as one of the kindest, caring, and helpful person you could know. After high school he attended the Pike-Lincoln Tech Center, studying computer sciences.
He was a certified computer technician and owned and operated Louisiana Computer Services for several years. He was a member of the St. Clement Catholic Church and his god mother was Cathy Dean.
He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hiking, and caring for animals. He was athletic and enjoyed exercising.
Pallbearers were James Shade, John Shade, Joshua Shade, Frank Hathaway, Herbert Sisco, and Joe Thomas.
Memorial donations may be given to C.A.P.A. animal shelter in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.