Abbigail M. Lucas
Abbigail Michaela Lucas, 12, of Bowling Green, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at her home with her family by her side.
Funeral services for Miss Abbigail were held at 12 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Stan Henderson officiated. Burial was at Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation was held Sunday March 24, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Abbigail was born June 19, 2000 in Hannibal the daughter of Wendie and Michael Lucas. She is survived by her parents; one brother Connor Lucas age 10; one sister Savannah Lucas age 4 ½; Maternal Grandparents John and Sue Taylor of Curryville, Jimmy Hobbs of Kentucky; Aunts and Uncles Rebecca and husband Brian Puszkar, Robin Raufer, Patti and husband Kenny Miller, Linda Worthington, Eric and Tina Dunlap, Butch and Lindy Dunlap, Johnny and Amanda Taylor, Susie and Kevin Belshe, Kathy and Kevin Hufford, Carol Grote, John Lucas, Ed Lucas, Jim and Bonnie Lucas; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Bill and Maxine Lucas formerly of Bowling Green.
Abbigail grew up and was raised in Bowling Green. She was currently in the seventh grade at Bowling Green Middle School. She loved going to school and DARE dances. She enjoyed horseback riding, fishing, and fulfilling her dream of swimming with the dolphins. Abbigail enjoyed having sleepovers with her friends and watching scary movies. In the past she played softball and soccer. She loved babies, her two cats Sugar and Baby and her dog Chance. Abbigail loved the color purple, was a brave fighter and was a caregiver by nature. Miss Abbigail had the biggest heart. Abbi did a lot of work for Friends of Kids with Cancer. She helped with the Art from the Heart program and she participated in their fashion show as a model at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis. Above all she has inspired many people to grow deeper in their own faith and have a closer relationship with God. Abbigail was baptized by Bro. Stan Henderson from the Cowboy Church.
Serving as pallbearers were Robin Raufer, John Lucas, Nick Spencer and Brian Puszkar.
Memorials may be made to the Friends of Kids with Cancer.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com
Nelson Harrison Sr.
Nelson “Red” Harrison Sr., 85, of Eolia, passed away on Sunday, March 17 in Louisiana.
Nelson was born on March 6, 1928 in Lincoln County to Hurshel and Lola (Arend) Harrison. He attended the local schools and later met and married Carolle Nulsen on Nov. 21, 1953.
To this union were born five children, Nelson Jr., Terry, Ron, Steve and Susan. Nelson was a police officer for the Louisiana Police Department for a number of years.
He later went on to become a die caster for Louisiana Manufacturing Comapany for over 30 years until his retirement.
Nelson is survived by his loving family, four sons, Nelson F. Harrison Jr. of Providence, R.I., Terry R. (Wanda) Harrison of Laddonia, Ron (Kimberly) Harrison of Troy, Steve Harrison of Laddonia; and one daughter, Susan (Dale) DeCamp of Louisiana.
He is furthers survived by 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lydia Hoaglin of Louisiana, June (Emmett) Niffen of Louisiana, and Georgianna of Little Rock, Ark., and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Carolle; nine brothers; and two grandchildren, Rick and Jennifer.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the Edgewood Baptist Church. Family and friends may sign our online guest book at www.mccoyblossomfh.com.
Cynthia L. Jones
Cynthia “Cindy” Lea Ann Jones was born on March 14, 1955 in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Kenneth and Margaret Hessing Hoener.
She entered Heaven’s gates on Sunday, March 17, 2013. She died peacefully in her home at 7:40 p.m.
She married her best friend, Gary Jones, on Aug. 29, 1975 in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy.
Cindy devoted her life to her family and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed the outdoors, planting flowers, decorating, making people laugh and always helping others.
She was a very loving wife, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will remain in our hearts forever and be deeply missed.
Survivors in addition to her loving husband, Gary K. Jones, include her three daughters, Jessica Jones and Keithia Jones, both of Quincy, Ill., and Angela Lewis of Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Kattarina Jones, Parker Cookson, Ashlyn Deering, Madyson and Jaiden Jones, all of Quincy, Ill., and Karley and Bransyn Lewis, both of Louisiana; two great-grandchildren, Brody Andresen and Jamesian Schroder, both of Quincy, Ill.; a good friend, Joan Dowler of Quincy, Ill.; a sister, Jennifer (Richard) Blivens; three brothers, Dennis (Tammy) Hoener, Jeffrey (Christina) Hoener, and Mark (Kathy) Hoener, all of Quincy, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.
Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Steve Hoener, and two sisters, Pamela Mast and Rebecca Augspurg.
Services were heldon Friday, March 22, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Gary Jones Family or the Blessing Cancer Center
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements. www.hansenspear.com.
Alma M. Pointer
Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Marie Pointer, 91, of Louisiana will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Mrs. Pointer passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Home in Louisiana.
She was born Aug. 28, 1921 in Pleasant Hill, Ill., the daughter of Austin E. Hoaglin and Goldie Ewing Hoaglin.
Alma married Clark Eaton Pointer on Feb. 1, 1939 in New London and he preceded her in death September of 1983.
She is survived by a son, Clark Edward Pointer and wife, Roberta of Louisiana; a twin sister, Alta Stone of Louisiana; three grandchildren, Kim Page and husband Dan of Frankford, Cindy Adkison of Bowling Green, and Thresa Hook and husband Sam of Troy; six great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a niece and nephew.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents Austin and Goldie Ewing Hoaglin; one brother, Skeet Hoaglin; and a sister Betty Mix.
She graduated from the Louisiana High School with the class of 1938.
Alma had been employed at Wells-Lamont Glove Factory in Louisiana until the factory closed. She was then employed at Louisiana Plastics until they closed. She was later employed at the Louisiana Press Journal until she decided to retire.
She was a member of the Pentecostal faith. Also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 370 in Louisiana and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Bowling Green.
Alma enjoyed shopping and cleaning her house in her past time.
Pallbearers are Tom Wallace, John Wood, Shaun Hook, Austin Hook, Jacob Mix and Danny Miller.
Memorials may be given to the American Legion Auxiliary, Louisiana, Missouri Girls State.
Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com.
Helen Swenson, 89, passed away at 11:24 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana.
At the time of her death, she was surrounded by family and the caring staff at Heritage House.
Helen, the youngest of nine children, was born on Oct. 5, 1923 in Aurora, Ill. Her parents, Maria Carmella Monaco and Antonio Traversino, immigrated to the United States from San Marco in Lamis, Provicia di Foggia, Italy. Helen was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Helen met the love of her life, Norman Charles (Pat) Swenson in Sandwich, Ill. when Pat was giving Helen’s brother, Tony, a ride to see his girlfriend. Pat saw Helen standing next to Tony and asked who the beautiful girl was.
Pat and Helen hit it off immediately and were married on Dec. 17, 1949 in Aurora, Ill.
They moved to Louisiana in 1960 for Pat’s job at Louisiana Plastics. Helen and Pat had eight children, seven daughters in a row followed by one son.
They were married for 59 years at the time of Pat’s death on June 9, 2009. They had a lively, loving home where everyone was welcome at any time.
Helen was famous for her skills in the kitchen. Italian cooking was her specialty and there was always a celebration when she made her homemade pasta and sauce!
She was also a skilled cake decorator and her children treasure the memories of chocolate chip chiffon cakes covered in green frosting and topped with pink frosting roses made for their birthdays each year.
An active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Louisiana, Helen taught CCD, a religious education for children for many years, and she and her husband delivered communion to elderly and sick members of the church.
Helen moved to Lynn’s Heritage House in 2009 and enjoyed her final years getting to know the other residents and being visited by family and friends.
She loved going for rides, especially to get ice cream, and her eyes always lit up when her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren came into the room.
Helen is survived by her children, Karen Hallows and husband Keith Hall of Oakton, Va., Kristine Dewey and husband Karl Dewey of Louisiana, Deborah Maly of Sun Lake, Ariz., Sandra Steinlage and husband Leon Steinlage of Topeka, Kan., Janice Hallows and husband John Hollows of Seattle, Wash., Laurie McMillin and husband Miles McMillin of Leawood, Kan., Cynthia Harris and husband Paul Harris of Hannibal, and Davis Swenson and partner Linda Holtsman of Louisiana.
She also leaves behind 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 30. Visitation will be at Collier Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to noon followed by funeral services at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike County Health Department Homecare and Hospice Foundation or the Louisiana High School Alumni Association Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The family would like to extend its gratitude to the staff at Heritage House for their loving care and attentiveness, and to Pike County Hospice for the comfort provided to Helen in her final days.
Helen will be remembered for her kindness and generosity. She was small in stature but made a huge impact in the lives of many.