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Mrs. Eileen Hobkirk Akers, 94, of Vicksburg, Miss. passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Vicksburg Convalescent Home in Vicksburg, Miss.
Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 6 in the Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone officiated.
She was born June 1, 1918 in Louisiana, the daughter of Arnold and Clara Bell Wilson Houchins.
She married Robert Hobkirck June 12, 1937 in Louisiana and he preceded her in death March 10, 1981. She later maried Major C. Akers who preceded her in death.
Eileen is survived by a son, Robert A. Hobkirk and wife, Wanda of Vicksburg Miss.; three grandchildren, Bruce Hobkirck, Jaudon Presson and Janice Koestler; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carol Calvin of Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert M. Hobkirck and Major C. Akers; one sister, Evelyn Townsell; and one brother, Russell Houchins.
She had owned and operated Eileen’s Beauty Salon and Beauty Supply Company in Clarksville for a number of years before moving to Port Charlotte, Fla. in 1967.
In 2010 she moved to Vicksburg, Miss. to be closer to her family.
She was a member of the Presyterian faith.
Pallbearers were Joe Calvin, Mike Poyser, Richard Calvin, Dean Calvin, Jeff Calvin and David Shumaker.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
Catherine “Kitti” Grimm, age 62, of Bowling Green went home to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Memorial services celebrating her life will be held Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green with Rev. Robert Warren officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
She was born in Louisiana on June 17, 1950, the daughter of Walter and Arneda McKinsey Jeffries. She is survived by one daughter Joleen Brown and husband Randy of Bowling Green; one son Tony Grimm and wife Melody of Bourbonnais, Ill.; five grandchildren, Ashley and Hannah Grimm, Jesse and Conner Betts, and Cole Cash; two sisters Judee Adair and husband Bill of Blue Springs, and Sande Holman and husband Danny of O’Fallon. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Kitti worked as an LPN for several nursing homes in the area. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green and had an unwavering faith in God. Over the years, she had become very involved in the church and assisted with numerous areas of ministry. She was also a prayer warrior and helped out wherever possible and whenever needed. Kitti practiced Luke 10:27 that says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself”.
Maureen (Cleary) Maue, age 76, of Bowling Green passed away, Friday April 5, 2013, surrounded by her loved ones.
Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 9 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Jeffrey Dock officiating. Memorial visitation was held from 11 a.m. to the time of service at the funeral home.
She was born May 27, 1936 in St. Louis, the daughter of John Francis and Lillian Marie Gorman Cleary.
Mrs. Maue will be so missed by those who knew her ever-present, sometimes irreverent, humor, her keen wit and intelligence, and especially her selflessness and profound kindness to others. The kindnesses shown to her were paid back in home-baked brownies, cookies, and hugs. If you were ever the beneficiary of them; they came directly from her heart and you should know you were special. She was a very loved lady, a treasured friend, wonderful mother, grandmother, and sister.
She is survived by her five children: daughter Christine Smith and husband Kent of Texas, daughter Donna English of Louisiana, son Jim Maue and wife Carol of O’Fallon, son Steve Maue and wife Cammie of Warrenton, son Matt Maue and wife Angie of St. Peters; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; step-father Bud Dallmann of Texas; sister LaDonna Thoele and husband Howard of Texas, brother John Cleary and wife Joan of Texas and brother Dale Dallmann and wife Nancy of Montana; four nephews; two nieces and her dearest friend Mary Ellen Moser of St. Peters. She was preceded in death by her parents John Cleary and mother Lillian Dallmann; her husband Raymond Maue of 52 years, two grandchildren Joshua Smith and Luke Maue and her great-grandchild Winter Zabenco.
Memorials may be made to Special Olympics, Salvation Army, MADD or the American Lung Association c/o Mudd-Veach Funeral Home, 606 W. Main, Bowling Green, MO 63334
James “Jim” W. Miller, 52, of New London, died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Funeral services were on Friday, April 5, at Apostolic Holiness Church in Hannibal. Pastor Gary Legg officiated. Burial was in Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Mr. Miller was born April 23, 1960 in Hannibal.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.
Roy “Elmer” Brown, age 73, of Bowling Green, passed away April 6, 2013 at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 10 (today) at 10 a.m. at St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial was at St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, April 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Elmer was born Sept. 29, 1939 in Bowling Green, the son of Roy C. and Anna Marie Sparks Brown. On Dec. 27, 1958, he married Juliana Marie Deters, who survives.
Also surviving are his children Patti Crane and husband Bill of Bowling Green, Janice Luebrecht and husband Martin of Bowling Green, Mary Beth Gillum and husband Mike of Columbia, Jim Brown and Lori Mullens of Hannibal, Chris Brown and wife Rita of Hannibal, Laurie Schuckenbrock and husband Mike of Bowling Green, and Melissa Millan and husband Jim of Hannibal.
Grandchildren include Bethany Parr and husband Jake, Ryan Crane and wife Kelly, and Todd Crane; Nathan, Bradley, Daniel and Lauren Gamm; Kyle, Justin and Stephanie Luebrecht; Amy Patterson and husband Justin; Creston and Taylor Brown; Carli and Brendan Watson; Ben, Andy, and Emily Schuckenbrock; Kate and Adam Millan. Great grandchildren include Chloe Orr and Hudson Crane.
Also surviving are brothers Edwin Brown and wife Rosemary, Ernie Brown and Karen Williamson, and Charlie Brown and wife Patty; two sisters Evelyn Constable and Dona Riffle and husband Junior and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Leroy Constable.
He grew up and lived his entire life in Pike County. Elmer worked as a meat cutter for years in several area grocery stores including Temple Stevens, IGA, A & P, Jones Bi-Rite and Healthway Dairy. He later worked for the Bowling Green High School until retirement. Elmer was a member of St. Clement Church.
Pallbearers are Elmer’s grandsons. Serving as honorary pallbearers are his granddaughters.
Memorials may be given to St. Clement Charities. On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com
Funeral services for Mr. Clifford Wayne Williams, 36, of Louisiana, were held on April 5 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Robert Rue officiated.
Burial was in the Samuel Taylor Cemetery in Rockport, Ill. Wayne passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the St. Joseph Hospital West at Lake St. Louis.
He was born Oct. 31, 1976 in Pittsfield, Ill., the son of Herschel and Shirley Love Williams.
He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Williams and Shaylee Williams both of Louisiana; a twin brother, Lee Williams and wife, Amber of Pittsfield, Ill.; two sisters, Teresa Clostermery and husband, Robert of Griggsville, Ill. and Mary Houston of Bowling Green; one aunt, Barbara Williams of Pittsfield, Ill.; and an uncle, Leroy Williams of the state of Wisconsin.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Herschel Williams who died May 25, 2003 and his mother, Shirley Williams who died Aug. 9, 2011.
He graduated from the Pleasant Hill High School in Pleasant Hill, Ill. in 1995.
He had been employed as a meat cutter for the Kroger grocery store in Louisiana, for 10 years. He was later employed at Bodine Aluminum Company in Troy until ill health forced him to retire.
He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed the outdoors and target practicing at the shooting range.
His daughters, Rachel and Shaylee, were the pride and joy of his life,.
Honorary pallbearers were Steve Holland and Steve Rosenkranz. Active pallbearers were Lee Williams, Travis Brimager, Scott Buchanan, Seth Graham, Robert Clostermery and Josh Baker.
Memorials may be given to the family in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
Dr. Ralph H. Hayden passed away Sunday April 7, at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Visitation will be Wednesday (today) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Frances T. McDannold, age 80, of New Hartford, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.
Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. She was cremated per her wishes and her final disposition will be in the Ashley Cemetery with her husband Charles V. McDannold.
Memorials may be made to the Pike County Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.
A complete obituary will follow in next weeks paper.