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A Mass of the Christian Burial for Catherine Ann Ambra, 51, of Bowling Green was held on April 15 at the St. Clement Catholic Church in St. Clement. Father Bill Peckman officiated.
Catherine passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Ruth Jensen Village in Bowling Green.
She was born on Nov. 7, 1961 in Fairview Park, Ohio the daughter of Stephen Peter Ambra Sr. and Joan Carter Golembe.
She was cared for by her parents until placement at Emmaus Home in Marthasville. In 1991 she came to live at Ruth Jensen Village to be closer to her parents who then lived in Pike County.
She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Ward Hanneman, of Blue Springs; a brother, Stephen Ambra Jr., of Concord, N.H.; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Carter Golembe, who passed away Dec. 16, 1997; her father, Stephen Ambra, Sr. on Nov. 15, 2010; and a brother, Thomas James Ambra, who passed away June 21, 2007.
Cathy enjoyed music, ice cream, and teasing others. When her health was better, she attended the Pike County Agency for Developmental Disabilities day program.
She could be described as “strong willed” but was loved by those who knew and cared for her. She will be greatly missed by her housemates and friends.
Pallbearers were Nickie Seal, Yolanda Smith, Vernon Wallsmith, Alan Cantley, Mark Morton and Andrew Salmons.
The family would like to say “thank you” to the staff of Ruth Jensen Village for the wonderful care given to Cathy.
Memorials may be given to the Ruth Jensen Village in Bowling Green in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc. 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.
Wife, mother, grandmother, Shirley E. Dunn, formerly of Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2013. During those last days, Shirley was surrounded by immediate family and friends, who will greatly miss her.
Shirley had been married to John D. Dunn for 30 years at the time of her passing. Shirley was born on Aug. 20, 1957 in St. Louis, the daughter of Clarence and Edna Miller.
Along with her husband, John, Shirley is survived by her sister, Genevieve Grover; two children, Jayson Andrew Smith and Clay Dunn; and two grandchildren.
Having opted out of a traditional funeral, a Celebration of Life event was held on Dec. 1, 2012 at the Living Hope Church in Vancouver, Wash.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer society at www.cancer.org.
Funeral services for Dr. Ralph H. Hayden, 90, of Bowling Green were held on April 11, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach funeral home in Bowling Green with Glen Hickerson, of Louisiana, officiating. Internment will be at the Forest Grove Cemetery, in Canton, at a later date. It was Ralph’s wish to be cremated.
Ralph Hayden was born on June 27, 1922 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hayden. The family lived in Canton, where he spent his childhood and graduated from Canton High School. He attended college for two years at Missouri University, pursuing a degree in electrical engineering until World War II. During the war, Ralph gained a service record of 30 months as a bomber pilot in the European sector, and is credited with 35 heavy bomber missions over enemy territory, and was discharged with the rank of First Lieutenant. After the war, he continued his education at Culver Stockton College, where he received his B.A. degree in chemistry and his pre-medical education. Ralph graduated from the Osteopathic College at Kirksville, and spent his internship in the Carson City Hospital at Carson City, Mich.
Dr. Hayden chose the Bowling Green area to establish his practice because of the “friendly spirit of the people and the progressive atmosphere of the city”. Soon an office and residence were built at 519 West Main Street in Bowling Green, and a 27-year practice began. At this time, Dr. Hayden met and employed Marian Dewey as his medical assistant and she soon became his wife and business partner for 53 years. The couple provided loving health care for residents of Pike County and the surrounding area with a “pay what you can afford” attitude. House calls to patients’ homes were made when a person was too sick to come to the office, and were “just part of the job”. Ralph loved getting to know the people he treated and had fond memories of his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Hayden loved to hunt, fish, and work on the family farm. He and Ted Shanks grew up together, and Ralph’s love of wildlife inspired Ted. Ralph restored old cemetery headstones in the area for a number of years.
Dr. Hayden held a life membership in the Atlas Club, a professional fraternal organization for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha, national honorary professional organization. He was also a member of Eastern Star and the Masons.
Dr. Hayden was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Isabel Inlow. He is survived by his wife, Marian, his aunt, Wanda Hedgecock , and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as honorary pallbears were Jim Malone, Joe Crane, Bill Unsell, Karl Dewey III, Tom Wallace, and Richard Walraven.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Mr. James Wesley “Jimmy” Lamberson, 63, of New London passed away Wednesday April 10, 2013 at the Audrain County Medical Center in Mexico. His desire was to be cremated and memorial services will be held at a later date.
He was born April 20, 1949 in Ashburn to Marion “Minner” and Alma Wheeler Lamberson.
He is survived by nine brothers, Louis “Rudi” Lamberson, Jerry Lamberson, Tim Lamberson, Jack Lamberson and wife, Debbie, Hank Lamberson and wife, Linda, all of Ashburn, Lorin Lamberson and wife, Sherie, of Vandalia Faron Lamberson, of New London, Rusty Lamberson and wife, Donna, of Hull, Ill., and Don Lamberson and wife, Peggy, of Louisiana; three sisters, Joyce Ehret and husband, Wayne, of New London, Suzzie Cohea, of Hannibal, and Donna Jones and husband Mike, of Ashburn; numerous nieces and nephews and special cousins.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Minner and Alma Lamberson; and four brothers, Kenneth Lamberson, Truman Lamberson, Larry Lamberson and Lonnie Lamberson.
He has been employed as an elevator operator for Bunge Grain Terminal in Hannibal for over 40 years.
Memorials may be given to Pike County Home Health and Hospice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, 117 Barnard Dr., Louisiana, MO 63353.
Funeral services for Mr. Michael Eugene Lee, 66, of Louisiana will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bowling Green City Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Lee passed away Monday, April 15, 2013 at the Maple Grove Nursing Home in Louisiana.
He was born Nov. 5, 1946 in Louisiana, the son of Eugene Lee and Rose Asquith Lee.
He is survived by one daughter, Lisa Anderson and husband William, of Hannibal; a granddaughter, Madison Anderson, of Hannibal; and his mother, Rose Wells, of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Lee, who died in 1961; and a brother, Stephen Lee, who died in 1956.
He graduated from the Pittsfield High School in Pittsfield, Ill.
Mike had owned and operated the City Cab Company in Louisiana for over 27 years.
Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com.
Ronald “Ronnie” Lee Radford, of Louisiana, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at his home with his son Thad by his side.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Visitation will be held Thursday, April 18 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana.
Ronnie was born Oct. 1, 1939 in Hannibal, the son of Arley and Eileen Dixon Radford. On Sept. 12, 1959 he married Shelia Faye Anderson and she survives.
Also surviving are his children, Danny Radford and wife Rebecca of Aubrey, Texas, Thad Radford, of the home, and Chad Radford and wife Colleen of Marana, Ariz; grandchildren include Daniel Lee and Charles David Radford, of Aubrey, Texas and Christiane Maureen Radford, of Marana, Ariz.
Also surviving, his twin brother, Donald Radford and wife Pat; three sisters, Donna Elder McDowell of Curryville, Cindy Lykins of Glendale, Ariz., and Arleen Maple and husband Gene of Hannibal; mother-in-law, Barbara Anderson, of Louisiana; sister-in-law, Lori Brown and husband Ted, of Louisiana; and Jeanne Jolley, of Laddonia; brothers-in-law, Warren Anderson and wife Linda, of Phoenix, Ariz., Neil Anderson and wife Lynda, of Ashburn, Les Anderson, Vance Anderson and Raymond Lambert, of Louisiana; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his son, Ronald Charles Radford; parents, Arley and Eileen Radford; father-in-law, Charles W. Anderson; and sister-in-law, Lynda Lambert.
He grew up in Hannibal and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1958. He was employed by Southwestern Bell for 42 years.
He worked many weekends and nights driving for the Uregas Company, Rogers Carthage, and Herman Brothers, as well as the Imperial Service Station.
He was well known all around Pike and Marion counties as “the telephone man.” He also went by the nickname of “Slim” and “Tall.”
He had a zest for life and enjoyed the riverfront and Cardinal baseball. He was a Khoury League baseball manager for 13 years and loved the children.
His pride and joy besides Shelia and his sons was his precious grandchildren. He was a marvel to his family and all who knew and loved him.
Active pallbearers are Danny Radford, Thad Radford, Chad Radford, Daniel Radford, Charlie Radford, Patrick Radford, Cory Radford and Gene Zbleski
Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Lambert, Gary Jolley, Chris Peterman, Chris Misner, Loran Sebacher, Jim Render and Warren Anderson.
Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia B. Teasley, 85, of Louisiana will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Bob Norvel will officiate.
Burial will be in the Old Alexandria Cemetery near Troy. Mrs. Teasley passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at her home in Louisiana.
She was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Troy to Edward and Folsa Smith Bohmer.
She married John B. Teasley on Aug. 14, 1950 in St. Charles and he preceded her in death April 20, 1997.
Virginia is survived by a son, Allan Randall Teasley and wife, Lin, of Columbia; one granddaughter, Kirsten Teasley, of Columbia; two sister-in-laws, Alberta Hawking and Vernetta Penn, both of St. Charles; and dearest friend, Zona Peterson, of Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Folsa Smith Bohmer; and two brothers, Bob Bohmer and Melvin Bohmer.
Virginia and her husband had owned and operated Teasley’s Sewing Center in Louisiana for a number of years. She was later employed at Stark Bro’s Nursery in Louisiana as a sales clerk in the garden center until her retirement.
Virginia enjoyed being around people and in her spare time she did volunteer work for Pike County Hospital and the Clothing Room in Louisiana.
Pallbearers are Dr. Gene Smith, Tom Fowler, Alan Bolton, Brad Stark, Chris Stark, and Todd Woods.
Nancy Allen, age 92, of Bowling Green passed away peacefully Monday, April 15, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Hannibal surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Burial will be in the Bowling Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A complete obituary will be in next week’s paper.