Edward G. Behrens
Edward Gentry Behrens, 85, of New London, passed away April 29, 2013 at University Hospital in Columbia.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 4 at Smith Funeral Home and Chapel, with Pastor Tom Day officiated. Burial was in the Barkley Cemetery in New London.
Mr. Behrens was born Dec. 10, 1927 in St. Louis to Raymond R. and Antoinette Gentry Behrens. He married Margaret Adelle Fry Behrens on March 26, 1955, in Louisiana. She preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2008.
Survivors include two children, James Raymond Behrens and wife, Julia Cornell Behrens, of Hannibal, and Martha Antoinette (Anne) Behrens Vieira and husband, John Michael Vieira, of Louisiana; four grandchildren, James Cornell Behrens, Katherine Elizabeth Behrens, Carter Behrens Vieira and Isabella Rose Vieira.
Preceding in death were his parents and sibling, William Benjamin Gladney.
Ed grew up in St. Louis and moved to Louisiana with his parents. He graduated from Louisiana High School in 1945, attended Westminster College in Fulton and graduated from the University of Missouri in Columbia with his B.S. in business in 1950. At the university he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
After graduation Ed became the owner of a Ford Motor Automobile Dealership in Louisiana. In 1958 he and his father purchased Ralls County State Bank, now RCS Bank.
From 1958-1962 he was a cashier/director at the bank. From 1963-1968 he was executive vice president/director and from 1969-1989 he was president/director. From 1990 until his death he was chairman and CEO of RCS Bank.
In addition to his banking career Ed was formerly treasurer of Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation, served as vice president of the Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam Association from 1963-1984.
He served as charter president in 1965 of the New London Lions Club. While at Westminster College he was present for Winston Churchill’s now famous “Iron Curtain” speech. He served with the U.S. Army at Ft. Leonard Wood during the Korean Conflict.
Edward became a Master Mason in Perseverance Lodge, No. 92 A.F&A.M. at Louisiana. Later he joined Ralls Masonic Lodge No. 33. A.F.&A.M., became a 32nd-Degree Mason, and was a member of NEMO Shrine Club and The Moolah Temple.
Ed was an avid golfer and Missouri Tiger fan. He was devoted to his family and friends. His career will be remembered for the pride he took in helping his customers be successful.
Memorials may be made to New London First Christian Church, New London First Baptist Church, Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation or New London Lions Club in care of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.
Pallbearers will be John W. Briscoe, Robert M Clayton II, Steven Misner, Louis McClelland, Kenneth Greger, John M. Vieira, James C. Behrens and William Gladney.
Honorary pallbearers will be past and present employees of RCS Bank. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.
Oscar E. Campbell
Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Eugene Campbell, 80, of Louisiana, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate.
Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Campbell passed away on May 5, 2013 at his home near Louisiana.
He was born on July 3, 1932 in Ashburn to Frank William and Virginia Laura Early Campbell. He married Anna Louise Campbell on Oct. 20, 1952 in Pocahontas, Ark. and she preceded him in death on Dec. 24, 1998.
He is survived by two daughters, Nina Campbell Butler, of Louisiana, and Debra Durk, of Columbia; three sons, Frank William Campbell, of Eolia, Norman Bryan Campbell, of Clarksville, and David Eugene Campbell, of Louisiana; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Carmen Campbell, of Bowling Green; a sister, Ann Dane, of St. Louis; a cousin; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Campbell Smith on Oct. 27, 1996, and a nephew Joseph Schussell.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Yorktown during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed hunting and watching his children and grandchildren playing their sports.
He was like a father as well as grandfather in raising Jennifer’s three children Lorel-ei, Candance, and Dylan Smith. He mostly enjoyed spending time with all of his family and he will be greatly missed.
Memorials may be given to donor’s choice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, MO 63353.
On-line condolences may be sent at www.collierfuneral.com.
Funeral services for Bill Raufer of Bowling Green were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Tom Hufty officiating. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the funeral home. Mr. Raufer passed away on April 29, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles.
He was born May 7, 1941, in Pike County to John O. Raufer and Carrie Alberta Vann Raufer. He graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1959 and married Anna Hufty on Sept. 10, 1961, at Peno Baptist Church. She survives. Also surviving is their son, Mark Hufty Raufer of Bowling Green and his wife, Jennifer. Two special granddaughters, Kayla Shaye Raufer Moore and husband Steven of Bowling Green and Morgan Dayne Raufer of Columbia. He is survived by one sister, Barbara Jo Philipps and husband Dave of Jackson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents and three brothers; Jerry Raufer, Phillip Raufer and John Allen Raufer.
Bill accepted Christ when he was 20 years of age and was baptized in Peno Creek. He was a member of Peno Baptist Church.
He was employed at Hercules in Louisiana for 36 years and retired from there in 1999. He also farmed and raised cattle most of his life. He loved hunting, fishing, and spending time with his dogs, but most of all spending time with his family and helping others. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.
Serving as pallbearers were Tim Philipps, Tom Philipps, Jim Ingram, Kenny Scherder, Francis Young, Kent Hufty and Steven Moore.
Honorary pallbearers were Bumper Harold Brown, Alex Harness, David Harness, Joey Philipps, and Billy Harness.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Pike County Home Health and Hospice.
Larry E. Orf
Larry E. Orf, age 56, of Bowling Green, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at St. Joseph West Hospital in Lake St. Louis.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Peckman officiating. Burial was in the St. Clement Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Larry was born May 10, 1956 in Louisiana, the son of Ezra Henry and Marie Gladys Brown Orf. Survivors include his mother of Bowling Green; one son Adam L. Orf and wife Andrea of Bowling Green; one daughter Mary Conners and husband Luke of Clarksville; four grandchildren Kamia Conners, Braxton Pitzer, Michael Orf and Wyatt Orf; one brother Danny Orf and wife Carolyn of Bowling Green; three sisters Wanda Wilson and husband Gary of Frankford, Janice Robinson and husband Philip of Bowling Green, Carolyn Touchette of Bellville, Ill.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his father and one sister Shirley Henderson.
He enjoyed growing up and living in Pike County his entire life. He was employed by UPS for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting trap and being outside. He enjoyed mowing his yard, being around his grandchildren and spending time with family. He had been a member of Knights of Columbus # 1928 and was active in Promise Keepers. He loved to laugh, had the brightest smile, never had an enemy and was loved by everyone. Larry loved life.
Serving as pallbearers were Jared Robinson, Travis Henderson, Terry Wilson, Vance Wilson, Greg Touchette and Brian Touchette. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Orf, Danny Orf and Amanda Henderson.
Lola D. Crenshaw
Lola Darline Huff Crenshaw went home to Jesus on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Dale Medical Center in Ozark, Ala. She was 77 years, seven months, and four days of age.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 23 at Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Pastor Greg Doss and Pastor George Merrill officated.
Darline was born Sept. 15, 1935 in Clarksville, the eldest of four children of the late Thomas and Viola Gardner Huff, and the grandchild of Herschel and Lola Stewart Gardner. She was raised in the Pentecostal faith. She graduated from the Clarksville school in 1954. She moved to Alabama in 1996 after living in California and Bowling Green where she cared for her mother for many years.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, genealogy, and a great cup of coffee. She had a sharp mind, quick laugh and took excellent care of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Ronald Wade Crenshaw, one brother Thomas Huff III, one grandson Calab Crenshaw, and three nephews Donnie Ray Connor, William Burton Bass, and Herschel Huff III.
She is survived by children Allan Crenshaw (Elaine) of Ariton, Ala., Kenneth Crenshaw and Brenda Crenshaw of Ozark, Ala., grandchildren Jessica Dougherty of Alabaster, Ala., Raylene Crenshaw of Ozark, Ala., Amy Crenshaw Holloway of Columbia, S.C., Christina Till (Jeremy) of Ariton, Ala., and Bradley Crenshaw of Troy, Ala., also four great-grandchildren, Bethanee Till, Gage Till, Brenden Holloway, and Mallory Crenshaw; sister, Roberta Maxine Barlow (J.C.) of Yuba City, Calif., and brother Herschel H. Huff of Curryville. She also is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss Darline’s laugh and her caring ways.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.