Judy S. Conrad
Judy Salsman Heathman Conrad, 64, of Hannibal, died at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Willow Care Center in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial will be in the New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Wither’s Mill.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Judy was born on Jan. 28, 1949 in Quincy, Ill. Her parents were Paul and Geneva Skinner Salsman.
She is survived by one daughter, Kelli Salsman Turpin of Monroe City; one son, Paul Heathman of Columbia; four brothers, Calvin Vine (Susan), Chuck Gilmore (Terry), Carl Ray Corbin (Peggy), and Ernie Marks; four grandchildren, Kayla Turpin, MacKenzie Turpin, Chevy Turpin, and Shelby Heathman; a special friend, Linda Wood; and several nieces and nephews.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Donald Crim, and a sister, Ramona Corbin.
Judy was previously employed as a certified nurse’s assistant in home health care and as a newspaper carrier. She most recently was employed at the Ayerco convenience store in Hannibal, from which she retired. Judy enjoyed scratching off lottery tickets, playing Yahtzee, and especially loved her candy and “Blizzards” from Dairy Queen. She was a Christian by faith.
Pallbearers will be Paul Heathman, Michael Heathman, Dave Johnson, Jake Lewis, Darin Conrad, and Daylan Brown.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.
Richard F. Dyer
Richard F. Dyer, 86 of West Plains formerly of Bowling Green, passed away on June 4, 2013 in West Plains. Graveside services were held Saturday at the St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Millwood.
Mr. Dyer was born on Oct. 1, 1926 in Silex, the son of Guy Francis and Gertrude (Dwyer) Dyer.
He is survived by children Martha (Chris) Yarbrough of Rolla, Kathleen (Richard) Koppitz of Springfield, and Debbie (Charlie) Romans of West Plains; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; sister Melva Lavery of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Later in life he married Gertrude Kearns in Bowling Green and she preceded him in death, also preceding in death were his parents and two sisters, Mildred and Myrtle Moellering.
After graduating Silex High School, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. He married Barbara L. Edwards and they made their home in Long Beach, Calif. where he worked as a heavy equipment operator and raised their family before moving to Bowling Green where he worked at Dundee Cement Company. Richard enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, hunting and camping.
Pallbearers were Brian, Matt and Chris Koppitz, Lucas and Quentin Romans and Mark Scruggs.
Denise L. Early
Funeral services for Denise Lea Early, 55, of Louisiana, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. John Simpson officiated. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana.
Denise passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born July 22, 1957 in Louisiana, to Ray and Frances Reeder Early.
Denise is survived by her life-long partner of 35 years, Jack Huckstep, of Louisiana; one sister, Joy McLaughlin, of Louisiana; three brothers, Steve Early and Ray “Rip” Early, both of Louisiana and Daney “Sam” Early, of Frankford.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Frances Reeder Early; one brother, Dale Francis Early; and a sister, Karen Lynn Creech.
Denise graduated from the Bowling Green High School in 1975.
She had been employed as an LPN at the Women’s and Men’s Correctional Center in Vandalia and Bowling Green. She had also worked at AmHeart Hospice in Troy and for Smith-Barr and Maple Grove Lodge Nursing Homes in Louisiana.
Denise loved animals, especially her three dogs, Lady Bug, Sweetie and Daisy. She loved to fish and camp and work in her flower and vegetable garden.
Honorary pallbearers are Ed Backer, Keith McClure, Walter Allen, Jim Pitzer, Andrea Brown, Cliff Tolton, Ted Brown and all of the personnel at the Hannibal Clinic Dialysis Unit. Active pallbearers are Dana Early, Shawn Early, Steven Early, Shane McLaughlin, Dale McLaughlin, Daney Early, Josh Early and Charles Creech.
Memorials may be given to CAPA in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Louisiana.
Walter A. Kruenegel
Walter A. Kruenegel, 93, of Louisiana, passed away at his home June 7, 2013 in Louisiana.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Steve Meyerhoff will officiate. Visitation will be held today from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at the Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis.
He was born Jan. 20, 1920 in St. Louis, the son of Ernst and Thekla Kruenegel.
He married Ruth Schulenburg on June 6, 1942 in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on March 8, 1986.
Survivors include son, Bruce (Linda) Kruenegel of Leawood, Kan., and daughter, Gayle (Steve) Meyerhoff of Annapolis, Md.; grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Kevin Kruenegel, Katie Ylinen, Kurt Meyerhoff, Erich Meyerhoff, Johanna Hill and Katrina Meyerhoff.
He is also survived by his second wife, Helen (Patrick) Fox of Louisiana, married Sept. 28, 1991 and her children, Terry Fox, Patricia Niehaus and Matthew Fox as well as step-grandchildren, Kaleb Fox, Hunter Fox, Kristen Hoeflinger, Brian Niehaus and Glenn Niehaus; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kruenegel grew up in St. Louis, graduating from Beaumont High School in 1938. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army where he spent most of his time in Germany.
He attended Washington University in St. Louis and worked with various companies in St. Louis and Illinois, including Dow Chemical, Severdrup and Parcel and John Ramming Machine Co., living much of his life in Ferguson.
Memorials may be given to the Twin Pike Family YMCA, Pike County Memorial Hospital, Louisiana Library, Pike County Hospice or the Centenary United Methodist Church Audio Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.collierfuneral.com
Willeyne M. Clemens
Willeyne McCune Clemens, 92, passed into eternity on May 1, 2013 after a brief illness. A daughter of Norman and Ruth
McCune, she was born on June 4, 1920 near Bowling Green,
an area which her family homesteaded several generations ago, and she lived there much of her life. An
alumna of Christian College in Columbia, she was married
to the late Jack Patterson Sr. They had a son, Jack Patterson Jr. who preceded her in death, and a daughter, Roanoke educator
and children’s author, Nancy Ruth Patterson.
Mrs. Clemens, a former elementary school teacher known for
her graciousness, warmth, and sweet smile, had been a church and community volunteer all her life. She was an active
member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, a member of The
Daughters of the American Revolution for more than fifty years a docent for the Art Museum of Western Virginia, and a member of the Chestnut Hills Club.
The widow of The Honorable James Clemens, a Senior Judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals, she moved in 1990 from
Missouri to Roanoke, where she had lived prior to her marriage
to Judge Clemens, to be near her daughter. Mill Mountain Theatre’s productions of The Christmas Cup, a book written by her daughter and based on McCune family traditions, was dedicated to Mrs. Clemens, “whose children both knew that she loved them each best.” In a 1999 article for The Roanoke Times
Nancy Ruth Patterson cited her mother’s influence on her life and writing, calling her “the best cheerleader a child could ever have.”
Mrs. Clemens has a brother-in-law, Dr. Richard King, and a sister-in-law, Peggy Delozier, both of Clinton. Her sister
Mary Lou King and her brother, Tom McCune, are deceased. She also has four nieces, Dixie Wolf and Carol Tsevis of Kansas
City, Barbara Slade of Austin, Texas, and Kathy Miller of Overland Park, Kan., and two nephews, Mike and Jeff McCune
of the St. Petersburg, Fla. area. She felt especially grateful for
her 92-year friendship with Dorothy Hannaford of Sarasota, Fla. whom she considered a sister. She also considered Alison ancdBrowning Hemric, of Asheville, N.C. and Addison Hemric, of Charlotte, N.C. to be family. She cherished the memories of Pooh and Macon, two beloved poodles she shared with her daughter, and she leaves behind her constant companion, her
At noon on Monday, May 6, 2013, a family friend, The
Reverend Dr. Carol McCall Richardson, officiated at a
graveside service for Mrs. Clemens at St. John’s Episcopal
Church Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. At a later date, a celebration in gratitude for a well-lived and well-loved life will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va. Oakey’s
Downtown Chapel is handling arrangements. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. John’s Episcopal
Church Choir in Roanoke, or to Mill Mountain Theatre, where Mrs. Clemens garnered many of her most joyous memories
during five productions based on her daughter’s books. Those plays included A Simple Gift, which featured her beloved poodle Newby.
“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows…but only one mother in the whole world.”
-Kate Douglas Wiggin
Margie K. Parsons
Margie Katherine Grimmett Parsons was born Jan. 22, 1926 in Vandalia to the late Glen and Esther Thompson Grimmett. Margie departed this life Sunday June 9, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. A private burial was held in the Vandalia City Cemetery.
Margie was married to O’Neil Parsons on Nov. 19, 1950 in Vandalia. O’Neil preceded her in death on May 7, 1988. To this union a son Randall Phillip was born deceased.
She lived in the rural New Hartford area for almost 38 years. Due to the death of her husband she moved to Bowling Green where she has resided since July 29, 1988.
Margie became a member of Second Baptist Church in Vandalia at an early age.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Vandalia and attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
Margie is survived by cousins and friends.