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Steven J. Miner, 56, of Pleasant Hill, formerly of Carrollton, IL died on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill., surrounded by his family.
Steve was born on July 21, 1956 in Carrollton, Ill., the son of Bill and Wanda (Powell) Miner. He married Patricia Walker Driskill in 1994. She survives.
Steve was the owner and operator of the Lighthouse restaurant in Louisiana. He had also worked as an electrical contractor.
Steve enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved the outdoors and the Dallas Cowboys.
In addition to his wife, Pat, he is also survived by two daughters, Jessica Bott of Springfield, Ill. and Chelsie Whitelock and her husband Andrew of Nashville, Tenn.; step-son, Geoff Driskill and his companion Carrie of Carrollton, Ill.; three grandchildren, Reyce Bott, Finnegan Whitelock, Blake Driskill; one sister, Andrea Baird and her husband John of Quincy; one brother, Roger Miner of New York, N.Y.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There is no visitation but memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorials in Steve’s memory are suggested to the American Heart Association.
The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of the arrangements.
Genevieve M. Irvine, 79, of Rockport, Ill., died at 6:12 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013 at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Pittsfield, Ill. following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastors John Ruzich and Jon Kroeze will officiate. Burial will follow in Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Grand View Funeral Home in Hannibal.
Mrs. Irvine was born on Aug. 20, 1933, in Hull, the daughter of Russell and Ethel M. O’Brien Arnold. She married Robert Irvine on Nov. 2, 1952 in Hull, at her parents’ home by the Rev. John Golden.
Her parents; three sisters, Myrtle Winn, Louise Bock and Lula Willis; and a daughter, Linda Ford; preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Jody) Grammer of New Canton, Ill. and Susan (Ken) Harrison of Rockport, Ill.; one son, Steve (Diana) Irvine of Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, Edward (Wanda) Arnold of Hannibal, and Kenneth Arnold of Henley; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Genevieve was a member of the Pittsfield Nazarene Church. She taught Sunday School and each year made a Christmas stocking for her students embroidered with their name. She was also involved with the Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs.
When the Hull High School burned down, the students were transported to Hannibal High School. It was here that Genevieve met Bob, and that is the rest of the story.
Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and memorials may be made to Passages Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Funeral services for Margaret Irene Niffen, 38, of Bowling Green, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 26, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Nathan Moore will officiate.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of services today at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Bowling Green.
Margaret passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at her home near Louisiana.
She was born Aug. 12, 1974 in Louisiana, the daughter of Glenn and Anita Welch Niffen.
She is survived by her parents, Glenn and Anita Welch Niffen of Bowling Green; two sisters, Kimberly Dalene Niffen and Jennifer Malene Lehenbauer and fiancée, Steven Wright, all of Bowling Green; two brothers, Glenn Delbert Niffen, II and Jeffrey Lynn Niffen, both of Bowling Green; nieces, Jenna Irene Niffen, Ashley Nicole Niffen, Megan Lynn Niffen, all of Bowling Green; nephews, Brandon Michael Niffen and wife, Jennifer and Glenn Delbert Niffen III, all of Bowling Green; three great-nephews; Adien Jackson Niffen, Hunter Dayne Niffen and Jaden Michael Luoma, all of Bowling Green; one great-niece, Haley Nicole Wright, of Quincy, Ill.; and her best friend, Angel Humphrey and son Aaron of Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Robert and Irene Adams Welch, and paternal grandparents, Virgil and Maggie Chandler Niffen.
She graduated from high school in Crocker in 1992. She later attended Hannibal-LaGrange College at Hannibal. She also attended the Pike-Lincoln Vo-Tech School at Eolia to study phlebotomy.
Margaret had been employed at the Ruth Jensen Village in Bowling Green for 12 1/2 years.
She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Bowling Green.
Memorials may be given to Collier Funeral Home, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana.
Bethany Railynn Smith, infant daughter of Brittany Michelle Darnell and Brandon Michael Smith, of Elsberry, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital West at Lake St. Louis.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.
Visitation will be held from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery near Elsberry.
Bethany is survived by her parents, Brittany Michelle Darnell and Brandon Michael Smith, of Elsberry; paternal grandparents, Jess and Robbin Lavy, of Elsberry, and Bryan Smith of Greenwich, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Anna and Greg Darnell, of Louisiana, and maternal grandfather, Russell Darnell, of Ashburn.
Honorary pallbearers are Sam Vogler and Michael Bushman. Active pallbearers are Bryan “Nick” Smith and Ryan Darnell.
James William Barron, born Nov. 2, 1951, died of heart disease on June 19, 2013. Jim was born in Clayton, the son of the late Sanford and Margaret Barron.
Jim graduated from Webster Groves High School and went into the U.S. Army. He was a military policeman stationed in Panama.
He moved to Bowling Green from Webster Groves in 1997 to be close to his family.
Jim loved nature, gardening and his dogs, Panama and Sweets.
He is survived by a brother, John Michael Barron, and a sister Mary Christine Davis, both of Bowling Green. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Laurel Barron, also of Bowling Green.
He will be greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, and friends.