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James Richard (Dick) Allen, 81, passed away July 3, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis. Memorial Service were held Tuesday, July 9 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Pastor Joe Siefkas officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens in Bowling Green.
Mr. Allen was born Oct. 1, 1931 in St. Louis, the son of James Alfred and Mary Isabel Brook Allen. Mary Allen was from Montana. He married Dorothy Ann Luebrecht Allen Feb. 21, 1955 at the St Clement Church. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons, James Lee Allen and wife Karen (Rosburg), of Bowling Green, and Robert Brook Allen, of New Hartford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother who passed away in infancy.
Dick loved to farm and was an avid hunter. He learned carpentry from his father. He liked to play poker and cards. Mr. Allen was a member of the Middletown Lions Club. In his later years he worked at the prison and metal works in Warrenton.
Dick served in United States Army during the Korean War.
Memorials may be made to Home Health and Hospice Building Fund.
Online condolences maybe left at www.muddveach.com.
Funeral services for Joe M. Cook, 71, of Louisiana, were held Saturday, July 6 at the First Christian Church in Louisiana. The Rev. Al Boatman officiated.
Members of Elks Lodge 791 conducted a memorial service on July 5 at Collier Funeral Home. Burial was in the Fairview Cemetery in Frankford.
Joe passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at his home with his family by his side.
He was born Nov. 26, 1941 in Kahoka, the son of Virgil and Helen Magness Cook.
He married Lillian F. Salmons Aug. 20, 1960 in Mexico, and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, the Rev. Terry Cook and wife, Kathi, of Louisiana; one daughter, Sherri Pellham and husband, Ted, of Springfield; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Bob Cook and wife, Linda of Hannibal; and nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Frankford High School and attended the Hannibal – LaGrange College at Hannibal.
He had been employed as a printer for Western Publishing Company in Hannibal for 17 years. He then worked for KPCR radio station in Bowling Green as an announcer for 12 years. He then went into business opening Eagle Business Products in Louisiana, which he owned and operated for 21 years.
He was a member and deacon of the First Christian Church in Louisiana, a member of Elks Lodge 791, 37-year member of the Louisiana Rotary Club and had a perfect attendance record, member of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce.
He was a longtime leader of Boy Scout Troop 156 in Louisiana. He was a volunteer/field staff for American Motorcyclist Association for 40 years.
He loved traveling and had traveled extensively in North America and had ridden his motorcycle hundreds of thousands of miles.
Honorary pallbearers were Flip Flaherty, Hayden Adkison, John Sitton, Jeff Guay and Phil Frame. Active pallbearers were Walt Crew, Kenny Six, Dale Knaus, Ernie Winchel, Virgil Beer and Doug Rader.
Memorials may be given to the Pike County Cancer Park or to Pike County Home Health and Hospice in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Mo. 63353.
Charlene Boyd Lawson, 99, of Bowling Green, passed away July 6, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. Arrangements are pending at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Funeral services for Bonnie Mendonsa were held Saturday, July 6 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Pastor Mike Gillen and Lay Pastor Greg Wyble officiating. Burial was in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Mrs. Mendonsa was born Nov. 29, 1924 the daughter of Cleve Henry and Nettie Lillian Turpin Wyble. She married Charles E. Mendonsa Sr. on Oct. 16, 1943. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Charles E. Mendonsa Jr. (Buzz) and wife Sherry, of Eolia; three grandchildren, Nicky Nelson and husband Richard Nelson, Tony Mendonsa and Michelle Mendonsa; three great-grandchildren, Ian Nelson, Kelbe Nelson, Nolan Mendonsa; one brother, Charles Wyble, of Eolia; and one sister, Nannie Elder, of Frankford.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Henry Cash Wyble, Clark Turpin Wyble, John Byron Wyble and Harold Glenden Wyble; three sisters, Lola Margaret VanNess, Mildred Lee Hayden, and Frances Willene Brown.
Bonnie grew up and lived in Pike County all of her life. She attended Eagle Point grade school and Eolia High School. Mrs. Mendonsa was a member of the United Methodist Church in Eolia, the Eastern Star, a 4-H leader, and numerous other local organizations. Her whole purpose in life was to provide comfort and support for those that were hurting.
Serving as pallbearers were David Brown, Cole Wyble, Harry Elder, Lester Elder, Everett Earl VanNess, Harold Lee Elder. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Wyble, Little Harold Wyble, Chad Elder and Alvin Lee Welch.
Memorials may be made to the Pike County Home Health and Hospice or the United Methodist Church in Eolia.
Michael “Bubba” Steele, 15, of Frankford, passed away Monday July 1, 2013 as a result of a farm related accident near Center.
Funeral services were held on Saturday July 6 at the Adiel Baptist Church near Frankford with the Rev. Bill Dexheimer officiating. Burial was in the Brice Cemetery near Center.
Michael was born on March 26, 1998 in Mexico, the son of Billy Joe Adair and Dena Michelle Cragen Steele. Surviving are his mother, Dena Steele, of Frankford; father, Bill Steele, of Mexico; sister, Nicole Steele, of Frankford; Michael’s girlfriend, Kenady Johnson, of Perry; grandparents, Dale and Donna Cragen, of Frankford, and Elizabeth Ebers, of Mexico, great-grandmother, Georgia Belshe, of Perry; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Don Belshe, J.W. and Martha Lee Cragen and Frank and Martha Edgerton.
Michael lived in the Frankford area all of his life and was currently a sophomore at Bowling Green High School where he was active in FFA. He enjoyed farm work of all kinds, cutting wood, gardening, raising and selling pigs, bucking hay bales and working on trucks. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATVs. Michael was also involved in the Libery Wide Awake 4-H Club and very active in shooting sports in both FFA and 4-H. Michael didn’t know a stranger because he was friends with everyone. He was saved and baptized and a member of Adiel Baptist Church in which he was privileged to help build.
Pallbearers were Bobby Burns, Joe Burns, Zeb Finley, Austin Raddatz, Matt McGlasson and Jacob Calvin. Honorary pallbearers were Nicole Steele, Alyssa Craiger, Kenady Johnson, Logan Boyd, Brett Hubert, Jessica McMillen, Zach McBride, Seth Bruenger, Tucker Bruenger and sophomore class.
Memorials may be made to B.G.H.S. FFA Trap Team, Ralls County 4-H Shooting Sports, Adiel Baptist Church or the Michael Steele Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com