Mrs. Phyllis June Loveless, 73, of Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 29 at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Visitation was held prior to services. The Rev. Mike Haldeman officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana.
She was born Jan. 24, 1940 in Meredosia, Ill. the daughter of Archie and Muriel Butcher Battefeld.
She married Roger Lee Loveless Dec. 31, 1966 in Meredosia, Ill. and he survives.
She is also survived by one son, Ronald Loveless (Jenna), of Louisiana; one grandson, Brennan Loveless,of Louisiana; one brother, Archie Battefeld Jr., of Meredosia, Ill.; one sister, Velma Koch of Meredosia, Ill.; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell Battefeld, Joe Battefeld, Harold Battefeld and Franklin Battefeld; four sisters, Doris Pond, Illeane Martin, Maryan Putman and Jose Duffelmier; and an infant granddaughter, Olivia Loveless.
She graduated from Meredosia High School in Meredosia, Ill. Phyllis had been self employed as a beautician for a number of years. After she and her husband moved to Louisiana from Meredosia, she was employed at All-Parts in Louisiana.
Pallbearers were, Bill Koch, Brent Phillips, Daney Downs, Vernon Smith, Brian Battefeld, Clint Hicks, Ben Franklin and Todd Downs.
Memorials may be given to the Lynn’s Heritage House Activity Fund in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Mo. 63353. Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com.
Janice Kay Gray, age 72, of Bowling Green, passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 2 at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eolia, with Pat Glenn officiating. Burial will be in the St. John’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church.
Floyd E. Hamilton, 88, of Frankford, passed away, Sept. 24, 2013 at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.
Graveside services and burial with full military rites by Bowling Green V. F. W. were held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Frankford Fairview Cemetery in Frankford. Joe Siefkas will officiated.
Visitation was from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at Frankford Presbyterian Church in Frankford. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, is in charge of the arrangements.
Floyd was born Nov. 12, 1924 in Hannibal, to Harry E. and Lottie May Epperson Hamilton.
He married Margie Irene Riechard in Auxvasse, on Aug. 7, 1949. She survives.
Other survivors include two sons; Steven E. (Debby) Hamilton and their son Eric E. Hamilton of Frankford, and Donald W. (Marilyn) Hamilton of Bowling Green, and their sons, Dustin M. (Courtney) Hamilton and Andrew C. Hamilton, two brothers; Dean (Linda) Hamilton of Frankford, and John (Edie) Hamilton of Hannibal. Also surviving are Floyd’s in-laws; Lilie Ann (Robert) Galloway of Hannibal, and Donald (Katherine) Riechard of Georgia, and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Ed and Margaret Riechard, brothers Jerd, Dale, and Harold Hamilton, and sister Helen Ruth Hamilton Pressler.
Floyd was a lifelong farmer in the Frankford area, except during the time he was in the Marines during World War II. During the war he fought in the battle of Iwo Jima and received the Purple Heart. For 17 years he was also a bus driver for Bowling Green R-1 School District, serving from the Frankford campus. He and his family have been very active members in the Frankford Presbyterian Church, where he has served as an elder, trustee, and past high school Sunday School teacher.
His vocation and interests centered around farming, helping his sons with gardening and other projects, visiting with family, friends and neighbors, and helping others. He was an especially supportive father and grandfather, as well as helping other family and friends in need. He loved helping little kids and had a special place in his heart for the kids on his school bus route.
The family requests no flowers, but would appreciate cards and letters for their mother Margie.
Memorials may go to the Frankford Presbyterian Church or Central Missouri Honor Flight in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
Robert A. Paul, Jr., 65, of Fish Lake, passed away peacefully at 4:10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital.
He was born July 6, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., to Robert A. and M. Pauline (Iddins) Paul, Sr.
Bob graduated from Merrillville High School, class of 1966. After which, he graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s Degree. Bob worked in several foundries in the La Porte area, including Alcoa/Howmet. He retired from Williams International, Ogden, UT. Bob was a member of the Sons of American Legion, Post 400, Fish Lake, the VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 1954, North Liberty, and the FOE of La Porte.
Bob married Linda M. (Skomp) Nuff on Sept. 1, 1970. They raised four sons together and later divorced. He married Frances L. (Gillum) Mangus on Sept. 27, 1996 in Bowling Green, who survives.
Also surviving are his father, Robert Paul Sr. of Michigan City; four sons, David (Lisa) of Louisville, Ky., Christopher (Susan) of Carmel, Ind., Robert Paul, III of Laughlin, Nev., and Michael (Tammy) of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; one step son, Scott (Alana) Mangus of South Bend, Ind.; one sister, Sherry (Samual) Rebich of Valparaiso, Ind.; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and his ex-wife, Linda M. (Ray) Pittman of La Porte.
Preceding in death was his mother, M. Pauline Paul, Nov. 3, 2012.
A memorial dinner was held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at the American Legion Post 400, 302 Lakeside Drive, Fish Lake, Ind., for family and friends. Per his wishes, Bob will be cremated. There will be no services. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory 247 W. Johnson Rd., La Porte (219) 362-3100 is caring for the cremation services.
Please send condolences to the family at www.LakeviewFHC.com
Pauline Phifer, 91, of Bowling Green, formerly of Windsor, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center, Columbia.
She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Henry County, the daughter of Henry Melvin Tinker and Edith (Johnson) Tinker. On July 18, 1942, in Nevada, she married Frederick Imogene Phifer, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1987.
Mrs. Phifer was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Don Phifer and his wife Rusty of Greenville, Mike Phifer and his wife Debby of Windsor; a daughter, Pat Hall, of Bowling Green; six grandchildren, Kim, Scott, Tina, Dean, Jay and Andy; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; four sisters, Maxine Gladfelter of Windsor, Jean Galloway of Sedalia, Joy McCurdy of Ft. Smith, Ark., and Ellen Linkner of Phoenix, Ariz. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Marion Tinker and Dean Tinker; a sister, Vivian Walters, and a son-in-law, John Hall.
Her desire was to be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be left online at www.hadleyfuneralhome.com;
Arrangements by Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor.
Richard Lee Worthington, age 66, of Edina, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
He was born May 24, 1947, at Cyrene, the son of Forest Glenn and Lois Irene Lenington Worthington. He was united in marriage to Rita Miller on Oct. 4, 1980, at Edina. To this union two children were born.
Surviving are his wife Rita Worthington of Edina, children and grandchildren, Ryan Lee Worthington (Sarah) and their daughter Kaylee June of Edina, Robin Leann Worthington and daughter Layla Brilyn of Edina, two sisters, Elizabeth Irene (Dale) Jennings of Troy, Linda Sue Riley of Odessa, one brother Douglas Wayne Worthington of Bowling Green, one aunt Ola Mae Watson of Wayland, a sister-in-law Shirley Worthington of Moscow Mills, and several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Orville Eugene Worthington, one sister Rose Marie Worthington and a brother-in-law Jack Riley.
Richard graduated from high school at Bowling Green. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1968, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Sharp Shooters Badge M-14 Rifle.
Richard worked for Sharkey’s Transportation several years, dispatched for the Knox County Sheriff’s office, worked for Wal-Mart, and was a sales person for Century 21 in Kirksville. Richard also raised cattle on his farm south of Edina.
He loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.
Richard was a member of The Edina Baptist Church, the American Legion Headquarters Post # 1000 in Jefferson City, and the V.F.W. Post in Quincy, Ill. Richard was also a member of the Edina Masonic Lodge # 291 A.F. & A.M., Matilda Chapter # 411 Order of The Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia, and was a member of the Society of The Big Red One.
Funeral services were held 12 noon Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina. Chaplin Patrick Pinkerton officiated the services. Burial was with full Military Honors in the Linville Cemetery. Casket bearers were Steve Miller, Stephan Miller, Robert Hubble, Billy Mallett, Kenny Cooper and Nathan Shinkle. Honorary bearers were Jerry Lewis, Ronald Stone and Kenneth Kendall. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, till time of services at 12 noon at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO.
Memorials may be made to Matilda Chapter # 411 O.E.S or the Linville Cemetery Association and may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537.
Dale Noel, 78, of Curryville passed away at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
Arrangements are pending at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green. A full obituary will appear next week.