Thomas Edward Deckman, 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Aug. 9, 2013 in Cincinnati after a short illness.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Fairview Cemetery near Louisiana. The Rev. Randall Cone will officiate
He was born Oct. 11, 1929 in San Antonio, Texas. His family came to the Louisiana area when his father was employed by the Bechtel Corporation, which was building the Missouri Ordinance Works, later becoming Hercules, Inc.
He married Charlotte Campbell in 1952 and she survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Debbie (Wayne) Speer (nee Deckman), father-in-law of Carin L. Deckman, grandfather of Jay T. Speer, Lauren (Kenney) Bertz (nee Speer) and Catie Deckman.
He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas C. Deckman. He was a veteran serving with the United States Coast Guard during the Korean Conflict.
Dale W. Noel, age 78, of Curryville, went to his loving savior in the peace of his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Dawn Marie Turner and Rev. Jerry Gamm officiating. Burial was in the Curryville Cemetery with military honors be the Missouri Military Honors and VFW Post #5553. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Dale was born May 1, 1935 in Curryville, the son of Gov. Clyde and Arvella Branstetter Noel. He married Phyllis Barnes at the Eolia Methodist Church Dec. 27, 1958. She survives. Other survivors include a son Dennis Noel and wife Sherri of Curryville; daughter Arlinda Warren and husband Tom of St. Charles; grandchildren Cody Noel, Jared and Kiersten Dotson, Tracy and Kyle Campbell, and Scott Warren; great grandchildren Lucas Dotson, Spencer and Brody Campbell; mother-in-law Linda McClellan of Bowling Green; brother-in-law Alvin Barnes of Palmyra; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dale was a lifelong resident of Curryville and a member of the New Harmony Christian Church and Eastern Missouri Cowboy Church. He loved bluegrass music, old cars and tractors, and was a part of the Mt. Pleasant Old Thrashers. Dale received the Outstanding Farmer Award in the 1960’s. He took great pride in his home and his yard and won the yard of the month in Curryville. Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son-in-law, and brother-in-law, who was proud of his grandson Cody’s accomplishments in horsemanship and Jared’s in law enforcement.
Serving as pallbearers were Jared Dotson, Cody Noel, Bill Betts, Floyd Dameron, George Kelch, J.C. Bufford, Calvin Bontz, and Frank Vaughn. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Jim Hubert, Marion Branstetter, Alvin Barnes, Kent Betts, Tony Dameron, Glenn Lee, Herman Smith, “Duke” Orf, Bob Henderson, and Danny Epperson.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Pike County Home Health and Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com
Christina M. Evans, 56 of Hannibal, died at 12:19 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hannibal.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Burial was in Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation was held on Monday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Christina was born on April 23, 1957 in Bowling Green, to Robert Lewis Welch Sr. and Nellie Annie Irene Adams Welch.
She was married on June 27, 1981 in Ralls County to Thomas M. Evans. He survives.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Ashley Wigle (Charlie) and Crystal Smith (Brian); one son, Brenton Evans; three brothers, Robert Lewis Welch Jr. (Dorothy) of Springfield, Charles Daniel Welch (Linda) of St. Joseph, Joseph Eugene Welch of Kansas City; four sisters, Anita Irene Welch Niffen (Glenn) of Bowling Green, Wilma Frances Welch Furgeson of St. Joseph, Lenora Ellen Welch Cairo (Philip) of Atchison, Kan., and Loretta Estella Welch Keller of Kirbyville; two grandchildren, Kayla Smith and Breanne Smith; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Bettie Nadine Welch Clements Darby and Lillian Jeanette Welch Paxton; one brother, Michael Glenn Welch; and two nieces, Cheryl Welch and Margaret Irene Niffen.
Mrs. Evans had previously worked as a clerk at Kroger’s in Hannibal for over 19 years. She most recently had worked at the Swiss Colony Company in Hannibal. Christina enjoyed crafts and loved to cook and collect recipes. She also liked to read and most of all spend time with her family.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com
Georgia Jewell Mason, 96, of Wellsville, formerly of Bowling Green, passed away Oct. 1, 2013 at the Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m., Friday Oct. 4, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home with Rev. Don Amelung officiating. Burial was in the Bowling Green Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Jewell was born near Bowling Green, Nov. 3, 1916 the daughter of George and Margaret Houchins Springer. She married Edward L. Mason in Mexico in 1932 and he preceded her in death Oct. 28, 2010.
Survivors include a niece Delores Wilson and her husband Harold of Mexico and their family. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and sister Cornelia Harlinger.
Mrs. Mason lived most of her life in Bowling Green until moving to Mexico in 2010. Due to her health she moved to Gamma Road Lodge in 2012. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bowling Green and was a member of the Friendship and Service Club for many years. Jewell enjoyed making quilts, doing crafts and working in the garden.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.
On-line condolences may be left at www.muddveach.com.