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Obituaries for Aug. 26

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Ada Crampton

Ada Buffum Burns Crampton died July 7, 2015. She was born July 14, 1927 to Mary Roxana Stark Burns and Henry Roberts Burns of Louisiana. Crampton attended college at Lasell in Newton, Mass. and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She married Arthur R. Crampton, MD of WIlmette, Ill. in 1952.
She lived in Evanton, Ill. the remainder of her life. She bore five children; Norma Ann, Cynthia Marie, Paul Robert, David Charles and Janet Louis.
Her interests were saddle seat horseback riding and showing, knitting, and canoeing. She was a member of Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure horse Association.
She is survived by her siblings; Etta Blackwell Burns Peters, Mary Washburn Burns Luke, Henry Robert Burns Jr., and husband, Arthur R. Crampton.


Martha Colbert

Mrs. Martha May Colbert, 79, of Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, August 18, the St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake St. Louis.
A Mass of The Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Father Lou Dorn will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 21 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Louisiana.
She was born February 26, 1936 in Louisiana. The daughter of James and Mary Catlett Calhoun.
She married William Eugene “Gene” Colbert October 14, 1967 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church at Millwood.
Martha is survived by her husband William Eugene “Gene” Colbert of Louisiana, one son; William James Colbert (Jennifer) of Clarksville, one daughter, Mary Ellen Huckstep (Jeff) of Clarksville, three granddaughters; Jenna Huckstep of Fulton, Sarah Huckstep and Laura Huckstep both of Clarksville, Four grandsons; Dolon Colbert of Louisiana, Justin Campbell, Steven Campbell and Ethan Campbell all of Clarksville and one sister, Anna Louise Calhoun of Louisiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Martha graduated from the Louisiana High School in 1954.
She had been employed as a Mail Clerk at Stark Bro’s Nursery for a few years.
She had attended the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Millwood and later the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be Darin Grote, Don Mudd, Doug Mudd, Kevin Schneilder, Ken Schneilder, and Kurt Schneilder.


Ruby Garman

Mrs. Ruby Margaret Omohundro Garman, 92, of Clarksville, passed away Tuesday, August 18, at the Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 20 at the Clarksville Christian Church in Clarksville. The Rev. Al Boatman will officiate. Visitation will be held from Noon until time of service at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 20 at the Clarksville Christian Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
She was born July 11, 1923 in Clarksville the daughter of Jesse Hutcherson Omohundro, Sr. and Margaret Leigh Clark Omohundro.
She married Russell Garman April 6, 1946 in St. Louis and he preceded her in death September 23, 1993.
She is survived by one brother; Frank Omohundro (Marilyn) of Clarksville, Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews and Great Great Nieces and Nephews.
Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Margaret Omohundro, Sr., three sisters; Willanna Crank (Ralph), Dorothy Leigh Jacobs (Guy) and Marian Bankhead who died July 31, 2015, one brother, Jesse Omohundro, Jr. and a niece, Leigh Ann Wilson.
Ruby graduated from the Clarksville High School in May of 1941. She later graduated from the Brown Business College in St. Louis.
She had been employed as a Secretary with the Civil Service until she retired in 1968.
She had been a long time member of the Clarksville Christian Church and had been very active in many community activities including serving as Secretary for the Greenwood Cemetery Association and working at the Clarksville Tourist Center.
In her spare time she enjoyed doing Needlework and playing Bridge with her friends.
Pallbearers will be Robert Omohundro, Tom Omohundro, Dane Omohundro, Reid Bankhead, Matt Jeans, and Kevin Hodnefield.
Memorials may be given to the Clarksville Christian Church Memorial Fund or to the Greenwood Cemetery Association in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, M0 63353.
Online condolences may be sent to collierfuneral.com