Gregory Kent Nickelson, 60, of De Soto died Sept. 20, 2021, in Festus. Mr. Nickelson was raised in Cadet and attended Potosi schools. He was employed at Mississippi Line Co. in Ste. Genevieve. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoor, and his dogs. Born Nov. 20, 1960, in Iron County, …

Larry Harley Fadler, 62, of Festus died Sept. 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Fadler was an over-the-road and local truck driver. He enjoyed using his CB radios and going to auctions. Born April 22, 1959, in Festus, he was the son of the late Guida Marie (Propst) a…

Orehlia E. Sexton, 93, of Arnold died Sept. 20, 2021, in Arnold. Mrs. Sexton was a homemaker. Born Dec. 3, 1927, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Agnes (Weiss) Schaab.

Rita I. Ida, 68, of De Soto died Sept. 13, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Ida was a homemaker. Born June 6, 1953, in Eau Claire, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Duane and Irene (Nelson) Ottum.

Dolores Mary Seghers, 93, of O’Fallon, formerly of De Soto died Sept. 5, 2021, at The Meadowlands assisted living facility. Ms. Seghers had worked at the Video Vault in De Soto and volunteered at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and caring for her animals on the fami…

Edna Pauline (Davis) Boyer, 89, of Blackwell died Sept. 15, 2021, at NHC Healthcare in Desloge. Mrs. Boyer was a homemaker. Born April 2, 1932, in Blackwell, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Mary Plina (Sansoucie) Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband: Joseph …

Sharon Gail (Mercille) Govero, 66, of Tiff died Sept. 16, 2021,. Mrs. Govero dedicated her life to Christ at a young age and will be remembered for her love and unwavering faith. She loved sewing, fishing, watching hummingbirds and spoiling her grandchildren. Born June 22, 1955, in Bonne Ter…

Andrew Joseph Moormann, 36, of De Soto died Sept. 18, 2021, in De Soto. Mr. Moorman was a roofer. Born Sept. 5, 1985, in Kirkwood, the son of Carl Joseph Moorman of De Soto and Betty (Johnson) Moormann of Wisconsin.

Rose Lorene Blessing, 86, of St. Louis died Sept. 17, 2021, at The Arbors at Mattis Pointe. Ms. Blessing was a homemaker and a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto. Born Dec. 20, 1934, in Perryville, she was the daughter of the late Claude and Pearl Gibbar Cissell. She was p…

Barbara Jean Boyer, 89, of Festus died Sept. 17, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Boyer was a member of Sacred Heart Church and had worked as a bookkeeper for Festus Manor Nursing Center. She enjoyed ceramics, flower gardening and traveling. Born Nov. 30, 1931, in Bonne Terre, she was the daughter of…

Linda Sue Tyler, 60, of Hematite died Sept. 17, 2021, in Festus, following a battle with ovarian cancer. Mrs. Tyler was a CNA at Festus Manor Nursing Center for more than 40 years. She was known as strong, helpful, caring and generous, and she enjoyed being outside, crocheting, listening to …

Bonnie Clover Beard, 78, died Sept. 12, 2021, at Fountainbleau Nursing Center in Crystal City. Mrs. Beard was a member of First Baptist Church Festus/Crystal City for many years, later attending Good News Community Church of Festus. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her g…

Howard “Howie” Lancaster III, 57, of Festus died Sept. 27, 2021, in Oklahoma. Mr. Lancaster worked many jobs throughout his life, his favorite being a cook at Living Springs Camp. He was a Christian and aspired to be a professional chef. Born June 1, 1965, in St. Louis, he was the son of Bet…

Barry Michael Dillon, 68, of Imperial died Sept., 6, 2021. He was born July 11, 1953, in St. Louis. Mr. Dillon was a gardener and spent a number of years as head rosarian at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. He enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues and finding loving r…

Debra Lea Otto, 72, of Cedar Hill died Sept. 16, 2021, in St. Louis. Mrs. Otto was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Born May 11, 1949, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Jaqueline (Good) and William Aylward.

Ronald Eugene Ahlersmeyer, 49, of Bonne Terre died Sept. 14, 2021, at Evelyn's House in Creve Coeur. Mr. Ahlersmeyer was a truck driver and horse trainer. He was a member of Teamsters Union Local 600, the Nakota Horse Conservancy and Park Hills First Church. He enjoyed horses, softball, hock…

Donald W. Stahl, 78, of Festus died Sept. 16, 2021, in Festus. Mr. Stahl was a retired serving representative for the United Auto Workers. Born Aug. 17, 1943, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Dorothy M. (Gray) and Earl R. Stahl.

Barbara Suzan Mattler, 74, of House Springs died Sept. 11, 2021, in House Springs. Ms. Mattler enjoyed watching “The Price Is Right,” playing Yahtzee, doing word searches, playing games on her tablet, wrestling and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She …

Roy Eugene Mueller, 65, of De Soto died Sept. 13, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country. Mr. Mueller was the owner/operator of Mueller Trucking and Mueller Welding. He was a member of Rose of Sharon Full Gospel in De Soto. Born Dec. 27, 1955, in Farmington, he was the …

Linda Patricia Hartsell, 65, of High Ridge died Sept. 6, 2021, in High Ridge. Mrs. Hartsell was a gas station attendant. Born May 13, 1956, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Don and Joyce Wallingsford Bennett.

Roland Spink Sr., 69, of Arnold died July 17, 2021, in Arnold. Mr. Spink served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Meramec Arnold Elks Lodge 2372. Born July 26, 1951, in Arnold, he was the son of the late Janie and Charles Spink Sr.

Margie M. (Moore) Rhives, 86, of Bunker died Sept. 12, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mrs. Rhives worked as a hairdresser for many years. She enjoyed bluegrass festivals, fishing, quilting, playing cards, playing dominos, golfing and most of all, spending time with her fa…

Viola Levita Wright, 95, of Pevely died Sept. 13, 2021, in Pevely. Mrs. Wright was an inspector for Bussmann Fuse Co. She enjoyed gambling, going to the casino, traveling and spending time with her family. Born April 28, 1926, in Qulin, she was the daughter of the late John and Edith (Gunnel…

Bob Andrews, 77, of St. Louis died Sept. 14, 2021, at his home. Mr. Andrews owned a car dealership. Born Nov. 30, 1943, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Bette L. (Porter) and Paul S. Andrews.

Jack Albert Walters, 79, of Byrnes Mill died Sept. 7, 2021, at his home. Mr. Walters was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as a manager of computer and technical services for Unigroup. He was a member of the Jefferson County Photography Club and the Northwest Jefferson County Historical Societ…

Jerry Atwood Bennett, 70, of Cadet died Sept. 10, 2021, in Washington County. Mr. Bennett served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970-1974. He was retired from Arcadia K&D Crushers, and later drove the bus for SMTS in Potosi. He was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR and …

Diane Kay (Daniels) Holmer, 63, of Cedar Hill died Sept. 13, 2021. Mrs. Holmer was raised in St. Louis County and graduated from South County Tech in 1976. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Born Dec. 27, 1957, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Norma (Voertman) Daniels.

Ada Mac (Lawson) Shimkus, 83, of Barnhart died Sept. 14, 2021. Mrs. Shimkus was retired after a 30-year career with White Rodgers. She was a volunteer at Laumeier Sculpture Park for 10 years. She was known as witty and with a great sense of humor, and enjoyed art, fashion, reading and dancin…

Ralph W. Helton, 82, of High Ridge died Sept. 11, 2021. Mr. Helton was a hard worker, and he enjoyed driving big trucks and watching races. He also liked classic cars. Born Aug. 9, 1939, in Versailles, he was the son of the late Wade and Marie (Bilyeu) Helton.

Delbert “Dean” Greever, 94, of Pevely died Sept. 13, 2021, at his home. Mr. Greever was a retired machinist from the mock-up and tooling department at McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing Aircraft in St. Louis. He was a member of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers 837B …

Richard Michael Wooldridge, 48, of Imperial died Sept. 8, 2021. Mr. Wooldridge was a longtime football coach starting in 1993 in the Arnold area, coaching for many different leagues and clubs.  His final team was the Seckman eighth-grade football team. He inspired many young men over the yea…

William “Steve” White, 74, of Bluford, Ill., died Sept. 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur. Mr. White worked in the telecommunications industry for 35 years as a telephone technician and had served six years in the Missouri National Guard at Poplar Bluff. He was an avid out…

Theresa Marie "Mimi" Casey, 41, of Crystal City died Sept. 6, 2021, in Festus. Ms. Casey worked as a nurse’s aide and dietitian for various nursing homes in the area and was a member of Ward Chapel AME Church in Festus. She enjoyed reading and writing and touched many souls in the community.…

Gary J. Welker, 84, of Perryville died Sept. 10, 2021, at Southeast Hospital. Mr. Welker was the owner/operator of Imperial Foundation in Imperial and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Highland. He also was a Korean War era veteran of the U.S. Army. He was born Oct. 13, 1936, in Perr…

Kenneth Lee Els, 77, of Hartselle, Ala., died Sept. 1, 2021. Mr. Els grew up and lived most of his life in Hillsboro. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a retired construction worker and member of the Carpenter’s Union Local 2214.  He was born Sept. 29, 1943, in St. Louis, the son of the late Jo…

Jeffrey W. George, 57, of Eureka died Sept. 1, 2021. Mr. George was born Dec. 11, 1963, the son of Jerry H. George and the late Flossie George.

Virginia R. Schutte, 88, of De Soto died Sept. 11, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis County. Mrs. Schutte was a homemaker. Born Oct. 15, 1932, in Bliss, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Rose (Coleman) Boyer and the stepdaughter of the late Ken Silvey. She w…

Cody James Greene, 39, of Houston, Texas, died Sept. 5, 2021, in Houston. Mr. Greene was a 2000 graduate of Seckman High School and was a wrestling coach, including at Seckman High, and more recently a pathology sales manager. Born June 28, 1982, in St. Louis, he was the son of Karen Martin …

Gloria Dunn-Schraut, 96, of Imperial died Sept. 8, 2021. Born Dec. 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Myrtle (Cadwallader) and William Bauer.

Patricia Ann Beezley, 86, of Hillsboro died Sept. 7, 2021. Born March 17, 1935, in Cairo, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Omega (Riddle) and Peter Stephens.

Michael David “Mike” Politte, 55, of De Soto died Aug. 28, 2021, in De Soto. Mr. Politte was a salesperson for Pacific Lumber. He was a life member of Amvets Post 48 and Sons and Riders. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and spending time with his family, especially his childr…

John “Jack” Anglum Foerster II, 75, of Mineral Point died Aug. 25, 2021, at his home. Mr. Foerster graduated from Herculaneum High School in 1964 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving two tours during the Vietnam War, from Nov. 30, 1965, until he was honorably discharged on Nov. 20, 1968. T…

Keegan Cole Smith, 13, of Cedar Hill died Sept. 5, 2021. He loved hanging out with his friends and spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, camping and wrestling. He will be remembered for his smile and loving and outgoing personality, as well as his determination…

James Ernest Meddows Sr., 82, of Hillsboro died Aug. 26, 2021, at his home. Mr. Meddows was a retired St. Louis Country inspector, and he served in the U.S. Army. He also was a member of Belews Creek Church in Hillsboro. Born March 23, 1939, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Harvey an…

Norman “Dale” Andrews Jr., 74, of Catawissa died Sept. 2, 2021. Mr. Andrews was a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in House Springs. He was a conservation enthusiast, and he had a passion for movies. He enjoyed working around the house and gardening. Born Oct. 26, 1946,…

Susan K. Dudley, 54, of Eureka died Sept. 6, 2021, at her home. She was a Union High School graduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking from Southwest Missouri State University and another degree in computer information systems from Maryville University. She worked for Cit…

Patricia Ann (Graham) Seckman, 84, of Hillsboro died Sept. 7, 2021, in St. Louis. Mrs. Seckman was a retired math teacher for the Hillsboro R-3 School District and Jefferson College. She was a member of De Soto Christian Church. Born March 18, 1937, in Joplin, she was the daughter of the lat…

Melton Lavan “Tupie” Lindsey, 86, of Imperial died Sept. 8, 2021, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County. Mr. Lindsey was a pressman and a U.S. Navy veteran. Born July 10, 1935, in Peach Orchard, Ark., he was the son of the late Johnny and Rosetta (Souders) Lindsey.

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