Jacqueline H. Caine, 82, of De Soto died Jan. 24, 2021, at the Villas in De Soto. Mrs. Caine had worked at De Soto Shoe Factory and was a member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in De Soto. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Edmond and Myrtle (Drennen) Spurgin. She was…

Marion Paul Reando, 90, of De Soto died Jan. 24, 2021, at his home. Mr. Reando was retired from United Technologies and was a member of St Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a charter member of Amvets Post 48, a member of Teamsters Local 688 and a mem…

Timothy John Arnold, 66, of Festus died Jan. 22, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Arnold worked as a police officer with the Festus Police Department for 30 years until his retirement in 2015. A Christian of the Baptist faith, he was an avid hunter, enjoyed the outdoors…

David Lee Dobbs, 59, of De Soto died Jan. 23, 2021, at his home. Mr. Dobbs had worked for Shapiro Bros. metal recyclers and was a self-employed “jack-of-all-trades.” He enjoyed working on cars, being outdoors, going camping, four-wheeling, floating, cooking and barbecuing for family and frie…

Dennis “Denny” Blythe, 72, of House Springs died Jan. 22, 2021. Mr. Blythe retired from Chrysler in 2003 and was a member of the United Auto Workers Union. He went to the VFW in High Ridge every day and enjoyed working on cars, golfing, hunting, watching old movies and spending time with fam…

Joyce Evelyn (Perkins) Sudbeck, 84, of St. Louis County died Jan. 14, 2021. Mrs. Sudbeck was retired from General American as an administrative assistant. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church choir. She enjoyed singing, spending time with her family, writing short storie…

Karen Sue Eggemeyer, 77, of Festus died Jan. 23, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mrs. Eggemeyer was an accountant for the Rock Creek Sewer District in Jefferson County and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pevely. Born Dec. 19, 1943, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of…

Bernadine Gail Pendergrass, 83, of De Soto died Jan. 21, 2021, at Basich Nursing Facility in De Soto. Mrs. Pendergrass worked with the Special Services Co-op. Born March 1, 1937, in Toppenish, Wash., she was the daughter of the late Dale and Erma (Morse) Galloway.

Stanley Jerome Malawey, 70, of Dittmer died Jan. 21, 2021, at his home. Mr. Malawey was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded a letter of commendation for taking actions which prevented loss of life to himself and fellow comrades. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a m…

Thomas Lee Niccum, 65, of French Village died Jan. 25, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Niccum was a retired manager in the retail propane business. He enjoyed fishing, being a handyman, taking Sunday cruises and spending time with family and friends. Born Feb. 2, 1955,…

Peter W. Kriete Jr., 89, of Arnold died Jan. 21, 2021, at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis County. Mr. Kriete was a millwright for Ford Motor Co. and a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army. Born Dec. 5, 1931, in Arnold, he was the son of the late Ruth (Speath) and Peter W. Kriete Sr. He wa…

Myron Criswell Downey, 40, of De Soto died Sept. 29, 2020. Trooper Downey had a 20-year career with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He spent many years of his childhood traveling the country with his father, and spending time with his grandparents in Seminole, Okla. He moved to Houston, M…

Stanley Arthur Hasty, 73, of Pevely died Jan. 8, 2021, at John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis. Mr. Hasty was a retired security officer for Hutson Services in St. Louis and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Herculaneum. He served in the U.S. Army. Born Dec. 9, …

Alfred Leo Heidenreich, 79, of Festus died Jan. 20, 2021, at SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton. Mr. Heidenreich was a retired welder and pipefitter at the Rush Island Union Electric Co. plant. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a member and deacon of Selma American Baptist Church of Festus. H…

Oliver Wayne Hall, 81, of Ellington died Thursday, Jan. 21, in Ellington. Born Aug. 30, 1939, in Danby, he was the son of the late Golda Mae (McDonnell) and Eugene Harvey Hall. Mr. Hall was a member of the Ellington Eagles, the Ellington VFW, the Piedmont American Legion and the Arcadia Vall…

Margie Lee Walker, 92, of De Soto died Jan. 22, 2021, at Crystal Oaks Assisted Living in Festus. Born April 18, 1928, in Bloomsdale, she was the daughter of the late Mayme Afton (Frazier) and Joseph Simon Bayer.

Mildred “Millie” Breeden, 93, formerly of High Ridge and Fenton, died Jan 19, 2021, at her son’s home in Hillsboro. Mrs. Breeden was a retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier in Fenton. She will be remembered for her smile, her love for life, and her dedication to friends, church and  fam…

Vanessa Rene Ellison, 59, of Fenton died Jan. 11, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Ms. Ellison was a cleaner in the healthcare industry. She was of the Catholic faith. Born Jan. 31, 1961, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Patricia Rae (Sickmeier) and Francis Godfrey Ellison.

Tammy Sue Wiedner, 60, of Arnold died Jan. 19, 2021. Ms. Wiedner was a caregiver at Bethesda Dilworth and attended the Grace Free Will Baptist Church of Arnold. Born Aug. 12, 1960, she was the daughter of the late Marianne (Mosello) and Harry Wiedner.

Wesley Alan Lown, 41, of Festus died Jan. 22, 2021, in Festus. Mr. Lown was a laborer. He was free-spirited and enjoyed the outdoors. He was an enthusiastic collector of rocks, fossils, arrowheads and artifacts he found on his many walks through the woods, along creeks and the banks of the M…

William Joseph “Bill” DeClue Sr., 79, of De Soto died Jan. 21, 2021, at his home. Mr. DeClue was a retired firefighter and engineer for the Creve Coeur Fire Department. He served in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Pontiac Oakland Internationa…

Monte Charles Irwin, 64, of De Soto died Jan. 21, 2021, in Olympian Village. Mr. Irwin was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a garage door installer and repairman. He also had a boot and shoe repair business and was a skilled carpenter. Born March 19, 1956, in Bonne Terre, he was the son of…

Rita K. DeGonia, 77, of Imperial died Jan. 18, 2021, in Imperial. Mrs. DeGonia was retired and a member of the People’s Church. Born Aug. 2, 1943, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late William “Bill” and Ethel Bernice (Hunt) Gendron.

Catherine M. Luther, 95, of De Soto died Jan. 19, 2021, in De Soto. Ms. Luther was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto. She was retired from International Shoe in De Soto. Born Sept. 6, 1925, in De Soto, she was the daughter of the late Catherine McK…

Matthew Hawkins, 43, of Dittmer died Jan. 14, 2021. Mr. Hawkins enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends. Born Sept. 16, 1977, in St. Louis, he was the son of John and Patti (Duffin) Hawkins.

Charles Tom Roper, 75, of Festus died Jan. 19, 2021, at his home. Mr. Roper served in the Marines during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Teamsters Local 604. He enjoyed classic cars and attending car shows, his cats, retirement and spending time with his family. Born Sept. 19, 1945, …

Robert Stroupe, 78, of De Soto died Jan. 18, 2021, at the Villas in De Soto. Mr. Stroupe served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Amvets Post 48 and Elks Lodge 689. He was a retired salesman for Wease Distributing and a member of Hope United Church of Christ. Born July 3, 1942, in De Soto…

Debra M. Rhives, 64, of Festus died Jan. 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mrs. Rhives was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Festus. She worked as a secretary at Ameri Gas for 29 years. She enjoyed camping, boating, the outdoors, and spending time with family, especial…

Laura E. Lacefield, 36, of Barnhart died Jan. 20, 2021, in St. Louis. Ms. Lacefield was a customer service representative for Concentrix and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Barnhart. Born Nov. 9, 1984, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Richard J. Marlen and the late Marilyn (…

Beverly Ann Schwab, 80, of Festus died Jan. 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Ms. Schwab was a member of First Baptist Church if Festus-Crystal City. She was a Head Start volunteer and worked as a teacher’s aide for the Festus R-6 School District. She had previously work…

Orlan Fay Hardgrave, 96, of Festus died Jan. 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Hardgrave worked as an equipment operator for Laclede Gas until his retirement and was a member of Herculaneum United Methodist Church. He was an active member of De Soto Masonic Lodge Pos…

Rebecca May DeBerry Swarts, 67, of House Springs died Jan. 14, 2021, at Mercy South in St. Louis. Mrs. Swarts was a retired receptionist at Lumbee Enterprises. Born Feb. 27, 1953, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Mollie Laverne Brock Altman and Rex Hughes DeBerry.

Freda G. Turnbough, 96, of Festus died Jan. 19, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Turnbough graduated from Belgrade High School, earned a teaching certificate and began teaching at Czar School in Crawford County at 17. While teaching, she earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of …

Fern Castile, 84, of Barnhart died Jan. 19, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mrs. Castile worked in the cafeteria for the Windsor C-1 School District. She was a member of Arnold Church of the Nazarene. Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Redford, she was the daughter of the late Imogene…

Michael C. Heaps 72, of Pevely and Ward, Ark., died Jan. 17, 2021, in Searcy, Ark. Mr. Heaps was a truck driver for SDX Trucking. He also was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Born Dec. 4, 1948, in Pasadena, Calif., he was the son of the late Clifford and Glenda (Head) Heaps.

James Robert Schober, 71, of Imperial died Dec. 19, 2021, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis Mr. Schober retired from Home Depot. He served in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball, cooking, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his sons and g…

Darrell Gene Sago, 88, of Festus died Jan. 17, 2021, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Sago worked at Festus Ford since he was 8 years old. He was a mechanic in the U.S. Army. He owned Twin City Radiator, and he and his wife opened Twin City Honda in Crystal City in the 1960s.…

Loralei Mae Stevens was born and died Jan. 16, 2021, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County. Loralei was the daughter of Mikala (Torrence) and Scott Stevens of De Soto.

Brandon M. Ward, 27, of De Soto died Jan. 4, 2021, in De Soto. Mr. Ward was a laborer for a landscaping company. He was born March 4, 1993, in St. Louis, the son of Dana Ward of St. Louis and Barbara Null of De Soto.

Ruby “Irene” Siliven, 96, of Festus died Jan. 10, 2021, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Siliven was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She enjoyed going on trips with the Faith Baptist Young at Heart group, reading, sewing, fishing, working puzzles, quilting, gardening, goin…

Shelby Jean Hancock Wood, 78, of Festus died Jan. 16, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Wood was a retired line worker with the Chrysler auto plant in Fenton. She was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Ilsley, Ky., the daughter of the late Mary Jane (Moore) and Henry Walter Suttle.

Brenda Kay Wilson, 68, of Crystal City died Jan. 17, 2021, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis County. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Crystal City. She loved fashion and shopping, and always enjoyed helping others. Born March 12, 1952, in Bonne Terre, sh…

Marcella Louise Welshon, 87, of Farmington died Jan. 16, 2021, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington. Mrs. Welshon worked as the deputy recorder of deeds for Jefferson County for many years. She was a member of the GFWC Monday Club, the BPW Foundation, the Red Hat Society of Farmington, th…

Fred Joseph Goode, 59, of Union died Jan. 14, 2021, at his home. Mr. Goode had attended Eureka Junior High and was a member of Central Baptist Church in Eureka. He worked as a residential and commercial roofer and was a member of Union Local 2. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors,…

Karen Ann (Davis) Hollandsworth, 76, of House Springs died Jan. 11, 2021, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County. Mrs. Hollandsworth was born Nov. 29, 1944, in Charleston, W. Va., the daughter of the late Annie Sophie and Willard Wilson Davis, and grew up there and in California before …

Seth Winkelmann, 18, of Imperial died Jan. 14, 2021, in Imperial. Seth was a senior at Windsor High School, where he was active in wrestling, cross country, and track and field, particularly pole-vaulting. He was enrolled in a fire science program at Jefferson College to pursue his dream of …

Daniel Jackson Fisher, 55, of Herculaneum died Jan. 16, 2021, at his home. Mr. Fisher served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City. He was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed fishing and crafting. He was born Jan. 31, 1965, in Mante…

Peggy Sue Mikles, 82, of Arnold died Jan. 16, 2021, in Arnold. Mrs. Mikles was a homemaker and a member of the Parkton Assembly of God. She was a published author and enjoyed writing poetry, singing in the church choir, art, sewing and her children’s dogs. Born Jan. 16, 1939, in Booneville, …

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