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Marietta I. Turner

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 31 July 2014 15:36

Marietta I. Turner

Marietta I. Turner of St. Elmo, passed away at 12:48 a.m., Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Aperion Care of St. Elmo.

She was laid to rest at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Mason Cemetery in Mason.

She was born on August 8, 1932 in Mahomet, the daughter of Clarence A. and Mary Ann (Holt) Cooley. She married Carl Bartels on Novemeber 20, 1948 in Lemont. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1968. She then married Edgar Turner on July 30, 1969 in Chattsworth, GA. He preceded her in death in 2003. She attended the St. Elmo Baptist Church in St. Elmo.

Marietta is survived by her two sons: Eugene (wife Lois) Bartels of Watson; Timothy (wife Samantha) Bartels of Decatur; three daughters: Christine Stucke of Lockport, ; Edwina (husband Danny) Tish of St. Elmo;  Mary Ann Price of Farina; two brothers: David (wife Nancy) Cooley of New Lenox; Joe Cooley of Lemont;  two sisters: Lois (husband Robert) Kelly of Tennessee; Lucille (husband Adolph) Kolliarts of Virginia; 19 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by by her son, Carl Jr.; daughter, Clarice Bartels; two brothers, Donald Cooley and Jimmy Cooley; and three sisters, Virginia Zook, Jewel Akers and Vera Reeves.

 

Larry L. Crotser

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:33

Larry L. Crotser

Larry Lee Crotser, 72, of Nixa, MO died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

He was born in Fayette County, on January 26, 1942, the son of the late Frank “Tom” and Flossie (Kistler) Crotser.

Larry was raised in Brownstown, Illinois and was a 1959 graduate of Brownstown High School.  He was a member of the Four Mile Christian Church and had been attending the Ozark United Methodist Church until his health prevented.

On April 22, 1961, he married Charlotte Radliff in Brownstown, Illinois, sharing nearly 53 years together.

Larry started a long career in the shoe business in Vandalia, Illinois and worked his way through Missouri at Jumping Jacks in Cassville and Monett, retiring with S.A.S. Shoes in San Antonio, Texas. He and Charlotte moved back to Nixa, to be near their daughters and grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Charlotte of Nixa, Missouri; two daughters, Tracy Cowherd of Ozark, Missouri and Dr. Dawn Negre of Aurora, Missouri; four grandchildren, Dr. Stephanie Cowherd of Denver, Colorado, Claire Cowherd of Ozark, and Rachel and Nathan Negre of Aurora; one sister, Carolyn Blankenship of Keyesport, Illinois; one half-sister, Patsy Schutz of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home in Brownstown, was held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, at the Griffith Cemetery in Brownstown with B.J. Deal officiating.

Visitation was held from 10 - 11:45 a.m. on Saturday in the Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home prior to the graveside service.

Memorial donations may be made to The Arbors at Ravenwood in Springfield, MO or the American Lung Association in care of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, 303 S. Jefferson Ave., Aurora, MO  65605.

Online condolences may be shared at www.CraftonCantrellFuneralHome.com or at www.giesekingfh.com

 

Gary Lynn Carroll

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Written by Administrator Thursday, 24 July 2014 13:56

Gary Lynn Carroll

Gary Lynn Carroll, 60, of Brownstown, died at 8:50 a.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at his sons home in Brownstown.

There was no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gary was born on Sunday, October 4, 1953 in Tulsa, OK to George and Darla (Rexroat) Carroll. He married Sondra Dickson and they later divorced. He owned and operated the Liberty Theater in Vandalia for many years.

He is survived by his sons: Brian L. Carroll and wife Sara of Brownstown, Greggory L. Carroll of Brownstown, his brother; Terry Carroll of Pierron;  granddaughters: Kearstin Mae Lynn Carroll and Kailyn Nicole Carroll both of Brownstown.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

   

Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr.

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Written by Administrator Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:30

Raymond Vaughn Boose, Jr, 70, of St. Elmo, died at 3 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral Services were at 10 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Beecher City Church of Christ with Dennis Warner officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, rural Altamont with military rites by Grobengieser-Fischer American Legion Post 512 and Gieseking-Schwerdtfeger VFW Post 7676. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the church. Memorials may be made to Beecher City Church of Christ, Lutheran Care Center, or Cure PSP.org.

Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ray was born on Friday, January 21, 1944 in Olney, Illinois to Raymond Vaughn, Sr. and Loma Lee (McCollum) Boose. He married Veronica Seibert Buff on April 18, 1980. He served in the Army Reserves as a Medic from 1961-1969. He retired after 30 years from Fedders in Effingham and then worked for Marathon Petroleum in St. Elmo for 10 years. He owned and operated Sugar Tree Plantation north of St. Elmo from 1987-1999. He was strong in his faith and a dedicated member of Beecher City Church of Christ in Beecher City where he served as a deacon and later as an elder.

He is survived by: his wife, Veronica Boose of St. Elmo; sons, Robert (Teresa) Boose of Flora, Timothy (Devon) Boose of Rinard, Michael (Melanie) Buff of Findlay, Ohio, Jason Buff of St. Elmo, Nathan (Jamie) Buff of St. Elmo; daughters, Crystal (Tony) Luttrell of Xenia, Tammy (John) Howe of Rinard, and Monica (Chad) Wilhour of Altamont; 23 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; father, Raymond Boose, Sr. of Louisville; mother-in-law, Dorothy Seibert of St. Elmo; brothers, Robert (Tammy) Boose of Xenia, Carl Mike Boose of Florida, Stuart (Cindy) Boose of  Louisville; sisters, Debra (George) Cammon of Louisville, DeeAnn (Andy) Miller of Marshall.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Loma Boose and father-in-law, John Seibert.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com

 

E. Dean Buzzard

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Written by Administrator Monday, 21 July 2014 11:49

E. Dean Buzzard

E. Dean Buzzard, 46, of rural St. Elmo, died on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Altamont.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, St. Elmo with Dan Laack officiating. Burial followed at Crums Chapel Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. Visitation was from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, The Wellness Loft, Effingham, or St. Elmo High School FFA Chapter. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is assisting the family with arrangements.

E. Dean Buzzard was born on Wednesday, January 31, 1968 in Effingham, IL to Lyle and Gloria (Quandt) Buzzard. He married Sandy Jo Lotz on July 9, 1988 and she preceded him in death on August 3, 2013. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, School District #202 Board of Education, Avena Township Cemeteries Board, ABATE and the NRA.

Dean was a generous fun-loving man who lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed trap shooting and teaching the sport to others. He was at his happiest on the family farm, but loved to fish, camp, travel, cook (breakfast and grilling). He also enjoyed pheasant and duck hunting.

He loved having people at his home and visiting with his family and friends. Eddie was known to play the occasional practical joke. He loved green tractors and Red Dirt music.

Dean was generous in his love and his time; he had a heart the size of Texas. He was family oriented and very involved with his daughter Kaitlin’s rodeo career and very proud to be a Marine Dad of his son Mitchell. Dean never met a stranger and had friends the world over.

Dean is survived by: parents, Lyle and Gloria Buzzard of St. Elmo; son, Mitchell Buzzard and his wife Morgan of San Clemente, CA; daughter, Kaitlin Buzzard of St. Elmo; ; sister, Mindy Healy and her husband Shane of St. Elmo; nephews, Garret, Gatlin and niece, Perry.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

   

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