William E. Cook, 68, Clarksburg, died Jan. 25, 2001, at Capital Regional Skilled Nursing.
He was born Jan. 21, 1933, in Moniteau County, a son of Elmer and Vera May Perry Cook. He was married Sept. 4, 1953, to Shirley Falletti Cook, who died in 1971. He was married Jan. 8, 1993, in California, to Bertha Cook, who survives at the home.
He was a construction worker for Bosworth Construction. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Walter's Excavating, California, and was an equipment operator for Moniteau County Road District until retirement in 1993.
He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, near Clarksburg, and attended Sandy Hook School and Walnut Grove School. He was a member of Sons of Italy, East Weymouth, Mass. He was an Army veteran.
Other survivors include; three daughters, Lucinda Ann Cook Morgan and Lisa Marie Sailsman, both of East Weymouth, and Brenda Jean Lucas, Boston; three brothers, Charles Cook and Hugh Allen Cook, both of California, and Kenneth Cook, Radcliff, Ky.; one sister, Louise Wyckoff, Jamestown; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home. The Rev. Kevin Blackburn wll officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Clarksburg.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, c/o Dean Birdsong, 27626 Hwy. H, Clarksburg, Mo. 65025.
Betty Fern Yancey, 73, Holts Summit, died Jan. 25, 2001, at St. Marys Health Center.
She was born April 16, 1927, in Jefferson City, a daughter of Edgar W. and Alma Hager Priest. She was married June 5, 1949, in New Bloomfield, to Curtis Yancey, who survives at the home.
She was a graduate of Eugene High School. She worked as a credit manager at Sears Robuck in Jefferson City, and as an office clerk at International Shoe Factory.
Other survivors include: one son, James Robert Yancey, Fulton; four sisters, Gladys Stoehr, Jefferson City, and Nellie Mae Schwaller, Virginia Helton and Marjorie Coots, all of Holts Summit; two brothers, James Priest, Jefferson City, and Leroy Priest, New Bloomfield; and two grandchildren.
One daughter, Karen Barrow, died Oct. 13, 1989.
Private family services will be held Monday. Burial will be in Dry Fork Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Debo Funeral Home, Holts Summit.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Lucille Muckenfuss, 84, Fulton, died Jan. 26, 2001, at Fulton Manor Care Center.
She was born March 6, 1916, in Panther, W. Va., a daughter of John B. and Lydia Wilburn Thomas. She was married Oct. 11, 1934, in Welch, W. Va., to Robert Muckenfuss, who died Aug. 26, 1990.
She was a beautician and operated a salon in West Virginia. She was a stake missionary for eight years in Virginia. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sharon Diluvio, Fulton; one son, Ronald Muckenfuss, Winston Salem, N.C.; one brother, John P. Thomas, Dublin, Va.; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 11 foster children.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton. Perry Lovett will officiate.
Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton.
Lynda Carol Vaughn, 48, Climax Springs, died Jan. 24, 2001, at Barnes Jewish Hospital North, St. Louis.
She was born Jan. 22, 1953, in Batesville, Ark., a daughter of William and Frances Luster McKinney. Her parents survive in Buckner. She was married July 27, 1977, to Chuck Vaughn, who survives at the home.
She graduated from Van Horn High School and attended dental assistant school in Kansas City. She was a homemaker and a bus driver for the Grain Valley School. She was a Baptist.
Other survivors include: four daughters, Jennifer Vaughn, Climax Springs, Holly Denham, Independence, Tina Risseeuw, Des Moines, Iowa, and Shelly Bartschi, Denver; one brother, Billy McKinney, Buckner; three sisters, Connie Rincker and Teresa Spaun, both of Kansas City, and Janice Christopher, Independence; and four grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. The Rev. Ronald Hicks will officiate. Burial will be in Mose Clark Cemetery, Macks Creek.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the fund that has been established.
Catherine Shephard Champlain, 80, Meta, died Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Care Center, St. Elizabeth.
She was born April 12, 1920, in Cowdenbeath, Scotland, a daughter of James S. and Jane Shephard Younger. She was married Aug. 8, 1942, in St. Louis, to Leonard Ivan Champlain, who survives at the home.
A homemaker, she lived in St. Louis County for 33 years before returning to the Meta community in 1975. She attended Meta Christian Church.
Other survivors include: one son, Leonard I. Champlain Jr., Holts Summit; one brother, Clyde M. Younger, St. Louis; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rekus Funeral Home, Meta. The Rev. Manuel Seaton will officiate. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery near Meta.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday.
Joseph James (Jimmy) Francis, 52, Kansas City, formerly of Otterville, died Jan. 26, 2001 at Truman Medical Center West.
He was born on Jan. 21, 1949, in Kansas City.
He served in the Vietnam Conflict where he was named soldier of the month in 1968. He attended school in Sedalia and Center High School in Kansas City.
Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa Evans, Lakewood, Ohio; his mother, Martha Nadine Epstein, Independence; two brothers, Mark Kevin Epstein of Des Moines, Iowa, and David DeLapp of Hinton, Iowa; his ex-wife, Patty Hatfield Francis, Kansas City; an aunt, Dorothy B. Carpenter; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph James Francis, Sr., and one brother, Michael Don DeLapp.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles, followed by burial in the Glensted Cemetery near Versailles. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Robert L. Hendricks, 60, Gravois Mills, died Jan. 27, 2001 at St. Marys Health Center.
He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in St. Louis, the son of Edmond and Loretta Schweppenstedt Hendricks. He was married Nov. 16, 1970, to Barbara Dunman who survives at the home.
He was a retired auto body repairman and a U.S. navy veteran.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Nicole Hendricks of Gravois Mills; two step-brothers and one step-sister.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Cremation will follow.
Frank J. Massman, 89, St. Elizabeth, died Jan. 27, 2001, at St. Marys Health Center.
He was born May 15, 1911, in St. Elizabeth, a son of John and Anna Weideinger Massman. He was married May 3, 1941, in Glendale, to Regina Steinman, who survives at the home.
A farmer, he was a lifelong resident of St. Elizabeth. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. He was a member of the Catholic Knights of America and the Missouri Farmers Association.
Other survivors include: one son, Lawrence Massman, Austin, Texas; two daughters, Marjorie Fuchs, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and Joann Wulff, Jefferson City; one brother, William Massman, High Ridge; two sisters, Sister Christine Massman, CSJ, and Sister Mary Mark Massman, FSM, both of St. Louis; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The Rev. John Degnan will officiate. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Rekus Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth, with a senior citizens rosary at 4 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.
Raymond Adolph Strobel, 83, Lohman, died Jan. 26, 2001, at the Jefferson City Manor Care Center in Jefferson City.
He was born March 31, 1919, in Lohman, a son of the late Adam and Mathilda Fluegel Strobel. He was married on Nov. 30, 1957, in Jefferson City, to Esther Schuricht, who survives at their home.
He was a self-employed electrician and plumber in the Cole County area for many years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church-Stringtown.
Other survivors include: two brothers, Edwin Strobel, California, and Herbert O. Strobel, Lohman; two sisters, Irene Rockemann and Esther Goldammer, both of Jefferson City.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church-Stringtown. The Rev. Warren Brandt will officiate. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery-Stringtown.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville.
Memorials are suggested to the St. John's Lutheran Church-Stringtown.
Brandan Jude Vache, 20, Russellville, died Jan. 27, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Moniteau County.
He was born Dec. 30, 1980, in Jefferson City, a son of Larry and Pat Hoelscher Vache, who survive at the home.
He was a graduate of Russellville High School and was employed with Allied Security in Jefferson City. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Russellville.
Other survivors include: one sister, Tammy Branch, Jefferson City; paternal grandfather, James Vache, Jefferson City; and maternal grandmother, Hilda Hoelscher, Jefferson City.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Fathers Brendan Doyle, James O'Sullivan and Brendan Lawless will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Weber and Sons Funeral Home, Russellville, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Gary Christoff and Sister Donna Eggering will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Missouri Heart Association.