Ernest C. Thelemann, 85, Sunrise Beach, died Jan. 30, 2002, at Laurie Care Center, Laurie.
He was born Oct. 17, 1916, in Lesueur, Minn., a son of William and Ida Manke Thelemann. He was married Feb. 7, 1942, to Lucille M. Kubat, who survives at the home.
He worked for the Federal Communications Commission as an electronic engineer.
He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Tallahassee, Fla.
Survivors include; one son, William K. Thelemann, Frederick, Md.; two daughters, Leilani T. Stoddard, Sunrise Beach, and Elizabeth L. Shea, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Garber Memorial Estates Cemetery, Laurie. The Rev. Eugene Moll will officiate.
Memorials are suggested to the St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Tallahassee, Fla.
Arrangements are under the direction of Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Laurie.
Greg Allen Bartron, 43, Eldon, died Jan. 30, 2002, at Oasis of Hope Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico.
He was born April 11, 1958, in Barnstable, Mass., a son of Lawrence V. and June C. Bartron Sr. His parents survive in Roach. He was married Nov. 11, 1977, in Port Salerno, Fla., to Katherine Houston, who survives at the home.
He owned and operated Bartron Construction. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church, Camdenton.
Other survivors include: one son, Phillip Jacob Samuel Bartron, Eldon; one daughter, Crystal Bartron, Eldon; three brothers, Larry Bartron Jr., Hope Dale, La., Christian Bartron, Eldon, and Paul Bartron, Roach; two sisters, Faith Lewis, Roach, and Bonnie Guinter, Palm City, Fla.; and three grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hedges Funeral Home, Camdenton. The Rev. Martin Dunham will officiate. Burial will be in Roach Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Greg Bartron Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank, Camdenton, Mo.
Bobby J. Pierson, 67, Carrington, died Feb. 1, 2002, at his home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1934, in Fulton, a son of James L. and A. Oleta Hatfield Pierson. His step mother, Viola Shaon Pierson, survives. He was married to Dorothy Polack. He was married, April 3, 1982, to Betty Giboney, who survives at the home.
He worked for the Katy Railroad and then for the Fulton State Hospital.
Survivors include: two sons, James D. Pierson and Randall Pierson, both of Carrington; one step daughter, Tina Smith, Auxvasse; two step sons, Darrell Giboney, Fulton, and Bruce David, St. Charles; one sister, Pat Mirts, Fulton; one step sister, Elizabeth Kemp, Mokane; five step brothers, John Shaon, Grand Forks, N.D., Charles Shaon, Kirksville, Ollie Shaon, Volley Shaon, and Ray Shaon, all of Fulton; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and six step grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one step grandson, Chad Schetzler.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Debo Funeral Home, Fulton. Bruce Williamson will officiate. Burial will be in Carrington Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the Pierson family.
Olive Buffum Taylor, 85, Lake Ozark, died Jan. 31, 2002, at Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach.
She was born Nov. 7, 1916, in Bristol, N.H., a daughter of John S. and Olive Maude Sawyer Buffum. She was married Dec. 27, 1937, in Pittsfield, N.H., to Harold Grant Taylor, who died April 15, 1995.
She was a lab technician for Edge Water Hospital, Chicago, and Lake Regional Health System. She was a member of Riverview Baptist Church, Osage Beach, the Lake Regional Health System Auxiliary, Osage Beach, and the Garden Club.
Survivors include: one daughter, Sylvia Jean Rhine, Chesterton, Ind.; three grandchildren and four great-grandsons.
One son, Harold Grant Taylor Jr., preceded her in death.
The remains were cremated and were scattered in the Garden of Devotion, Lake Memorial Gardens, Osage Beach. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Riverview Baptist Church. The Rev. Chuck Phillips and the Rev. Terry Rhine will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Gordon College Olive Buffum Taylor memorial fund, 255 Grapevine Wenham, Mass. 01984.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hedges Funeral Home, Osage Beach.
Willis Hallowd Woods, 85, Jefferson City, died Jan. 31, 2002, at Capital Healthcare Center.
He was born July 14, 1916, in Callaway County, a son of Willis Edward Woods and Sarah Spillers Woods.
He attended the Freedom School in Callaway County. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He had worked for the Oberman Manufacturing Co. and also for several Jefferson City restaurants.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be in the Longview Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Buescher Memorial Home.
James L. Dunham Sr., 65, Waynesville, formerly of California, died Jan. 31, 2002, at the Fort Leonard Wood Hospital.
He was born June 1, 1936, in California, a son of Ercel and Marie F. Dunham. His mother survives in Waynesville. He was married to Helen M. Aulwes, who died April 24, 1995. He later was married to Carolyn S. Ruppel, who survives at the home.
After growing up in the California area, he enlisted in the Navy and served four years, then joined the Army and served another 16 years, retiring as a sergeant first class. He earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star during his service, which included the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 4345, California. He also worked at the Algoa Correctional Center for 13 years before retiring from the state. He was a member of the Needmore Missions Church, St. Robert, and a former member of the Friendship Baptist Church, California, where he'd served as a Sunday School teacher. He also had served as a Meals On Wheels volunteer.
Other survivors include: one son, James L. Dunham Jr., Bethlehem, Ga.; one step-son, Edward L. Ruppel, Jefferson City; two daughters, Debra L. Gardner, Winder, Ga., and Victoria L. Hummel, California; two step-daughters, Kimberly J. Struemph, Jefferson City, and Sharrie A. Ruppel, Marbury, Md.; and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, with the Rev. Francis Shephard officiating. Burial will be in the California City Cemetery, with full military honors.
Visitation will be from noon-1 p.m. Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Needmore Missions Church; ATTN: Jeanette Carter; St. Robert, MO 65583.
Arlene L. Fay, 77, Jefferson City, formerly of Jamestown, died Jan. 31, 2002, at St. Marys Health Center.
She was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Rochester, Minn., a daughter of Edwin and Josephine Duvall Best. She was married March 6, 1943, in Rochester, Minn., to Joseph W. Fay Sr., who survives at the home.
She graduated from Rochester, Minn., High School. She was a homemaker. She was a Catholic.
Other survivors include: one son, Joseph W. Fay Jr., California, Mo.; one daughter, Nancy Reed, Jefferson City; one brother, Wesley Best, Lakeville, Minn.; three sisters, Barbara Wong and Natalie Matthiesen, both of Mesa, Ariz., and Ramona Broman, Egan, Minn.; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 6 p.m. today at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, with Monsignor Francis Gilgannon officiating. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today.
Memorials are suggested to the Villa Marie Skilled Nursing Facility; 1030 Edmonds St.; Jefferson City, MO 65109; or to the Wolfner Library Trust Fund; c/o Box 387; Jefferson City, MO 65102.
Irene Overton, 90, Eldon, died Jan. 30, 2002, in Eldon.
She was born Oct. 28, 1911, in Miller County, a daughter of Edmond and Pearl Armstrong Davenport.
She was married March 15, 1929, in Kansas City, Kan., to Don C. Overton, who survives at the home.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Eldon. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Club. She had worked for the Nelly Don Clothing factory.
Other survivors include: one son, Gordon Overton, Kansas City, Kan., four sisters, Zella Merklin, Clara Enloe, Iris Young and Nadine Hachler, all of Eldon; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Phillips Funeral Home, Eldon, with the Rev. Shirley Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Tol Wood Cemetery, Eldon.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to the Tol Wood Cemetery or the First Christian Church, Eldon.
Catherine Griffin Penrod, 68, Fulton, died Feb. 1, 2002, at Callaway Community Hospital, Fulton.
She was born May 29, 1933, in Dillon, S.C., a daughter of William W. and Beatrice Spillers Griffin.
She was married Jan. 15, 1954, in Bennettville, S.C., to Howard Richard Penrod, who survives at the home.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fulton.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Volkening, Benbrook, Texas; and one half-brother, Wayne Evans, Charlotte, N.C.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Debo Funeral Chapel, Fulton, with Bruce Williamson officiating. Burial will be in the Callaway Memorial Gardens, Fulton.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today.