Thacher Funeral Home

Thacher Funeral Home in Boonville, Missouri, was built in the early 1880s. The entranceway is adorned with two beautifully hand-carved wooden doors that open into a grand foyer. Crystal chandeliers hang in both the foyer and the family parlor, and the entrance features an impressive hand-carved staircase that stands exquisitely in the background. Vintage paper and leather treatments cover the walls at Thacher Funeral Home, and both the interior doorways and the central office show the beauty of the structure, with its hand-cut and leaded stained-glass windows.

The ambiance of Thacher Funeral Home rests in its historic beauty and modern amenities, which create a homelike setting that is comfortable for our families. At Thacher you will find an arrangement room, visitation room and a chapel that seats 120 guests.

We believe serving families is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. Members of our staff take pride in providing a wide variety of choices to the families we serve, including personalized memorial services, cremation options and traditional funerals.

At Thacher Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. We are a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering quality, compassionate care and service you can trust.


Our Obituaries

Richard Jennings Stretz

June 3, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Richard Jennings Stretz, 82, Boonville, MO, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville, MO. Visitation will be on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 E Morgan St, Boonville, MO with memorial service to follow at 11:00 am. Officiating will be Fr. Bill Peckman. Inurnment will be in St Peter & Paul Cemetery in...
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Richard Jennings Stretz

June 3, 1935 - January 6, 2018

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Agnes Marie Moore

October 14, 1922 - April 18, 2017

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Gloria June Campbell

August 20, 1935 - November 1, 2016

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Patrick Nichols Fricke-Alexopoulos

March 21, 1978 - October 25, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Thacher Funeral Home, BOONVILLE, MO.
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Samanitha Edwards

February 19, 1955 - October 6, 2016

Samanitha Anne Edwards , 61 of Boonville, MO. passed away Thursday evening on October 6th, 2016, at home with her loving family by her side.Visitation will be Tuesday, October 11th 6-8pm @ William Wood Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life on Wednesday, October 12th 10:00am @ the Funeral home.Samanitha was born February 19, 1955 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Barbara C. Williams (Alexander) and the...
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Martin Sobelman

March 18, 1923 - March 21, 2016

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Opal D. Meyer

April 18, 1924 - December 4, 2015

On December 4, 2015, Opal Davis Meyer passed away peacefully at the age of 91, at Katy Manor Nursing Home. Opal was born on April 18, 1924. She was the only child of Pearl and Jim Hickerson, but was raised by her grandparents, Pauline and Joe Davis due to her mother’s lengthy illness.Opal graduated from New Franklin High School, and attended both the University of Missouri and the...
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Barbara Louise Herder

September 5, 1940 - November 30, 2015

Barbara O’Dell Herder, 75 of Boonville, Missouri passed away in the arms of her loving husband.A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Thacher Funeral Home, Boonville, Missouri. Visitation will start one hour prior at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, north of New Franklin, Missouri.Barbara was born on September 5, 1940, the daughter...
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Viola E. Powers

December 4, 1916 - November 21, 2015

Viola “Vi” E. Harris Powers, 99 of Blackwater, Missouri passed away on November 21st at Cooper County Hospital.Graveside services will be under the direction of William Wood Funeral Home of Boonville, and will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Grove Cemetery.She was born on November 3, 1916 near Prairie Home. She was the daughter of Edmund Price Harris and...
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Mabel Lammers Hirsch

May 17, 1921 - November 16, 2015

Mabel Hirsch, age 94, passed on to her heavenly reward on November 16, 2015. Mabel was a resident at Park Meadows Senior Living in Overland Park, Kansas. She also resided at the Forum in Overland Park, and, before that, lived for many decades in Boonville, Missouri.A funeral mass will be held for Mabel at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville, Missouri at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,...
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Cora Velma Geiger

September 5, 1911 - September 8, 2015

Cora Velma Brownfield Stegner Geiger, 104, of Boonville, MO passed away on September 8, 2015, surrounded with love in her home in Boonville.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 12th at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. James Elliott officiating. Visitation will be before the funeral from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ in Billingsville, MO.Cora Velma was born on...
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Adam A. Sienko

August 12, 1959 - August 11, 2015

Adam Anthony Sienko, 55 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on August 11, 2015.Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Open Praise Bible Center, Boonville, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the church. Burial will be at 2:30 pm on Monday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Missouri.Adam was born on September 16, 1959...
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Adam Anthony Sienko

September 16, 1959 - August 11, 2015

Adam Anthony Sienko, 55 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on August 11, 2015.Funeral Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, August 17, 2015 at Open Praise Bible Center, Boonville, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the church. Burial will be at 2:30 pm on Monday at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Missouri.Adam was born on September 16, 1959...
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Mary Alice Tuttle

March 14, 1929 - August 9, 2015

Mary Alice Tuttle passed away on Sunday August 9th in Danville, California, due to complications following cardiac arrest. She leaves behind many dear friends from the Greater San Francisco area community, as well as family in Missouri, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life starting at 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 30, 2015...
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Nick Janchyshyn

March 14, 1919 - August 1, 2015

Nick Janchyshyn, 96 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Ashley Manor Nursing Home.Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Tuesday August 4th, 2015 at Clarks Fork Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonville, MO under the direction of Thacher Funeral Home, Boonville, MO. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville,...
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Walter Joseph Davis

August 19, 1950 - July 22, 2015

Walter “Wally” Joseph Davis, 64 of Holts Summit, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Riverdell Care Center, Boonville, Missouri.Visitation will be on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Debo Funeral Home, 10920 Old US Highway 54, Holts Summit, Missouri under the direction of Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, Missouri. Memorial...
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Bessie Mae Dubovick

August 14, 1926 - June 23, 2015

Bessie Mae Dubovick, 88, of Boonville, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Sunday, June 28th at Thacher Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral service is at 11:00 am Monday, June 29th at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, with Father Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial will follow in Ridge Park Cemetery, Marshall, Mo.Mrs....
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Opal Lucile Kirschman

June 11, 1920 - June 17, 2015

Opal Lucile Kirschman, 95, of Sun City, AZ., passed away on June 17, 2015 at the home of her niece in Tupelo, MS. Ms. Kirschman was born near Prairie Home, MO. on June 11, 1920. She was the daughter of Charles Porter Kirschman and Lola Adair Kirschman. She graduated from Prairie Home High School in 1937, then attended and graduated from Sedalia Business College.Ms. Kirschman’s first job was...
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Carol Jean Nauman

June 30, 1953 - June 14, 2015

Carol Jean Nauman, 61 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri after a short illness.A visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1001 Immanuel Drive, Boonville, Missouri. The Memorial service will begin at 11:00 am.Carol was born on June 30, 1953 in Boonville, Missouri to Ralph &...
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Jeffrey Robert Lane Rinacke

June 10, 1998 - June 7, 2015

Jeffery Robert Lane Rinacke, 16 passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2015 in Prairie Home, Missouri. Visitation will be Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Funeral Services will begin at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Prairie Home, MO. Jeffery was born on June 10, 1998 in Columbia, Missouri, the...
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Veronica Marie O'Bryan

August 19, 1925 - May 17, 2015

Veronica Marie O’Bryan, 89 passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital, Boonville, MissouriFuneral Services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Visitation will be one hour prior starting at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Boonville, MO.Veronica was...
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Donna J. Linville

March 7, 1951 - April 19, 2015

Donna Jean Linville, 64 of Boonville passed away on April 19, 2015 at her home.Memorial services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church, Boonville, MO. under the direction of Thacher Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Higginsville, MO.Donna was born on March 7, 1951 in Syracuse, New York to...
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Margaret Frances Shemwell

September 1, 1930 - March 4, 2015

Margaret Pethan Shemwell, 84 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 after a short illness.Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Clark’s Fork Trinity Lutheran Church, Highway U, Boonville, Missouri....
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Charles Edward Leonard

July 3, 1936 - February 3, 2015

Charles E. Leonard, 78 passed away on February 3, 2015.Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville.Charles was born on July 3, 1936 in Boonville, MO. to Charles W. & Mary Ellen (Schlotzhauer) Leonard....
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William Daniel Arnold

February 26, 1945 - January 15, 2015

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Geraldine N. Barnes

April 4, 1924 - January 14, 2015

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James Edward Shannon

March 1, 1944 - November 10, 2014

On the morning of November 10, 2014, Jim Shannon, with his family and faithful dog Abbey by his side, passed away at the Veterans Home in Warrensburg, Missouri following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Jim was born on March 1, 1944 at St. Joseph Hospital in Boonville, Missouri. The son of Gilbert and Marguerite Shannon attended and graduated from St. Peter & Paul School in...
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Claire Jean Volrath

February 1, 1934 - November 5, 2014

Mrs. Claire Jean Volrath, 80 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at her home.Claire was born on February 1, 1934 in the State of Colorado to Asa & Alva Bybee Lunsford. She was united in marriage to Roy Richard Volrath in June of 1951 in Odessa, Missouri and to this union 2 sons were born. Claire was employed by Cooper County Memorial Hospital as a Dietician Aid...
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Arthur Siedenburg

October 22, 1928 - September 15, 2014

Arthur Henry Siedenburg, 85 of Lone Elm, Missouri passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Zion Lutheran Church, Lone Elm, Missouri. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with burial following in the Zion Luthern Church Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church and...
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Florence Johnmeyer

January 7, 1920 - August 31, 2014

Florence Elizabeth Johnmeyer, 94, of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Lakeview Health Care and Rehab.Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth Street, Boonville, Missouri. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Florence was born in the State of Missouri on Wednesday,...
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Jeffrey Willis Hessing

November 14, 1962 - August 15, 2014

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Bertha Margaret Medlin

October 13, 1926 - June 25, 2014

Mrs. Bertha M. Medlin, 87 of Bunceton, MO passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital.Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, June 30, 2014 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior on Monday beginning at 10:00 am.Bertha was born on October 13, 1926 in Cooper...
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Florence Louise Smith

October 25, 1921 - June 17, 2014

Florence “Flossie” Smith, 92 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Riverdell Care Center, Boonville.Funeral services are at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church, 407 Spring Street, Boonville, Missouri with the Reverend Nick Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00...
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Bonnie Louis Black

January 10, 1931 - June 6, 2014

Bonnie Schilb Black passed away on June 6, 2014 with her three children by her side while vacationing in the Caribbean.A private service will be held on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Thacher Funeral Home at 629 East Morgan Street in Boonville, MO with the Revered Lewis Odneal officiating and a private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri.Bonnie Louis Schilb was...
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Mary Katherine Long

May 16, 1913 - May 5, 2014

Mary Katherine “Bunny” Pieper Long, 100, of Columbia passed away on May 5, 2014.   She was a proud resident of Boonville, Missouri for 86 years.   A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 at First Baptist Church in Boonville, with the Rev. Scott Paris officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:30 to 2 p.m. after a private...
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Helen Ruth Meyer

November 28, 1922 - May 5, 2014

Helen R. Meyer, 91, of Boonville, passed away at Cooper County Memorial Hospital on Monday, May 5, 2014. The funeral service for Helen will be on Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor John Roach officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of...
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Rina Isolda Barroso

February 17, 1928 - April 6, 2014

Mrs. Rina Isolda Barroso, age 86, of Columbia died on Sunday, April 6, 2014 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Her family will have a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Burial will...
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Goldie Lottie Mayo

March 3, 1923 - March 18, 2014

Goldie Mayo, 91 passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Tipton Oak Manor in Tipton, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, Missouri. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service. Goldie was one of six children born to the late George...
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William E. "Bill" Tuttle, Sr.

December 27, 1923 - February 19, 2014

William Ellis Tuttle Sr was born December 27, 1923 at his family's farm near Prairie Home the son of Joseph Morton and Rylie Ellis Tuttle. He married Marjorie F. Taliaferro on April 25, 1946. She preceded him in death on March 4, 2013. Survivors include one son, William Ellis Tuttle Jr (Christy) of Columbia, one daughter, Julie Thacher (Frank) of Boonville; two grandsons, Frank B. (Trey)...
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Carl Lee Heffelfinger

January 16, 1952 - December 27, 2013

Carl Lee Heffelfinger, 61 of Tipton, formerly of Boonville passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at Tipton Oak Manor. Memorial services for Carl will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, Missouri. Carl was born on Wednesday, January 16, 1952 in La Monte, Missouri to Clyde & Mary R. Rucker Heffelfinger. He worked at...
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Clay Belle Morris

June 20, 1921 - December 25, 2013

Clay Belle Morris, 92, passed away peacefully on December 25, 2013, with her family by her side. Visitation for Clay Belle will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, Missouri. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church with burial following at Walnut...
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Dorothy Morris Hull

October 26, 1917 - December 4, 2013

Dorothy Morris Hull, 96, of Prairie Village, Kansas, died peacefully Wednesday, December 4 at the home of her elder son in High Point, NC, where she travelled annually to spend the holidays. Her sons and her grandchildren were at her side. A sudden and unanticipated decline followed a lengthy recovery from a broken leg. Dorothy was born on October 26, 1917, in Columbia, Missouri, the only...
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Margaret N. Janchyshyn

June 29, 1925 - July 29, 2013

Margaret N. Janchyshyn, 88 of Boonville, Missouri passed away on Monday, July 29, 2013 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street, Boonville, MO. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Clarks Fork Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonville, MO. Burial will follow...
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Norma Weekley Kosfeld

May 1, 1940 - October 26, 2012

Norma Weekley Kosfeld, 72 of Boonville passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Church of Christ in Lamine, Missouri. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Old Lamine Cemetery, next to the church. Norma was born on May 1, 1940 in Blackwater, Missouri to Martin Rufus &...
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Dorothy L. Arnold

July 29, 1937 - December 14, 2010

Dorothy L. Arnold, 73, of Boonville, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 29, 1937 in Pleasanton, Kansas, the daughter of the late Monte William and Florence Doudna. She was united in marriage to John Arnold and he preceded her in death. Survivors include her children, Leonard Arnold and wife Becky of Warsaw, Missouri, Kathy Lamb of...
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Jo Ann Deuschle

June 4, 1932 - December 13, 2010

Jo Ann Deuschle, 78, of Gravois Mills, Missouri, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010. She was born on June 4, 1932 in New Franklin, Missouri, the daughter of the late Roy and Ethel (Williams) Evans She was united in marriage to Henry O. Deuschle and he survives. In addition to her husband Henry, survivors include her son, Henry O. Deuschle, Jr. “Hank” and wife Julie of Kansas City,...
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Grace Niemeyer

May 11, 1915 - November 11, 2010

Mrs. Grace W. Niemeyer, 95, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at William Wood Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Grace was born May 11, 1915, the daughter of William and Ida Poertner. She married Edwin...
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Kimberly Jean Wilkin

April 6, 1961 - September 11, 2010

Kimberly Jean Wilkin, 49 died Saturday, September 11, 2010 at her home in Blue Springs, MO after fighting a long battle with breast cancer. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Thacher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Thacher Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Kennedy officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut...
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Leonard C. Vollmer

July 13, 1920 - September 8, 2010

Leonard C. Vollmer, 90, of Boonville passed away at Lakeview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Visitation will be Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm at Thacher Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am, Monday, September 13, 2010 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Duesdieker officiating. Burial...
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Elsie Erna Clara Wenger

July 20, 1911 - September 7, 2010

Elsie Erna Clara Wenger, 99 of Boonville died Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville. Visitation will be held Friday, September 10, 2010 at Thacher Funeral Home from 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 11, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville with Rev. John Roach officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 PM following the funeral...
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Mary Lightner

December 3, 1920 - January 16, 2010

Mrs. Mary Louise Lightner, 89, of Boonville, MO died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 20, 2010 from 5-8 PM, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 PM at Thacher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 10:00 AM at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Bob Duesdiker officiating. Burial...
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Virgie Jewel Kroencke

October 25, 1921 - January 5, 2010

Virgie Jewel Windsor Kroencke, 88, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, formerly of Boonville Missouri, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. Graveside services will be held at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Mrs. Kroencke was born in Overton, Missouri on October 25, 1921, the daughter of James Lawrence and Florence Johnson Windsor, both of whom...
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Charles T. Schwartz

January 11, 1937 - December 31, 2009

Charles T. Schwartz, 72, of Boonville, died Thursday, December 31, 2009 at University Hospital in Columbia. Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 from 10-11 AM at with a Rosary Service at 9:45 AM. Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev Monsignor Michael T. Flanagan officiating. Interment will follow in the SS Peter & Paul...
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Gertrude Whitehurse

March 17, 1913 - December 15, 2009

Mrs. Gertrude Whitehurse, 96, of Boonville, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation with will be at Thacher Funeral Home on Friday, December 18, 2009 from 5-7 PM with a prayer service officiated by Sr. Nadine Flott at 6:45 PM. Friends may call after 1 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Saturday,...
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Terry Wayne Griffith

December 13, 1958 - July 16, 2008

Terry Wayne Griffith, 49, of Warsaw, formerly of Boonville, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at his home. Visitation will be held from 12-1 PM, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville. Graveside services will be held in the Harrisburg Cemetery, 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 23, 2008 in Harrisburg with Frank Thacher officiating. In Licking, MO, on December 13, 1958,...
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Ruth Wood

June 28, 1918 - July 14, 2008

Ruth Hays Wood, 90 of Bradenton, Florida and formerly of Boonville, died unexpectedly Monday, July 14, 2008 at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. Funeral services for Ruth Wood will be conducted at 2:00pm, Friday, July 18th at the First Christian Church in Boonville, with the Reverend Dan Crum officiating. Interment will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1...
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Marvin V. Thomas

December 8, 1913 - July 11, 2008

Marvin V. Thomas, 94, of Boonville, died July 4, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Boonville. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 10:30 AM with Joe Mustion officiating. Burial will follow in the New Lebanon Cemetery in New Lebanon. On December 8, 1913 in New...
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Anna J. Ohlendorf

March 24, 1921 - July 5, 2008

Anna J. Ohlendorf, 87, of Boonville, died Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 2:00 3:00 PM Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville with the Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM. Rev. John Roach officiating. Mrs. Ohlendorf was born in Kansas City, Kansas on March 4, 1921, the daughter of James and Anna Osenchuk Janchyshyn...
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Dorsey E. Simmons

November 29, 1948 - July 4, 2008

Dorsey Skipper Simmons, 59, of Boonville, died July 4, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Funeral services will held at a later date. On November 29, 1948 in Boonville, Dorsey was born the son of Charles Everett and Lilly Earline OBryan Simmons, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Simmons was an avid fisherman and hunter. He worked for several companies in the area...
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Rosa M. Knabe

November 30, 1900 - June 19, 2008

Rosa M. Schrader Knabe, 107, of Boonville, died Thursday, June 19, 2008 at Katy Manor Nursing Home in Pilot Grove. Visitation will be Sunday, June 22, 2008 from 6-8 PM at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral Service will be held at the United Church of Christ in Boonville, Monday, June23, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Coletta Eichenberger officiating. On November 30, 1900, in...
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Reba E. Martin

October 21, 1912 - June 17, 2008

Reba Martin, 95, of Jamestown, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Ashley Manor. Visitation will be from 6-8 PM Friday, June 20, 2008 at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral Services will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday June 21, 2008 at William Wood Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chester Marshall officiating. Mrs. Martin was born in Nelson, Missouri on October 21, 1912, the daughter of Fred C. and...
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Geraldine Shirley Scott

April 13, 1935 - June 16, 2008

Geraldine Shirley Geri Scott, 73 of Boonville, MO passed away peacefully in her sleep at Boone Hospital in Columbia on June 16, 2008. She lost her life after a brief fight with cancer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2008 from 6-8 PM at William Wood Funeral Home, Boonville. Services will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. Mrs. Scott was...
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Mildred Diehl Schubert

June 27, 1919 - June 13, 2008

Mildred Diehl Schubert, 88, Boonville, died June 13, 2008 at the University Hospital, Columbia, MO. Visitation will be Monday, June 16, 2008 from 6-8 PM at Thacher Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral Services will be 11 AM, Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Clarks Fork Lutheran Church near Boonville with Rev. Luther Herman. Interment will be in the Clarks Fork Lutheran Cemetery. On June 27, 1919,...
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Marie C. Schneider

September 7, 1949 - June 10, 2008

Marie C. Schneider, 79, of Boonville, died June 10, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Burial will be held Monday, June 16, 2008 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville at 11:00am with Jeff Rasmussen officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 12, 2008 from 7:00-8:00pm at William Woods Funeral Home. Mrs. Schneider was born in Kansas City, MO, September 14, 1928. She...
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Nellie A. Langkop

November 8, 1910 - June 9, 2008

Nellie A. Langkop, 97, of Prairie Home, died June 9, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2008 from 5-7 PM at Thacher Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral Services will be Thursday, June 13, 2008 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Myron Couch officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. On November 8, 1910, Nellie was born the...
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Ruth Virginia Johnson

February 5, 1917 - June 7, 2008

Ruth Virginia Basye Johnson, 91, of Arlington, VA, died on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA. Born on the family farm in Howard County, MO, near Rocheport, on February 5, 1917, she was the youngest child of George and Sallie Basye. Married Earl E. Johnson on November 25, 1944, they had two children, Sarah Marie Johnson Kinsley, who preceded her in death in...
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Ella W. Smith

February 3, 1912 - May 31, 2008

Ella W. Smith, 96, of Columbia, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Bluff Creek Assisted Living in Columbia. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 3, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Thacher Funeral Home in Boonville. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Walter Woods officiating. Interment will be held in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Mrs. Smith was born...
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Lorene F. Albright

December 3, 1922 - May 28, 2008

Lorene Florence Albright, 85, of Boonville, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at University Hospital in Columbia. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Thacher Funeral Home with Steve Van Drimmelen officiating, with a graveside service following at 2:00 in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Albright was born December 3, 1922, the daughter of Charles F. and...
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Elvadene R. Greis

August 20, 1912 - April 28, 2008

Elvadene R. Greis, 95, of Columbia, formerly of Boonville, died April 28, 2008 at South Hampton Place. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1, 2008 from 3:00-3:30 pm at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Funeral Services will follow at 3:30 pm with Rev. Frerking officiating. Mrs. Greis was born in Lone Elm, MO on Aug. 20, 1912, the daughter of Andrew C. and Esther Brandes Smith, both of whom...
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Herbert C. Schneider

July 20, 1926 - April 22, 2008

Herbert Bud C. Schneider, 81, of Boonville, died April 22, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital and Clinics. Burial was held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville with Jeff Rasmussen officiating. Mr. Schneider was born in Omaha, Nebraska, July 20, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert M. and Esther L. Crane Schneider, his sister June and his son Richard....
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Edward M. Cole

July 18, 1913 - April 14, 2008

Edward M. Eddie Cole, 94, of Sedalia, died Monday, April 14, 2008 at Stoney Ridge Village. Friends may call Saturday, April 19, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at William Wood Funeral Home, 517 Fourth Street, Boonville, MO 65233. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Lewis Odneal officiating. Interment will be in the Pisgah Cemetery near Prairie Home. Mr. Cole...
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Vera E. Adams

April 16, 1919 - March 12, 2008

Vera E. Adams, 88, of Boonville, died Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Riverdell Care Center. Friends may call Sunday, March 16, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at William Wood Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 17, 2008 at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Elmer McClaflin officiating. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Vera...
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Juanita T. Schaaf

July 22, 1915 - March 9, 2008

Juanita Thurman Tuttle Schaaf, 92, of Booneville, died Sunday, March 09, 2008 at Lakeview Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Friends may call Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at William Wood Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom Brack officiating. Interment will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. Juanita was...
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Paul Edward Meredith

September 20, 1913 - March 2, 2008

Paul Meredith, 94, of Pilot Grove, Missouri, died March 2, 2008 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at William Wood Funeral Home from 10-11 AM with the Funeral Service at 11 AM with Rev. Lewis Odneal officiating. Interment will be in the Pilot Grove Cemetery, in Pilot Grove. On September 20, 1913, in Wooldridge, MO, Paul was born the son of...
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Earl Brownfield, Jr.

October 27, 1919 - March 1, 2008

Earl Brownfield, Jr., 88, of Boonville, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. The memorial service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonville with Rev. Jeff Martin officiating, with a reception following at the church. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. preceding the memorial...
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Horace R. Hughes

November 29, 1920 - February 26, 2008

Horace R. H.R. Hughes, 87, of Boonville, passed away February 26, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville, MO. Services for Mr. Hughes will be held at a later date at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. H.R. was born on November 29, 1920 the son of A. Evan and Marie C. Petersen Hughes, both of whom preceded him in death. On May 18, 1945, in Canton, MO. Horace was...
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Ruth Marie Oser

March 17, 1919 - February 21, 2008

Ruth Marie (Brizendine) Oser, 88 of Sedalia, Mo. died Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia. Visitation will be at William Wood Funeral Home, Monday, February 25, 2008 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM with Fr. Robert Duesdiker...
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Virginia L. Gramlich

January 10, 1930 - February 4, 2008

Virginia Gramlich, 78, of Boonville, passed away February 4, 2008 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Visitation will be Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Thacher Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m, with a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. Funeral services for Virginia will be Friday, February 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Robert Duesdieker officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedron...
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George O. Thomas

May 10, 1930 - February 3, 2008

George O. Thomas, 77, of Boonville, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2008 at the University Hospital, Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, February 5, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with Fr. Bob Duesdieker...
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Kenneth William Derendinger, Sr.

August 11, 1943 - January 26, 2008

Kenneth William Derendinger, Sr., 64, of Boonville, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, January 29, 2007 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Boonville. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John Roach officiating. Interment will...
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Leroy M. King

October 21, 1917 - January 16, 2008

Leroy King, 90, of Boonville, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia, MO. Mr. King was born Oct. 21, 1917, the son of William and Ollie Woods King, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 6, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo., Leroy married Josephine Stock King who survives of the home. Leroy was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed...
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Leatha V. Winningham

February 4, 1917 - January 15, 2008

Leatha V. Winningham, 90, of Boonville, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at the Golden Hour Retirement Home in New Franklin, MO. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at William Wood Funeral Home Funeral services will be11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2008 at William Wood Funeral Chapel in Boonville, with the Rev. Dan Crum officiating. Interment will follow in the Walnut...
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Annie H. Burks

February 8, 1915 - December 31, 2007

Annie H. Burks, 92, Boonville, passed away December 31, 2007 at her home. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville, followed at 12:00 PM by a reception at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Boonville. Mrs. Burks was born February 8, 1915 in Overton, the daughter of August Henry and Marie Whilmenia Delius Friedrich, both of...
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Donna Joan Keeran

March 8, 1929 - December 16, 2007

Donna Joan Keeran, 78, of California, MO, passed away December 16, 2007 at California Care Center. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the William Wood Funeral Chapel in Boonville, with Rev. Charles Cook officiating, with burial following at the California City Cemetery, California, MO. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at...
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June Marie Havlin

April 2, 1937 - December 13, 2007

June Marie Havlin, 70, of Bunceton, MO, formally of Breese, IL, passed December 13, 2007 at her daughters residence. Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 17, 2007 at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese, IL. Mrs. Havlin was born April 2, 1937 in Fairmont City, IL, the daughter of Raymond and Emma Lucille Grissom Depril, both of whom preceded her in death. She worked for as a...
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Edgar L. Painter

November 30, 1916 - December 11, 2007

Edgar L. Red Painter, of Boonville passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia after suffering a massive stroke. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2007 at William Wood Funeral Chapel in Boonville with Pastor Bob Bohnenstiehl officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-9 p.m., December 14, 2007 with a Masonic Service at 8:30 p...
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Robert Glen Kirschman

September 21, 1917 - December 6, 2007

Robert Glen Kirschman, 90, of Boonville, passed away December 6, 2007, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the Thacher Funeral Chapel in Boonville with the Rev. Lewis Odneal and the Rev. Chester Marshall officiating. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery...
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Julia Diringer

June 18, 1914 - December 6, 2007

Julia Judy Windsor Diringer, 93, of Boonville, passed away December 6, 2007 at Ashley Mare Care Center. Graveside Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2007 at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville with Rev. John Roach officiating. Mrs. Diringer was born June 18, 1914 in Cooper County, the daughter of James Lawrence and Florence Johnson Windsor both of whom preceded her in...
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Richard Schneider

December 3, 1951 - December 3, 2007

Richard L. Dick Schneider, 56, Boonville, Mo. died unexpectedly at his home Monday, December 3, 2007. A memorial celebration and musical gathering will be 6:00 p.m. Friday evening, December 7, 2004 at Turner Hall in Boonville, Mo. Richard was born December 3, 1951 in Omaha, Ne., the son of Herbert Bud and Marie Seybold Schneider, who reside in Boonville. He was a loving son, husband, father...
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Martha A. Hartley

February 21, 1932 - December 3, 2007

Strengthened by the Sacraments of the Church, Martha Ann Hartley, 75, of Boonville, passed away Monday evening December 3, 2007 at the University Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2007 at the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Homilist Fr. Phillip Kane, Fr. Paul Hartley, Fr. Robert Duesdieker and visiting Priests. Visitation will be Thursday...
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Sara Jane Weed

February 27, 1913 - November 21, 2007

Sarah Jane Weed, 94, of Washington, Mo., formally of Boonville, passed November 21, 2007 at Grandview Health Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at the William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville, with visitation from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville. She was born February 27, 1913 to Andrew Jackson Jack Burks...
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Joella P. Miller

September 21, 1927 - November 15, 2007

Joella P. Miller, 80, of Prairie Home, passed away November 15, 2007 at her home in Prairie Home. Visitation will be Sunday evening, November 18, 2007 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Thacher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Prairie Home, with Rev. Myron Couch and Rev. Lewis Odneal officiating. Burial at the Walnut Grove...
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Johnnie H. Miller

November 6, 1924 - November 7, 2007

Johnnie H. Miller, 83, of Prairie Home, passed away November 7, 2007 at Boone Hospital, Columbia. Visitation will be Sunday evening, November 18, 2007 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Thacher Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2007 at First Baptist Church of Prairie Home, with Rev. Myron Couch and Rev. Lewis Odneal officiating. Burial at the Walnut Grove...
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Robert J. Shoemaker

March 15, 1925 - November 4, 2007

Robert J. Jack Shoemaker, 82, of Boonville, passed away November 4, 2007 at Riverdell Care Center in Boonville. Services will be held Monday, November 12, 2007 with burial following at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Al., with full military honors. Mr. Shoemaker was born March 15, 1925 in Birmingham, Al., the son of Cecil and Louella Awtrey Shoemaker, both of whom preceded him in death. ...
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Robert E. McCoy

May 1929 - November 4, 2007

Robert E. McCoy, 78, of Boonville, passed away November 4, 2007 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2007 at the St. Johns United Church of Christ of Billingsville. Visitation will be Thursday evening, November 8, 2007 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Mary Harris-Koth officiating. Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday,...
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Robert L. Bulen

August 9, 1962 - October 25, 2007

Robert L. Bobby Bulen, 45, of Marshall, formally of Boonville, passed October 25, 2007 at his residence. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007 at the William Wood Funeral Home in Boonville. Visitation will be Saturday afternoon, October 27, 2007 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville with full...
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Mary Lucille Kimsey

July 11, 1915 - July 17, 2007

Mary Lucille Kimsey, 92, of Boonville, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2007 at the Ashley Manor Care Center in Boonville. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday July 20, 2007 at the Pisgah Baptist Church near Prairie Home with burial in the church cemetery. No visitation is planned. Lucille was born July 11, 1915 at Prairie Home the daughter of William Allen and Lillian Quirk Snodgrass....
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John Patrick Grissom

August 3, 1955 - June 29, 2007

John Patrick (Pat) Grissom, 51, passed away Friday, June 29, 2007 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at the William Wood Funeral Home in Boonvile. Burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was born August 3, 1955 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Cloyd Hulen Grissom and Willie Mae Viertel Grissom. His early education...
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Hilda B. Cherney

January 10, 1927 - June 27, 2007

Hilda Brooks Cherney, of Boonville, Mo. passed away June 27, 2007 at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. In accordance with her wishes there will be no service at this time. Hilda LaVerne Brooks was born January 10, 1927 in Blevins, Ar. to Estelle Smith Brooks and J.L. (Lonnie) Brooks. Hilda was married to John E. (Jack) Cherney for 39 years until his death. Hilda was a long-time member of St....
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