Obituaries

Tony Wade Brown


    Tony Wade Brown of Steelville, Missouri was born October 10, 1968 in Sullivan, Missouri to Billie “Joe” Brown and Anita Callahan-Bridgeman and passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 28 days.

Ina Adele Bouse


    Ina Adele Bouse (nee Pinnell) of Steelville, Missouri was born on Thursday, March 26, 1925 in Scotia, Missouri to James Lloyd and Grace Clementine (Coleman) Pinnell and passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020 at the age of 95 years, 3 months and 7 days.

Robert Lee Ray


    Robert Lee Ray of St. James, Missouri was born in Rolla, Missouri on July 9, 1948 to Delmar and Laura (Dean) Ray and passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at the age of 71 years.

Carl Henry Holzschuh


    Carl Henry Holzschuh of St. James, Missouri was born on January 6, 1938 to Charles Leslie Sr. and Sarah Eunice (Krause) Holzschuh in Owensville, Missouri and passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

Ada Jo Freeman


    Ada Jo Freeman of Rolla, Missouri was born in Rolla, Missouri on December 12, 1930 to Melvin and Ruth (Loughridge) Lewis and passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the age of 89 years.

Joseph Jack Sgroi


    Joseph Jack Sgroi of St. Louis, Missouri was born on Saturday, August 16, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Angelo and Maria Camerata Sgroi and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 89 years, 10 months and 11 days.

Jerry L. Lewis


    Jerry L. Lewis of Cuba, Missouri was born on March 21, 1939 in Jadwin, Missouri to Marion and Minnie (Palmer) Lewis and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 81 years.

Gladyne Elsie Forster


    Gladyne Elsie Forster of Owensville, Missouri was born on December 10, 1927 to Ivan and Elsie (Chapman) Spurgeon at Oak Hill, Missouri and passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

Albert Bray Jr.


    Albert Bray Jr. of Belle, Missouri was born December 15, 1935 in St. James, Missouri to Albert and Grace (Love) Bray and passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at the age of 84 years.

Herschel Albert Martin


    Herschel Albert Martin of O’Fallon, Missouri was born December 15, 1928 in Davisville, Missouri to Claude and Effie Louis Harris Martin and passed away Tuesday June 23, 2020 at the age of 91 years.

Jerry Hodorowski


    Jerry Hodorowski of Rolla, Missouri was born May 9, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to John and Irene Jerzakowski Hodorowski and passed away Friday, June 19, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

Gary Russell Schmidt


    Gary Russell Schmidt was born July 14, 1934 in Sullivan, Missouri to Russell and Ruth Edith (nee Shoults) Schmidt and passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Dean Graddy


    Dean Graddy of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri,  was born on Thursday, September 12, 1940 in Bourbon, Missouri to Allen Rufus and Ruth J. Pratt Graddy and passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 12 days.
    Dean served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
    He married Pearlie M. Litaker on May 11, 1963 in Champaign, Illinois.
    He worked more than 20 years and retired as a heavy equipment operator for Pearidge Mines. He later worked in heating/cooling and as an electrician for Fairway Service in Bourbon, Missouri. He was a member of the Lasting Hope Assembly of God Church in Bourbon and served as a deacon for many years.
    He was President of the Planning and Zoning Committee  and volunteered at the food pantry in Bourbon, Missouri. His hobbies were gardening, cutting wood, hunting rabbits and squirrels. Dean was friendly and never met a stranger.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Ruth Graddy; wife, Pearlie M. Graddy; son,  Jeffrey Graddy; brothers, Bill (Pearlene) Graddy, Harold Graddy, Ben Graddy, Ronnie Graddy, Cecil (Rosemary) Graddy and Ed (Kathleen) Graddy; sister, Mildred Hurst; grandson,  Dean Waters; son-in-law,  Glenn Waters Sr.; brothers-in-law,  Marion (Frances) Litaker, Leo ( Betty) Mayberry and Ronnie Pennock;  and sisters-in-law,  Lola Mae (Bill) Burrows, Geneva (Robert) Brand, Mick Graddy and Dorothy Mae Whitaker.
    He is survived by his children, Sherri (Paul Richard) Waters of Sullivan, Missouri, Kevin (Heather) Graddy of Sullivan, Missouri and Andrew (Amanda) Graddy of Bourbon, Missouri; brother,  Don (Faye) Graddy of Geyserville, California; sister, Hazel Pennock of Peoria, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Sue Graddy of Effingham, Illinois and Freda Carter of Kennett, Missouri; nine grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Memorial visitation was held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. and the memorial service was at 2 p.m. at the Lasting Hope Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Derick Ruble officiating. Military honors concluded the service.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.

Lawrence M. Elrod


    Lawrence M. Elrod of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, November 19, 1929 in Vienna, Missouri to William “Bill” and Catherine (nee Franklin) Elrod and passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the age of 90 years.

Charlotte A. Brand


    Charlotte A. Brand (nee Martin) of Cuba, Missouri  was born on April 17, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri to Fred Franklin and Martha Caroline (Setzer) Martin and passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 4 days.

Louis T. Barlet Jr.


    Louis T. Barlet Jr. of Cuba, Missouri was born Sunday, March 10, 1940 at Chicago, Illinois to Louis T. Sr. and Alta Beulah (nee Carter) Barlet and passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the age of 80 years.