Obituaries

Kimiko Lambert


    Kimiko Lambert of Cuba, Missouri was born to Yasohach and Momono Iketani on February 17, 1929 in Yokohama, Japan and passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the age of 89 years.

Gregory Willard Klouzek


    Gregory Willard Klouzek of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, September 27, 1954 in Rolla, Missouri to Willard James and Rose Marie Kamler Klouzek and passed away on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the age of 64 years and 8 days.

Lida Mayo Busbey


    Lida Mayo Busbey of Jefferson City, Missouri was born to Stephen O. and Ellen V. (Watson) Ferguson on August 29, 1924 in Dent County, Missouri and passed away on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the age of 94 years.

Donald Eldon Benton


    Donald Eldon Benton of Steelville, Missouri was born August 22, 1938 in Rolla, Missouri to James D.”Bus” and Virginia D. Stewart Benton and passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the age of 80 years.

Joe Edwin Baker


    Joe Edwin Baker of Davisville, Missouri was born January 28, 1928 in Davisville to parents, Raymond and Dora Ethel Martin Baker and passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018 at the age of 90 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Alvin Leroy Rouse


    Alvin Leroy Rouse of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, August 18, 1930 at St. Louis, Missouri to of Claude and Theresa (nee Booth) Rouse and passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Newell Sloss Knight Jr.


    Newell “Jim” Sloss Knight Jr. was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 24, 1927 to Helen Willis and Newell S. Knight and passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 91 years, 3 months and 1 day.

Larry Wayne Blue


    Larry Wayne Blue of Bourbon, Missouri was born on April 2, 1951 in rural Phelps County, Missouri, to Eugene Lloyd and Velma Katherine (Vitzthum) Blue and passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at the age of 67 years.

Anna Lee Asher


    Anna Lee Asher (nee Jenkins) of Steelville, Missouri was born March 15, 1927 in Marceline, Missouri to Paul and Anna Bailey Jenkins and passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 17 days.

Steven Franklin Williams


    Steven Franklin Williams of Rolla, Missouri was born to Richard Franklin and Alberta Maxwell Williams on July 12, 1963 in Rolla, Missouri and  passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the age of 55 years.

Jackie Myers


    Jackie Myers (nee Walton) of Owensville, Missouri formerly of Cuba, Missouri was born on August 26, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri to Frances E. and Jean Lupardus Walton and passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the age of 87 years and 29 days.

James Edward Joiner


    James Edward Joiner of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born September 28, 1952 at Paducah, Kentucky to Lawrence and Shirley (nee Rushing) Joiner and passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the age of 65 years.

Michelle Fowler


    Michelle Fowler of Sullivan, Missouri, was born on September 18, 1966 in Ellisville, Missouri, to Curtis and Ruby (Layne) Palmer and passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the age of 52 years.

Billy Joe Dicus


    Billy Joe Dicus of Cuba, Missouri was born October 30, 1945 in Steelville, Missouri to Fred and Hazel Humphrey Dicus and passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at the age of 72 years.
    Billy married Bonnie Shoen.
    Billy served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at the Chrysler Plant in St. Louis, Missouri retiring after 30 years. He attended the Coffee Community Church and enjoyed fishing, riding in the pontoon boat and tinkering with lawn mowers.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Hazel Dicus; step-son, Keith Smith; and three brothers, Richard Dicus, Louis Dicus and Allan Dicus.
    He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Martin and husband Timothy of Steelville, Missouri; stepson, Michael Schoen of Steelville, Missouri; four brothers, Kenny Dicus and wife Terri of Dale, Indiana, Gerald Dicus of Steelville, Missouri, Jack Dicus and wife Deborah of Bourbon, Missouri and Tim Dicus and wife Rita of Cuba, Missouri; four sisters, Judy Whittaker and husband Gene and Carol Watson, all of Steelville, Missouri, Linda Dicus of Cuba, Missouri and Peggy Gregory of Woodland, Texas; special niece (raised like a sister), Debbie Smith and husband Guy of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Judy Dicus of Steelville, Missouri and Terri Chandler Dicus; two grandchildren, Tabatha Dement and husband Devan and Kaylee Adams; two great grandchildren, Audrey Dement and Devan Dement Jr.; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Gene Whittaker officiating.
    The obituary and eulogy were given by John Heuser. Special music of “The Old Rugged Cross”, “Long Black Train” and “Where the Roses Never Fade was sung and played on guitar by Dave Callahan.
    Committal prayer, burial and full military honors by the U.S. Navy, VFW Post 5608 St. James and the Patriot Guard were in the Steelville Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Mike Whittaker, Larry Whittaker, John Watson, Joey Guthrie, Bradly Dicus, Brandon Gregory, Danny Dicus and Jim Dicus.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Donna Lee Cunningham


    Donna Lee Cunningham (nee Payne) of Nixa, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri, was born January 23, 1932 in Browning, Missouri to Alfred B. and Rebecca Baker Payne and passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Joy Renae Asher


    Joy Renae Asher of Steelville, Missouri was born on March 28, 1962 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Clayton, Missouri to Fritz William Asher and Ann Lee (Jenkins) Asher and passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 28 days.

Alice L. Gross


    Alice L. Gross (nee Young) was born September 26, 1931 in Rolla, Missouri to John Hubert and Grace Kaythran (nee Steppat) Young and passed away on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the age of 86 years.