Obituaries

Dewilla Kay Sumpter


    Dewilla Kay (nee Dotson) Sumpter was born on July 20, 1956 in Bixby, Missouri to William Francis and Julia (Medley) Dotson and passed away on September 8, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

James Donald Stevens


    James Donald Stevens of Nappanee, Indiana was born on April 3, 1945 in Sullivan, Missouri to Wayne and Marie (Merkel) Stevens and passed Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the age of 76 years.

Phyliss Jean Shipley


    Phyllis Jean Shipley of Cuba, Missouri was born on Wednesday, June 24, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri to Johnnie Earl and Lola Beatrice Bell Wilson and passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the age of 79 years, 2 months and 18 days.

Edward Charles Sanders


    Edward Charles Sanders of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Friday, October 10, 1969 in Alton, Illinois to Eddie Workman and Mary Lou Hill Korsmeyer Sanders and passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 51 years, 11 months and 2 days.

Roberta May Pratt


    Roberta May Pratt (nee Nelson) of Steelville, Missouri was born on Monday, December 8, 1941 in Crawford County, Missouri to Robert V. and Opal V. Pinson Nelson and  passed away September 3, 2021 at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 5 days.

Nancy Carol Parrish


    Nancy Carol (nee Kreamalmeyer) Parrish of Beverly Hills, Florida was born December 26, 1972 in Waterloo, Illinois to Orville James and Carol Collins Kreamalmeyer and passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the age of 48 years, 7 months and 22 days.
    She married Marty Parrish.
    Nancy was a registered nurse and had worked previously at the prison in Illinois. After moving to Florida, she was working in a hospital. In her spare time, she loved going to country music concerts.
    She was preceded in death by her father, Orville Kreamalmeyer.
    She is survived by her husband, Marty Parrish of Beverly Hills, Florida; children, Sydney Thomas of Marion, Illinois, Isiah Thomas, Nathan Thomas and Anissa Beaty, all of Beverly Hills, Florida; mother, Carol Kreamalmeyer of Illinois; two brothers, Jerry and Ronald Kreamalmeyer; three grandchildren, Masyn Groves, Marcellus Groves and Maveryk Thomas; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from noon until 1 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 with Pastor Ben Holland officiating. Special music of “Summer Vigil,” “We Try to Make Sense of It All” and “Leita” was played. Memories were shared by son Nathan Thomas.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Freeman Cemetery at Cherryville, Missouri.
    Casket bearers were Isiah Thomas, Nathan Thomas, Jeremy Kreamalmeyer, Dave Crain, Jeremy Parrish and Luke Parrish.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.

Dennis Meiser


    Dennis Meiser of Cuba, Missouri was born on Sunday, October 23, 1955 in Wood River, Illinois to Robert Edward and Fern (Earney) Meiser and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

Glen Arthur McConnell


    Glen Arthur McConnell of Steelville, Missouri was born July 28, 1936 in Butts, Missouri to John J. and Bessie Florence Wigger McConnell and passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Fern Etna Kramme


    Fern Etna Kramme of Owensville, Missouri was born February 1, 1921 in Oak Hill, Missouri to Lewis Sr. and Ruth (Simpson) Rutz and passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at the age of 100 years.

Alice “Maureen” McMahon Hay


    Alice “Maureen” McMahon Hay of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Cuba, Missouri, was born October 30, 1932 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Alice Loretta Hood and Mortimer “Mert” Francis McMahon  and passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the age of 88 years.

Larry Dale Eickhorst


    Larry Dale Eickhorst formerly of St. James Missouri was born June 27, 1960 to William F. and Shirley Mae Eickhorst and passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the age of 61 years.

Maxine A. Brewer


    Maxine A.  (nee Hutson) Brewer of Cuba, Missouri was born on Saturday, July 15, 1939 to Gentry and Georgia Elma Warfel Hutson and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 2 days.

Jerry Atwood Bennett


    Jerry Atwood Bennett of Cadet, Missouri was born June 4, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri to Ira Edward Bennett and Ruby Meador and passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 6 days.

Ethel A. Allison


    Ethel A. Allison (nee Troutt) of DeSoto, Missouri, formerly of Cuba, Missouri and Steelville, Missouri, was born on Sunday, March 11, 1917 in Bourbon, Missouri to Erb Vick and Gertrude Helen Koehn Troutt and passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the age of 104 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Maureen Sharkey


    Maureen (Long) Sharkey, formerly of Rolla Missouri was born in Bebington, Great Britain and on November 25, 1933 to Margaret and Leonard Long and passed away on August 11, 2021 at the age of 87 years.

Gary David Mendenhall Sr.


    Gary David Mendenhall Sr. of St. James, Missouri was born December 11, 1958 in Salem, Missouri to Willard J. Mendenhall and Margaret M. Lynch and passed away Friday, September 3, 2021 at the age of 62 years.