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A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Elizabeth Whelan, 92, of Perry, was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 at St. William Catholic Church in Perry, with Father John Henderson and Father Al Allen (cousin of the deceased) officiating. Burial was in St. Paul Cemetery, rural Center. After the funeral luncheon, a video tribute followed at 1 p.m. at the church and all are invited to attend. Rosary services
r, Sr., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, Aug. 6. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy A. Poelker (nee Brown); loving father of Ann Key, Kathleen (the late Jack) Cody, Mary (Donald) Bidlake, Richard (Angela) Poelker, Jr., Gail (William) Maple, Alfred (Tina) Poelker, William (Cathy) Poelker, Anthony Poelker, and Keith (Mary) Poelker; dear grandfather of Jeannie (Markeith) Houston, Tina (Thomas) Boyd, James (Janice)
Donald C. Graupman 84 of Monroe City, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at the University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri. He was born May 26, 1930 in Clapper, the son of Earl W. and Beulah K. Littrell Graupman. Don attended Clapper County School in rural Monroe County. He worked may years for the City of Monroe City Street Department. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include one son,
Emma Jean Shively, 88, of Monroe City, passed away Tuesday, July 29, at the Monroe City Manor. She was born June 21, 1926 in Glasscow, the daughter of Claude Jacob and Avel Lorvene Fisher Shively. Jean was a 1944 graduate of Monroe City High School. She owned and operated Jean’s Dress Shop in Monroe City for over 50 years. She was a previous member of the Monroe City Chamber of
Gavin Tyrone Chatmon, 36, of Kincaid, died at 4:44 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Gavin was born on Jan. 4, 1978 in Springfield, the son of John Chatmon and Alice Jones Smith. Gavin was the owner and operator of his own auto detailing company and really enjoyed the work he did. He also loved spending time with his pit bulls. He was preceded in
Minnie Elizabeth Bailey, 91, of Hannibal, passed away at 2:08 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at Monroe City Manor Care Center, where she had lived for the last four years. Graveside Services and Burial were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
R. Harold Spalding, 71, of Monroe City, died Wednesday, July 30, in his home surrounded by family. Born May 17, 1943 in Hannibal, he was the son of Gerald David and Myrtle Gertrude Hays Spalding of Indian Creek. He married Janie Scott Conway January 20, 1964 in Monroe City. She survives. Mr. Spalding was a graduate of St. Stephen High School. After graduation from high school, he worked for Monroe