Obituaries

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Alicia Macalady

Alicia Macalady

Alicia Macalady passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

She was the beloved daughter of Phyllis (nee Parmley) and the late Arthur Robert Macalady, Sr.; dearest sister of Terri (Robert) Gillespie,  A. Robert Macalady, Jr. (Laurie), Matthew Macalady and Phyllis (nee Macalady) Wilson; our dear niece, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

Alicia was a former paralegal with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She was a proud supporter of The BackStoppers, Inc. and St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses.

A Memorial Service was held at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin,  on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Interment was private. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. Memorial visitation was held on Sunday from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. A reception followed the service at the Family Center at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. 

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20
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Geneva Jane (Rowland) Ross

Geneva Ross

Geneva Jane (Rowland) Ross passed away July 11, 2017 at The Baptist Home in Ironton. She was 82.

She was born on Aug. 3, 1934 in Saint Louis, daughter to the late Hollis and Vallie (Barbro) Rowland.

On Nov. 21, 1954, she was united in marriage to William Ross, who preceded her in death in 1986.  

To this union eight children were born, Debbie Orrick, who preceded her in death, Denise Horn of House Springs, Neva Grace Ross of Ironton, Robin Brady of DeSoto, William Andrew Ross, who preceded her in death, Valeria Poe of Annapolis, Joyce Lynne Orrick of Farmington, and John Ross of Annapolis.  

Geneva is also survived by her brother, Melvin Rowland of Ironton; her sister, Margie Beckley of Texas; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends. 

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20
Jul

Ashley Brooke Harris

Ashley Brooke Harris

Ashley Brooke Harris of Middle Brook, daughter of Debora Belcher Harris and Eddie Harris, was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, on April 21, 1982. 

She departed this life at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, surrounded by loved ones on July 1, 2017. She was 35.

Ashley was a member of the Lesterville First Baptist Church. She enjoyed sports, riding horses, camping, swimming and anything outdoors. Ashley’s great strength and trust in the Lord helped overcome many obstacles in her life. She was an inspiration to many. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children.

Ashley was preceded in death by grandparents, Harold and Mildred Belcher of Dexter, and Vernon and Doris Harris of Bismarck.

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20
Jul

Robert Lewis Newman

Robert Lewis Newman

Robert Lewis Newman, known to most as Bob, passed away on July 10, 2017 at his residence. He was 80.

He was born on March 24, 1937 in Farmington, the son of the late James Garfield and Hallene Genevieve (Stevens) Newman.  

On Nov. 27, 1958, he was united in marriage to Jo Ann Allmon, who survives.  To this union two children were born, Jeffrey David Newman and wife, Diana of Lee’s Summit, and Tracy Lynne Nichols and husband, Terry of Ironton.  

Also surviving are his grandchildren, Allyson (Newman) Quick and husband, Aaron of Greenwood, Abbygale (Newman) Gelvin and husband, Jay of Lakewood, CO, Andrya Newman and fiance’ Jacob Haase of Kansas City, MO, Alyxandra (Newman) Griffin and husband, Andrew of Blue Springs, Laurie (Nichols) Moses and husband, MSgt. Daniel of Aviano Air Force Base, Italy, and Shellye (Nichols) Deeken and husband, Ross of Oklahoma City, OK; one great-grandson, Bentley Quick; as well as a host of other relatives and many, many friends.

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20
Jul

Gladine Louise Stark

Gladine Louise Stark

Gladine Louise Stark of Arcadia passed away on July 15, 2017. She was 97,

She was born on July 11, 1920 in Sabula, the daughter of the late John Robert and Minnie Raymoth (Huff) Lewis.

On June 6, 1942, she was united in marriage to Arthur “Corky” Stark, who preceded her in death on January 25, 2010.  

To this union two children were born, Arthur L. Stark and wife, Margaret of Roselle, and Patsy Smith of Arcadia.  In addition to her children, Gladine is survived by two sisters, Tenna Bell (Clinton) Crocker of Ironton, and Imogene Allmon of Springfield; five grandchildren, David Stark and wife Anitra of Ironton, Tim Stark of Ironton, Jennifer Cain and husband, David stationed at Fort Bliss, TX, Kelly Silvy and husband Michael of Arcadia, Pam Cissel Aman and husband, Rod of St. Charles; six great grandchildren, Alex Stark, Logan, Dalton, and Darien Cain, Noah, Elijah, and Josiah Silvy.

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Jul

Patrick Nathaniel Tripp

Patrick Nathaniel Tripp

Patrick Nathaniel Tripp passed away on June 29, 2017 in Saint Louis. He was 26.

He was born on April 23, 1991 in Fredericktown.

Patrick is survived by his parents, Dana Tripp and Gene Light of Ironton; step-brothers Ben Light and A.J. Stallins; his step-sister, Tiffany Brandel; his grandparents, Susie Tripp and Peggy Stallins; and his girlfriend, Adelita Drennan.  He is also survived by his dog Felix and many other relatives and friends.  

Patrick is preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Juanita Light.  

Patrick was a 2009 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School.  He had a passion for music with his favorite band being Misfits.  He also enjoyed the television series The Office and Sons of Anarchy.  Patrick also had his own band, Stoneater.  Patrick was a Mid-America Transplant Organ Donor.  

Wed
19
Jul

William LeRoy ‘Bud’ Johnson

Bud Johnson

William LeRoy ‘Bud’ Johnson of Des Arc passed away on Sunday, July 2 at his home.  He was 52.

At his death he was surrounded by his close family after a long, brave fight with brain cancer.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1964, the son of Ronald and Beverly Johnson.

He was welcomed home by older sisters, Denise, Diane, and Dawn. Later on, Bud welcomed his younger brother, Robert.

He attended South Iron High School in Annapolis. He had a long-time career  as an over-the road truck driver.  To all of those truck driving friends and folks on his CB Radio, he was known as “Black Beard” for the jet-black beard he wore and took pride in. He enjoyed history and collecting hundreds of documents and artifacts. He daily enjoyed watching American Pickers with his son-in law, Gary.

Bud was also a published author, having written a children’s book entitled Leon the Neon Dog Part One. Part two was never published, as it was awaiting illustrations.

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19
Jul

Ronald Edward Wadlow

Ronald Edward Wadlow

Ronald Edward Wadlow of Ironton passed away at his home on Friday, June 30. He was 73. 

He was born Oct. 23, 1943 in Glover to the late Ira and Georgia Bone Wadlow. 

On Sept. 21, 1963, Ron was united in marriage to his first wife, Marilyn June Wharton, who preceded him in death on April 16, 1994. 

To this union four children were born, Ronald Eli Wadlow and wife Jennifer, Dom Wharton Wadlow and wife Michelle, Marilyn Beth Stone and husband Eric, and Tad Edward Wadlow and wife Dana. 

On Aug. 1, 1997, Ron was united in marriage to Marilyn Richards, who survives. 

To this union, Ron gained three more children, Angie Bassham and husband Matt of Kansas City, Amy Mayberry of Piedmont, OK, and Travis Mayberry and wife Jenny of St. Louis. 

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01
Jul

Thomas Owen Baldwin

Thomas Owen Baldwin

Thomas Owen Baldwin, Ph.D. passed away in Biloxi, MS from cardiovascular disease on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was 78.

Tom was born in Ironton to Raynor and Audra Baldwin. He was previously married to Jeanne Harding, Ann Cairns and Karen Larsen. 

Tom Baldwin is survived by his daughter, Julie Ann Baldwin (husband William Johnson); his grandchildren, Nicholas, Nathanial, and Isabella Johnson; and his son, Christopher Alan Baldwin.  

He is also survived by his brothers, Patrick and Benjamin Baldwin, and two nephews, Kyle and Craig Baldwin. 

He earned a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Missouri and a Master in Business Administration at Southern Illinois University. He taught physics and was chairman of physics department at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville IL.  

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01
Jul

Donald Dunn

Donald Dunn

Donald Dunn of Ironton, passed away on Monday, June 19, 2017 at his home. He was 80.

He was born on Dec. 29, 1936, the son of the late Everett and Katherine (Schultz) Dunn.

On June 10, 1954, he was united in marriage to Edna Frances Hammack, who preceded him in death on May 21, 2017.  

To this union three children were born, Donald Lawrence Dunn of Ironton, Richard Lee Dunn of Ironton, and Sylvia Beard and husband, Dennis of Pilot Knob.  

He is also survived by four grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Donald was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Greene, Virginia Stevens, and Nancy Scaggs; and eight brothers, Ralph Markham, Eddie and Freddie Markham, Gerald Fredericks, Richard “Dickie” Dunn, Loren Dunn, Leroy Dunn and his twin brother, Ronald Dunn.

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