Obituaries

Fri
22
Sep

Glen Raymond Sertl

Glen Raymond Sertl

Glen Raymond Sertl of Annapolis passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at his residence. He was 67.

Glen was born on Dec. 17, 1949, to parents Robert and Betty (Cavanaugh) Sertl in St. Louis.

He had been an Iron County resident since 1975. 

He was united in marriage to Constance Newman on Oct. 13, 1972, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 7, 1990.

Glen was known to be quick-witted and possessed a great sense of humor. He had a great love for his children and grandchildren. 

In his spare time, Glen enjoyed watching westerns. Through the years, he had worked as a residential carpenter and had served ten years as an EMT with South Iron Rescue. He was of the Christian faith.

Fri
22
Sep

Pamela Denise Savage

Pamela Denise Savage

Pamela Denise Savage passed away on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017.  She was 61.

Pamela was born in St. Louis and graduated from Ironton High School in Ironton in 1974. 

She continued her education at Mississippi University for Women, earning her degree in Political Science and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Memphis State University. 

Pamela later worked for the National Hemophilia Foundation, Memphis Chapter before beginning her career with Shelby County Government. She served Shelby County as Manager for Risk Management for over 17 years. 

Pamela loved reading, rescuing cats, and traveling throughout the US and Europe. 

She and her husband, Malcolm retired to the Gulf and returned home nine years later. 

Pamela was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Frances Orr Raggo. 

Fri
22
Sep

Brian Jon Turner

Brian Jon Turner

Brian Jon Turner of Farmington, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at his residence. He was 54,

He was born on Sept. 14, 1962 in St. Louis, a son of William Jon and Beverly Sue Beck Turner.

 Surviving are his parents, William and Beverly of Norman, OK; six daughters, Jaime Jones of Chicago, April Whited and husband Jamie of Farmington, Jennifer Jones of Seattle, Angela Shahdadi and husband Niema of Columbia, MO, Rachel Campbell and husband Tyler of Dallas, and Amber Turner of Farmington; one sister, Brenda Gibson and husband Chris of Toledo, OH; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Jason, Abigail, Shelby, Aiden, Noah, Story, and Hedi; two special nieces, Laney and Gracey; and many other relatives and friends. 

Brian worked as a letter carrier of the United States Postal Service and also worked for the U.S. Government. 

He was a 1980 graduate of Norman High School in Oklahoma and was a member of the Meadow Heights Church in Ironton. 

Fri
22
Sep

Timothy Alan Savage

Timothy Alan Savage

Timothy Alan Savage  passed away on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at his home near Piedmont. He was 57.

Tim was born on Aug. 26, 1960 at Ironton, the son of Carl and Mabel (Brawley) Savage. 

Tim graduated from South Iron High School and owned and operated Savage Basements for over 30 years. 

He married Christina Ruble on Aug. 29, 1992 and they had made their home in Piedmont. He was of the Baptist faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Carl and Mabel Savage; two brothers, Larry and Kevin Savage; and one sister-in-law, Patricia Savage.

Fri
22
Sep

Aron Lee Pratt

Aron Lee Pratt

Aron Lee Pratt of Annapolis passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. He was 71

Aron was born on Feb. 17, 1946 in Ironton, a son of the late William H. and Verna Mae Swaringim Pratt. 

Surviving are two daughters, Cathy Pratt of Atchison, KS and Cindy Pratt and significant other Scott of Cummings, KS; two brothers, Steve and wife Gwen Pratt of Ironton, and Lawrence and wife Deshay Pratt of Annapolis; Loving companion, Lois Lewis of Annapolis; five grandchildren, Dillon, Derrick, Madison, Trinity, and Alyssa; two great-grandchildren, Erik and Phoenix; a niece, Dana May; a nephew, Billy Pratt; three great-nephews, Greg, Wyatt, and Aron; and many other relatives and friends. 

Aron was a 1964 graduate of Annapolis High School, and was track superintendent for Union Pacific Railroad for many years. 

From 1966 to 1968, he served his country in the United States Army. 

Aron loved his family and being in the out of doors, especially deer hunting.

Thu
07
Sep

Charlenes Civey

Charlene Civey

Charlene Civey of Bixby passed away at her home on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. She was 70.

She was born on Oct. 2, 1946 in Bixby, a daughter to the late Glen A. Helms and the late Zoe A. (Crocker) Helms. 

On Oct. 30, 1965, Charlene was united in Holy Matrimony to George Civey and they shared nearly 52 years together. 

Charlene will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her husband and friend forever, Rev. George Civey of Bixby; two sisters,  Glenda Hedgcoth and husband Don of Farmington and Mary Mathes of Perryville. Also surviving are a host of special nieces, nephews and dear friends. 

In addition to her father and mother, Charlene was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerome Doyle Helms and Paul Helms. 

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Viburnum Christian Church. A funeral service began at 11 a.m. with her nephew, Matthew Helms officiating. 

Fri
01
Sep

Clara Virginia Wilkins

Clara Virginia Wilkins

Clara Virginia Wilkins of Belleview passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 in Farmington. She was 92. 

She was born on Jan. 23, 1925 in Redmondville a daughter of the late Ernest and Virgie Keeling Stricklin. On Dec. 6, 1952, she was united in marriage to Montie Wilkins, who preceded her in death in 1982. 

She is survived by a son Larry Leon Wilkins of Poteet, TX; one brother, Dr. Ray Stricklin of Festus; one sister, Vivian Talmage of Bismarck; two grandsons, Larry Wilkins Jr. and Mark Wilkins; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Henson; a grandson Michael; and a daughter-in-law, Caroline Wilkins. 

Virginia was a 1942 graduate of Ironton High School and was Valedictorian of her class. She was a member of the Belleview United Methodist Church where she served as Church Treasurer, children’s Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Martha-Mary Circle. 

Fri
01
Sep

Freida Ellen Moyer

Freida Ellen Moyer

Freida Ellen Moyer of Arcadia passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. She was 86.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1931 in Ironton to the late George Franklin and Virgie Miller Wortham. 

On April 16, 1949, Freida was united in marriage to Clayton Moyer, who preceded her in death on May 10, 1998. 

To this union five children were born, Margaret Thomas of Arcadia, Jean and husband Keith Callahan of Arcadia, Mary and husband Bill Boyer of Belleview, Gary and wife Kathy Moyer of Ironton, Beth and husband David Dalton of Ironton - all who survive. 

Freida is also survived by 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; one nephew, Billy Womble; her extended children, Jim and Elizabeth Hunter; and many other loving family members and friends. 

Fri
01
Sep

Marcella Ann Young

Marcella Ann Young

Marcella Ann Young, known to most as “Marcie,” passed away on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 in St. Louis. She was 76.

Marcie was born  on Sept. 2, 1940 in Potosi to the late Leonard and Bessie (Quillman) Declue.

On Feb. 14, 1982, she was united in marriage to Leonard Paton Young who preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 1999.  

Marcie is survived by her children, Theresa Williams of Graford, TX, Shari Moss and husband Rick of Ironton, Chuck Young and wife, Melinda of St. Louis, and Tabby Whited and husband, Scott of Pilot Knob; two sisters, Bonnie Sapaw of Cahokia, IL and Goldie Inman of Holly, MI; 10 grandchildren and one special grandson and best friend, Brayden; four great-grandchildren; a stepbrother, Bill Womble of Ironton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Marcie was preceded in death by her sister, Lucille Wren; her brothers, Louie Declue, Raymond Declue, Wayne Declue; and her stepbrother, James Womble.

Fri
01
Sep

Charles Edwin “Chucky” McCabe

Charles Edwin “Chucky” McCabe

Charles Edwin “Chucky” McCabe of Annapolis passed away on Friday, Aug. 18. He was 54.

He was born on Aug. 25, 1962 in Ironton, a son to the late Edwin and Glenda Bell McCabe. 

Chucky is survived by his devoted sister, Tanya Tripp of Farmington; a daughter, Shirley Ventimiglia of Farmington; a son, Larry Stuckmeyer of Vandalia; two nephews, Timothy Tripp of Farmington and Sam Tripp of Summerville, SC; a grandson, Brendon Ventimiglia; and many other family members and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Chucky was a member of the Annapolis Nazarene Church and worked many years in construction as a laborer. 

A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cole Family Funeral Home. 

Visitation was held on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to the family. 

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