Obituaries

Wed
29
May

Helen Elizabeth Cole

Helen Cole

Helen Elizabeth Cole of St. Louis passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 in Annapolis. She was 94.

She was born on Feb. 14, 1925 in St. Louis to the late Thomas and Kathryn Walsh.

She was preceded in death by her husband (Donald) of 56 years and was a loving mother to six children, Don Cole (Mary), Janet Neikirk (Pearce), Carole Gibbar, Barb Kempland (Tom), Beth Schembra (Tom), Chris Morris (Bill); grandmother to 15, Lindsay Devereux (Jimmy), Brian Cole, Ben Neikirk, Kaitlin Snider (Stephen), Leslie Cornelius (Ryan), Kelly Malouf (Matt), Dan Gibbar (Marcy), Karen Kempland, the late Julie Kempland, Emily Olson (Aaron), Audrey Schembra, Abby Schembra, Matt Johnson (Mary), Rachel Morris, William Morris; and great-grandmother to 18, Ella, Alex, Ava, Gregory, Ellington, Leighton, Crosby, Warren, Jackson, Ethan, Beau, Max, Mason, Maisie, Jensen, Matthew, Jackson, and Joseph.

Thu
23
May

Patricia Ann “Pat” Baughman of

Pat Baughman

Patricia Ann “Pat” Baughman of Ironton passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. She was 76.

She was born on Aug. 19, 1942 in Linneus, MO, to the late Benjamin Maurice and Mary Imogene Norman Foster.

Pat, as she was known by so many who loved her, was united in marriage to Dan Baughman on May 10, 1975.He preceded her in death on May 25, 2001.

Surviving Pat are two daughters, Shelli Lambert and husband T. Ray of Ironton, and Danielle Owens and companion Jerad Wofford of Farmington; four grandchildren, Nick and Jacque Lambert, Dylan and Kelsie Lambert, Noah Bellew, and Issac Owens; three great-grandchildren, Holly, Heidi, and Gus; and many other loving family members and friends. She is preceded in rest by her parents, her husband Dan, and a brother Maurice Alan Foster.

Thu
23
May

Deborah L. Williams

Deborah Williams

Deborah L. Williams  passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Casper, WY.  She was 59.

She was born on July 5, 1959 in Inglewood, CA.

Deborah was a Certified Nursing Assistant for 34 years.

On Aug. 3, 1997 she married Paul Williams in Casper.

Deborah enjoyed painting rocks, crocheting, gardening, plants and flowers, collecting turtles and spending time with her grandkids. She also enjoyed going second-handing, traveling, riding motorcycles and scooters with her husband, going to Sturgis, Mexico and Florida. She loved to go camping, boating and fishing. She was always taking pictures. She enjoyed drinking Bud light and Mango Margaritas.

Deborah loved her family and her pets; she had so much pride in them. She liked to donate her time, recycling and volunteering.

Thu
23
May

Franklin Delano Atkinson, Sr.

Franklin Delano Atkinson, Sr. of Dauphin Island, AL passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Mobile, AL. He was 85.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1933 in Annapolis, MO, the son of the late Eldred and Freda (Casteel) Atkinson.

On Oct. 10, 1952, he was united in marriage to Virgie Lucille Henson.  She survives and resides on Dauphin Island.

To this union three children were born, Frank D. Atkinson, Jr. and wife Melissa of St. Louis, Carol A. Arthur (preceded him in death) and husband, John, and Karen Tafra and husband, Mike of Dauphin Island.

Frank is also survived by his brother, William Atkinson and wife Patricia of St. Louis; his sister, Mattie Ann Evans of Potosi; grandchildren, Joshua M. Arthur (Ann), Jennifer R. Winschel (Kevin), Lindsey N. Kraemer (Mark) all of St. Louis, Michael A. Tafra Jr., Marie C. Sisk (Haden), Mitchell L. Tafra, all of Dauphin Island, and John T. Arthur, who preceded him in death.

Thu
23
May

Georgia Malone

Georgia Malone of Vulcan passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at her residence. He was 71.

She was born on Feb. 10, 1948 in Milwaukee, WI, to parents William G. and Margaret Daly.

Georgia was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.

She was married to William J. Malone on Sept. 17, 1967 and to this union five children were born.

Georgia enjoyed gardening, canning and cooking. She loved the outdoors, fishing and camping. She also enjoyed family get-together’s and helping others.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Donna Sue Hackworth; great-granddaughters, Shian Beers, Breanna Sellers; brother, Mickey Daly; sister, Donna Dean.

Thu
23
May

Dorse Milford Wadlow

Dorse Wadlow

Dorse Milford Wadlow of Ironton passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was at the age of 91. He was born January 14, 1928 in Sabula, MO to the late Charles and Molly Kelly Wadlow.

On September 27, 1948 Dorse was united in marriage to Barbara Reed who survives. To this union five children were born; Jan Duncan and late husband Ron of Fenton, formerly of Arcadia, Phil Wadlow and wife Ada of Iron Mountain, Craig Wadlow of High Ridge, Rob Wadlow and wife Kim of Fenton, and the late Dennis Wadlow and wife Carol of St. Louis.

Surviving Dorse are his loving wife, Barbara, four children, Jan, Phil, Craig, and Rob; two brothers, Arlis Ray Wadlow and George Warren Wadlow; one sister, Carol Ivester; eight grandchildren; Cheri, Amanda, Brian, Jessie, Cody, Alex, Rachel, and Kelly; fourteen great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and many more loving family members and friends.

Thu
23
May

Jeffrey Scott Schwach

Jeffrey Schwach

Jeffrey Scott Schwach of Ironton, passed away on Tuesday, April 30 in Pilot Knob. He was 53.

He was born on Feb. 2, 1966 to Raymond Louis and Carolyn Sue Warren Schwach.

Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Carolyn Schwach of Ironton; a daughter, Jennifer (Chad) Marshall of Ocean Side, CA; a half-sister, Terry (Ron) Rogers of Washington state; a granddaughter, Rayeland Marshall; and many other loving family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, Raymond Louis Schwach, and a half-brother Ty Schwach.

Jeffrey graduated from Gresham High School in Gresham, OR and worked many years as an auto mechanic. He also attended the Cowboy Church in Ironton.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Thu
23
May

Wanda Lorraine Forinash

Wanda Forinash

Waneda Lorraine Forinash of Irondale passed away on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Community Manor Nursing Home in Farmington. She was 87.

Waneda was born October 30, 1931 in Irondale, a daughter of the late Elbert Chapman and the late Lena Rebecca (Martin) Chapman.

Waneda was united in marriage to the late James W. Forinash on Dec. 19, 1948 in Piggot, AR. They were blessed with four children born to the union.

Waneda was a long-time member of the Irondale United Methodist Church. She had a great love for God and family. She was a home maker and a part time City Collector for the City of Irondale for over 30 years.

Fri
17
May

David “Possum” Russell Hurt

David “Possum” Russell Hurt

David “Possum” Russell Hurt of Middlebrook passed away in St. Louis on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was 74.

He was born on May 25, 1944 in Middlebrook, a son  of the late of Benjamin “Frank” and Ollie Mae Knowles Hurt. On Oct. 19, 1974, David was united in marriage to Linda Myrene Loker, who survives.

Also surviving are a special grandson, Joshua Restivo; two brothers-in-law, Roy Daniel (Cindy) Loker of Hazelwood, Paul (Chris) Loker of Salem; two sisters-in-law, Julie Loker and special friend John of Mt. Grove, and Lori Loker of Pevely; and many loving nephews, nieces, family members and friends.

Possum, as he was known by all who knew and loved him, was preceded in death by his parents; nine brothers, Elize Hurt, Delbert Hurt, Floyd Hurt, Francis Hurt, Elmer Hurt, Jim Hurt, Frank Hurt, Larry Hurt, and James McKinney; and three sisters, Annie Jones, Verna Mae Creech, and Juanita Hawkins.

Fri
17
May

Mary Frances Lewis

Mary Frances Lewis

Mary Frances Lewis, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Hospital. She was 95.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1924 in Glover, the daughter of the late Gentry and Julia (Wright) Colyott, Sr.

On August 14, 1948 she was united in marriage to Eual John Lewis, who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2018.  To this union three children were born, John Lewis and wife Sandie of Fenton, Doug Lewis and wife, Lisa of Fenton, and Debra Kay West, who preceded her in death.

In addition to her sons, Mary Frances is survived by her son-in-law, Mike West of Viburnum, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary Frances was a 1941 graduate of Annapolis High School.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and worked as a teacher in the Missouri public school system until she retired in 1979.  Most of her teaching years were spent at South Iron.

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