Obituaries

Wed
28
Oct

Russell Lee Radford

Russell Lee Radford of Ironton passed away Oct. 19, 2015. He was 59.
Russell was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He is survived by his mother, Verna Dean Moore Radford of Viburnum; his wife, Deborah Kemp Radford; two children, Roxanna Mitchell of Bismarck and Robert and Melissa Radford of Ironton; two Brothers, Gary and wife Jeannie of Arnold and James and wife Angel Radford of Florida; two sisters, Pat and husband Art Miller of AZ and Peggy and husband Roger Johnson; three grandchildren, Berrie Mitchell, Calista and Bishop Radford; and a host of relatives, and friends.
Russell is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Radford and a brother, Steve Radford.
Online condolences may be left at www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com.

Wed
28
Oct

William “Vic” Aldridge

William “Vic” Aldridge

William “Vic” Aldridge passed away on Sept. 28, 2015 at Fredericktown. He was 80.
He was born on Sept.  30, 1934 at Pilot Knob, the son of John and Vienna Aldridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bobbie Aldridge; one son, Newton David Aldridge; one sister, Jean Pogue; and brothers, Elmer Aldridge, Raymond Aldridge, John Henry Aldridge, George Aldridge, and Shirley Yates.
He is survived by two daughters, Vicky Aldridge of Minnesota and Leora Tallent of St. Louis; one sister, Marie Owens of Springfield; and two grandchildren, Davonte and John “Jay” Bommer.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, horseshoes, baseball, and bowling and even bowled a 299 game in 2001.
Graveside services will be held on May 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Wed
28
Oct

Talma Eugene Anderson

Talma Eugene Anderson

Talma Eugene Anderson of Pilot Knob Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 20.  He was 85.
 Gene was born July 10, 1930 in Sabula to the late Abram and Emily England Anderson and he was one of 18 children.
On April 24, 1964, Gene was united in marriage to Wilma Martin, who survives. In this union, they raised two children together, Bill Dean Anderson and Eugenia Dale Watson.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Eugenia; four brothers, Alvin, Gerald, William Otto, and Glen Anderson; and seven sisters, Anna Belle, Alta, Betty, Reda, Glenda, Leota, and Mary.

Wed
21
Oct

Wanda Faye Sherrill

Wanda Faye Sherrill of Ironton, formally of Annapolis, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. She was 80. Wanda was a daughter of the late Guy and Gladys Colyott Chronister. On Dec.
Thu
01
Oct

Linda Marie (Farris) Hise

Linda Marie (Farris) Hise of Arcadia passed away Sept. 25, 2015 in St. Louis. She was 61. She was born July 10, 1954 in Piedmont, the daughter of the late James Linzy and Annie Lorene (Warren) Farris. Linda is survived by her daughter, Mary Farris of Arcadia, and her brother, Garry and wife, Martha Farris, of Pilot Knob. She is also survived by her two nieces, Stephanie Anne and Katie Marie; her greatniece, Gabbi; two children that she viewed as her own grandchildren, Alison Rose Browers and Hunter Dale Browers; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Linda was preceded in death by her son, James Kevin Farris, and her fiance’, Louis Donald Price Jr. Linda was a 1972 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School. She worked as a Dispatcher for the Iron County Sheriff’s Department for 32 years. She also worked at The Baptist Home in the kitchen as a nurse’s aide prior to working in law enforcement. Linda was a member of Liberty United Baptist Church.

Wed
30
Sep

Jerald M. Zoll

Jerald M. Zoll of Ironton passed away Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 in Farmington. He was 71. He was born April 29, 1944 in Poplar Bluff, a son of the late Marvin and Lula Mae Owens Zoll. In 1964, he was united in marriage to Linda Hampton Kelly, who survives. Together they raised four children, Danette Strodtman and husband David of Ironton, Raquel Dunn and husband Richard of Annapolis, Darrell Zoll of St. Louis and Stephen Zoll of Annapolis. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, David, Cory, Kassie, Dustin, Ashley, Hayleigh, and Ryan; five greatgrandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ronald and Thomas Zoll. Jerald retired from McDonnell Douglas after many years of service. He was an avid Cardinals fan, enjoyed the ocean and was very active in helping to feed the homeless. Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. from the Annapolis Church of the Nazarene under the direction of Cole Family Funeral Home.

Wed
30
Sep

Myrene Short

Myrene Short of Bismarck passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 in Desloge. She was 87. She was born May 2, 1928 in Centerville, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Murel Gallaher Johnson. She is survived by a daughter, Diana Nees of Bismarck; two grandsons, Lloyd Ray Blankenship of Leadington and Michael Nees of Bismarck; three greatgrandchildren, Noah, Aubrey and August Nees; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Geneva Wildman and Margaret Russell; and two brothers-inlaw; Kenneth Wildman and O. O. Russell. Myrene was baptized in the Missionary Baptist Church in Orman in 1950. She attended the Free Will Baptist Church in Bismarck. She was the Founder of the Professional Carp Association, a member of the Eagles Lodge, and she owned and operated several restaurants. She enjoyed volunteering and donating her time to help people. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 24 from Cole Family Funeral Home with Rev.

Wed
30
Sep

Richard D. Firkins

Richard D. Firkins of Annapolis passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. He was 77. Richard was born June 2, 1938 in Rupert, Idaho. He is survived by his wife Helen Bollinger Firkins; three children, Byron Firkins, Dixie Flores, Sandra Firkins; four stepchildren, Richard Bollinger, Joe Bollinger, Mike Bollinger, and Deborah Copeland; three brothers, Douglas Firkins, Don Firkins, and Eugene Firkins; and two sisters, Lorna Firkins, and Glenda Nelson. Several grandchildren and several great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com

Thu
10
Sep

Larry G. Abernathy

Larry G. Abernathy of Piedmont passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in his home with his family by his side. He was 65. He was born June 1, 1950 in Cape Girardeau. He lived in Burfordville for a brief time before moving to Snohomish, WA, at the age of three, where he later met his wife. After their marriage in 1971, they lived in Poplar Bluff, Springfield, and again in Washington State before settling in Piedmont. He worked at ISP Minerals (now SGI) for 29 years. He was affectionately known to his co-workers as a pleasant irritation. He was well known for his woodworking skills and his artwork. Larry had a passion for flying ultralight airplanes and riding motorcycles. He was also a Little League coach. He leaves behind his wife, J. Janetlee “Janet”, and his two sons, Travis (Terri), and Vincent. He also leaves behind his two grandsons, Luke and Daniel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Dorothy Abernathy, and his oldest brother, Ronald Abernathy.

Thu
10
Sep

Kenneth “Nick” Allgier

Kenneth “Nick” Allgier of Fredericktown died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at his home. He was 62. He was born Sept. 20, 1952 in Ironton, the son of Joseph and Patsy Allgier. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph N. and Essie Allgier, Sr.; Sam Smallen and Opal Smithey; and brother, Don Leslie Allgier. Survirors include his parents; sons, Justin Allgier of Mineral Point and Charles Allgier of Desloge; brothers, Ray D. Allgier, Tim D. Allgier, and Joseph P. Allgier, all of Fredericktown; sisters, Susie Parkerson of Tennessee and Becky Brewer of Fredericktown; and four grandchildren. Nick was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed potholders and visiting with family. A prayer service was held August 24 and the Mass of Christian burial was held August 25 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Mitchell Wilk officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

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