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Died: Friday, January 06, 2017
Marguerite L. “Peggy” Breeden died Friday, Jan. 6.
Mrs. Breeden was a longtime resident of the Festus Manor Care Center.
She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Cecil Breeden Sr.; dear mother of Tracey (the late Marty) Kennison, Donald Breeden Jr., Laura Breeden and Michael Breeden; sister of Patricia (Ronald) Peterson, Kathleen (Joe) Corso and the late Thomas (Wanda) Beirne; grandmother of Daniel, Dustin, Dylan (Kelsey) Kennison, Caleb, Gabriel, Connor, Logan, Emma and Caiden Breeden; great grandmother of five; aunt, great aunt, cousin; and friend of many.
Visitation was at Fey Funeral Home.
Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Sunday, December 04, 2016
Emilee Anna Peterson (nee Loos), 72, of St. Louis, died Dec. 4.
Born June 9, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of the late Albert Loos and Pauline Krieger Loos.
Mrs. Peterson was a longtime member of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in St. Louis. She was retired from Laclede Groves, where she worked as a hairdresser for many years.
Mrs. Peterson is survived by her devoted husband of 49 years, Glenn Lewis Peter-son; one daughter, Michelle Hursong and husband, Johnny, of Cincinnati; one son, Troy Peterson and wife, Mindy, of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Milo Peterson, Violet Hursong and Ezra Peterson; a sister, Juanita Norris, of Cape Girardeau; a nephew, Scott Norris; and a niece, Pam Franklin.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Lou Loos; a brother-in-law, Bill Norris; and a nephew, Steven Norris.
Visitation and funeral were at Kutis South County Chapel. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alz-heimer’s Association St. Louis, 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63132.
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Died: Monday, November 21, 2016
Mary Sanders Hughes, 59, died at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 21 at her home in Oakville, under the care of family and BJC Hospice.
Mrs. Hughes was born Aug. 3, 1957, in Indianola, Miss., the daughter of John (Stanny) Sanders and Janie Dale. She was a resident of Oakville for nearly 30 years.
She married the love of her life, Robert Hughes, on Oct. 20, 1979, at her parents’ home in Greenwood, Miss.
Mrs. Hughes had an unwavering passion for Christ and a love for writing and speaking about her faith. She authored stories, devotionals, poetry, Bible studies and was published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. Her stories are known for depicting her reflections of seeking God in everyday moments.
As an active member of her beloved church, Canaan Baptist, Mrs. Hughes participated in women’s ministries, prayer circles and facilitated Bible studies.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Margo (Shane) Cook and Julie Hughes of St. Louis, and sister, Penny (Mack) Varner of Vicksburg, Miss.
Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Matt Dale, aunt Viola B. Sanders and sister Peggy Sparkman.
A homecoming celebration and memorial will take place at 6 p.m. today — Thursday, Dec. 1 — at Canaan Baptist Church, 5409 Baumgartner Road.
In lieu of flowers, tributes and memorials can be made to Canaan Baptist Church or Missouri Baptist Cancer Center in Mrs. Hughes’ name.
Died: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Carol A. Rynders, 81, died at 1:25 a.m. Sept. 20 at her home in Godfrey, Ill., under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.
She was born in Alton, Ill., on March 16, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Bertier) Dean, and was a lifelong resident of Godfrey. She married Robert L. Rynders on Feb. 27, 1954, at St. Ambrose in Alton. He preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1994.
Mrs. Rynders was an active member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a bridge player and enjoyed volunteering at St. Anthony’s.
Mrs. Rynders was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed working in her yard, but most of all enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by four children, Debbie (Rolla) Hessel of St. Louis, Mark (Brenda) Rynders of Alton, Linda (Robin) Meade of Litchfield, Ill., Don (Julie) Rynders of Waco, Texas; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Nathan and Tyler Hessel, Robert and Drew Rynders, Dustin and Michelle Rynders, Megan and Morgan Meade; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Rynders was preceded in death by one brother, Gerald Dean.
Visitation was at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey. A funeral Mass was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Senior Services Plus — Meals on Wheels.
Died: Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Wayne H. Rohlmann of Oakville died Sept. 7.
Mr. Rohlmann worked at Anheuser-Busch for 56 years. He enjoyed woodcarving and flying and loved people.
He was the loving father of Michael (Lynn) Rohlmann, Kelly (Michael) Dinger and Kurt (Jennifer) Rohlmann; dear grandfather of eight; and great-grandfather of seven.
Visitation was at Kutis South County Chapel. Services were at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Died: Thursday, August 25, 2016
Harvey J. Meyer, Green Park, died Aug. 25.
Turned down by the Navy because he was colorblind, he served in the Merchant Marine and later as a clarinetist in the 24th Division Army Band, stationed in Japan. After his discharge from the Army, although still colorblind, he was hired by Silk Screen Products, a printing company involved in high-tech color applications. He worked there for 42 years, attaining the position of superintendent.
After retiring, he drove a charter school bus for First Student Transportation until he was let go when it was discovered after 10 years that he was colorblind. Mr. Meyer was well-known for his hundreds of letters to the editor published in area newspapers, including the Call.
One letter he wrote to the Call in which he joked he had a sawed-off shotgun resulted in a visit from two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms and Tobacco, who informed him possession of such a weapon was a felony.
“I said the whole thing was a joke and it was the Call’s fault for printing the thing,” Mr. Meyer wrote in a Jan. 28, 1993, letter to the Call.
He was the husband of the late Mary Lou Meyer (nee Pittman) and Essie Brda Meyer (nee Helvey); father of Richard and the late Joseph, David and Michael Meyer; grandfather of Kerstin Meyer, Alison, Catherine, David, Luci, Samuel and Isaac Brda; brother of Mary Lou (Doug) Puls and the late John, Richard, Edward and Betty Jean Meyer; and best friend and companion of Greta Jackson.
Visitation and funeral services were at Kutis South County Chapel. Interment was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Mary Jane Vogler (nee Grippe), 84, died Sunday, Aug. 14, at her residence.
Born in St. Louis, she lived in Lemay for 55 years.
Mrs. Vogler was retired from Call Newspapers, where she worked for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.
Mrs. Vogler was the beloved wife of Leo H. Vogler Jr.; loving mother of Vickie (Tim) Koch, Lynn (Jack) Connor, JoAnn (Mark) Hoppmann, Leo III (Gina) Vogler and Christine “Tina” (Derick) Holdenried; and dearest grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Visitation will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. today — Thursday, Aug. 18, at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at Kutis South County Chapel to St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 610 W. Ripa Ave., for an 11 a.m. Mass.
Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Died: Friday, July 22, 2016
Homer Eugene Hammel, 91, died July 22 at his residence in Bloomfield.
Mr. Hammel was born Feb. 15, 1925, a son of the late William Homer and Carrie Creed Hammel.
He lived in Bloomfield before spending 55 years in St. Louis, where he worked as a machinist for 35 years at Standard Machine Co. He attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield and was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving during World War II.
On Nov. 16, 1946, Mr. Hammel married Bettie Jean Baker in Piggott, Ark. She survives in Bloomfield.
Other survivors include three sons, Larry Eugene Hammel (Chris) of Roy, Wash., Kirk Brian Hammel of St. Louis, and Scott Alan Hammel (Kathy) of St. Louis; one daughter, Sharon Kaye Hessler of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marcia Vaughn (Dex) of Florida and Ruth Clary of Union. He was preceded in death by one brother, Julius Spencer Hammel, and one brother-in-law, Jerome Clary.
Visitation was at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. A graveside service was July 25 at the Missouri Veterans’ Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.
Died: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Barbara Jo Schaper (nee Vogel) died July 21.
Mrs. Schaper was a 50-year member of the St. Ann Sodality of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Oakville. She also was a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Bishop Schierhoff Assembly 2110, the Ladies Auxiliary St. Francis of Assisi Council 5359 and the Western Catholic Union.
Mrs. Schaper was the beloved wife of 57 years of Henry G. Schaper Sr.; loving mother of Henry “Hank” Jr. (Jacquie), Deborah “Debbie” (Kurt) Wagner, Marilyn (Bart) Angeli and Michele “Shelly” (Greg) Rousseau; grandmother to Nikki (Brian Heuer) and Jake Schaper, Jaclyn (John Conti), Jennifer (Jeremy) Lewis, Daniel (Daphne) Wagner, Matthew (Kate), Mary Veronica, Ruth, U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Isaiah, Theresa, John Paul, Mary Grace, Regina and Mary Constance “Connie” Angeli, Elizabeth “Betsy,” Nicholas “Nick,” Katherine “Katie” (Blaine Vaughn) and Marc Rousseau; great-grandmother to Eden Wagner and Noah Lewis; and friend to many, especially Margaret (Rich) Bauer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Mae Vogel.
Mrs. Schaper used a wheelchair for 25 years, but she and her husband still drove to 48 states.
Visitation was at Hoffmeister South County Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations may be made to the Gateway Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1876 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, Mo. 63146.
Died: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Cliff Roll, 75, High Ridge, died July 20 at St. Clare Health Center.
Born May 21, 1941, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Wil-liam and Iphi (Johnston) Roll. Mr. Roll was an engineer for 36 years at Sunnen Products Co. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and golfing. Mr. Roll loved motor sports and animals, and served as a volunteer firefighter in High Ridge in the late 1960s.
Mr. Roll is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon (Detty) Roll of High Ridge; two children: Don (Sandy) Roll of Cedar Hill and David (Lynette) Roll of Quincy, Ill.; five grandchildren, Clayton, Caleb, Garrett, Sullivan and Sylvia; one sister: Gloria Jane McGonagle; two brothers-in-law: Monty Joe (Michelle) Detty and Anthony Detty; and one sister-in-law: Anita (Frank) Little. He was preceded in death by a brother, Milton “Bud” Roll.
Funeral services were July 22 at Chapel Hill Mortuary. Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8251 Maryland Ave., Suite 12, St. Louis, Mo. 63105, and/or Open Door Animal Sanctuary, 6065 Duda Road, House Springs, Mo. 63051.