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Mary Ann Peters (nee Polizzi)

Died: Friday, February 10, 2017
Age: 67
Mary Ann Peters (nee Polizzi), 67, died Feb. 10.

Mrs. Peters was a beloved resident of Community Care Center of Lemay, where she served as president of the Resident Council.

She was the beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Peters; loving mother of Joseph F. Peters (Yvonne) and Franchesca Peters (Michael) Gindler; loving grandmother of Samantha and Michaela Gindler; dear daughter of the late Joseph J. and Frances (nee Butera) Polizzi; and dear sister of Dominic (Regina) Polizzi, Pete (the late Jan) Polizzi, John (Karen) Polizzi, the late Joseph (Linda) Polizzi, Rosalie (the late Tom) Brennan and Vito (the late Mary Ann) Polizzi.

Visitation was at John L. Ziegenhein & Sons South County.

A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Roch Parish.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

Obituaries can be submitted to the Call by sending an email to obituaries@callnewspapers.com

Jolora "Jean" Culbertson (nee McCarty)

Died: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Age: 92
Jolora “Jean” Culbertson (nee McCarty), 92, died Feb. 1.

Born Oct. 29, 1924, Mrs. Culbertson was a longtime member of Affton Christian Church.

She was the beloved wife of the late William Albert Culbertson; dear mother of Marty, Albert B., James P., William M. and the late Wayne H. Culbertson; sister of Marilyn (the late Charles) Greene; grandmother of Robert (fiance Kiersten); aunt of Diane, Janice and Alice; dear cousin; and friend of many.

Visitation and services were at Fey Funeral Home. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Betty Lawrence Von Rump (nee McKee)

Died: Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Age: 82
Betty Lawrence Von Rump (nee McKee), 82, died Feb. 1 after more than a decade’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born Jan. 26, 1935 in Laurel, Miss., Mrs. Von Rump was a resident of Crestwood.

She was a graduate of Washington University’s physical therapy program, a longtime golf club champion at Westborough Country Club and a former Missouri senior golf champion.

Survivors include her husband, Arthur Von Rump, DDS; children Stephen Von Rump of Crestwood, Carol Ketcherside of Phoenix, Ariz., Kathy Lutgen of Kokomo, Ind.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Mae and Lawrence McKee, and brother Charles McKee.

Obituary announcements can be submitted to the Call at www.callnewspapers.com or emailed directly to the newspaper at obituaries@callnewspapers.com.

Russell Francis Smith

Died: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Age: 95
Russell Francis Smith, 95, died Jan. 26 at his home in Lynn, Mass.

Mr. Smith resided in Concord Village for 32 years. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Service Base for about 20 years.

He was a member of St. Philip’s Church, Blueliners Inc. and the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Mr. Smith was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Hack); father of Margaret Manhardt (Philip) of Sanford, N.C., the late Mary Frances Dreste (Tony), of Concord Village and Ruth May (John) of Sanford, N.C.; grandfather of four; great-grandfather of five; and great-great-grandfather of two.

Services with military honors were held at Hedges-Scott Funeral Home in Macks Creek. Burial was in Macks Creek Cemetery.

Jacqueline "Jackie" Hartmann (nee Jackson)

Died: Friday, January 13, 2017
Age: 76
Jacqueline “Jackie” Hartmann (nee Jackson), 76, of Lemay, died Friday, Jan. 13.

Mrs. Hartmann was a longtime member of the Lemay JB Lions Club, and she enjoyed spending time at the lake.

But what she loved most were her grandkids. In her eyes, they were all going to be Hall-of-Famers, whether it was baseball, volleyball, basketball or softball. She was their biggest fan and always will be.

Mrs. Hartmann was the beloved wife of Charlie Hartmann of nearly 57 years; dear daughter of the late Orville and Grace Jackson; loving mother of Mike (Karen) Hartmann and Shelly (Dan) Chambliss; loving grandmother of Sarah, Bradley, Danny, Tim and Corey; dear sister of Jim (Carol) Jackson; dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of all.

Visitation at Fey Funeral Home and Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. Trinity Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Saving Sight or Lions Eye Foundation of District 26-M2.

Obituaries can be submitted to the Call by sending an email to obituaries@callnewspapers.com or visiting the Call’s website at www.callnewspapers.com.

Jacqueline Hartmann

Died: Friday, January 13, 2017
Age: 76
Jacqueline “Jackie” Hartmann (nee Jackson), 76, of Lemay, died Friday, Jan. 13.

Mrs. Hartmann was a longtime member of the Lemay JB Lions Club, and she enjoyed spending time at the lake

But what she loved most were her grandkids. In her eyes, they were all going to be Hall-of-Famers, whether it was baseball, volleyball, basketball or softball. She was their biggest fan and always will be.

Mrs. Hartmann was the beloved wife of Charlie Hartmann of nearly 57 years; dear daughter of the late Orville and Grace Jackson; loving mother of Mike (Karen) Hartmann and Shelly (Dan) Chambliss; loving grandmother of Sarah, Bradley, Danny, Tim and Corey; dear sister of Jim (Carol) Jackson; dear aunt, great aunt, cousin and friend of all.

Visitation at Fey Funeral Home and Gethsemane Lutheran Church. Burial was in St. Trinity Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Saving Sight or Lions Eye Foundation of District 26-M2.

Marguerite Breeden

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.

Emily Anna Peterson (nee Loos)

Died: Sunday, December 04, 2016
Age: 72
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.

Obituaries can be submitted to the Call by sending an email to obituaries@callnewspapers.com.

Mary Sanders Hughes

Died: Monday, November 21, 2016
Age: 59
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.

Carol A. Rynders

Died: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Age: 81
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.
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