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Rosemary V. Wright

Visitation:
1 p.m. until service time Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

2:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Selected Favorite Chapel Hymns.
Interment in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Larry & Ken Hendricks; Jeff Andrews; Robert Whitney; Donald Adams; Pat Beauchamp.

Rosemary Wright died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003 at Audrain Med. Center, Mexico.A lifelong Vandalia area resident, she had been a homemaker and had retired from the Bobbie Brooks Garment factory in Vandalia. Rosemary was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church near Columbia. She enjoyed reading, crochet, growing beautiful flowers, crossword puzzles and watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV.

Born: Jan. 9, 1919 in Hannibal; Parents: James & Madge Inez Dempsey Riley.

Married: R. Sherwood Wright on June 11, 1969; he preceded her in death July 26, 1995.

Survivors include: TWO DAUGHTERS: DORIS R. HENDRICKS of MONTGOMERY CITY; CAROLYN SUE MOSS of VANDALIA; SIX GRANDCHILDREN: LUANNE HENDRICKS ANDREWS of BUELL; KENNETH H. HENDRICKS of WARRENTON; STACY MOSS WHITNEY of LEE’S SUMMIT; S. SCOTT MOSS of ANCHORAGE, AK; TERRY LOVELACE BEAUCHAMP and KIM LOVELACE ADAMS both of MEXICO; 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; FIVE SISTERS AND ONE BROTHER.

Preceded in death by: ONE SON: P. SHANNON LOVELACE; TWO SISTERS.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. .

August 12, 2003
Wyatt D. Nolan, age 84
Visitation:
From 6-8 pm, Thursday, August 14 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Service:

10 am, Friday, August 15, 2003 at the First Baptist Church, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Ron Franklin and Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Shirley Forgy, Pianist; and Glen and Carolyn Bailey, duet.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vandalia.

Wyatt Nolan died at 12:50 pm in his home in Vandalia. Mr. Nolan had worked as a brick setter at Harbison-Walker Refractories for seven years, and retired in 1981 after 38 years with CE Refractories. He was a lifelong Vandalia resident and member of the First Baptist Church, Vandalia, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and in the choir.

Born: March 21, 1919 in rural Middletown to William Gus and Mary Louise Putney Nolan.

Married: Leona M. Fischer on September 22, 1937 in Mexico. She survives at home.

Survivors include: one daughter, LaVonne and husband, Richard Jones, of Vandalia; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Nolan of Vandalia; one brother, Grant Nolan of Vandalia; two sisters Wilma Hopke of Laddonia and Bertha Butts of Interlachen, FL; five grandchildren, Rick and Colleen Jones of Center, Stacy and Michael Higgerson of Glen Carbon, IL, Matthew and Gayle Jones of Hannibal, Lori Gilley of Vandalia, and Natalie and Lucas Gibson of Vandalia; six great-grandchildren, Bryan and Nathan Jones, Samantha and Colton Higgerson and Nolan and Cody Gilley.

Preceded in death by: One son, Lynn Nolan; three brothers, Leonard and Marvin Cox and William Nolan Jr.; and one sister Fern Keith.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church.

August 11, 2003
Irene M. Wright, age 93
Visitation:
From 9 am until time of service
Service:

11 am, August 16, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Kathy Wright
Music provided by: Select choir.
Interment will be in Kilby Cemetery.

Irene Wright died at 9:04 pm at the Manor Care Center, Naples, FL. Mrs. Wright had worked as a clerk for P.N. Hirsch and Dollar Stores and had been a Vandalia and Bowling Green resident.

Born: December 24, 1909 to Gilbert and Lena Jeffries Moore of Vandalia.

Married: James McCarroll Wright on June 12, 1926 in Pleasant Hill, IL.

Survivors include: one brother, Rothwell Moore of Philadelphia; five grandchildren, Kathy Wright of Missouri, James Wright of Pennsylvania, Patti (Wright) Maloney of Texas, Ann (Wright) Crews of Florida, and Jane (Wright)Imoden of Nevada; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Her husband, James McCarroll Wright.

Memorials may be made to the Kilby Cemetery Association.

August 11, 2003
Martha H. Kraft, age 82
Visitation:
Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia
Service:

Wednesday, August 13, 2003, 2 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Revs. Michael and Cynthia Neal.
Music provided by: Marion Branstetter.
Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeremy, Joe A., Brian and Danny Kraft, Bud Teague, Ed Bigelow, Stephen Foutes, Dewey and Christopher Straube. Honorary Pallbearers: Warren Kraft and John C. Morris.

Martha H. Kraft died Monday, August 11,2003 at 10:36 a.m. at the Audrain Medical Center, Mexico.

Born: Feb. 28, 1921, Laverne, Oklahoma to Joseph and Millie Flossie Miner Smoot.

Married: Louis "L.A." Kraft on Jan. 10, 1943 in Arnold, Missouri.

Survivors include: five sons Allan E. and wife Debra Kraft of Curryville, Gordon W. and wife Patti Kraft of Denver, Dennis R. and wife Susan Kraft of Vandalia, Darryl L. and wife Judy Kraft of Vandalia, Joe Kraft of Vandalia, two daughters, Martha Leota and husband Forrest Teague of Vandalia, Phyllis Ann and husband Eddie Bigelow of Laddonia, three sisters, Lahoma Freeman of Lavernia, Texas,Thelma Shephard of Laverne, Oklahoma, Velma Truitt of Elkhart, Kansas, three sisters-in-law, Martha Wright of Vandalia, Marie Rutherford of Montgomery City and Geneva Moore of Rush Hill, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her husband, one son, Louis A. Kraft Jr., six brothers, Roy, Joseph Jr., Allan, Eugene, Lee and Ralph Smoot, four sisters, Sara Oesch, Florence Hedrick, Gertrude McGowen and Goldie Brown.

Memorials may be made to Pike County Hospice

August 6th, 2003
Dowell, Wilma N. age 80
Visitation:
5 - 8 P.M. Thursday evening, Aug 7th at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

10:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Marvin Jones.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn & Doug Storts.
Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tony Lovell; Joe White; Gene Syler; Larry & J. C. Dowell; Fred Schambach.

Wilma N. Dowell died at 3:36 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 at Audrain Med. Center, Mexico. A homemaker, and Vandalia resident since 1944, she was a Member of the Southside Baptist Church, Vandalia.

Born: June 16, 1923 in Naylor, MO; Parents: Horace & Dora Himby Reddick.

Married: Malcolm L. Dowell on Aug. 28, 1941 near Center; he survives at the home.

Survivors include: TWO DAUGHTERS: WANDA & husband TOM LOVELL of CURRYVILLE; BEVERLY & husband ROY SWAIN of VANDALIA; ONE BROTHER: JIM REDDICK of WASHINGTON, MO; TWO SISTERS: THELMA HOWARD of TOPEKA; BETTY McMILLAN of FLORISSANT; THREE GRANDCHILDREN: MISSY McCOSKEY, TONY LOVELL and SARAH BOYCE; SEVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: MICHAEL, BRIAN and STEVEN LOVELL; TIMMY, D. J., TINA and EMMA LEE McCOSKEY.

Preceded in death by: PARENTS; ONE SISTER: MARY TIPTON.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. .

August 4th, 2003
James, Mabel F. age 90
Visitation:
9: 30 a.m. until service time Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

11:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Coby Boyd.
Interment in the Vandalia Cemetery.

Mable F. James died Monday, at 9 p.m., Aug. 4, 2003 at St. Peters Manor Care Center, St. Peters. A lifelong resident of the Vandalia area, she had been a homemaker on the family farm south of Vandalia and had been a presser at the Ely Walker Garment factory. She enjoyed embroidery and gardening.

Born: Nov. 8, 1912 in rural Pike county; Parents: Wiley & Dora Elizabeth Trower Rickard.

Married: Jesse B. James on Oct. 5, 1935 in Louisiana; he preceded her in death Sept. 1979.

Survivors include: ONE SON: ROGER & wife JOAN JAMES of ST. CHARLES; ONE SISTER: MARY RECTOR of VANDALIA; TWO GRANDCHILDREN: APRIL & husband ROBERT BIEHL of WENTZVILLE; RACHEL & husband DALE HINTON JR. of ELSBERRY; ONE GREAT-GRANDSON: ZACHARY HINTON.

Preceded in death by: ONE SISTER: EVA JAMES.

Contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.

July 28th, 2003
Jackson, Hazel L. age 97
Visitation:
10 a.m. until service time, Thursday July 31st at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 31, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Roger Thomas.
Music provided by: Barbara Elzea – Pianist; Kevin Morris – Soloist
Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randy Branstetter; Wayne Lynn; Leo McBride; Charles Bartison; Jim Mac Elzea; Paul Gore.

Hazel L. Jackson died at 5:15 p.m., Monday, July 28th at the Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia. She was a homemaker, and had worked as a seamstress at Ely Walker Garment factory. A lifelong resident of Vandalia, she was a member of the First Christian Church, Vandalia, where she helped in the Women's Ministry and Sunday school. She also enjoyed quilting, sewing and crochet.

Born: Jan. 27, 1906 in rural Vandalia; Parents: Otho & Katie Butler Henderson.

Married: Jack G. Jackson on June 20, 1923 in Paris, MO; he preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1986.

Survivors include: ONE DAUGHTER: DOROTHY and husband RALPH BRANSTETTER of VANDALIA; FOUR GRANDCHILDREN: RANDY & SANDY BRANSTETTER of TULSA; CONNIE & DAVID COX of FARBER; CINDY & GERALD MEHLER of SILEX; CATHY & DAVID JOB of NEW HARTFORD;THREE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: MEGAN BRANSTETTER of TULSA; APRIL COX of FARBER; MICHAEL MEHLER of SILEX.

Preceded in death by: ONE DAUGHTER: FRANCES MAIDEN; ONE SISTER: NAOMI ULERY.

Memorials may be made to the Central Christian College, Moberly, MO

July 25th, 2003
Wray, Debrah S. age 45
Visitation:
6 - 8 P.M. Wednesday evening, July 30th at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:

2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2003 at the Second Christian Church, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. John Harris.
Music provided by: Church Choir & Michelle & J. B. Floyd - Duet.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vandalia.
Pallbearers: Kenneth Wiser; Michael Reynolds; Ronald Greene; Tim Crow; Wendell Wheeler; Mickey Davis.
Honorary Pallbearers: Nick Ward; J. P. Forrest; John Thomas.


Debrah S. Wray
died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2003 at Audrain Med. Center, Mexico. She was a homemaker and had helped at the Vandalia Playcare. A lifelong resident of Vandalia, she was a member of the Second Christian Church, and enjoyed cooking, crochet, and puzzle books. She graduated from Van-Far High School in 1976.

Born: February 2, 1958 in Columbia; Parents: David Davis & Stella Louise Cropp.

Survivors include: One Daughter: Donaza & Husband Travis Ward of Vandalia; Seven Sisters: Shirley Rider of Peoria, IL; Edna Blair of Montgomery City; Mary Danuser of Aurora, CO; Barbara Clark of Vandalia; Jane M. Floyd of Rock Island, IL; Cleo Forrest of Montgomery City; Peggy Warren of Vandalia; Several Cousins; Nieces & Nephews; Aunts & Uncles.

Preceded in death by: Parents; One Brother: Edward Walter Wray Jr; One Sister: Vanessa Wray.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

July 7th, 2003
Burnett, Alvin, age 78
Visitation:
6 - 8 p.m. Sunday evening, July 6th at Waters Funeral Chapel
Service:
1:30 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jerry Epperson; Brent Rentfro; Danny Vaughan; Rick McAfee; Benny & Patrick Burnett.


Alvin Burnett
died at 3:55 a.m., Friday, July 4th at his home. Mr. Burnett had farmed all of his life north of Vandalia, and was a lifelong resident thereof. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Vandalia; past member of the Business & Professional Men's club; had been active in 4-H; enjoyed bowling and fishing. Mr. Burnett was a Vandalia High School graduate.

Born: Oct. 27, 1924 in rural Vandalia; Parents: Paul Phillip & Gertrude Potter Burnett.

Married: Carol Jean Winders on May 22, 1949 in Hannibal; she preceded him Apr. 28, 1995.

Survivors include: Two Sons: Rick and wife Carla Burnett of Farber; Rodney and wife Nancy Burnett of Vandalia; One Brother: Marvin Burnett of Vandalia; Four Grandchildren: Angela Rentfro; Patrick and Benny Burnett; Allison Vaughan; Two Greatgrandchildren: Preston and Paiyton Burnett; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by: Two Brothers: David C. and Billy Joe Burnett

Memorials may be made to the Ralls County Cancer Relay for Life

July 7th, 2003
Campbell, Jewell I. age 86
Visitation:
6 - 8 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Service:
10:30 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Roger Thomas.
Music provided by: Kevin Morris - Soloist; Barbara Elzea - Pianist.
Interment in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Wayne Lynn; Paul Gore; Bruce Fowler; Tony Owens; Jim Elzea; Al Wortman.


Jewell I. Campbell
died Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Tri-County Care Center, Vandalia. She had been a homemaker, and a lifelong resident of Vandalia. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the First Christian Church, Vandalia.

Born: Aug. 23, 1916 in Vandalia; Parents: Silas M. & Maude M. Mabry Doyle.

Married: Henry C. Campbell on Feb. 17, 1939 in Vandalia; he preceded her in death May 21, 1996.

Survivors include: One Daughter: Patsy & Husband Jim Randall of Versailles; Four Grandchildren: Bruce & Kim Randall of Lee's Summit; Tami & Walter Woods of Versailles; Steven & Toni Randall of Russelville; Leanna Lutjen of Versailles; Eight Great-Grandchildren: Derek, Blake, Shane, Quinn, and HAllie Randall; Simone, Raven, and Trey Woods; One Sister-in-Law: Cora Lena Doyle and one Brother-in-Law: G.W. Smith

Preceded in death by: Infant Son; Rannie W. Campbell; One Brother: Lloyd Doyle; Two Sisters: Mildred Smith and Ercie Nell Wilson

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Central Christian College,
Moberly, Missouri.

July 6th, 2003
Reading, Dakota Charles Paul, age 8
Visitation:
5 - 8 P.M. Saturday evening, July 5th at Waters Funeral Chapel.

Service:



2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2003 at Waters Funeral Chapel, Vandalia.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Balwanz.
Music provided by: Sharon Hoehn - Pianist; Sacred Heart Choir - Vocalists.
Interment will be in Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Eldon & Edward Reading; Mike Culwell; Steve Brookshier.


Dakota Reading
died at approximately 9:25 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2003 as the result of an automobile accident in Bowling Green. He was a third grade student at Van-Far Elementary School., and had resided in rural Vandalia for the past seven years. Dakota attended Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, was a member of the Cub Scout Pack 54, and enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler, swimming, fishing, and soccer.

Born, April 23, 1995 in Mexico to Parents Howard K. & Karen L. Culwell Reading
.
Survivors include: Parents; Maternal Grandmother, Dorothy Culwell of Middletown; one Sister, Kayla DeTienne of Vandalia; Uncles & Aunts: Eldon & Kay Reading of Curryvilee; Edward & Jan Reading of Curryville; Dwayne Reading of Bowling Green; Mike & Denise Culwell of Middletown; Gary & Ronnie Pease of Laddonia; a very Special Friend who was like a brother: Steve Brookshier; & several Cousins.

Preceded in death by: Paternal Grandparents: Paul & Doris Reading; Maternal Grandfather: Ronald Culwell

Memorials may be made to the Dakota Reading Memorial Fund


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