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Laurel Ann (Russell) Skeen

Laurel Ann (Russell) Skeen, age 61, died Friday, October 24, 2014, at her home in Sullivan, ending her heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born February 19, 1953 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Jesse and Lola (King) Russell. She was a graduate of South Iron High School Annapolis MO. Laurel was united in marriage to Robert Skeen on December 22, 1972. Always a sweet, caring person and a... 
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Eugene Fred Hopwood, Jr.

Eugene Fred Hopwood, Jr. was born on Tuesday, September 4, 1973 in Sullivan, MO to Eugene Fred Hopwood, Sr. and Sandra Kay (nee Taylor) Hopwood. Eugene passed away on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the age of 41 years, 1 month and 29 days. On December 22, 1995 Eugene married Tina Gargus in Steelville, MO and to this union three children were born. Eugene accepted the Lord at a young age and was a member... 

Thomas ‘Eddie’ Rider

Thomas “Eddie” Rider, of Defiance, MO, passed away at the home of his daughter on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the age of 95 years, six months and five days. Eddie, as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Coldwater, KS on April 26, 1919. He was one of ten children born to Claude W. and Lova M. (Swift) Rider. While growing up, Eddie lived in various parts of the country which included... 
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William H. Koch

William H. Koch of Sullivan, MO passed away quietly in his sleep on             October 24, 2014.  Born August 12, 1922 he lived 92 years, 2 months, and 12 days. William Hardecke Koch was born on the family farm to William Henry Koch and Kathryn Hardecke Koch. He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Elmont, MO. On April 16, 1944 William was... 
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Alona “Allie” Sohn

Alona “Allie” Bernice Sohn, 97 of Sullivan, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 27, 2014 at the Meramec Nursing Center. She was born on June 26, 1917 to the late Thomas Benton and Laura Esther (McCune) Dill.  On February 14, 1937 she was married Orla R. Sohn and to this marriage three children were born. Orla preceded her in death on January 30, 1989. Allie was a line worker at the former... 
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Delores Cline

Delores J. Cline, 78 of Sullivan, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 25, 2014. She was born on October 2, 1936 to the late Lloyd S. and Juanita E. (Lennaman) Moore. She married William H. Cline and he preceded her in death on April 30, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Cline and wife, Karen, and Barry A. Cline; one daughter, Valerie J. Henderson and husband,... 

Helen L. Ray

(February 9, 1934 – October 22, 2014) Helen L. Ray nee Lutzenberger of Bourbon, MO was born on Friday, February 9, 1934 in Bourbon, MO to Clyde Edgar Lutzenberger and Opal Loraine Mitchell Lutzenberger. She passed away in her daughter’s home on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the age of 80 years,8 months, and 13 days. Helen married Ralph E. Ray on May 26, 1951 in Sullivan, MO officiated... 
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Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff

Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff, active duty, USAF, formally of Bourbon, MO, passed away in Okinawa, Japan at the age of 27 years. Josh, as he was known by his family and friends, was born in Washington, MO on August 20, 1987 to Tina Blankenship Schoenhoff Hamblin and the late Lenny Schoenhoff. He was a 2006 graduate of Bourbon High School and then continued on with his studies at East Central College... 

Beulah Lechten

Beulah C. Lechten, of Sullivan, MO passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the age of 97 years, three months, 27 days. Mrs. Lechten was born in the Pea Ridge area near Sullivan, MO on June 18, 1917 to the late Thomas and Sadie (Studdard) Stroup.  She was a life-long resident of the Sullivan area and on September 20, 1936, she was united in marriage to James F. Lechten in Sullivan.  She was... 

Barbara Niswonger

Barbara Niswonger of Sullivan, MO, long-time teacher at Sullivan Elementary School, passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at the age of 70 years, nine months and 26 days. Barbara was born December 20, 1943 in Leasburg, MO to the late Curtis Fair and Okel Myrtel (Halbert) Pinnell. She was a graduate of Bourbon High School and later Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, earning a... 
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