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Ruth A. Cantrell

October 25, 1941 - June 5, 2019

Beloved wife of the late Robert Cantrell; loving daughter of the late Hewett and Lela Copeland; dear mother of Cheryl Cantrell and the late Tammy Cantrell. Our dear sister; aunt; cousin and friend.

Services: Pending

Inurnment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Event date :  06-06-2019 12:00 am
Event end date :  14-06-2019 12:00 am
Capacity :  Unlimited




George ¨Pecas¨ Burgin III

July 2, 1977 - May 21, 2019

George passed away at the age of 41. He was born in St. Louis Missouri to the late George Burgin Jr. and Carole Ann Lucy.

George was an explorer and inquisitive to a fault. As a kid, he used his skateboard as a means to explore St.Louis.  He met so many great friends that way.  He built so many fond memories with his brother as well using their skateboards as a way to escape from the city.  He loved ALL people and this core foundation came from his mother, grandmother, brother, and the St. Margaret of Scotland parish. This is why he has so many great friends from different backgrounds.

While on “vacation”, George dedicated his life to educating himself first and then sharing that knowledge with the younger generation in hopes of breaking the cycle of mass incarceration and police brutality.  He taught 12th grade math and partnered with professors to start college programs for prisoners.  He started a students against mass incarceration study group.  He also worked with La Raza and Latinos for Tomorrow through dedicated professors, such as Sonia Lee, who was the assistant professor at Washington University.  George taught GED prepatory classes, helping more than 500 prison inmates earn their GED.

He was released from 23 years of  incarceration on 10-23-2018.  Coming home, he was reunited with his strong, supportive, and loving friends. His ultimate philosophy upon his release was to learn "one skateboard trick at a time" and to pace himself to a more positive life.  Using that philosophy, he came home as a very focused, mature man with goals and direction.  Within a short time, George had his own place, a good job, a couple of vehicles, and a plan to continue to grow and educate himself. 

He was active in his Honduran roots.  He loved his family fiercely and would often go visit his grandmother´s grave for personal healing.  His last celebrated event was Cinco de Mayo, where he was able to meet up with many of his friends to catch up and enjoy the holiday.

George spent his time as a personal trainer and a laborer.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Until we meet again.

He is survived by his older brother.


Services:  Memorial Service at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave,  in St. Louis, MO will be on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Event date :  30-05-2019 12:00 am
Event end date :  08-06-2019 12:00 am
Capacity :  Unlimited




 Lorena M. Priest

1922 - 2019

Lorena Margaret Priest, 96, of Radcliff, KY, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at home.

Mrs. Priest was a member of Stithton Baptist Church in Radcliff. For many years she served alongside her husband, fulfilling many roles within the church he was pastoring. She was a fantastic seamstress, often replicating clothing she had seen in a store. She will fondly be remembered for making everyone's favorite dish, using her great cooking skills, making them feel special.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Howard Priest; two grandchildren, Chris Priest and Melinda Priest Willcut; and a brother, Roy Parish.

She is survived by her three sons, Leon (Nadine) Priest of Radcliff, KY, Irvin Priest of Bolivar, MO and Ronnie Priest of Vine Grove, KY; four grandchildren, Cynthia Corbin of Clarksville, IN, Phaedra (Barry) Tate of Fairplay, MO, Cami Priest of Deslodge, MO and Rachel (Jeremy) Watkins of Rogers, MN; many great and great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandson.

The funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home, in Radcliff, KY with Rev. Denver Copeland officiating.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Services: Visitation at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave,  in St. Louis, MO will be on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with burial to follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to:
Stithton Baptist Church
95 Park Ave.
Radcliff, Ky. 40160

Event date :  13-05-2019 12:00 am
Event end date :  20-05-2019 12:00 am
Capacity :  Unlimited



                                                                                                                 Shirley J. Winfrey

                                                                                                 October 20, 1932 - May 7, 2019 

Winfrey, Shirley J. (nee Stoving) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Howard F. Winfrey; dear mother of Christopher (Mary) Winfrey; loving grandmother of John and Daniel Winfrey; our dear aunt, great-aunt and friend.


Services: Funeral Mass Friday, May 10 St. Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church for 1 p.m. Mass. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Masses or donations to the charity of your choice preferred. Visitation Friday at St. Stephen’s 30 minutes before Mass.


Event date :  08-05-2019 12:00 am
Capacity :  Unlimited





Judith "Judy" A. Dyer

July 21, 1938 - April 19, 2019

Beloved wife of Jack Dyer for 58 years; Daughter of the late Glenn & Mignon (Gluech) Abenroth loving mother of Laura A. Dyer and Sean R. Dyer; dear mother-in-law of Anne Kiske; loving  grandmother of Webster Dyer and Barbara "Nellie" Dyer, and doggie mommy of Gloria.

Mrs. Dyer graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1958.  She worked as a public Health Nurse at S.I.U.C., Granite City School District and also at a private practice in Granite City and Belleville.

Judith enjoyed cooking gourmet meals, reading, traveling and spending time with her family. She was very proud of her grandchildren graduating from undergraduate school and Barbara's admission into medical school.

Services:  Memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until Memorial Service time at 11:00 A.M at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104

Memorials appreciated to Missouri Botanical Gardens, 4355 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

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Event date :  19-04-2019 12:00 am
Event end date :  26-04-2019 12:00 am
Capacity :  Unlimited





Betty S. Marcrum

1937 - 2019

Went home to be with the Lord March 28, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Raymond Marcrum, Dear mother of Rebecca (David) Suchman, Rhonda (Richard) Scheer and Johnny (Stacey) Marcrum; dear grandmother of Angie Thompson, Danny (Ashley) Suchman, Keyan Still, Stephen (Alex) Still, Sydney Marcrum and Joshua Marcrum, dear great-grandmother; loving sister of Lynn Horton and Billy Hatton; our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Betty always had open arms and an open home to those in need.  She enjoyed walking at Jefferson Barracks Park, scrapbooking and was a long time member of Lafayette Park Baptist Church. She will greatly missed by all who knew her.

Event date :  28-03-2019 6:00 pm
Event end date :  01-04-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Clarence James "CJ" Rustemeyer

September 21, 1993 - March 17, 2019

Beloved Son of Anton "Tony" Rustemeyer and Shannon Stark; dear brother of Ashley (Brian) Abney, Brandon Stark, Joseph Rustemeyer and Steve Rustemeyer; loving uncle of Hannah, Matt, Liam and Riley; dear nephew of Mark (Linda) Rustemeyer, Donna (Larry) Winkleman and John "Matt" Madden; dear grandson on the late Clarence Rustemeyer and nephew of the late Carla Anderson.

CJ graduated from Grandview High School, class of 2012. He enjoyed being outside in the country, fishing, playing games and sports, tinkering and fixing things. He had a huge heart and loved his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him

Event date :  17-03-2019 6:00 pm
Event end date :  23-03-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited


                                                                                              Dolores E. Sherrick

                                                                                              1935 - 2019

Dolores passed away at the age of 83.  She was the beloved wife of 63 years to Lloyd Sherrick.  She was the daughter of the late Charles and Agnes (Tesser) Pelant Sr. Dear mohter of Warren (Tina Hasten) Sherrick; Dear Grandmother of Hunter Sherrick and the late Jonathan Haster. Dear sister of  Charles Peland Jr. ; Dear aunt of Sally, Butch, Jimmi and the late Debbie andGary.  Our dear great aunt and friends to all.

Dolores was a cook for more than 20 years at the Southside Day Care Center.  She always was wiorking and never too tired to help others.  She will be missed by all.

SERVICES; A memorial service wil be held Thursday March 14th at McLaughlin Funeral Home  2301 Lafayette Ave.  St. Louis, MO from 5 to 7 P.M. service time.

Event date :  11-03-2019 6:00 pm
Event end date :  06-03-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited





Michael Thomas Speece

1967 - 2019

Our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend passed away unexpectedly in his home on February 15, 2019 at the age of 51.

Mike is survived by his mother, Ruth Tolliver Atkins, step-father, Ralph Atkins, his sons, Eric and Kevin Speece, and daughter, Cheyenne Burnia, daughter-in-law, Ching Speece, grandsons, Carson, Dakota and Samuel Speece, half siblings, Freddie II, Sheila, Daniel Burnia, Charlie, Irena and Tommy Speece and step-sister, Brandi Atkins, proceeded in death by his father, Tommy Speece.

Michael Thomas Speece was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Ruth Tolliver and Tommy Speece. He lived life to the fullest - Petal to The Metal! He loved spending time with family and friends, and was always ready for a food fight.  He was a reinventor, not only in himself and his life - he loved to take unwanted things and turn them into something new, useful and beautiful! He took solace in riding his bike and loved fishing and many other outdoor activities with loved ones. He will be truly missed.

Event date :  15-02-2019 6:00 pm
Event end date :  22-02-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Alvin Paul Gildehaus

1933 - 2019 Alvin Paul Gildehaus, 85, of Cedar Hill, Missouri, entered eternal rest on January 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Alvin enjoyed camping with family, wood working, in which he created many projects for family and friends, whom he loved dearly. Alvin was an active member at Morse Mill Baptist Church until his health began to decline. He participated several years in the Walk thru Bethlehem as the harmonica player at the Inn's stable. His favorite scriptures are Psalms 23 and John 3:16. He retired from Northwest R-1 School District, where he had been a Maintenance employee. During his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and playing with the grand kids. He served 8 years in the Missouri National Guard. And would have celebrated 58 years of marriage come February. Alvin Paul Gildehaus was born November 24, 1933, in St. Louis. He was the son of the late August Paul Gildehaus and Marie Elizabeth (Kernbeck) Gildehaus. He is survived by his wife: Mary Elizabeth (Moore) Gildehaus; Six children: Jane Kreienheder, Susan Krejci, and Donna Welch Wells of St. Louis; Diana (Jeff) Folk of St. Clair, MO; Rebecca (Charles) Wilder of Cedar Hill, MO; Jeffery (Cricket) of Hephzibah, GA. Grandchildren: Charles Andrew (Christy) Wilder of Springfield, MO; Timothy W. Wilder of Cedar Hill, MO; Elizabeth L. Folk of St. Clair, MO; Hannah M. Folk of St. Clair, MO; Fawn (Micah) Ferguson of Hephzibah, GA; Michael (Danielle) Ramsey of Hephzibah, GA; Andy (Mary) Thornton of Hephzibah, GA; Leah Fisher of Florida. Great Grandchildren: Micah Ferguson, Xavier Ferguson, Raven Ferguson of Hephzibah, GA.; plus many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters and 1 brother: Leona Hail, Evelyn Garman, Marilyn Gildehaus, Laverne Stroder, and Richard Gildehaus
Services: Visitation Thursday January 17, 2019 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Morse Mill Baptist Church, 6955
State Road B, Morse Mill, MO 63023
Funeral service will be held January 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at Morse Mill Baptist
Church, 6955 State Road B, Morse Mill, MO,63023 Officiated by Roger Clark. Following
service, burial will be at Local Cedar Hill Cemetery (First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill)

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Event date :  15-01-2019 6:00 pm
Event end date :  18-01-2019 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Shelley J. Asher-Fox

November 30, 1987 - December 6, 2018

Beloved Daughter of the late Mark and Edith (Rawlins) Asher; loving mother of Haley Fox, Joseph Schmidt, Jr., Keith Michael Douglas Schmidt and Mason Lee Meyer and their father Joseph Schmidt, Sr., cherished sister of Derick Asher and the late Keith Asher; loving granddaughter of Shirley A. Burns and Linda Bess; our dear niece, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Shelley was outgoing, energetic, full of life, laughter, a social butterfly and friend to all. She loved learning new things, taking risk, and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Services: Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Inc. 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63104, Visitation Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. until service time beginning at 1:00 P.M. Interment: Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri



Event date :  06-12-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  11-12-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Lauren M. Hatton

November 21, 2002 - December 3, 2018

Lauren went home to be with the Lord December 3, 2018 at the age of 16. Beloved daughter of Jennica Hatton; dear sister of Brandon, Aiden and Shawn Hatton; loving granddaughter of Peggy Hatton and Lee Lam; our dear niece, cousin and friend to many.

Lauren was very artistic. She loved music, singing, writing, drawing and spending (other people's)  money! She had a zest for life, a strong spirit, and a special gift of making all those around her smile.

Lauren was a freshman at Cahokia High School and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Services:  Visitation will be held Monday, December 10, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Inc. 2301 Lafayette Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63104. Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.  Officiating: Pastor Ray Duncan 

Interment St. Marcus Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri



Event date :  03-12-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  11-12-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited






Andre Keraval

1940 - 2018

Andre Keraval died November 9, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Andre was born in Laz, France in 1940.  Throughout his life Andre's love of history led him to travel extensively but he finally made Saint Louis his home and loved being a resident of Soulard neighborhood. Andre is survived by his family in France, his brother Marcel, his sister-in-law Monique and his niece Elizabeth Cordes of Saint Louis.

Services: A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held December 8, 2018. Visitation 10:00 A.M. and Memorial Service beginning at 10:30 A.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, Missouri 63104

A reception afterwards at McGurk's in Soulard, 1200 Russell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63104

Andre will be laid to rest in France


Memorials appreciated to Alzheimer's Association Greater Missouri Chapter, 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132

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Event date :  09-11-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  09-12-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Edna M. Coleman

1946 - 2018

Edna (nee Mitchell) Coleman went home to be with the Lord and loved ones October 31, 2018 at the age of 72.  Beloved wife of Danny Coleman for 51 years; loving mother of Danny (Lenee) Coleman, Timothy (Joe Doering) Coleman, Nathaniel Coleman, Cassandra (Brendan) Allen and the late Charlene Coleman; dear grandma; great-grandma; sister, aunt; cousin and friend to many.

"Miss Edna" founded the Lafayette Park United Methodist Church Preschool 37 years ago, she was a gifted teacher, a devoted wife and mother. She will always be fondly remembered by the WCDAN = We Can Drive at Night, also known as "Sisters By Choice"

Event date :  31-10-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  02-11-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Gail J. Phipps

July 3, 1936 - October 18, 2018

Gail Phipps went home to be with the Lord at the age of 82. Dear daughter of the late William Graffe and Rosemary Danata; loving mother of Mike (Margaret) McKee and the late Donald Gillman and Deanna Strawser; beloved grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Gail enjoyed dancing, singing and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her but her family rejoices that she is in heaven with her loved ones.

Event date :  18-10-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  22-10-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Matthew  Christopher "Booger" Rose

1991 - 2018

Went home to be with the Lord October 10, 2018. Beloved son of Daniel and Billie Jean (nee Hollis) Rose; dear brother of Cora, Taylor and Cameron Rose; dear grandson of Bill Hollis and Freddie Burnia; dear nephew of Missy Belles, Karen "NeeNee" (Freddie) Burnia, Jr.; Debbie (Terry) Baker, Billy (Elizabeth) Hollis, Jr., George Hollis and Eddie Jackson; loving uncle of Laila Rose; our dear cousin and friend to many.

Matthew graduated from Francis Howell High School in 2009. Matthew loved sports, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues. He enjoyed working on cars and cherished his niece Laila and Cody and Brandy. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Event date :  10-10-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  12-10-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Mildred W. Johnson

August 21, 1915 - September 17, 2018

Mildred "Mil" (nee Burchardt) Johnson passed away September 17, 2018 at the age of 103.  Beloved wife of the late Clarence "Swede" Johnson; loving mother of Patricia (Charlie) Hoffman; dear grandmother of Wade (Amy) Ungerer, Aaron (Kristi) Ungerer and Darla Hoffman; dear great-grandmother of 8; loving sister-in-law of Laverne Buchardt and sister of the late Robert Burchardt; our dear aunt and friend.

Services: Visitation will be held Friday, September 21, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 until service time beginning at 11:30 A.M.

Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Memorials appreciated to Alternative Hospice,1749 Gilsinn Ln, Fenton, MO 63026, or to St. Louis Altenheim, 5408 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63111

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Event date :  17-09-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  18-09-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



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Robert A. Preston

January 3, 1934 - September 11, 2018

Robert A. Preston passed away September 11, 2018 at the age of 84. Dear son of the late Eugene "Bud" and Rose Preston; beloved husband of Mary (nee Hurst) Preston, loving father of Cathleen (Tim) Schmidt, Margaret Koss, and Teresa (Wade) Lynn; dear grandfather of Billy Koss, Sarah Koss, Steven Murdock, Nicole Koss, Aimee DuVall, Luke Lynn, and Robert Schmidt;  great-grandfather; and dear brother and twin of the late Eugene "Gene" Preston.

Bob enjoyed going to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and watching the deer. He loved spending time with his family.  He served in the National Guard, the U.S. Army and was a retired police officer from the City of St. Louis, he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He will always be fondly remembered by his family as  "S.O.B.- Sweet Ole Bob"

Event date :  11-09-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  18-09-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Daniel R. Shear

March 17, 1962 - September 3, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel R. Shear announces his passing on September 3, 2018, at his favorite place, the Mill Creek camp ground, at the age of 56 years. 

A St. Louis-city native, Dan was born in 1962.  He graduated from Lutheran South high school and worked loyally at Concordia Publishing House for 35 years.  Dan served St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church as an Elder.  He enjoyed daily walks with his precious puppy Chloe, watching the Cardinals, fishing, and camping in Arkansas.   

Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 23 years, Peggy Shear; brother Ted (Therese) Shear; brother-in-law Richard Sept, niece Wendy Vlieks, nephew Shawn Sept, five great-nieces and 3 great-nephews.  Memories of Dan will be cherished by his Mill Creek “family” Marie, Ed, Shari, Debbie, Dean, Vickie, and Jerry.

He was preceded in death by his beloved parents Frank and Elsie Shear, in-laws Tommy and Bonnie Jones, and sister-in-law Rose Sept. 

Event date :  27-08-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  10-09-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited
Evelyn June LeBaube
March 14, 1933 - September 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Evelyn June LaBoube announces her passing on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018, at the age of 85 years. June will be lovingly remembered by her children Jim, David, and Becky. June will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Amanda, Stephen and Benjamin. June was preceded in death by her beloved daughters Deborah and Donna. She was also preceded in death by her sisters Opal and Bernice.

Event date :  02-09-2018 6:00 pm
Event end date :  07-09-2018 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

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