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James "Gene" E. Jones

1932 - 2016

Amazing husband and sweetheart of Shirley (nee Hall) Jones of 66 years. Beloved father of James Jones and the late Larry Jones; dear father-in-law of Eileen Jones;  loving grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, brother-in-law, dear uncle and friend to all.

Event date :  03-10-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  06-10-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Paula Mary Yourtee

March 27, 1919 - September 26, 2016


Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church. Dear mother of Kathryn (Gary) Cooper; dear Grandmother of David (Teri) Cooper, Lisa Cooper, and the late John Cooper.  Dear Great Grandmother of Alex (Lauren) Cooper, Ashley (James) Cooper, Kacie (Nick) Stanley, Courtney (J.P.) Cooper and Kelly Cooper; Great-Great Grandmother of Riley, Baylee, Chase, Summer and Dalton.

Paula was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother, She was a hair stylist most of her life and managed the Midwest  Macy's Salons. She also worked with special needs children and made an impact on all who knew her.  She was always a hard worker and often quoted "There is no free lunch",  she enjoyed playing tennis, golf and gardening.  

Event date :  27-09-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  27-09-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



 Colleen J. Wilson

1944 - 2016

Colleen Janet (Fleischer) Wilson was born on the 29th of December 1944, to Otto and Erna (Rottmiller) Fleischer, in Bates County, MO. Colleen was raised in Prairie City – Rockville, MO at Zion Lutheran School where she was baptized into the Christian Faith of Our Lord Jesus Christ on January 1, 1945 and confirmed on March 29, 1959. She went to Rich Hill High School and graduated with a degree in Medical Technology from University of Central MO in Warrensburg, MO. While at Central MO University she meet Naomi (McCamy) Wilson who introduced her to James “Jim” Wilson. They started writing to each other in 1966 and where married at Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City on January 17, 1970. They lived in North St. Louis City until October of 1975 when they purchased a home in Lafayette Square. Colleen watched neighbor children and worked many volunteered many hours with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, The Gateway Hemophilia Association and St. Louis Effort for Aids.

Colleen is proceed in death by her parents, bothers Stephen and Luther Fleischer and son Matthew Wilson. She is survived by her Husband James “Jim” Wilson, Sister Annette (Jim) Koscik, Bothers David Fleischer and Robert (Effie) Fleischer, Daughter Rachel (Abe) Pratt, six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many.



Event date :  26-08-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  30-08-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Lucy Faulkner

1936 - 2016

 Lucy Faulkner born March 24, 1936 in Camden, Tennessee to the late Edward and Stella (nee Hicks) Hatton passsed away  August 24, 2016 at the age of 80. She was the dear mother of Randy (Christine) Faulkner and Donna Faulkner; dear grandmother of Kimberly, Reagan, Payton, Gage and Adleigh; our dear aunt, sister, sister-in-law, and friend.

Event date :  24-08-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-08-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Frances G. Owens

1937 - 2016

Frances G. Owens of St. Louis and Wappapello, MO, enetered into her heavenly home on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Frances was born on October 13, 1937.  Daughter of the late Barney and Ida Finchem. Dearest wife of the late Robert Owens. Beloved mother of Karen (Sam) Lane, Judy Jones, Chuck Allstun, Debbie (Dominic) Vitale, Steve (Mary), Bobby (Regina), Mickey, Kevin (Tammy) Owens and Tracy (the late Jarrod) Zakibe and the late Donna Owens. Dear grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

Event date :  13-08-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  16-08-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Frances "Franny" Salomone

1942 - 2016

Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church.  

Born October 19, 1942 passed away August 10, 2016 at the age of 73

Beloved Mother of Carl and Debbie Salomone; dear daughter of the late Stanley and Imelda Salomone; dear sister of Mary Eitzenhefer-Tune, Virginia "Ginny" Davitz, Rita Salomone, Margaret "Marge" (Paul) Blackburn, Angela "Angie" (Tom) Downing and the late Tom Salomone. Our dear grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.

Franny was a parishioner of St. Cronan Catholic Church of St. Louis, she enjoyed playing bingo, church activities and taking care of her dogs.

Event date :  10-08-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  10-08-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Joseph M. " Joey" Miniex, Sr.

1985 - 2016

Joey went home to be with the Lord August 8, 2016.  The beloved husband of Luz (nee Del Rio) Miniex; Dear father of Joseph "JoJo" Miniex, Jr. and Aiden Miniex; Loving son of Doug "Eddie" and Tonya (nee Quigley) Miniex; Dear brother of Dougie (Angie) Miniex and Stephany Miniex;  Dear Grandson of Jim Quigley and the late Frieda Skinner and Ed and Marie Miniex.  Our dear nephew, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Joey loved spending all his time with his wife and kids, and fishing with his boys. He loved singing, especially to his dear mother and making others happy. He will be greatly missed.

Event date :  08-08-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  12-08-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Jacqueline "Jackie" M. Swinea

1937 - 2016



Jacqueline Marie Swinea, 78, of St. Charles, MO, died Tuesday, July 6, 2016. . She was born November 1, 1937, in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of the late Corbett and Velma Hall.

On December 10, 1960 she was united in marriage to Willie J. Swinea. Together they spent 55 years devoted to each other and their children. Jackie loved to have her family with her and devoted her life to their happiness.

She is survived by her husband Willie J Swinea; two children, Teresa (Mark) Steiner and Bill (Doddie) Swinea; four grandchildren, Andrea Swinea, Jen (Taylor) Schulz, Zachary (Stephanie) Swinea, and Tyler Taylor. She was the great grandmother of two and was anxiously awaiting the birth of her third great grandchild. She is also survived by her sister Shirley (Gene) Jones and brother Harold (Judy) Hall.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Corbett and Velma Hall; sisters, Pat, Bonnie, Betty, and Ella and her brothers Robert and Corbett.

Event date :  06-07-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  11-07-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Joseph L. Justice

1964 - 2016

Joseph Justice born January 3, 1964 went home to be with the Lord, July 1, 2016. He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Wanda (nee Hicks) Justice.  Dear father of the late Shaun Justice and dear stepfather of Crystal Reeves; loving grandfather of Cody Reeves.  Dear brother of Brenda Prinkey, Linda Cortipisie, John Justice, Barbara James, Marie Uphoff and the late Delores Justice, Ida Justice and Lawrence Justice.  Our dear broher-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend to many. 

Event date :  01-07-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  09-07-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Myrtle Rae Pickering

1947 -  2016

Myrtle Rae Pickering went home to be with the Lord June 20, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William Paul Pickering for 51 years.  She was born in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Paul and Joan (nee Miller) Livingston.  Dear Mother to William "Stacy" (Patty) Pickering, Terri Lynn Pickering and Karen Ann Lloyd; dear Grandmother of Brittany Larissa (Kevin) Werntz, Erika Angelina Lloyd, William Anthony Benfield, Jessica Lynn (Tyler) Varland and Daniel Corey Benfield; Great-Grandmother to Braxton Robert Varland, Baylee Ann Varland, Daniel Corey Benfield, Jr. and Easton Lee Werntz.

Myrtle enjoyed bowling at Sunset Lanes with her husband and friends for many years. She was a devoted and loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother. She will be greatly misssed by all who knew her.

Event date :  20-06-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  24-06-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




William W. Hale, Jr.


William Wayne Hale, Jr was born on July 16, 1942 to Dora Nelson Hale and William Wayne Hale, Sr.  He was embraced in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, June 5, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet O’Bryan Hale and his parents.  He is survived by his daughters, Susan Hale-Glass and Rebecca Hale.  His sister, Elizabeth Hale McClain, his grandchildren, Joshua Glass and Kelsey Glass-Dominguez.  His brothers in law, sister in law, nieces and nephews, many cousins, and other family and friends.

Wayne, as he was known by family and friends, graduated from McKinley High School in St Louis MO, he attended the University of Missouri at Columbia, Berean School of the Bible and graduated from Harris Stowe State.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine  years, served as a St Louis County Police Officer, as a Pastor and Evangelist and finally as a teacher in the Houston TX Public Schools.  This is a soul who truly had a servant's heart.

Event date :  05-06-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  13-06-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited


Cheri C. Brumit (nee) Gobble

Born March 1, 1948

Homecoming June 5, 2016

Cheri C. Brumit, left this world peacefully Sunday, June 5, 2016 with family and friends by her side after a long battle with cancer.

She was born on March 1, 1948, in the city of St. Louis MO. at Bethesda Hospital. She was the daughter of the late, Lydia Rebecca (LeMond) Kauffeld, and Delmus Gerald Gobble.

She married Edward Theodore “Ted” Brumit on May 26, 1972. He passed away on May 29, 2001.

Cheri loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She had a green thumb and loved to work in the yard. She was a member of Community Christ Fellowship Church of Ferguson. She enjoyed camping, star gazing, bird watching, road trips, going antiquing and junk shopping, an avid reader, reading to her grandchildren, playing games, gardening, tending to her many house plants making them feel loved also.

Cheri worked as a secretary for Logos School and The Judivine Center. She retired from Mallinckrodt/Tyco as a customer service representative in 2009.

She is survived by six children, Cindy (Wayne) Menke of Union MO; Michelle (Ted) DeMaria of Overland MO; Kim (Daniel) Govero of Advance MO; Steve (Georgia) Brumit of Hazelwood MO; Debi (Andy) Brumit of Granite City IL; and Julie (Garret) Brumit of Riverview MO. 

Thirteen grandchildren, Amanda Nagel, Cory (Ashley) Menke, Theodore Menke, Danielle (Marcus) English, Staci Licavoli, Zac (Tanya) Chandler, Alexis (Kyle) Chandler, Benjamin (Catarina) Menke, , Nicholas Niebrzydoski, Haley Wilson, Tori (TJ) Gintz, Bobby Daniel Brown, and Tristan DeMaria.

Two great grandchildren, Ryu & Ivory.

Six siblings, Lita Francis, Butch (Elizabeth) Gobble, Joy Jackson, Kevin (Lisa) Gobble, Mark (Mary) Gebhart, Brett Gobble, and dear friend Lynda Sharpe along with lots more family and many, many friends.

Cheri loved and was loved by all, she will be dearly missed.

Cheri truly believed in this quote from Mother Teresa and we have each heard her tell us, “Well Be Kind Anyway”



Event date :  05-06-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  17-06-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Sue Lorena Robinson

1925 - 2016

 In loving memory of Sue Lorena Robinson born on January 25, 1925 and laid to rest May 7, 2016.  Sue was preceded in death by her son Daniel Metcalf and daughter Betty Sue Metcalf and grandson Michael Myers along with several siblings.  She is survived by one son Billy Joe Robinson and daughter-in-law Mary Beth Robinson; granddaughters Robin Rogers and Leah Robinson; great granddaughter Lyla Malone.  She is also survived by two brothers Harold Gibson and Amos Gibson and one sister Shirley Bennett.  She goes before us leaving a legacy and a full life with memories  surrounding us. 


Event date :  07-05-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  12-05-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Donald "Donnie" W. Coats 

1950 - 2016

Beloved son of the late William and Margaret Coats. Dear father of Sandy Coats, dear grandfather, great grandfather. Beloved brother of Deborah Gonzalez, Cynthia (Carl) Murphy, Margaret "Sue" (Lonnie) Davidson and Doug Coats. Dear uncle, cousin, and friend to many.

Event date :  09-05-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  09-05-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Mable Wachsnicht

1919 - 2016


Mabel was born January 22, 1919 in Moultrie Geogia to the late James and Viola (nee Carter) Joyner.  She is the beloved mother of Gale Wachsnicht of Lafayette Square. St. Louis Missouri

Event date :  06-05-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  06-05-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited






Manfred " Manny " Weiss

1956 - 2016


Manfred Weiss, 59, of St. Louis, Missouri passed away April 23, 2016. He was a career employee of US Steel in Granite City, Illinois. Manny's love of animals and his friends was only surpassed by the love for his family. Manny was the beloved partner of Oliver Gramlich for over 25 years; the loving son of Karl and Sonja (Riedel) Weiss, cherished brother of Christian, Walter (Linda), and Heidi (Dan) Frazier; dear uncle of Eric, Matthew, Kimberly, Marcus, Emily, Garrett, Austin, Alyssa, and great-uncle to Jack and Gavin. Manny was also very special to Beverly Gramlich and Selma Hoefler, as well as a friend to many. 

Event date :  23-04-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-04-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Patricia Ann St. John



Patricia St. John was born June 6, 1948 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Joseph and Nadine (nee McGrath) Morrison. Beloved mother of Timothy St. John Jr. (Katie #2) and the late Christina St. John, and special friend to Timothy St. John Sr. Dear Grandmother (Mae) of Justin, Katie #1, Tyler, Baylee, Ryker, Abby, and Alex. Dear Great Grandmother to Ava and Kileigh St. John. Dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, niece, special friend to Annette, and friend to many more.


Event date :  14-04-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  24-04-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Doris M. Hatton

1930 - 2016

Wife of Billy Hatton, former beloved wife of the late Theodore Conway Sr. Dear mother of Pat Delpercio, Randy Conway and the late Theodore Conway, Jr. Dear grandmother, great grandmother,  aunt and friend.

Event date :  14-04-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  18-04-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Virginia L. Phillips

1932 - 2016

Beloved mother os Brenda (David) Moore, Juanita (Bill) Davis, Billy Phillips, Patsy Nickens, Paula (Ricky) Wilson, Ronny Phillips and Wanda (Bill) Puckett and the late Donna Gray, Dear Mother-In-Law of Kenny Gray.  Our dear grandmother; great-grandmother; sister; aunt and friend. 

Event date :  06-04-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  06-04-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Luella May Slaughter


Luella Slaughter was born May 26, 1923 in Conway, Arkansas,  to the late Jasper and Rita (nee Sauthoff) Nelson.  The beloved wife  of the late Paul E. Slaughter for 25 years. Dear sister of Naomi Millikan and the late Dora Hale, Mary Warren, Margarer DeBeaux, J.H. Nelson, Billy Nelson and David Nelson. Beloved Aunt of Martha (Bobby) Zajac of Arnold, MO and a host of many other nieces and nephews and our dear friend.

Event date :  01-04-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  11-04-2016 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

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