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Dragutin "Karl" Drakulic



Drakulic, Dragutin ,” Karl “ was born on April 4, 1916 in Bela Krajina, a region in southern Slovenia. He was one of nine children. He passed away peacefully on June 11, 2015, at the young spirited age of 99 and sharp as a tack. An avid gardener loved flowers and birds.  Preceded in death by his wonderful wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Drakulic, who passed away last year.  Dragutin “ Karl “ and his wife immigrated to America in October 1950 aboard the General Taylor and settled in St. Louis. Karl was a long-time employee of Western Electric in St. Louis, retiring in 1976. He was a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church. Dear Kum to Dusan Manjencich (Zora) and Milan Manjencich and three adopted grandchildren, Danijela, Jasna and Obren Manjencich.  Dragutin is also survived by cousins, nephews and nieces both here in the US, Slovenia and Canada.

Event date :  11-06-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  14-06-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Michael Lane Billingsley

Michael Lane Billingsley, died suddenly June 4, 2015, at the age of 24. Dearest son of Dana Bogacki Billingsley (dec'd)and Jack Lane, stepson of Myke Billingsley. Fond brother of Joseph and Stephen Billingsley; grandson of George And Marilyn Bogacki and Jack and Kate Lane; loving nephew of Bob Bogacki, Thomas (Whitney) Lane and Mamie Lane; cousin to Luca, Ryder and Jack Lane.

Michael was young but his life was filled with experience.  He was a lover or the outdoors and adventure.  He was rarely seen without his guitar and music accompanied him on his extensive travels.  He had a caring family at home, a community of friends across the country and he engendered love in those who knew him.  Michael was a gentle, generous, talented young man and he will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

A Memorial Gathering will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104

Burial: Private

Donations appreciated in Michael's name to:

Daniel Devereaux Memorial Trust, 2117 S. 13th  St. Louis, MO  63104


Event date :  04-06-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  12-06-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Rebecca "Becky"  Sencibaugh

(nee Fox) Born January 9, 1961 passed away May 1, 2015 at the age of  54.

Beloved mother of Cyrus, Sarah and Johnny Sencibaugh; dear life partner of Steve Sencibaugh and good friend of John Ferguson.


Event date :  02-05-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  08-05-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Betty Marie Koehler


(nee Butler) April 24, 2015. Betty Marie, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Catholic Church.

Dear daughter of the late Emma Mae and Joseph B. Butler; beloved wife of 62 years to the late Leo A. Koehler; loving mother of Susan (James) Purtell; dearest grandmother to Andrew Purtell;  dear sister of the late Cletis (Rosita) Butler, the late Maudeline (John) Halback, the late Curtis (Marie) Butler; dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

She was an active member for many years to the Christian Mothers' Society and Our Ladies Sodality at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. She baked many cakes for bake sales, school picnics and participated in the St. Patrick's Casserole Program at IHM Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to St. Jude's Hospital for Children or charity of choice.

Event date :  25-04-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-04-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Leonard  M. Hatton


Leonard M. Hatton born July 29, 1954 to the late Chester and Bessie (nee Beers) Hatton passed away April 21, 2015 at the age of 60.  The dear father of Marcia, Lynda and Cynthia Hatton and the late Jacob Lee Hatton.  Dear grandfather of Marshae, Nala, Chontez, Patrice, Justice, Jasmine, Corlynda, Bessie, Jenice, Dormarcus, Carlos, Aniya, Jordan and Brendon; dear great-grandfather of Faith.  He was the beloved brother of Dennis (Pat) Hatton, Carol (Shelby) Turnbough, David (Elaine) Hatton, Kathleen Byram, Peggy (Lee) Hatton and the late Laura Gresham. Dear nephew, uncle, cousin and friend.


Event date :  21-04-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  24-04-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Dorothy Alta "Dot" English

Dorothy was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Harvey and Esther (nee Schaumann) English on September 20, 1937. Beloved Aunt, Great-Aunt, Great Great-Aunt, Sister-In-Law, Cousin, and friend to many. Dorothy was also a proud McKinley Goldbug.


Services:  Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 4 - 8 pm at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:00 am. 

Pastor Dennis Baker Officiating

Interment: St. Marcus Cemetery



Event date :  13-04-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  13-04-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Marjorie Anne Long

1939 - 2015


Marjorie Long of Affton, Missouri passed away April 15, 2015.  Dear daughter of the late Allen and Majorie (nee Dillman).  Dear mother of Elizabeth Michelle Starke of Seattle Washington.


Services: Private

Event date :  06-04-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  16-04-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Norma Jean Whitehead

Norma Jean Whitehead was born November 4, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri.  She went home to be with the Lord  March 16, 2015 at the age of 77.  Beloved wife of the late George Whitehead. Dear daughter of the late David Smith and Leon and Loretta Hooper. Dear Mother of Loretta (Tino) Faavi, Jimmy Harkins, Dennis Harkins, Kelvin, Jeffrey, Daniel, David and Billy Whitehead and Kelly Tovar, and the late Kelly and Leon Whitehead.  Dear Grandmother of Stephanie, Steven, Lil Dennis, Brittany, Josh, George, Melanie, Lil Kevin, Jeffery, Brenden, Brianna, Nick, Caroline, Hannah, Cadence, Leon, Jeffrey and Dalton, William, Isabella, Marianna, Martin and Javier and dear Great Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and friend to many.

Mrs. Whitehead was a lifetime member of Apostolic Faith Pentecostal Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the church.

Event date :  16-03-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  19-03-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Kenneth W. Stricklin

He was born November, 21, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri to George and Ruth (nee Suttles) Stricklin. He passed away March 13, 2015 at the age of 68. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (nee Corder) Stricklin. Dear Father of Michele and Michael Stricklin. 

Event date :  13-03-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  21-03-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Russell "Rusty" Penrose


Born June 18, 1964 to Virgil P. and Marie (nee McCarthy) Penrose in St. Louis, Missouri passed away March 2, 2015 at Pony Bird Care Center in Mapaville, Missouri at the age of 50.  He was life long resident of the Pony Bird Care Center.  He was the dear brother of Tammy Fletcher of Sikeston, Missouri  and a dear uncle.

Event date :  02-03-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  29-03-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Venita Barton Dean

Venita was born in Leachville, Arkansas on March 17, 1931. Dear daughter of the late John Henry and Matrey Molly (nee Bruce) Chipman. The beloved wife of the late Lonnie Lee Barton.  She passed away March 10, 2015 at the West County Care Center at the age of 83.  Dear Mother of Brenda Michel of St. Louis, Daryl L. Barton of Van Buren, Lonnie and Janice Barton of Galena, Shirley and Art Morrison of St. Louis, Wilma and Joe Dirkers of St. Louis, Laura and Heriem Johnson of St. Louis, Donna Barton of St. Louis, Frances and James Beard of Bonne Terre, and the late Connie Barton (deceased 2009) and  Donald Barton (deceased 2103). Dear Grandmother of Lonnie Scott Barton, Stephanie Kelly, Shelley Goulson, Scott Joseph, Shaun Dotson, Leslie Ivy, Shannon Ivy, Olivia Barton, Samuel Jefferson, Wendy Beard, James Beard, Cynthia Wilcox, Kellie Null, Christopher Barton, Michael Barton, Alex Barton, Aaron Barton, and the late Benjamin Michel (deceased 2011), Randy Barton (deceased 2011) amd Brad Barton (deceased 2007).  Dear Great Grandmother of forty four and Great Great Grandmother of one.  Dear Sister of Wilma Grooms of California, Lloyd and Sercey Chipman of Orlando, Florida, Alice Looney of Van Buren, and Josephine Ward of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Venita was a member of the Van Buren Baptist Church, DAVA Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, South Side Coalition, the first president of the Lafayette Square Restoration Association, and the the first paid crossing guard.


Event date :  10-03-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  17-03-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

JoAnn Stephenson


JoAnn was born September 7, 1945 to William and Euseba (nee West) Prater. She went home to be with the Lord March 3, 2015 at the age of 69.  She was the beloved wife of the late William C. Stephenson.  She is survived by her loving children, Tonia Cacciatore, Billy Stephenson and Chad (Wife, Clara) Stephenson. Dear Grandmother of Amber, Kayla, Hayle, Joey, Lanie; dear Great-Gramdmother of Te-Kaylion and Taylen.

Event date :  03-03-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  07-03-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Gordon L Ziegler

Born June 24, 1949 passed away February 20, 2015 in Doniphan Missouri at the age of 65.

Beloved husband of Brenda Ziegler, Dear father of Mitchell Williams, Bethany Pressdee, Jessica Castaldi,

Jason Ziegler, Jessica Barrera and Jennifer Williams; dear grandfather of Mitchell Jr., Terra, Lilly,

 Xavier, Isabella, Samantha, Hannah, Noah, Abby, Colton and Triston. Dear brother of Keith Ziegler, 

Sandy Mosange and Diane Kimball.  Dear uncle, brother-in-law, cousin, and friend to many.

Event date :  20-02-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  26-02-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Valerie H. Shaughnessy


Valerie Shaugnessy was born on June 22, 1935 in St. Louis Missouri.  She was the daughter of  the late Rudolph and Rose (nee Fischer) Fiebiger. Beloved mother of Trace (Lynn) Shaughnessy and Ryan (Diane) Shaughnessy;  dear grandmother of Shannon and Brendan Shaughnessy; dear sister of James Fiebiger.

Event date :  03-02-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  06-02-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Carl L. Cox, Jr.

1924 - 2015


Carl Cox passed away January 29, 2015.  Beloved son of the late Carl L. Cox Sr. and Nell Irene  (nee Johnson) Cox; dear brother of Shirley Muench and Frank Cox.

Event date :  30-01-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  30-01-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited


James E. Gilbert of St. James, MO, formerly of St. Louis, MO,
died January 17, 2015, at home following a long illness.

Event date :  31-01-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  31-01-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

McGrath, Alexander Mooney

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 21, 1987 and died January 16th, 2015, in St. Louis, MO, son of Kathleen McGrath (Kevin Skaggs), and Tim (Jan) Aynardi.

Event date :  23-01-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  24-01-2015 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Date Of Birth:    1951 - 2015

Karen S. Holt of St. Louis passed away on January 9, 2015 at the age of 63. Dear wife of Dearl Holt. Dear Mother of Stephanie Blankenship, Pamela (Ron) Coleman, Rodney Gardner II, and Scott Holt; our dear Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin and friend.

Event date :  14-01-2015 4:00 pm
Event end date :  15-01-2015 12:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Date of Birth:  1940 - 2014

Charles "Larry" Taylor, age 74, of St. Louis Missouri passed away January 5th, 2015. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Saunchegrow) Taylor; Our dear uncle, brother-in-law, nephew, cousin and friend.


Event date :  08-01-2015 6:00 pm
Event end date :  09-01-2015 11:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Virginia L Wood   Born: 1932 - 2014

About Virginia:

Beloved wife of the late Howard Wood; dear mother of Joseph (Anna) Wood, Deborah Null, Linda (Charles) Younger and Michael Wood. Our dear grandmother; great grandmother and friend.

Event date :  14-12-2014 3:00 pm
Event end date :  15-12-2014 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

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