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Genova R. Ellison

August 21, 1936 - June 22, 2017

Beloved wife of the late Ellsworth Ellison; dear mother of Sharon (John) Wolford, David (Joyce) Ellison, Norman (Barbara) Ellison, Michelle (Joo) Pearcy, Oliver (Stacey) Ellison, and the late Eddie Ellison; dear grandmother of Joey (Kristin), Elizabeth (Rob), Edward (Jessica), Emily, Eric, Michael, Christopher (Kat), Angela, Joel, Aaron, Haley and Annabella; great-grandmother of Luke, Heidi, Michael and Matthew. Our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many,

Genova enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, playing bingo and "Wordcrush" will never be the same withour her.  A special thank you to Joo for all the time and special care he gave her.

Event date :  22-06-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-06-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Reverend Raymond E. Gander

1931 - 2017

Went home to be with the Lord at the age of 86 .Preceded in death by his parents, Edwin & Winifred Gander and Rosalie F. Gander, his wife of 61 years. ; dear father  of Deborah L. Gander-Smith, Harold R. Gander, Linda M. Gander-Smith and Bruce (Tabitha) Gander; dear grandfather of Christian, Melissa, Rachel, Tiffany, David, Hannah, Eric and Rebecca; great-grandfather of Jasmine, Jada, Jocelyn, Trevor, Christian, Jaxson, Haley Hanna, Scarlett, Everly, Arianna, Adalyn, Emelia and Pace.

As a young boy  Reverend Gander felt the call of God on his life. He would speak/minister in the youth services at Glad Tidings Temple, where he along with Rosalie Cobb, grew up in church together.  Their parents attending the church also. On July 14, 1951, Raymond & Rosalie were married in Glad Tidings Temple.  On their wedding night, Raymond's best man drove them to Salem, Missouri so on Sunday morning they would begin a one week revival at Revival Tabernacle, where dad pastored his first church.  They remained in Salem for about one year and then returned to the St. Louis area.

 Around 1954 Reverend Gander founded & started Calvary Temple Church.  He pastored Calvary Temple for about 12 years.  In 1965 Reverend Gander evangelized & ministered in numerous places.  Early in 1967 the pastor of Glad Tidings Temple became ill.  Reverend Gander was called to come & preach for them at this time.  After the passing of Reverend Samuel Lees, the congregation appointed Reverend Gander as their pastor.  Not only did Raymond & Rosalie grow up in Glad Tidings, married there, all of their children were married in that church also, they came back to pastor their home church for 22 years of service to the Lord and devoted pastor to many.    

   Reverend Gander, always wanting to serve God's people, pastored at Owensville Full Gospel for about 5 years.  He was also an interim pastor at Living Bread Fellowship in Washington, MO., an interim pastor at Evangel Temple in St.Louis, Mo. Long time member and a director of Full Gospel Assemblies of America.  Honorary member of Independent Assemblies.  Rev. Gander was a businessman and entrepreneur throughout his life time.  Owning several card & gift shops, retail businesses and sales work.

 Reverend Gander was also and Elder and Officer of Life & Praise Ministries and an Honorary Officer of Life & Praise Ministries until his passing.     He loved gospel singing, picnics, eating, ice cream, fishing, 4th of July, parades & spending time with his family.  He never met a stranger or someone he would not lend a helping hand to.  He wil be greatly missed by all who knew & loved hime.                                                                                                                                                                   

Memorials appreciated to Life and Praise Ministries, P.O. Box 1922, St. Louis MO 63118

A special thank you to Comfort Hospice and all cargivers.

Event date :  22-06-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  22-06-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Jackie "Jack" D. Shearon


Went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2017 at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Margaret Shearon; Devoted dad of Anthony (Karen) Shearon and Tim Shearon; dear grandfather of Cam, Ty, Chance and Brock Shearon. Dear son of the late  "Bonnie and Clyde" Shearon; Dear brother of Kenny (Etna) Shearon, Bobby Shearon and Dolores (Greg) Shearon; dear half brother of Virginia Yandell. He also loved Keith Zimmer like a son. 

Jack loved creating and building things, including their home which he built for his wife.  He enjoyed sports, the St. Louis Cardinals, racing and football. He loved people, ans being with his family and friends. Jack also loved animals, especially his cats and Strecth, the Basset Hound. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials are appreciated to Humane Society of St. Louis.

Event date :  01-06-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  07-06-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Vada J. Fowler

1938 - 2017

Went home to be be with the Lord May 30, 2017 at the age of 79. Beloved wife of the late Michael R. Fowler, Sr.; dear mother of Starla (Richard) Fontaine, Donald C. "Chris" (Vicky) Kassing, and Michael R. (Dannielle) Fowler, Jr; dear grandmother and great-grandmother of many. Our dear aunt; cousin and friend.

Vada enjoyed wathcing her T.V. programs especially wrestling, she loved playing with her grandchildren and her many dogs.

Event date :  30-05-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  02-06-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Jesse C. Appleton

1968 - 2017


Jesse went home to be with the Lord on May 11, 2017 at the age of 48. Dear Son of Roy and Caroyln Staub; dear father of Kayla Appleton, Emily Appleton and the late Justin Ablan; dear brother of Etta Appleton; and uncle of Caine Appleton; our dear cousin and friend to many.

Jesse enjoyed a great cup of of coffee and a good ghost story.

Event date :  26-05-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  26-05-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited


James R. Forgash, Sr.

1943 - 2017


Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Monday, May 8, 2017, Dear son of the late Rudolph and Cecilia Forgash; Beloved husband of Barbara Gwynn Forgash; Cherished dad of Andrea (Christopher) Libby, Jim (Kristin) Forgash, Jr. and Rebecca (Ryan) O'Connell; Dear grandfather of Cecilia Forgash, Gabe Libby, Camille O'Connell and Evelyn O'Connell; dear cousin of Carol Hill and friend to many.

James enjoyed life. He was such a generous person who gave his time, talents, and money to others, always willing to give a helping hand. He was a perfectionist, and his hard work and meticulousness always shined. James enjoyed countless good times on the renowned Wednesdays with his friends at golf, playing cards, betting on games, and a few libations. He was known to many as simply, Forgash.

As a grandpa, he was fondly called, Papa. He enjoyed sharing his sweet tooth with the kids. He was known for an early morning donut delivery, pancakes for breakfast, a run to Ted Drews after school, or a freezer full of popsicles in “Grandpa’s Garage”.  Forever we will hear him say in our minds and hearts, “It’s Grandpa”.

As a father, James will always be thought of as a precious soul. He was modest, hardworking, and took great pride in the successes of his children. He would brag about each one, who are a true reflection of him. All the memories and time together will be cherished forever.

As a husband, James was a rock. He was a best friend, devout to prayer, and committed to family. Gwynn brought out the softer side of him, and could often be heard saying, “Lighten up Jim”. She was able to get him to participate in almost anything from camel rides and goofy Christmas cards to even in his final days wearing a clown nose. He will forever be in her heart.


Event date :  08-05-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  13-05-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited







Alonzo "Lonnie" Davis

1921 - 2017

Alonzo Davis went home to be with the Lord May 5, 2017 at the age of 95.  He was the dear son of John and Susie (nee Carrington) Davis; dear husband of the late Jorene (nee Tyner) Davis. Loving father of Kathleen Hearty, David Davis, and the late Steve Webb; dear grandfather of Stevie (Nicole) Webb, David Zierenberg, Amanda (Chris) Miller and Bobby Logsdon; Dear Father-in-law of Debbie Webb; our dear great-grandfather; dear brother of Sandra Davis and Pamela Davis, and uncle, cousin and friend.

Alonzo enjoyed fishing, hunting, going to church and spending time with his family. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WWII.

Event date :  05-05-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  12-05-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited






Arthur "Art" E. Morrison

1954 - 2017

Dear son of Edna Morrison and the late Arthur L. Morrison. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee Barton) Morrison; dear father of Stephanie Kelley and Scott Barton; dear grandfather of Shelby, James, Hayden, Truman, and Seth.  Dear brother of Susan Morrison and John Morrison; our dear uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

Arthur was a member of Stationary Engineers Local One.

Event date :  16-04-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  22-04-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Dorothy M. Shoemaker

June 16, 1936 - April 4, 2017

Beloved Wife of the late James Shoemaker, dear Mother of James E. (Brenda) Shoemaker, Larry (Debra) Shoemaker and Chris Shoemaker; dear Grandmother of Carrie Julia, Melissa, Melanie, Stacy, Andrew, Tiffanie, Scott, Ryan and David; dear Great-Grandmother of Clayton, Caleb, Lauren, Drew, Libby, Caiden, Cicily, Kale, Cadin, Bryanna, Cash, Remi, Jesse, Julie, Caitlyn, Sam, Luke and the late Faith.

Dorothy enjoyed crocheting, country music, fishing, dancing and singing with her husband at the campground. She will be greratly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Event date :  03-04-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  07-04-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Charles F. Wilson

1950 - 2017

Charles was born October 1, 1950 to Herbert and the late Vergie Wilson in St. Louis, Missouri.  The dear brother of Dale Wilson, Peggy Hawn, Loretta (Mark) Simmons, Betty (Edward) George, Pat Wilson, Dottie Rosa and the late Larry Wilson and Brenda Wilson. Our dear uncle, cousin and friend.

Event date :  13-03-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  21-03-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

James E. "Jim Bob" Aubuchon

1960 - 2017

Jim Aubuchon was born Aprill 22, 1960 to the late Harold And Patricia Aubuchon. Dear father of Jimmy Aubuchon, Becky Crew, Jason Aubuchon and Carl Aubuchon; dear Pawpaw of Ethan, Aaron, Ellie, Austin, Aiden, Noah, Mason and Cameron. Dear twin brother of John ((Robin) Aubuchon, Sue (Billy) Swindle, Charlene "Sarge" Cheney, Brenda Moore and Barb Aubuchon; dear cousin of Carl (Cindy) Maulhardt and Debbie Thurmond and family. Our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Jim enjoyed living in Arkansas and the Great Outdoors.  He loved his family and cherished spending time with them.  He was a one of a kind and there could never be another "Jim Bob"!  He was a gifted carpenter and a builder of the best.  He will be greatly missed by all.

Event date :  02-03-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  08-03-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Jim A. Dent

April 10, 1957 -  February 22, 2017


Jim Dent was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was the son of the late John Dent and Ruby (nee Gist) Dent. Dear brother of Margaret A. Dent, Nina S. Dent, Ruby D. Dent, Donna (Mike) Pope,  Carol M. Dent Jimmy Smith and the late Bobby J. Dent and John W. Dent. Dear father of Jerry Wickens and Jamie L. Dent; step-father of Teresa and Jerry Flegal, Cindy Everett, Becky Everett, Jamie Stricklin and Angela Walker.  Grandfather of Kaylee, Ruby and 12 more.  great-grandfather of 1, our dear cousin, uncle and friend to many.

He was an Over the Road truck driver and  enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and fishing.

Event date :  22-02-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  02-03-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Steven "Stevie" D. Tanner

1985 - 2017

Steven went home to be with the Lord February 19, 2017 at the age of 31. The dear son of Steven W. Tanner and Kathleen (nee Gray) Brown.  Dear Grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many.

Event date :  19-02-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-02-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Lucille R. Gray

1930 - 2017

Lucille R. Gray went home to be with the Lord February 13, 2017 at the age OF 86. She was the dear daughter of the late Dewey L. and Minnie (nee Stanfield) Webb. Beloved wife of the late Donald Gray. Our dear Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and friend to many.

Event date :  13-02-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  28-02-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

George C. Demetrulias

1931 - 2017

Beloved father of Stavra Ketchmark, dear father-in-law of Steve Ketchmark and grandfather of Graham Ketchmark. Our dear brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Services:  Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4 - 8 pm at McLaughlin Funeral Home, 2301 Lafayette Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104. A Prayer Service will be held at 7 pm

Event date :  27-01-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  24-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited




Joe W. Padfield

1938 - 2017


Joe W. Padfield was born June 14, 1938 in Malden, Missouri to Athel and Louis Padfield and entered a peaceful rest on January 23, 2017.  Preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, brother-in-law and two nephews. He is survived by four children Debbie Henry, Jane Padfield, Jennifer Supranowich (TJ) and Joey Padfield, sisters Patsy Graham Conrad, Marilyn Grone (Bill), and brother Danny (Kris), numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Event date :  23-01-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  27-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

Michael Henry Stock

1982 - 2017

Dear son of the late Robert and Donna (nee Livingston) Stock; beloved father  of Nathaniel James and Grace Melody;  dear brother of Bill Pritchett, Dan and James "Jim" Stock, Mary Pritchett McClure and Michele Pritchett and the late Jane Stock.  Dear partner and mother of their children, Susan Egan. Our dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. 

Event date :  06-01-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  14-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited


Berma A. Powers

1923 - 2017

Berma went home to be with the Lord on January 8, 2017 at the age of 93. She was the dear daughter of the late Jethro and Mary (Delar) Riles,  Berma married Earl E. Powers in 1941, Earl passed away in September of 1990 they shared 49 years of marriage. Berma is the dear mother of Gerald "Jerry" (wife- Betty Powers) and Daughter Margie (Husband-Gene Butler), and the late Tommy G. Powers. Beloved Grandmother of Joyce Powers Walsh (husband-Randee Walsh), David C. Butler (wife-Debbie Butler) and Philp D. Butler (wife-Melissa Butler), David H. Powers, Thomas Powers, Mathew Powers, Stephany Powers, Chris Powers and Michael Powers; dear great grandmother of Kevin Walsh and Kayla Walsh Hughes, Trent, Kara and Isabella Grace Butler. Dear Sister of Leola Riles Hall of Tennessee and a host of many nieces, nephews and cousins from Missouri, Illinois, Virginia, Florida and Tennessee.

Event date :  08-01-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  13-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Rosemary Agustin

1937 -2017

Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church January 2, 2017.

Beloved sister of Erlinda (Ric) Valbuena DDS, Aurora (Carlo) Lagos and Teresida (Manuel) Cometa, MD. Dear aunt and great-aunt. 

Event date :  02-01-2017 6:00 pm
Event end date :  07-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited



Geraldine I. (Jerri) Harger

1935 - 2016

Born on February 14, 1935 and left this earth on December 28, 2016. Loving wife of the late Harold (Butch) Harger; dear mother of Helen, David, Tracy and Stacey; dear mother-in-law of Brenda Harger. Dear grandmother of Anna, Lara and CristinaTheabold; great-grandmother of 3; great-great grandmother of 1. Dear sister of 14, aunt, cousin, neighbor and friend.  

Event date :  28-12-2016 6:00 pm
Event end date :  03-01-2017 6:00 pm
Capacity :  Unlimited

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