Windmill Ridge Funeral Service

We are a modern full service funeral home. Windmill Ridge Funeral Service has ample parking, a large lobby and very spacious chapel. From the most simple to the very elaborate, we can assist with any type of services. We offer prearranged funeral plans, granite memorial merchandise, memorial and keepsake jewelry, candles and various items to remember your loved one. Windmill Ridge is California, Missouri's newest funeral home.

Owned and operated by Brian and Stephanie Hufendiek. Windmill Ridge Funeral Service is located in the Windmill Ridge Subdivision in California, Missouri.


Our Obituaries

Kathryn Ann Lenger

April 30, 1939 - September 25, 2016

Kathryn Ann Lenger, 77, of Jamestown, passed away Sunday, September 26, 2016 at her home. She was born at Boonville April 30, 1939 the daughter of George F. and Minnie (Hutchison) Robinson both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Boonville High School 1957. She attended Hannibal- LaGrange College. On October 9, 1960 Kathryn was married to Aubrey H. Lenger who preceded her in...
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Shelby Jean Wilkerson

August 23, 1939 - September 20, 2016

Shelby Jean Wilkerson, 77 of California, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her family and loved ones. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Windmill Ridge Funeral Home in California, Missouri. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 24 at the funeral home. Interment will immediately...
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Joan Kubli

October 30, 1940 - September 10, 2016

Joan Kubli, age 75, passed away at her home on September 10, 2016. She was born in California, Missouri on October 30, 1940 to the late Alfred and Carmen Murphy. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sisters, Roslene Forbes and Ethel Lampman. Joan is survived by her husband, Franklin Kubli Sr., children, Rose Mary Plessner (Dale), Debra Sinkevich (Edward), Franklin Kubli...
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David Paul Kelsay

October 31, 1946 - July 21, 2016

David Paul Kelsay, 69, of California, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016 at California Care Center California, Missouri. He was born on October 31, 1946 in California, Missouri to Kenneth and Ethel (Gunn) Kelsay. David graduated from Tipton High School in 1964. On March 11, 1967 David was married to Paula Hackney at First Baptist Church in California. He was a custom harvester...
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Everett Dean Dietzel

October 25, 1922 - June 29, 2016

Everett Dean Dietzel, 93, of Jamestown, Missouri passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at his home. He was born on October 25, 1922 near Sandy Hook, Missouri the son of John and Barbara (Schull) Dietzel. He attended Fairview School. Everett was a Veteran of World War 2 having served in the United States Army. Everett's wife Frances preceded him in death in 1991. Frances and Everett lived in...
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Samuel "Sam" Faith

June 23, 1934 - June 27, 2016

Samuel Neil Faith of California, MO passed away Monday, June 27, 2016 at California Care Center. He was born on June 23, 1934 in Bernie, MO, the son of the late Levi Pinkney and Nora Ellen (Watkins) Faith. He graduated from Bernie High School, and later Forest Park Community College and Florissant Valley Community College in the St. Louis area receiving Associate Degrees. He served in the...
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Duane Wicker

December 17, 1932 - June 25, 2016

Duane Wicker, 83, of California, Missouri passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at his home California, Missouri. He was born on December 17, 1932 in IN, to Omer and Vivian (Gardner) Wicker both of whom preceded him in death. He was a lifelong farmer who had a strong love for God and his family. He served in the United States Air Force. Duane is survived by his wife Jeanette Wicker of the...
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Amie Nikeia Gensler

July 21, 1979 - June 10, 2016

Amie Nikeia Gensler, 36, of Jamestown, Missouri passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at her home near Jamestown, Missouri. She was born on July 21, 1979 in Marshall, Missouri. Amie was one of the most honest and kindest people you could meet. She was a free spirit living life to the fullest, she had a gypsy soul. She loved her daughter and surrounding herself with family and friends. Survivors...
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Judy Leslie Blankenship

May 21, 2016

Judy Leslie Barbour Blankenship of Grandview, MO passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016. Judy was the daughter of Virgil L. and Goldie (Hill) Barbour which preceded her in death. She was born on October 9, 1943 in Latham, MO. Judy graduated from Tipton High School in 1961 and moved to state of California immediately following. She loved living in California where she lived with her siblings and...
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Loyd "Homer" Leech

April 1, 1940 - April 6, 2016

Loyd 'Homer' Leech, 76, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at California Care Center California, Missouri. He was born on April 01, 1940 in Putnam County, Missouri to Earl and Cholie (Humphrey) Leech. On October 19, 1963 in California, Missouri Loyd was married to Ruby Frances Dillon who preceded him in death on February 2, 2000. He worked until his retirement for...
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Verna M. Hodge

October 19, 1948 - March 19, 2016

Verna M. Hodge, 67, of California, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on October 19, 1948 in New Jersey to Orman and Helen (Harmon) Jackman, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated high school in Kansas City, MO, she earned her LPN and RN from State Fair Community School. For several years she worked...
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Rose H. Wyckoff

September 1, 1918 - March 13, 2016

Rose H. Wyckoff, 97 of Jamestown, Missouri passed away March 13, 2016 at California Care Center in California, Missouri. She was born in the Plowboy Bend Bottoms, near Lupus, Missouri on September 1, 1918 the daughter of John and Barbara Schull Dietzel. She went to Fairview School. Rose was a homemaker. On February 1, 1941 Rose was united in marriage to Eugene Luther Wyckoff, who proceeded...
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Walter W. Shirk

March 4, 1954 - March 1, 2016

Walter W. Shirk, 61, of California, Missouri went peacefully to his heavenly home surrounded by his family and pastors on Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. He was born on March 04, 1954 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania to Menno and Barbara (Wanner) Shirk. On August 2, 1974 in Reading, PA Walter was married to Debra (Sweigart) Shirk who survives of the home. ...
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Ruth Pohle

October 22, 1925 - February 6, 2016

Ruth Pohle, 90 of Lexington, passed away on Saturday, February 06, 2016 at Riverview Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri. Ruth was born on October 22, 1925 at the family farm in Norman Valley, south of St. James, Missouri. She was the only child of James and Mary A. Bottorff. She attended the Adams and Wolf Grade School and graduated from John F. Hodge High School in St....
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Jan Irey

March 15, 1957 - January 25, 2016

Jan Irey, 58, of Latham, Missouri passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on March 15, 1957 in Sedalia, Missouri to Robert and Mary (Sanders) Thomas; her father preceded her in death. She graduated from Tipton High School in 1975 and then graduated from Metro Business School with her Associates Degree in Business. On April...
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Evelyn H. Lehman

December 22, 1927 - January 23, 2016

Evelyn Hulda Sophia Linhardt Lehman, 88, departed this life on January 23, 2016 for her heavenly home at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born December 22, 1927, a daughter of Louis and Lorene Schubert Linhardt, both deceased. On November 26, 1949 Evelyn was united in marriage to David J. Lehman, who survives of the home. Mrs. Lehman was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. ...
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Lillian M. Henley

January 13, 1921 - December 14, 2015

Lillian M. Henley, 94, of California, Missouri passed away Monday, December 14, 2015 at Moniteau Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on January 13, 1921 in Schenectady, New York to John and Esther (Vogel) Killough. After graduating from school she served in the United States Navy as a Nurse. On January 21, 1945, Lillian was married to Nolan W. Henley who preceded her in death. For...
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Freddie W. Blankenship

October 23, 1946 - December 9, 2015

Freddie W. Blankenship, 69, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, December 09, 2015 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on October 23, 1946 in Barnett, Missouri to Waid and Grace (Rohrbach) Blankenship both of whom preceded him in death. He graduated from Eldon High School in 1964. Freddie served his country during the Vietnam Conflict with the Marines where his Unit...
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Christine Cheryl Luetkemeyer

December 13, 1952 - November 9, 2015

Christine Cheryl Luetkemeyer, 62, of California, Missouri passed away Monday, November 09, 2015 at California Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on December 13, 1952 in Sedalia, Missouri to Raymond and Sammie Brown. She graduated from Smith-Cotton High School in Sedalia. She enjoyed baking, traveling, nature related activities, and other hobbies. Christine is survived by her two...
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Tracy E. Strobel

February 17, 1938 - November 5, 2015

Tracy E. Strobel, 77, of Centertown, Missouri passed away Thursday, November 05, 2015 at Moniteau Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on February 17, 1938 in Moniteau County, Missouri to Ed and Sedonia (Schubert) Strobel. Tracy graduated from California High School in 1956. She was a lifelong member of Salem United Church of Christ and served as the Assistant Sunday School Director...
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Jean VanDieren-Coleman

February 26, 1930 - November 3, 2015

Jean VanDieren-Coleman, 85, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at St. Joseph's Bluffs in Jefferson City, MO. She was born on February 26, 1930, in Rock Island, IL, to Jim and Hester (Peed) Smith. Jean was married to Jack VanDieren in 1949 and later to George Coleman in 1991. She was a Realtor with J.D. Reece Co. in Kansas City for over 25 years and an active member of Village...
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Betty Ruth (Birdsong) Mann

October 30, 2015

Betty Ruth Birdsong Mann, age 86, passed away on October 30, 2015 in Irvine California. She was born in Clarksburg, Missouri, the fourth child of J. Warren Birdsong and Olive Groom Birdsong. She attended Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg, and earned a Master's degree in educational guidance at the University of Wyoming. She taught in Missouri, Texas, New Mexico, and Germany...
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Donald "Donnie" Flippin

January 22, 1940 - October 27, 2015

Donald D. "Donnie" Flippin, 75, of California, Missouri passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Moniteau Care Center California, Missouri. He was born on January 22, 1940 in California, Missouri to Herman and Tessie (Bowlin) Flippin both of whom preceded him in death. He attended California High School through 1958. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of California, MO. On November 10...
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Kenneth Wayne McMillian

November 1, 1939 - October 23, 2015

Kenneth Wayne McMillian, 75, of California, Missouri passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at California Care Center, California, Missouri. He was born on November 1, 1939 in Camdenton County, Missouri (now known as Sunrise Beach) in a log cabin, to Stanley and Verna (Arnold) McMillian, both of whom preceded him in death. Kenneth attended California High School. On January 23, 1962, he entered...
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Gary Wayne Baughman

March 14, 1964 - October 10, 2015

Gary Wayne Baughman, 51, of California, Missouri, formerly of Clarksburg, MO passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Villa Marie Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born on March 14, 1964 in Clarksburg, Missouri to Earle and Joan (Elliott) Baughman both of whom preceded him in death. As a child Gary was very active in Boy Scouts. In 1983, He graduated from Tipton High School and later graduated...
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Dan S. Rowlison

November 26, 1956 - September 30, 2015

Pastor Daniel Scott Rowlison, 58, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at First Christian Church California, Missouri. He was born on November 26, 1956 in Cherry Point, North Carolina to Harold and Joan (Henry) Rowlison; his father preceded him in death. He graduated from Union Star High School in 1975. On Aug 12th 1978, at Northglenn Christian Church Dan was...
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Dolla M. Dillon

June 27, 1947 - September 20, 2015

Dolla M. Dillon, 68, of California, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on June 27, 1947 in Cooper County, Missouri to Harry Gensler and Margaret (Parker) Mims both of whom preceded her in death. Dolla attended California R-1 School in California, MO. She was member of the Main Street Baptist Church. On...
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Nevelyn Nivens

March 10, 1930 - September 16, 2015

Nevelyn Lucille Nivens, 85, of Jamestown passed from this life on Wednesday afternoon, September 16 and boarded that white chariot for her journey into the Great Beyond. She had chosen to enter Moniteau Care Center in March 2014 when her health began to fail. Born into well-known Cooper and Cole County families, she was the first of seven children of John Garnett Edwards and Virginia Byler. ...
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Herbert Lloyd Reichel

December 25, 1920 - September 13, 2015

Herbert Lloyd Reichel, 94 , of California, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Harry S. Truman Veterans' Memorial Hospital in Columbia, MO . He was born on December 25, 1920 in McGirk, MO, to John Edmond and Mary (Sartain) Reichel. Lloyd graduated from Centertown High School. After graduation, he served in the United States Army during WWll earning a Bronze Star. He was...
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Carol Barbour

May 9, 1939 - August 30, 2015

Carol L. Barbour, of California, MO died Sunday, August 30, 2015 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. She was born on May 9, 1939 the daughter of Emmett Oliver and Ruth Melissa (Jenkins) Rohrbach. Carol attended Red Brush School for 7 ½ years and finished the eighth grade at High Point R-3 School and graduated from California High School. On August 16, 1959 at Friendship...
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Larry D. Zismer

January 20, 1945 - August 28, 2015

Larry Zismer, 70, of California, Missouri passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Tipton Oak Manor Tipton, Missouri. He was born on January 20, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri to John and Florence (Singelton) Zismer both of whom preceded him in death. On August 15, 1969 at Grain Valley, MO Larry was married to Janice S. Potter who survives of the home. Larry served two tours of duty in Vietnam with...
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Ginger Kyle Moore

July 27, 2015

Ginger Kyle Moore, 62, of California, Missouri passed away Monday, July 27, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 27, 1953 in Eldon, Missouri to Jess and Carol (Hutsler) Cummings; her father preceded her in death. Ginger graduated in 1971 from the School of the Osage at Lake Ozark, MO. She earned her BME at Central Missouri University (University of Central Missouri) in 1975 with a minor...
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Larry Ray Hall

October 9, 1963 - July 26, 2015

Larry Ray Hall, 51, of Latham, Missouri passed away Sunday, July 26, 2015 at University Hospital Columbia, Missouri. He was born on October 09, 1963 in Boonville, Missouri to Gail and Hazel (McClain) Hall. His mother preceded him in death Larry Ray graduated from Tipton High School. For many years, Larry Ray owned and operated Hall's Remodeling. He enjoyed working with wood in his shop. He...
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Beverly Eileen Reed

April 15, 1948 - July 23, 2015

Beverly Eileen Reed, 67, of California, MO passed away July 23, 2015 at Landmark Hospital of Columbia, MO. She was born April 15, 1948 in Georgetown, Missouri, the daughter of Charles Joseph and Audra Lucille Grosvenor Hanna both of whom preceded her in death. Beverly attended Tipton High School and St. Fair Community College. On May 23, 1964 Beverly was married to Albert Reed, Jr who survives...
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Daniel Ray Bolinger

October 8, 1962 - June 22, 2015

Daniel Ray Bolinger born October 8, 1962, son of Kenneth L. Bolinger (deceased) and Janette Bolinger Moore passed away in his home June 22, 2015. He is survived by his mother and step father, Janette and Ronald Moore of Jefferson City, MO, sister, Julie Purcell and brother-in-law Bruce Purcell of Columbia, MO, two nephews Cameron J. Purcell of Denver, CO and Andrew Purcell of New York, NY.
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Carol Thurman Albertin

January 22, 1942 - June 12, 2015

Carol Thurman Albertin 73, of California, MO passed away June 12, 2015 at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by her family. Carol was born January 22, 1942 in Jefferson City, MO the daughter of William Bias & Edith (Clark) Bias Velha. She attended Jefferson City Public Schools and acquired her GED in 1963. For 22 years, Carol worked at Chesebrough-Ponds (Unilever) and then retired from...
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Donna Ruth Longan

December 22, 1934 - June 7, 2015

Donna Ruth (Pope) Longan went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 07, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Donna was born December 22, 1934 at Bagnell, MO the daughter of Fredrick Lee Pope and Ruth Elizabeth (Hert) Pope. Donna married Leslie Lee (Les) Longan, Jr. on December 20, 1952 in El Paso, TX. She graduated from California R-1 High School in 1952. She was a...
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John A. Dorn

December 23, 1926 - May 17, 2015

John A. Dorn, 88, husband of Marian Kueffer Dorn, died peacefully at his home in California, surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Born December 23, 1926, in California, John A. was the son of the late John Andrew and Mayme Pihale Dorn. John A. and Marian were married on November 5, 1949. Together they have three daughters, Nancy (Randy) Hubbard, Columbia, Debby (Ed) Rush, Hickory,...
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Anna Margaret Stauffer

April 22, 2015

Anna Margaret Stauffer, 86, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her residence California, Missouri. She was born on November 24, 1928 in McGirk, Missouri to Thomas and Dollie (Gintz) Schull both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1946. On March 9, 1947, in Jamestown, Missouri she was married to Alwin Stauffer, who preceded...
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Gerald Arden Riggs, Jr.

July 4, 1954 - April 21, 2015

Gerald Arden Riggs Jr., 60, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Good Shepard Care Center Versailles, Missouri. He was born on July 04, 1954 in Latham, Missouri to Gerald and Grace (Hayes) Riggs, Sr. Gerald graduated from Versailles High School in Versailles, Missouri. On September 13, 1975 at Fortuna Baptist Church Gerald was united in marriage to Kathy Dorsey. Gerald was...
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Jerry D. Wierman

September 27, 1960 - April 19, 2015

Jerry D. Wierman, 54, of Tipton, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015 at his home. He was born on September 27, 1960 in Eads, Colorado the son of Sydney and Grace (Moore) Wierman. Jerry enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jerry is survived by: 1 daughter, Shannon Matchett (Jamian) of Tipton; 3 brothers, Rick, Michael and Wayne Wierman; 5 grandchildren, Ethan, Katy, and Johnny Matchett and Lila...
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Sonia Louise Oliver

January 20, 1954 - March 25, 2015

Sonia Louise Oliver, 61, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Moniteau Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on January 20, 1954 in Austin, Texas to Keith and Dorothy J. (Harford) Oliver. Sonia is survived by: One Sister Susan Oliver, of Jefferson City, MO; Nieces Cheryl Dorr, Sarah Prewette, Rebekah Hodill, Leah Sanders and Rachel Sanders; One Nephew...
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Ralph Sanders

March 19, 2015

Ralph C. Sanders, age 84, of California, MO passed away March 19, 2015 at his home. He was born March 16, 1931, the son of Oscar and Theresa McDaniel Sanders both of whom preceded him in death. On Friday, April 13, 1950, Ralph was married to Mary M. Blalock, who preceded him in death in 2006. They were members of the First Christian Church. He graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1949. ...
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Elizabeth Medlin

April 16, 1916 - March 17, 2015

Elizabeth Medlin, 98, of Latham, Missouri passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Moniteau Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on April 16, 1916 in Latham, Missouri to Joseph and Rosa Prine. Elizabeth graduated from Latham High School in 1934. Along with the rest of her graduating high school class, she was baptized in the Smith Creek and was a longtime member of Latham Christian...
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Pauline M. Crawford

October 19, 1929 - March 5, 2015

Pauline M. Crawford, 85, of California, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 05, 2015 at Boone Hospital Center Columbia, Missouri. She was born on October 19, 1929 in rural Moniteau County to Truman and Bertha (Schwab) Kubli. Mrs. Crawford taught in the rural California R-1 School District. On December 30, 1950, Pauline was married to R. W. Crawford at Friendship Baptist Church. Pauline was a...
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Edwin Henry Strobel

October 19, 1924 - December 15, 2014

Edwin Henry Strobel, 90, of California, Mo. went to his heavenly home on Monday, December 15, 2014 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. He was born to Adam and Mathilda (Fluegel) Strobel on October 19, 1924 near Lohman, MO. Edwin was baptized at the St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church on November 1, 1924 in Lohman. He attended Mt. Hope School. Edwin was confirmed on...
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William Franklin Welch

September 26, 1961 - December 7, 2014

William Franklin Welch, 53, of California, Mo., passed away, Sunday, December, 7, 2014, at Villa Marie Nursing Home in Jefferson City after a lengthy illness. Frank worked at Mike Jenkins saw mill for most of his life. Survivors include: his siblings, Diana (Dale) Fletcher, Rita (Tom) Lindenbusch, Brenda (Mark) Hood, and Faith Trower. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarence and Darlene...
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Twila Thomas

April 14, 1948 - December 5, 2014

Twila Thomas, 66 of California, MO, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo. On April 14, 1948, she was born in California, MO the daughter of Aubrey E. and Margaret Irene Allee Hall, both of whom proceeded in death. Twila graduated from Tipton High School. Before moving to California to be near her brothers and sister, she...
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Walter "Curley" Wood, Jr.

September 15, 1936 - November 25, 2014

On November 25, 2014, Rev. Walter "Curley" Wood, Jr. left his beloved earthly home and now resides in his heavenly mansion and is walking on streets paved with gold. His parents, Gladys Lee (Allen) and Walter Wood, Sr. were blessed with this son on September 15, 1936 in McGirk, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Phyllis Lee (Wood) Bonecutter, an infant sister Nina Ball Wood,...
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Lonnie Albert Suggs

August 28, 1979 - November 20, 2014

Lonnie "Smelly" Suggs, 35, of California, MO departed this life on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 28, 1979 in Columbia, Mo. the son of Jim and Jane (Hill) Suggs. Lonnie grew up and attended school in Latham, MO and earned his GED in 2006. He graduated from Metro Business College with a Business degree and went on to establish, own and operate Suggs Smelly Scents...
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Greg Hammen

January 2, 1964 - November 4, 2014

Gregory Dean Hammen, 50, of St. Louis, formerly of California passed away November 4, 2014 at his home in St. Louis. He was born January 2, 1964 in Jefferson City the son of Larry and Sharon Snodgrass Hammen. Greg attended school in California graduating in 1982. He received his Master's Degree in Education from University of Missouri-Columbia and his Bachelor's Degree from Lincoln...
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Paul Lay

January 31, 1939 - October 17, 2014

Paul Lay, 75, of Tipton, Missouri passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 31, 1939 in Tyrone, Missouri to Perry Oscar and Dora Margaret Frame Lay. . On July 1, 1962 in Rolla, he married to Joan Carol Pritchett who preceded him in death on August 25, 2014. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Paul was self-employed. Paul is survived by...
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Robert N. "Bob" King

January 27, 1928 - October 16, 2014

Robert N. "Bob" King, 86, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away at his home Thursday, October 16, 2014 surrounded by his family. Bob was born on January, 27, 1928 in Millersburg, MO the son of Alexander Hubbard and Mabel Ruth Peyton King. Bob served in the United States Army Air Force. At Bridal Cave in Camdenton, MO on July 4, 1950 Bob married Wanda J. Moore who survives of the home. Bob...
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Edith Marie Velha

July 6, 1920 - September 1, 2014

Edith Marie Velha, 94, of St. Martins, Missouri, went to meet her savior on September 1, 2014. Edith was born July 6, 1920, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to James William and Elah Augusta (Green) Clark. Edith spent her childhood in Maries County, but later returned to Jefferson City. She married Elmer Bias in 1938. They had two daughters. In 1946, she married Victor Vernon Velha in Kansas...
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Vicki Joyce Murphy

June 21, 1949 - August 30, 2014

Vicki Joyce Murphy, 65, of California, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 30, 2014 at her home in California, Missouri. She was born on June 21, 1949 in California, Missouri to Chester Keil and Lois (Carpenter) Keil Prenger both of whom preceded her in death. Vicki was baptized and a member of First Baptist Church in California. On November 27, 1966 at the First Baptist Church she was...
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Joan Carol Lay

March 31, 1946 - August 25, 2014

Joan Carol Lay, 68, of Tipton, Missouri passed away Monday, August 25, 2014 at her home. She was born on March 31, 1946 in Kirkwood , Missouri to Roney and Flora (Jameson) Pritchett. On July 1, 1962 in Rolla, she married to Paul Lay who survives of the home. She was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. Joan also enjoyed flowers, puzzles and being around her family. Joan is also survived by:...
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Don "Donald R." Moore

October 23, 1932 - August 13, 2014

Don (Donald R.) Moore, California, Mo., was born October 23, 1932 in Cooper County Mo. He was the son of Carl and Bonnie (Carver) Moore, both deceased. He grew up in Bunceton, Mo., and graduated from Bunceton High School in 1950. Don served in the US military. He was employed throughout his lifetime by Scheriffs Truck Line, SKK and Beaufort Truck Lines and concluded his life's work as a...
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Elnora Frances Gieschen Koenke

December 28, 1919 - August 8, 2014

Elnora Frances Gieschen Koenke, 94, of California, MO passed away Friday August 8, 2014 at Villa Marie in Jefferson City, MO. She was born on December 28, 1919 in Fortuna, MO to Elvin and Lizze (Devine) Hofstetter, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Fortuna High School. Elnora worked in the nursing field at Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Boone...
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Velma L. (Bleich) Strobel

February 7, 1928 - August 3, 2014

Velma Louise Bleich Strobel, 86, of California, Mo. went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City, MO. She was born a daughter of Ernest Theodore and Louise Alvina (Strobel) Bleich on February 7, 1928 at the family farm located on the Moniteau and Cole County line. Velma was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on March 11, 1928. She...
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Carol Joan Ernst

February 24, 1946 - June 27, 2014

Carol Joan Ernst, 68, of Prairie Home, MO died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Oak Tree Villas in Jefferson City, MO. She was in Jamestown on February 24, 1946, the daughter of Clarence William and Katherine Lee Wingate Tuttle, both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1964. She was a very active member of the Moniteau Advent Church. On April 16, 1966, she was...
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Philip Winston Schull

March 1, 1948 - June 23, 2014

Philip Winston "Sonny" Schull, 66, of Osawatomie, KS died Monday, June 23, 2014 at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, MO. Philip, known as Winston or Sonny was born March 1, 1948 to Thomas William and D. Philipina Gintz Schull in California, MO both of them preceded him in death. He graduated from California High School in 1966 and then joined the Navy. After a battle with cancer in...
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Dean Curtis Gillilan

December 10, 1937 - April 30, 2014

Dean Curtis Gillilan, 76 , of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was born on December 10, 1937 in Kearney, New Jersey to Dean H. and Margaret Todd Gillilan. Dean "Curt" came to Missouri with his family in 1946 to live on the farm with his parents. Later when his parents returned to New Jersey,...
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Ronald "Bo" Abbott

August 30, 1953 - April 23, 2014

Ronald "Bo" Abbott, 60 of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in California, Missouri. He was born on August 30, 1953 in Jefferson City a son of Charles Edward Abbott and Frances Viola Cundiff. On February 1, 1982 Bo was united in marriage to Beverly Sue Strobel who survives of the home. He worked in maintenance at the California R-1 School. Other survivors include5...
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Lelan Fulks

December 13, 1935 - April 10, 2014

Charles Lelan Fulks, 78, of California, MO died Wednesday April 9, 2014 at his home. Lelan was born December 13, 1935 in Moniteau County the son of James George and Ruth Omega Robertson Fulks. He graduated from Tipton High School. From October 8, 1958 through September 30, 1964 Lelan served in the US Army as a Specialist 4. Though the years he worked as a carpenter, truck driver and farmer....
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Edward J. Rennert

October 22, 1932 - March 13, 2014

Edward John Rennert, 81, of Fortuna, Missouri went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 13, 2014. Edward was born on October 22, 1932, in Marshfield, Wisconsin, to John and Adella (Leinwander) Rennert. He was married on October 15, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska to Bessie Lee Lamm whom preceded him in death on December 30, 2009. Edward has one surviving brother, John Rennert of Seattle,...
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Sean Lee Parkes

March 31, 1967 - March 9, 2014

Sean Lee Parkes 46, of St. Martins passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, MO. On March 31, 1967 in Boonville, Sean was born the son of Dennis and Ruth (Bittle) Parkes. He attended California High School and Jefferson City High School. He was employed at ABB for 20 years as a welder and was a member of UAW Local 2379. He enjoyed camping, barbecuing,...
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James LeRoy Ramer

December 7, 1935 - February 27, 2014

James LeRoy Ramer died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at age 78. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline L. Ramer, and his two daughters, Sarah Ramer and Susan Bledsoe (James Hurt), all of Boonville, MO and his daughter's-in-law, SueEllen Ramer-Vest of North Carolina and June Ramer of Kearney, Missouri. Mr. Ramer was preceded in death by his mother, father and two sons, Robert and Eric Ramer. Jim...
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Alma M. Hile

February 5, 1944 - February 11, 2014

Alma Hile, 70, of California, MO died February 11, 2014 at her home. On February 5, 1944, in Jefferson City Alma was born the daughter of Paul J. and Pauline (Singer) Hagenhoff both of whom preceded her in death. On April 4, 1964, she was married to Floyd Hile who preceded her in death on December 20, 2000. Alma worked for the Missouri Division of Family Services and after her retirement...
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Melinda Sue Ogg

June 3, 1967 - February 2, 2014

Melinda Sue Ogg, 46, of McFall, Missouri passed away Sunday, February 02, 2014. She was born on June 03, 1967 in Jefferson City, Missouri to John and Lanna (Wilson) Simpson; her father preceded her in death. She attended elementary school in Centertown and high school in Kansas City, KS. She was married on Oct. 10, 1998 at Witicha, KS to David E. Ogg who survives of the home. For several...
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John Edward Alldredge

December 28, 1962 - January 29, 2014

John Edward Alldredge, 51, of Jefferson City, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at his home. He was born on December 28, 1962, in Jefferson City, Missouri to Sam Alldredge and Rita (Simmons) Marcum. He graduated from California High School in 1981 and the University of Missouri Columbia in 1985. He worked as a commodities trader in the poultry industry for over 20...
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William Robert "Bob" Mann

January 19, 2014

William Robert "Bob" Mann, age 87, was born in Eureka, Kansas and passed away January 19, 2014 at home in Irvine, CA. He was the second child of Ira Nathaniel Mann and Carrie Edith Birdwell Mann, who preceded him in death. The family moved to California in 1936 where Bob attended school in Newport Beach and Santa Ana. He joined the Merchant Marines and served in the Pacific during World War II. ...
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Murrie G. Gensler

November 28, 1960 - January 5, 2014

Murrie G. Gensler, 53, of California, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 05, 2014 at California Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on November 28, 1960 in El Paso, Texas to William and Darlene (Lewis) Goff both of whom preceded her in death. Murrie was a devoted homemaker who loved being around her family. On May 4, 1985 she was married to Walter "Buck" Gensler. She worked at...
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Larry H. Barbour

March 16, 1938 - December 13, 2013

Larry H. Barbour, of California, MO died December 13, 2013 at his home. He was born on March 16, 1938 the son of Herbert and Florence Leonard Barbour. On August 16, 1959 at Friendship Baptist Church Larry was married to Carol Rohrbach who survives of the home. He was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church where he served many years both as a Deacon and Sunday School Director and sung...
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Carol L. York

January 28, 1942 - November 24, 2013

Carol L. York, 71, of Clarksburg, MO departed this life on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Capital Region Hospital Jefferson City, MO. She was born January 28, 1942 to Charles "Gene" and Virginia (Hill) Goodman in St. Louis, MO. Carol married Wayne Martin York on November 5, 1960 in St. Louis at the Hanley Hills Baptist Church. Carol was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in...
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Robert "Bob" K. Marshall

June 18, 1925 - October 30, 2013

Robert "Bob" K. Marshall, 88, of California, Missouri passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at California Care Center. Bob was born June 18, 1925 in Sedalia, Mo., the son of Ernst and Blanche Wayman Marshall. In 1943 Bob graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. On Aug. 26, 1944, in Louisville, KY, Bob was married to Rita R. Boss, who passed away May 25, 2013. On July 14, 1943 Bob was...
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David A. Kirk

September 10, 1940 - October 5, 2013

David A. Kirk, 73 of Jefferson City, passed away Saturday, October 05, 2013 at Villa Marie Skilled Care in Jefferson City. He was born on September 10, 1940 in Logansport, Indiana to Charles N. and Ruth I. (Slaughter) Kirk. David was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in the US Air force from 1959-1967 attaining the Rank of Sergeant and earned two...
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Jeffrey Chalres Crawford

April 26, 1961 - September 29, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey Charles Crawford, 52, of California, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 29, 2013 at University Hospital Columbia, Missouri. Jeff was born on April 26, 1961 in Nevada, Missouri the son of Charles and Joyce (Young) Crawford both of whom survive. In 1987, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Through the years he worked in clinics in...
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Donald "Cliff" Clifton Carter

December 1, 1965 - September 16, 2013

Donald Clifton "Cliff" Carter, Jr., 47 years, of Versailles, Mo. passed away Monday, September 16, 2013. Cliff was born on Dec. 1, 1965 in Vicenza, Italy the son of Donald Carter, Sr. and Courtney Sinclair Malone. Cliff was born under both Italian and American flags, and lived and worked in various cities throughout Missouri, but his heart was centered in Versailles. He was a 1984 graduate of...
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William "Billy" Ellis Rex

November 13, 1942 - September 16, 2013

William 'Billy' Ellis Rex, 70, of California, Missouri passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at University Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. In Cooper County Billy was born at home on November 13, 1942 the son of George and Lora (Martin) Rex. Billy was a life-long farmer and loved to hunt. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, sexton of the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and served as a...
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Hilda Marcella Vaughan

December 5, 1927 - September 2, 2013

Hilda Marcella Vaughan. 85, of California, Missouri died Monday, September 2, 2013 at Moniteau Care Center in California, Missouri. She was born the daughter of Emanuel William and Mary Sidney McBroom Kubli. She attended Harmony and Pluck rural schools and graduated the eighth grade from Oak Hill rural school in 1941. In 1945, Hilda graduated from California High School and received her...
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Jack Arnold "Coach" Gourd

January 14, 1935 - August 1, 2013

Jack Arnold "Coach" Gourd, 78, of California passed August 1, 2013. He was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, January 14, 1935. He was the son of Kennifick and Galena Cookson Rattlingourd, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Gary Gourd. Jack attended public school in Tahlequah, and enlisted in the U.S. Army upon high school graduation. After completing...
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Joyce A. Riesenbeck

February 24, 1949 - June 27, 2013

Joyce Ann Riesenbeck, 64, of California, Missouri passed away at her home June 27, 2013. She was born in Fairfield, California, the daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Hoskins) Phillips. Joyce enjoyed interior decorating, renovating and continuously improving her home. She had a taste for collecting fine jewelry and fine art. She often liked finding antique furniture and objects and restoring and...
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Harold Dean Smith

April 19, 1928 - June 19, 2013

Harold Dean Smith, 85, of California, MO passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at his home. He was born April 19, 1928 in Jefferson City, to Otto and Clara (Holzer) Smith. On August 24, 1956, Harold was married to Rayma Jo Rule who survives of the home. He graduated from California High School in 1946 and the University of Missouri in 1953. From 1946-49 Harold served in the United States...
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Jack Monroe Heather

June 29, 1937 - June 9, 2013

Jack Monroe Heather, 75, of Clarksburg, Mo. passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on June 29, 1937, the son of Gilbert Heather and Elsie Winebrenner Yarnell. On June 16, 1957, he was married to Lois Jean Smith who survives of the home. He was a lifetime resident of Clarksburg, Mo. He attended Clarksburg School and served in the Air Force as a Jet...
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Rita B. Marshall

February 21, 1923 - May 25, 2013

Rita B. Marshall, 90, of California, Missouri left her wonderfully active life on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at California Care Center California, Missouri. She was born on February 21, 1923 in Morrison, Missouri to Emil and Caroline (Walterscheidt) Boss. In 1943 Rita graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. On Aug. 26, 1944, in Louisville, KY, Rita was married to Robert "Bob" Marshall. Rita was...
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Harlan Ray Dowell

August 23, 1948 - May 13, 2013

Harlan Ray Dowell, 64, of Latham, Missouri died Monday, May 13, 2013 at his home. He was born in Latham on August 23, 1948, the son of John Leonard and Margaret Ruth Oneal Dowell. On July 29, 1968, in California, Missouri, Harlan was married to Jeanie Yates Dowell. He worked for Cargill, Inc., in California from November 1966 to April 2009. After retiring he spent his days at the farm. ...
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Kenneth Alan Vaughan

June 3, 1938 - March 20, 2013

Kenneth Alan Vaughan, 74, of California, Missouri passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at his home. He was born on June 03, 1938, in Clarksburg, Missouri to William and Jessie (Hayes) Vaughan. He attended Clarksburg School and graduated from Tipton High School. On June 26, 1982, Kenneth was married to Angela Austin in Stockton, Mo. Ken enjoyed sports, traveling, family vacations...
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Jeremy R. Hughes

October 16, 1977 - March 19, 2013

Jeremy Ray Hughes, 35, of Shelbina died at his home surrounded by his family on March 19, 2013. He was born on October 16, 1977 at Chillicothe, Missouri and could fit in a size 8 woman's shoe box. He grew to be 6'2" and 320 lbs of muscles and tattoos. He was raised by a combination of his parents Ray and Dee Jennings, his mother June Ann Brandstetter (Donnie) of Trenton, MO and his Aunt Robin...
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Kenneth Elwood Schulze

June 20, 1926 - March 16, 2013

Kenneth Elwood Schulze, of Jamestown, Missouri journeyed home Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Moniteau Care Center in California surrounded by his family. He was born June 20, 1926 in rural Moniteau County near Jamestown, the only child of Lawrence and Bessie (Muri) Schulze. His grandparents were Henry and Margaret (Less) Schulze and Edward and Emma (Gentzsch) Muri, all of which lived on nearby...
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Ambyr Beryl Alldredge

September 28, 1913 - March 9, 2013

Ambyr Beryl Alldredge, 99, of California, Missouri passed away Saturday, March 09, 2013 at Tipton Oak Manor Tipton, Missouri. She was born on September 28, 1913 in Bethany, Missouri to Curtis (C.D.) and Bertha (Thompson) Gillilan. Ambyr was united in marriage to Herschel P. Alldredge on March 12, 1938 at St. Louis, MO in the old St. Louis Courthouse. He preceded her in death on June 16, 1996. ...
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Robert L. "Bob" Hogge

June 26, 1923 - February 11, 2013

Robert Lester "Bobbob" Hogge was born on June 26, 1923 in Morehead, KY. His parents were Maude Cooper Hogge and Lester Hogge. Robert had one brother, Elijah M. Hogge and one sister, Barbara Ann Smith (both deceased). Bob attended Breckenridge Preparatory School before attending Morehead State University in Kentucky. He then joined the Navy. While in the Navy he attended Central Methodist...
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Edwin R. "Eddie" Schlup

August 11, 1936 - February 7, 2013

Edwin R. "Eddie" Schlup, 76, of California, Missouri passed away Thursday, February 07, 2013 at his home. He was born on August 11, 1936 in Jamestown, Missouri to Elmer and Genevieve (Pace) Schlup, both of whom preceded him in death. On November 29, 1959, at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Jamestown, MO, Eddie was united in marriage to Helen F. Cassil, who survives of the home. Eddie was a...
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John Elliott Lewis

February 25, 1956 - February 1, 2013

John Elliott Lewis, 56 of California, MO went to be with his Lord Friday, February 01, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family whom he loved so dearly. John was born February 25, 1956 in Sedalia, MO to parents Forest E. and Sue Duvall Lewis. His mother survives of Otterville. On February 2, 1990 he was united in marriage to Pamela Sue Porter who survives of the home. John was a 1974...
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Verna Gillilan

June 23, 1932 - January 22, 2013

Verna Elizabeth Gillilan, 80, of California, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Capital Region Medical Center Jefferson City, Missouri. She was born on June 23, 1932 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Edward and Elsie (Boeger) Kormann. Verna graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1950. She was a longtime member of the California United Church of Christ. She worked at...
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Patricia L. Kirk

September 13, 1946 - December 28, 2012

Patricia L. Kirk, 66, of California, Missouri passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at her home. She was born on September 13, 1946 in Port Arthur, Texas to Alfred Berlin and Hazel (East) Cappen. Patti was married to Gerald E. Kirk on June 1, 1968 in North Augusta, South Carolina, who survives of the home. She loved him with all of her heart. Patti was a loving mother of 13 children and...
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Aiden Christopher Johnson

December 14, 2012 - December 14, 2012

Aiden Christopher Johnson, treasured son of Amanda Cook and Matthew Johnson and beloved grand-son of JoAnne and Randy Wineland, Russell and Laura Cook of California, MO, Barbara and Eddie Lay and Michael and Angie Johnson of Mexico, MO. On December 14th, 2012 died peacefully in the presence of his family. A beautiful baby boy who touched so many lives in a brief time. We will always miss and love...
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Linda Sue Kiesling Kirchhoff

December 13, 1947 - November 25, 2012

Linda Sue (Kiesling) Kirchhoff, 64, of California, Missouri passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on December 13, 1947 in California, Missouri to Edward and Florence (Baer) Kiesling both of whom preceded her in death. Linda was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and attended California High School. Through the years Linda worked at Jimmy's Drive-In...
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Ethel Louise Dalstein

July 10, 1928 - November 5, 2012

Ethel Louise Dalstein, of California, Missouri went to meet her Maker on November 5, 2012, at Moniteau Care Center, California, MO. She was born on July 10, 1928, in Moniteau County, MO, to Clifford and Lucy (Medlock) Hackney. She was married to Vernon Leroy Dalstein in Centertown, MO on February 13, 1950. Vernon went to be with Jesus on February 28, 2004. Ethel is survived by: one daughter...
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Lorrane Sue Harward

September 8, 1952 - November 1, 2012

Lorrane S. Harward, 60, Kansas City, formerly of WaKeeney, Ks., died Thursday, November 1, 2012. Mrs. Harward was born Lorrane S. Oelke on Sept 8th, 1952, in Hoxie, Ks. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Lorrane took special enjoyment with young children. She was a never-ending teacher to all her grand-children and great...
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Maxine B. Siebert

July 30, 1920 - August 19, 2012

Maxine (Schenewerk) Siebert, 92, of California, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at St. Mary's Health Center surrounded by her family. She was born July 30, 1920 in California, Mo., the daughter of Henry J. and Amanda L. Allee Schenewerk, both of whom preceded her in death. Maxine was united in marriage December 23, 1939 in California, Mo. to Jack Siebert who preceded her in death in February 1987....
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