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Edwin A. Buerke

Edwin A. Buerke, 78, of Peoria, Arizona (formerly Fredericktown) died January 28, 2003 at Peoria, Arizona.

He was born May 2, 1924.

He was married to Dorothy H. (Falk) Buerke of St. Louis.

Mr. Buerke is survived by his wife; daughters, Donna Lease of Phoenix, Arizona and Diane Hanson of Bedford, Texas; sisters, Rose Marie Meyer and Bernadine Haas.

He had four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Mr. Buerke was a member of the Mary Parkins Methodist Church in Fredericktown and Lakeview United Methodist Church in Arizona.

He was a former employee of National Lead, Alderman in Fredericktown, Army Air Corps Veteran of WWII and VFW member-post 4320.

Mr. Buerke was a resident of Fredericktown between 1949 and 1962. He served two terms as Alderman. He was quarter master at the VFW and served three years as 8th District Commander. He had been a Sunday school teacher, Rotary member, Optimist Club member and President of the Men’s Club.

Mr. Buerke was cremated on January 30, 2003.

Florence Marie Wanner

Florence Marie Wanner, 79, of Fredericktown died January 23, 2003 at Stockhoff Nursing Home.

She was born September 19, 1923 in Sabula, Missouri the daughter of Mirt and Nancy (Stroud) Lewis.

She married Lee Wanner of St. Louis in 1956 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Wanner was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Gordon Lewis.

She is survived by her mother; three sons, Melvin Glass of Fenton, Missouri; Lenny Wanner of Fredericktown; Larry Wanner of Dexter, Missouri; and one daughter, Carol Fischer of Fredericktown.

Mrs. Wanner had seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Services were held January 27, 2003 at Follis and Sons Chapel with Pastor Carl Cureton officiating. Burial was at Arcadia Valley Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lenny Wanner, Larry Wanner, Melvin Glass, Robert Lewis, Don Brunson and Paul Brunson.

Everett Settle

Everett (Smokey) Settle, 94, of Twelve Mile Community died January 27, 2003 at ClaRu Deville Nursing Center if Fredericktown.

He was born July 19,1908 in Madison County, Missouri the son of Edward J. and Mary Jane (Graham) Settle.

He married Hazel Dorothy Kemp of Madison County on December 14, 1928 at Greenville, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, Robert E Settle and Truman J Settle; eight sisters, Mrs. Minnie Sanders, Birdie Ann Settle, Mrs. Zoah Sanders, Mrs. Carrie Whitener, Roxie Ann Settle, Mrs. Virginia Hinkle, Mrs. Effie Champaign, including one infant child.

Surviving Mr. Settle are two sons, Jimmie Dale and Kennith Everett both of Fredericktown; five daughters, Mary Lou Kennedy of Cape Girardeau, Nancy Fay Rauls, Dorothy Mae Miller, Margie Ellen Jane Young, Billie Palmquist; and one brother, Claude L. Settle of Napa Valley, California.

He had 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Settle was a husband , father and grandfather with a special love of life, family and friends.

He was a member of Twelve Mile Missionary Baptist Church.

He enjoyed farming and his grocery, restaurant and service station business.

Services were held on January 29, 2003 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Randy Miller officiating. Burial was at Marcus Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Rauls Jr., Terry Rauls, Bruce Miller, David Tripp, Bobby Young, and Stephen Kennedy. Honorary Pallbearers were Don Sanders, Dan Becker, Scott Sanders, Robert Sanders and Terry Champaign.

Robert Nations

Robert (Bob) Nations, 74, of Fredericktown died January 29, 2003.

He was born July 2, 1928 in Fredericktown the son of Theodore and Ethel (Womack) Nations.

He married Loretta Burns of St. Louis in 1954.

Mr. Nations was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Elmo and James.

He is survived by step-son Ronnie Humphrey and step-daughter, Sharon Crump both of St. Louis; and brother, Tury Nations of Farmington.

Mr. Nations was a member of the Masonic Lodge and enjoyed country music and camping.

Services were held January 31, 2003 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Reverend Barbara Stark and Reverend Denver Stark officiating. Burial was at Marcus Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Mark Nations, Lonnie Nations, Jim Nations, John Nations and Stan Nations.

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