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Cleo B. Blickem

Cleo B. Blickem, 95, of Fredericktown died September 29, 2004 at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.

She was born February 6, 1909 in Cowden, Illinois, a daughter of Marion and Lucille Cassteven.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Joseph Blickem; and daughters Peggy and Virginia.

Mrs. Blickem is survived by one son, Dean Blickem of Fredericktown; one daughter, Sue Ellen Miller of Lincoln, Illinois; and one sister, Mary Ann of Illinois.

Mrs. Blickem had eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held October 1, 2004 at Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery in Fredericktown with Brother Lindell Sikes officiating.

Arrangements made by Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

Thomas (Tom) Victor Baker

Thomas (Tom) Victor Baker, 61, of Fredericktown died October 14, 2004 at his home in Fredericktown.

He was born February 25, 1943 in Zion, Missouri, a son of Ruth R. (Bremser) Baker and Paul C. Baker.

Preceding Mr. Baker in death were his father; and his sister, Janet Sue Baker.

Surviving Mr. Baker are his mother; one son, Marc Taylor Baker of Buckhorn, Missouri; five brothers, Larry Baker and David Baker both of Fredericktown, James M. Baker of St. Charles, Missouri, John P. Baker of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and Donald E. Baker of San Jose, California; and one sister, Carol A. Bohn of Fredericktown, Missouri.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed racing, boating and skiing (both water and snow).

Mr. Baker was of the Christian Faith

Services were held October 18, 2004 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Clyde Bess officiating. Burial was at Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Pallbearers were James Bohn, John Bohn, Jake Baker, David Bohn, Roger Cook and Josh Zuck.

Arrangements conducted by Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown.

Mildred Headrick Cudd

Mildred (Headrick) Cudd, 90, of Weatherford (formerly Fredericktown) died October 12, 2004 at Keenland Nursing Home in Weatherford.

She was born April 18, 1914 in Overland, Missouri, the oldest of ten children born to Ernest and Katherine (Georges) Headrick.

Mrs. Cudd was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; two brothers, Donald A. and James H.; and two sisters, Ruth Rich and Jane Ryan.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Cudd) Fraser; four sisters, Dorothy Cohen, Grace Headrick, Mary Headrick and Shirley Headrick; and one brother, Garrett Headrick, all of St. Louis.

Mrs. Cudd had two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Cudd had worked at a small arms plant in St. Louis to help the war effort. She then enlisted in the Women’s Air Corps where she served as a clerk-typist from May 1944 to January 1946. She earned the Good Conduct Medal, two overseas service bars, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

After the war, she worked for the U.S. Air Force in Alaska. It was there she met and married Robert Cudd.

Mr. and Mrs. Cudd homesteaded in Alaska until 1952 when they returned to Missouri. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years, living and traveling to many different places.

At her request, there was no funeral service. Her ashes were interred at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

Arrangements made by Stygar Florissant Chapel.

Vernon W. Griffon

Vernon W. Griffon, 71, of Farmington, Missouri died October 15, 2004 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.

He was born September 28, 1933 in Marquand, Missouri, a son of William W. and Stella Griffon.

On December 14, 1978 he was married to Peggy Griffon of St. Louis at Birmington.

Mr. Griffon was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Gene, Webb, Harry and Don and half-sister, Audrey.

He is survived by three sons, Steve Griffon of St. Charles, Missouri, Scott Hampton of O’Fallon, Missouri and Rich Griffon of Glen Carbon, Illinois; one daughter, Deanne Reichert of Denver, Colorado; and one brother, J.E. Griffon of Farmington.

Mr. Griffon had five grandchildren.

Mr. Griffon proudly served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

Services were held October 17, 2004 at Follis and Sons Funeral home.

Burial was at Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery on October 18, 2004.

Pallbearers were Cory Griffon, Jason Swift, Adam Griffon, Matt Swift, Tim Griffon, Randy Jennings and Dan Reuter.

Myrtle Marie (Hovis) Hawn

Myrtle Marie (Hovis) Hawn, 89, of Troy, Missouri (formerly Fredericktown) died October 16, 2004 at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy.

She was born April 27, 1915 at Buckhorn, Missouri, a daughter of John Lee and Rose Ann (Henson) Hovis.

She was married to Elgin Hawn of Saco, Missouri on August 25, 1934 at Fredericktown.

Mrs. Hawn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elgin Hawn; five brothers, Earl, Byron, Vern, Ray and Ralph Hovis; one sister, Nell Gipson.

She is survived by her two daughters, June Huffman of Troy and Lois Kesterson of Waverly, Illinois; and numerous in-laws.

Mrs. Hawn had ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She also had one step-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Hawn was a member of Big Creek Baptist Church and of the Baptist Faith.

She enjoyed crocheting, reading and working cross-word puzzles.

She was employed as a Nursing Assistant at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.

Services were held October 16, 2004 at Follis and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Alvin Mathes officiating. Burial was at the Christian Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Pallbearers were Gary, Darrell and Michael Huffman, Kevin, Keith and Kelly Mouser, and Ed and Bradley Kesterson.

Arrangements conducted by Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown

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