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Charles A. Beis Jr.

Charles A. Beis Jr, 67, died July 3, 2005 at Memphis, Tennessee.

He was born December 20, 1937 in St. Louis, to the late Virginia Goldschmidt-Beis and Charles A. Beis, Sr..

On October 1, 1960 he was married to Dorothy Kraemer who survives at the home.

He is also survived by two sons, Charles Beis III and James Beis of Portageville; five daughters, Dr. Karen Armour of Brighten, Tennessee, Nancy Noland of Perryville, Angela Allgier of Fredericktown, Mary Alsup of Portageville and Barbara Kembel of Poplar Bluff; one brother, John Beis; and one sister, Jo Ann Stanfill of Caruthersville.

Mr. Beis Jr. had 17 grandchildren who knew him as “Papoo” and one great-grandson. He is also survived by two uncles, four nephews, three nieces, and four great-nephews.

Mr. Beis attended St. Eustachius School and high school in Portage ville, Missouri and St. Louis University. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pemicsot-Dunklin Electric Co-op at Hayti, Missouri for 13 years and Knights of Columbus. He was also a board member of the Associated Missouri Electric Co-Op, the St. Eustachius Church Board, the Portageville Head Start Parent Board, New Madrid County Drainage Ditch Board and School Board Chairman.

Mr. Beis Jr was a farmer for 44 years and was named Farmer of the Year for 2003. He had also worked as an assistant manager of Dial Finance in St. Louis for three years.

Services were held at St. Eustachius Church on July 6, 2005.

Harry Alonzo Kinnaman

Harry Alonzo Kinnaman, 100, died July 22, 2005 at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.

He was born September 18, 1904 in Greenville, Missouri, a son of James Levi and Ella Amanda (Dulaney) Kinnaman.

Mr. Kinnaman was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Irene (Graef) Kinnaman and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Kinnaman is survived by two nephews, Harry Martin and Henly Medlock of California; and one niece, Katherine Hamilton of Dittmer, Missouri.

Mr. Kinnaman made his home with Velma Pyles and Jerry Prouty since October 2004. He leaves a host of friends and acquaintances including Richard Miller of Branson, Missouri; Merlin and Doris Guenther, and Buddy and Nancy Dotson of Fredericktown.

Mr. Kinnaman had his body donated to science. A headstone for Harry and Irene Dulaney Kinnaman is located at Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Arrangements handled by Follis and Sons Funeral Home in Fredericktown, Missouri.

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