FARMINGTON – Eric “Rick” Neal Davis Sr. of Farmington passed away January 16, 2020 at Missouri Baptist Hospital at the age of 67. He was born on October 30, 1952, to the late Charles Benjamin and Adelle (Lalumondiere) Davis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jan Hammer and Lorrie Davis Carron Hicks and a brother, Rex Davis.
Eric proudly served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After serving in the military, he was employed as a fiber optic technician and an electrical engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Locks 27 in Granite City, Illinois, where he eventually graduated and became an assistant lock master before retiring in 2009. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, football and NASCAR. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Eric is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Donna (Duncan) Jarvis Davis of Farmington, his children, Jennette (Dave) Davis Koughn of Huntington, Indiana, Eric Neal Davis Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, Michelle (Ryan) Davis Ciolkos of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Amy (Scott) Davis Francis of Janesville, Wisconsin, and Haylen (Dustin Thompson) Saige Davis (daughter of Eric and Donna), who was also his caregiver, his step-children, Brice (Tracy) Jarvis of Park Hills and Chantel (Jake) Jarvis Gau of Farmington, sixteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his brother, Carl (Lisa) Davis of Ste. Genevieve, his half-brothers, Clinton Heberlie and Stanley Heberlie, brother in laws, Johnny Carron and Larry Hicks, many nieces and nephews, two very dear friends, Dale Soden and Joanie Smith along with a host of other friends.
Friends may call on Tuesday, January 21 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Lung Association, 7745 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 305, St Louis, MO 63105. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS -- Richard ‘Rick’ Dale House of Desloge was born September 16, 1954, in Bonne Terre to Darrell and Doris Jean (LaPlante) House. He departed this life January 9, 2020, in Desloge at the age of 65 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Darrell House; and brother, Dennis House.
Rick is survived by his daughter, Erica House (Shannon) Stephan; three grandsons, Austin, Logan, and Kayden Stephan; his mother, Doris House; brother, Kerry Van (Sabrina) House. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 Noon Saturday, January 25, 2020, at Coplin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dennis Conway officiating.
FESTUS -- Ralph Clement Boyer, age 86, of Crystal City, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing in Festus, Missouri. He was born October 5, 1933, in Desloge, Missouri, the son of the late Maude M. (nee McDowell) and Narcis Boyer.
Ralph is survived by his wife Mary Ann (nee Wagner) Boyer; daughters Mary Diane (the late Mike) LaJoie of Atchison, Kansas, Terri (Harry William) Boyer-Trimble of Willow Street, Pennsylvania and Liz (Jack) Rothweiler of Crystal City; sons Bob (Sara) Boyer of Festus, Missouri and John Boyer of Burlington, Vermont; 12 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brothers Clifton Boyer, Bernard Boyer, Norbert Boyer, Adrian Boyer and James Boyer.
Ralph started his longtime coaching career in 1959 with the founding of St. Pius X High School in Festus, and continued working at St. Pius as a teacher, coach and athletic director until his retirement in 1998. He was a member of Our Lady Church in Festus, the Missouri Athletic Association and Knights of Columbus #1230 in Festus.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2020, at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at Church of Our Lady in Festus, officiated by Fr. Gregory Klump. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City. Memorials in his memory are preferred to the St. Pius/Ralph C. Boyer Scholarship or the Parkinson's Foundation.
FARMINGTON -- Stewart Bradley “Brad” Covell, 77, of Farmington passed away January 9, 2020, at The Arbors at Maplebrook. He was born May 2, 1942, in Dover, New Hampshire, to the late Stewart Ronald and Meredith Edna (Sisco) Covell. Brad proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a faithful member of the choir and men’s group at Memorial United Methodist Church. He served on the Farmington City Council. He received The President’s Volunteer Service Award. His joy was helping others.
Brad is survived by his loving wife, Nola (Chatman) Covell; daughter, Kara Covell; son, Jonn Covell and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Jackson and Liam Covell; sisters, Judith James and husband Phillip James, Christine Cass and husband Reed Cass; sisters-in-law, Sharon Strange, Ange-La Sutherland and Jessie Williams; brothers-in-law, Gary Chatman, David Chatman and Tim Chatman. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at the Memorial United Methodist Church from 3 p.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Ron Beaton officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ministerial Alliance, MUM’s Café, Serenity Hospice or The American Red Cross. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
FARMINGTON -- Eric N. Davis, Sr., 67, passed away at Missouri Baptist Hospital on January 16, 2020. Arrangements are pending under the care and direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON – Richard L. Hafner of Farmington, passed away surrounded by his loving family on January 15, 2020, at his home at the age of 89. He was born in Topaz, Missouri, on April 16, 1930, to the late Burzie Chalmer Hafner and Gwendola (Johnson) Hafner. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lyle and Lowell Hafner; a sister, Roma Hafner; a daughter-in-law, Rose Hafner and his son-in-law, Keith Hutson.
Richard moved to Farmington in 1950 to work for his uncle who owned Red Wine Service Station. While working there he met and married the love of his life, Mary L. Crites on September 16, 1950. In 1951 he entered the Army Engineers and served in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Upon his return to Farmington he was employed with Phillips Petroleum Company and Skelly Petroleum and later was in real estate development in the area. He was an avid collector of antique clocks and loved to share his knowledge and the history of each clock. Richard was very active in the VFW where he was past local Post Commander, Post District Commander and State Chief of Staff. He was a long-time member of the Farmington Elks. One of his favorite pastimes was attending auctions with Mary at his side.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Mary Hafner; five children, Richard L. (Kay) Hafner, Jr., Karen Hutson, Sharen (David) Armstrong, Charles R. Hafner and Gerald Hafner; fifteen grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren and an aunt, Janice Bales.
Friends and family may call at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Friday, January 17 from 5-7 p.m. with a Holy Rosary beginning at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume Saturday morning from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father William Thess as Celebrant. Interment with military honors will be held at New Calvary Cemetery immediately following the Mass. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the funeral home. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS -- Martin R. Adams, 66, of Park Hills passed away December 25, 2019, at St. Lukes Hospital, St. Louis. He was born January 6, 1953, in Bonne Terre, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert C. Adams and Velma Dean (Matthews) Adams.
Martin is survived by his wife Pamela (Blackard) Adams; two sons, Matthew Adams, and Marty Adams; and daughter, Paula Reynolds.
A memorial service will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday January 18, 2020, at First United Methodist Church in Park Hills with Rev. Eddie Bone officiating. Burial at Layne Cemetery. Arrangements by Horton-Wampler Funeral Home in Park Hills.
DOE RUN -- Charles Skaggs, of Doe Run, passed away on January 13 at the age of 76. Instate Thursday from 7 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the full obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS -- Anna Belle (Hale) Pearson of Park Hills was born July 6, 1925, in Elvins to the late John and Dolly (Tucker) Hale. She departed this life January 13, 2020, in her home at the age of 94 years.
Anna Belle was a member of the Parkview Freewill Baptist Church in Desloge.
Also preceded in death by her husband, John ‘Jake’ Pearson; her sister, Elsie Glore; two brothers, Cleo Hale and Leroy Hale; and her dear friend, Otis Beard.
Anna Belle is survived by her dear niece, Jonna Gamblin; cousins, Jim and Jeannie Beard, and Bill and Pat Leftridge. Other nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Coplin Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Barton officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
DOE RUN – Charles “Charlie” Ray Skaggs of Doe Run passed away January 13, 2020, at his residence at the age of 76. He was born November 13, 1943, in Bonne Terre, Missouri, to the late Luiea and Macie (Lewis) Skaggs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Hazel LaDon Webster and his brother in law, Sam Webster.
Charlie was the Chief Engineer for Southeast Mental Health Center for over 40 years. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge of Farmington, Charlie loved breaking horses and mules, coon hunting, visiting Eminence and hanging out at his barn playing washers. He played basketball in high school for the Doe Run Wildcats and enjoyed watching his grandchildren play. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Janet (Parrott) Skaggs of Doe Run, his daughters, Lisa (and husband Jeff) Sweeney of Farmington and Shana (and husband John) Hanger of Farmington, his grandchildren, Shane Sweeney, Shania Sweeney, Dylan Sarratt, Brandt Sarratt and Skylar Sweeney, his siblings, Anna (and husband Joe) Honerkamp of Fredericktown, Jim (and wife Ginny) Skaggs of De Soto, and Rick (and wife Gale) Skaggs of Oxford, Georgia, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
"Don't Get Excited" -- Charlie Skaggs
Friends may call on Wednesday, January 15 from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 7 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. in the Cozean Chapel. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Walker John's Childhood Cancer Foundation, 3276 Old Fredericktown Road, Farmington, MO 63640. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
BISMARCK -- Robert Earl McLane, Sr., 83, passed away at his residence in Bismarck January 13, 2020. He was born in Rosebud, Missouri, September 2, 1936. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Jean (Knight) McLane; his parents, Carl and Hilda (Pierson) McLane; and his brother, Laird.
Bob is survived by three daughters, Bobbi (Mrs. Gary) Inman of Little Rock, Arkansas, Pam (Mrs. David) Frakes of Bismarck, and Beth (Mrs. Butch) Eggers of Roland, Arkansas; one son, Rob (Karen) McLane of Bismarck; one sister, Sue (Mrs. Nelson) Middleton; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, cousins, and friends.
Bob was a member of First Baptist Church. He worked as a truck driver before his retirement.
Bob requested that his body be donated to medical science. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at First Baptist Church, Bismarck, with Rev. Matt Sheckles officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
BISMARCK -- Shane Patrick Gibbons, 39, passed away January 8, 2020, in his sleep at his home in Shell Knob, Missouri. He was born September 29, 1980, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington, Missouri.
Shane is survived by his parents, Mike and Kim Gibbons of Shell Knob, Missouri; brothers, Michael Gibbons and his wife Janice of Robertsville, Missouri, Greg Gibbons and his Fiancé Regina Wright of Washington, Missouri, and Chris Gibbons and his wife Amanda of Shell Knob, Missouri. Nieces and nephews, Machela (Gibbons) VanGennip, Abigail, Chris, Logan, and Alyssa Gibbons.
Shane joins his grandparents, Bill and Betty Phegley, and Andy and Bonnie Gibbons in Heaven.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of Christian Church Service at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Coplin Family Funeral Home in Bismarck, Missouri. The Funeral Home will be accepting donations for the Gibbons family in honor of Shane.
BONNE TERRE -- Margaret Grace (McNabb) Barrett, of Farmington, passed away January 11, 2020, at the age of 92. She was the beloved wife of the late Gene W. Barrett. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Glenwood A. McNabb.
Margaret was the dear aunt of Kathryn (Edward) Reith of Ballwin, Missouri. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Shirley McNabb of Farmington. She was a dear great-aunt, cousin, friend and lover of all animals.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Park Hills or an animal charity of one's choice.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Chapel Hill Mortuary – St. Francois Memorial Park, 6776 Vo-Tech Road in Bonne Terre, Missouri 63628. Entombment to follow at St. Francois Memorial Park. Family and friends can review and share stories, photos and condolences at www.stlfuneral.com and follow details of this event and others in the community at www.facebook.com/stlchapelhill.
PARK HILLS -- Judith Ann "Judi" Randolph of Bismarck, Missouri, was born December 8, 1940, in St. Joseph, a daughter to the late Delmar and Lottie Trotter. In June 1993, Judi was united in marriage to Jimmie Randolph and they shared twenty-six years together. Judi went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, having reached seventy-nine years of age.
In addition to her parents, Judi was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Millie Randolph; and her brother-in-law, Steve (Lori) Randolph.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Jim Randolph; adopted daughter, Jill Null; nephew, Jon Trotter; special friends, Pastor Dwight and Tammy Jones; Sis. Sandy Madden; and Pastor DJ Edwards. Also surviving are many dearly loved church family and friends.
Visitation for Judi will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Harvest Christian Centre, beginning at 5 p.m. A funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. with Pastor Dwight Jones officiating. Harvest Christian Centre, 1925 MO-32, Park Hills, Missouri. All funeral arrangements have been cared for by DeClue Funeral Home.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Rodney Otis Weir, 63, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Saint Francis Medical Center.
He was born March 13, 1956, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, to Ronald Otis and Sue Snider Weir.
Rod was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He was retired from KBSI where he was a sales executive; He previously worked for Rust & Martin.
Rod loved playing golf, tennis, poker and other games. He was a phenomenal spades player. Rod loved the Missouri outdoors, especially, fishing and floating and enjoyed wine. He also cherished attending his kids' events when they were younger and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his mother, Sue (Charlie Ladd) Weir of Desloge, Missouri; one daughter, Hannah (John) Gandt of Columbia, Missouri; one son, Robert Weir of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Eric (Kim) Weir of Fenton, Missouri; one sister, Tonji (Ted) Siegel of Eureka, Missouri; two grandchildren, Rylie and Charlotte Gandt; and one brother-in-law, Kevin Worland of Omaha, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Otis Weir; and one sister, Glenna Worland.
The family will have a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.