FARMINGTON - Norma Jean “Jeanie” Gegg, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019, at the Presbyterian Manor in Farmington at the age of 88. She was born on March 5, 1931, in Farmington, the daughter of the late Charles W. and Nora Alice (Henson) Seitz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Charles A. Gegg, daughter Cynthia Ann Marler, and two brothers, Charles Seitz and Leon “Blondie” Seitz.
Jeanie grew up in Farmington. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1949 and attended classes at Mineral Area College. On February 9, 1952, she married the love of her life, Albin August Gegg in Farmington. She worked as a secretary in several offices in the court house. Jeanie was a long-time active member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington. She was a talented painter, singer, musician, and was known for her beautiful flower gardens. She loved her family, animals, friends, gardening, playing cards, playing piano, singing with the choir, and painting.
She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her including her son, Timothy (and Barbara) Gegg of Farmington, daughter Barbara (and Timothy) Gegg-Harrison of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, son-in-law Brad Marler of Kansas City, Missouri, and sisters-in-law Marilyn Gegg of Coffman and Marcene Seitz of East Troy, Wisconsin, grandchildren Whitney (and Andrew) Gegg-Harrison of Rochester, New York, Ryan and Jennifer) Harrison of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Tyler (and Kelly) Gegg of St. Louis, Missouri, Spencer Gegg of St. Louis, Missouri, and Garrett Marler of Dallas, Texas, five great-grandchildren Madrigal Watts, Emma and Evelynn Harrison, Declan and Tristan Gegg, numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and dear friends and neighbors.
Visitation will be held at Cozean Memorial Capel & Crematory in Farmington on Friday, December 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in the New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Masses or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Joseph Parish. Share your memories and view online obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
BONNE TERRE -- Marilyn Gann, age 86, of Farmington, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Presbyterian Manor. She was born December 14, 1932, to the late Tony L. and Vada I. (Long) Horn in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Marilyn was a member of Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church and Naomi Ruth Circle
In addition to her parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Gann, and brother, Kenneth Horn.
Marilyn is survived by her nieces and nephews, Debby Gann and daughter Rachel, Steve (Teresa) Gann and daughters, Caitlin and Andrea, John Gann, Mary (Aron) Smith and sons, Ethan and Braedon, Angela (Tom) Barrett and children, Alyse and Andrew, Adam (Heather) Horn and children, Aidan, Collin, and Scarlett, sisters-in-law, Gayle Horn and Shirley Gann, brothers-in-law, Delroy and Linn Gann. Marilyn is also survived by many great friends and faithful visitors.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. until service time of 2 p.m. at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Chaplain Bob Webb officiating. Interment will follow at St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Farmington Pet Adoption Center. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
FARMINGTON – Rev. David B. Land, Sr. of Farmington, passed away November 26, 2019, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 87. He was born October 25, 1932, in Salem, Missouri, to the late Floyd George Land and Alma (Russell) Land. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Earl William Land; a brother, Lloyd Land and a grandson, Earl Michael Land.
David grew up in the Salem area where he attended school. At a young age he was drafted into the United States Army where he proudly served his country during the Korean War stationed in France as a medic. In September of 1955 he married the love of his life, Eula Lorene Summers in St. Louis. David owned and operated Dave's Super Station at Michigan and Arsenal in St. Louis. He was an ordained minister with the Association of International Gospel Assemblies. Inc. He was a personal evangelist who reached out to people internationally by sending Bibles and his tracts that he personally authored. His faith was the centerpiece of his life.
In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing his guitar. His family and especially his grandchildren were the light of his life.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Eula Land; children, Janice Weiss, Ellen Cooper, David B. (Rose) Land, Jr., Eudora Land and Sharon (Bobbie) Browne; eleven grandchildren, Dewayne Helton, Sean Helton, Amy Land, David Land, III, Angela Motley, Rachel Pool, Miracle Sansoucie, David Allen Land, Caleb Browne, Michaela Browne and Jordan Browne; nine great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and treasured friends.
A funeral service was held 1 p.m. in the Cozean Chapel with Rev. David B. Land, Jr. and Rev. Bobbie Browne officiating. View the online obituary, the tribute video and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON -- Mrs. Norma ‘Jeanie’ Gegg, 88, of Farmington passed away November 29, 2019, at Presbyterian Manor. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
IRONTON – Ronald G. Sayers, of Ironton, passed away November 28, 2019, at Claru DeVille Nursing Center in Fredericktown at the age of 80. He was born in Rogersville, Missouri, on October 11, 1939, to the late John Cecil Sayers and Ruth (Potter) Sayers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Rosemary Sayers in 2010.
Ronald was raised in a large family in and around Rogersville in southwest Missouri where he began working at a very young age. In his twenties he moved to Oregon where he met and married Frances “Rosie” Grimes. They raised their family in Oregon and in 1987 moved back to Ironton, Missouri, where Ronald enjoyed gardening and tinkering with his vehicles and his tractor. Aside from enjoying the outdoors, he liked doing carpentry jobs and raising animals.
Survivors include his two daughters, Laura Sayers and LaRonda (Bill) Atchison; two grandsons, Christopher Atchison and Chance (Amber) Atchison; three great-grandchildren, Karson, Easton and Harrison; nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Cozean Memorial Chapel beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. with Joe Braun officiating. Interment will follow in Parkview Cemetery. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON -- Romana Rose Corcoran, 98, of Farmington passed away November 29, 2019, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center. She was born December 17, 1920, in Kansas City. Romana was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Farmington. She loved gardening, reading, music and most of all, spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna (McNamara) Hirner; husband, Paul E. Corcoran; one grandson; one great-grandson; siblings, Paul (Fern) Hirner, Frank (Grace) Hirner, Martha (Richard) Brouk.
Romana is survived by four children, Kathy Moyers and husband Gary, Tom Corcoran, Pattie Ferguson, Mickey Coble and husband Andy; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; special daughter-in-law, Linda Holdman.
Visitation will be held Sunday, December 1, 2019, from Noon until 2 p.m. at the C. Z. Boyer & Son – Taylor Chapel in Farmington. A private graveside service will be held at New Calvary Cemetery in Farmington. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
FARMINGTON -- Michael Jung, of Farmington, passed away November 24. Instate Sunday 2-5 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Mass Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. View the full obit at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
OVIEDO, Fla. -- Robert “Bob” Ray Phares, 81, of Oviedo Florida passed away November 24, 2019. He was born in Desloge, Missouri, June 24, 1938. He married his sweetheart Barbara, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2006.
Bob enjoyed his career in sales but, remained true to his calling to be “Always a Marine.” He also liked to enter sweepstakes and had several big wins.
Bob is survived by his wife Barbara and children, Steven Kraig Phares, Clay Alan Phares, and Bradley Phares along with several grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12 p.m. until time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Sunday December 1, 2019, at Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 501 E Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo, Florida. A reception will follow at 2 p.m.
CALEDONIA -- Patricia Ann Ball of Park Hills, Missouri, was born on August 28, 1948, a daughter to the late Edward Lee Maxwell and the late Gladys Jane (Key) Maxwell. Patricia entered eternal rest Thursday, November 14, 2019, having reached seventy-one years of age.
In addition to her parents, Patricia is preceded in death by two grandchildren, Scott Gillam, Jr., and Angel Gillam.
Survivors include two sons, Charles "Chuck" Boyea, and Scott (Diana) Gillam; brother, James (Pam) Maxwell; sister, Jane Rasnick (nee, Maxwell); four grandchildren, Ashley Boyea, Dyllan Gillam, Trenton Gillam, and Tayler Gillam; also surviving are many dear nieces, nephews and extended family members.
A graveside service for Patricia will be held at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery 11 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, with Bro. Aaron Radford officiating.
All funeral arrangements have been cared for by DeClue Funeral Home.
FARMINGTON – Michael Philip Jung of Farmington passed away on November 24, 2019, at Mercy St. John's in St. Louis at the age of 58. He was born on February 25, 1961, in St Louis to the late Cletus Jung and Constance “Connie” (Telken) Jung.
Michael enjoyed dominoes, building blocks, and listening to music. He was a bit of a prankster with a silly sense of humor. He will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Michael is survived by his mother, Constance “Connie” (Telken) Jung, his siblings, Jean (and husband Craig) Sander, Donna (and husband Michael) Puetz, John (and wife Belinda) Jung, Dan (and wife Patti) Jung, Ellen (and husband Dan) Prewitt, Alan Jung, and Sharon (and husband Dan) Russell, his nieces and nephews, Matt and Josh Sander, Thomas, Mary and Theresa Puetz, Sara and Jessica Jung, Allison and Amy Jung, Christopher and Sarah Prewitt, and Brendan Russell and his great nieces and nephews, Nathan and Henry Puetz and Evelyn Prewitt. He is also survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Friends may call on Sunday, December 1 from 2-5 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Visitation will resume on Monday, December 2 from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Farmington. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Academy of St. Louis (a Catholic school for students with learning challenges), 1633 Kehrs Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS -- Bruce Schweda, 66, of Bonne Terre, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019, at NHC Healthcare. He was born on Friday, April 10, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late Henry and Mary (Daniel) Schweda. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Park Hills where he was an usher, choir member, played bells and a communion assistant. Bruce enjoyed music and delivering Meals On Wheels in Bonne Terre.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kristina (Hebel) Schweda and niece, Jenny Cowan.
He is survived by his beloved sons, Alan and Christopher Schweda; siblings, Jan Schmidt (James R.), Donald Schweda (Vinnie) and Kenneth Schweda (Joan); nieces and nephews, Wendy Fox (Steven), Sherry Patterson (Ryan), Raymond Schmidt (Casey), Jason McGregor; along with several great-nieces and nephews.
There will be a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Jeremy May officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 Taylor Avenue Park Hills, MO 63601. Arrangements are under the direction of C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
MALDEN, Mo. -- Gloria “Gennie” Regina Rice, daughter of the late Paul and Mildred Wiley Malone, was born August 12, 1956, she died November 24, 2019, in Sikeston, Missouri, at the age of 63 years.
Gennie was united in marriage to Danny Ray Rice November 8, 1974, in Malden, MO, he survives.
Gennie was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Malden, Missouri.
Survivors include her husband, Danny R. Rice of Malden; one daughter, Allison Rice of Malden; two brothers, Perry Malone and wife Theresa of Florida, and Cecil Malone of Fisk, Missouri. A host of other relatives and friends also survive.
Gennie was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Cluck; and one brother, Henry Malone.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, at First United Pentecostal Church. A funeral service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at the church with Brother Bobby Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Rosewood Cemetery in Malden.
FARMINGTON – Eva “Lou” Propst, of Farmington passed away November 25, 2019, at Parkland Health Center at the age of 81. She was born August 27, 1938, in Farmington to the late Irvin Lee Harrington and Mary Emmaline “Emma” (Wiles) Harrington. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her late husband, Ron Propst in 2015; and four siblings, Doris Urick, Maurice Harrington, Walter Harrington and Larry Harrington.
A life-long resident of the Farmington area, Lou attended Barton country school before moving on to the Esther school. Most of her life she worked as a retail clerk and retired from Walmart with over thirty years of service. Lou and Ron enjoyed many years of traveling to various places throughout the United States. She liked to go antiquing and she also enjoyed decorating. “Momma Lou,” as her family called her, had a great sense of humor. She loved her family and friends with all her heart. She also loved and had a big heart for all animals. She was a long time faithful member of the Flat River Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughters, Terrie (Steve) Calhoun and Linda Wampler and special friend, Richard Lindsey; four grandchildren, Christy (Arne) Seeger, Stephenie (Justin Wyke) Hankerson, Josten Wampler and Travis (Mayanna) Wampler; ten great-grandchildren; step sons, Keith Propst, Randy Propst and Craig Propst; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, and dear cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 29, 2019, at Cozean Memorial Chapel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. with Rev. James Chaissan officiating. Interment will be held at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Farmington Pet Adoption Center or Church of Christ in Park Hills. View the online obituary and share your memories and condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.