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Obituaries for the week of Oct. 10, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Darrell Wayne (D. W.) Mercer, 64, of Bowling Green passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at the Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green with Rev. Robert Warren and Rev. Cole Branstetter officiating. Burial was held in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green with military honors conducted by VFW Post #5553 and Missouri Military Honors.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7 at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

He was born May 30, 1948 in Ogden, Utah, the son of Luther Monroe and Audrey Whitworth Mercer. He was raised in North St. Louis and was a 1966 graduate of Central High School in St. Louis. He had been married to Diann Grewe and from this union three children were born. He lived in Jefferson County most of his life until April 2, 2005 when he married Delores Cunningham and moved to Bowling Green. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green where he was very active volunteering cutting grass, washing dishes for the Wednesday night ministry, VBS, youth activities and BBQ and he loved going to men’s retreat.

Darrell served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam era.  He worked as a sales representative/accounts manager for Marcone Appliance Parts Company in St. Louis from March of 1978 before retiring due to health in 2006. He loved writing poems and had a book published called “Dreams” He was a “Trekkie”, collecting many Star Trek memorabilia. He loved to travel especially to visit his father’s home area of Dry Creek, La. He loved taking pictures of old barns and covered bridges.

Survivors include his wife Delores Mercer of Bowling Green; father Luther and step-mother Margie Mercer of Bloomsdale; sons Shaun Mercer and wife Deanna of Imperial, Kyle Mercer and fiance Deidre Carrell of Florissant; daughters Kimberly Mercer of High Ridge;  step-children Melissa Schmidt and husband Thorin of Frankford, Kelly Rhoades and husband Bill and Mindy Cunningham all of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren Austin, Logan, A.J., Kaylen, Loren, Marisa, Bella, Aidan, Delaney and Cash; brother Ronald Mercer and wife Sherri of Arnold; sisters Linda Oberfeld and husband Bill of Afton; step-brother Frank Umbdenstock and wife Sharon of Festus and step-sister Mary Beth Groom and husband Kenneth of Cabool. Darrell was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Serving as pallbearers were Everett (Junior) Kush, Cliff Hedrick, Thorin Schmidt, Bill Rhoades, Kevin Stumbaugh, Sam Crawford, JR. and Austin Mercer.  Honorary pallbearers were Gerald Gerboth, Shaun Mercer and Kyle Mercer.

Memorials may be made to the family of Darrell Mercer c/o Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be left at



Glen Nelson, 77, of New Hartford, passed away Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Friendship Baptist Church in Bowling Green with Pastor Ron Kunzweiler  officiating.  Burial was held in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Bowling Green.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Church.

He was born April 26, 1935 in Cyrene, the son of Guy and Susie Lennington Nelson. On Dec. 22, 1955, he married Dorothy Barton. She preceded him in death.  To this union a daughter was born, Audrey Nelson. Mr. Nelson then married Gwen Gilbert on July 3, 1975 and she survives. Also surviving are daughter Audrey Jones of Bowling Green; five step-children Kim Bowman of Yellville, Ark., Karen Graver of Bowling Green, Kevin Gilbert of New Hartford, Kerry Gilbert of Middletown, Kay Elwood of Moscow Mills; three grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren; two siblings Fred Nelson of Vandalia, Nina Drainer of Jefferson City and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Retha, Lucy Skillman and Vera Orf and brothers Ivan and Gale.

Mr. Nelson lived in Pike County all of his life. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He had been employed at Hercules for 15 years, farmed all of his life and worked as an independent crop adjuster for years. He loved being outdoors, was an avid birdwatcher, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and feeding the wildlife. He loved being around kids, teasing by doing alphabet backward to doing a donkey call.

Serving as pallbearers were Jarred Jones, Ryan Jones, Allen Nelson, Duane Orf, Tony Fuerst, Jeremy Flynn and Jeff Orf.

Memorials may be made to the Pike County Home Health and Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at



Terence “Terry” K. Muldoon, 58, of St. Charles, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital in St. Charles.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1953 in St. Louis and grew up in Manchester, Belfontaine and St. Charles.

Terry was a die-hard Cardinal fan and loved to attend their games and watch them on T.V. Hamburgers, with lots of ketchup, was his favorite food. He appreciated music of all kinds. Terry was a Catholic by faith. He loved being around his family and had many friends at the Emmaus Home in St. Charles.

Terry is survived by two brothers; Larry and wife Barb Muldoon of O’Fallon, Tim and wife Jackie Muldoon of Troy, one sister; Sandra and husband Gerald Merz of Bowling Green, many nieces and nephews, and special friends at Emmaus Home.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Troy. There was also a visitation from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday at St. Clement Catholic Church.

A funeral mass was held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at St. Clement Catholic Church. Officiating was his nephew, Fr. Daniel Merz.

Interment followed in the St. Clement Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Emmaus Home c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home  and Cremation Center, 1304 Boone Street, Troy,MO, 63379, 636-528-8244.

Friends and family are invited to visit our website at to sign the on-line guest register.



Glenine Brown Childs passed away after a lengthy illness on Oct. 3, 2012.

She was the beloved wife of Stanly Childs, loving mother to Sorrell Childs and dear step-mother to Cheryl Hernandez, cherished daughter of the late Mary Lavon Sorrell Brown and Glen Cash (Pete) Brown
and loving sister to the late Lavonna Brown.

Glenine was born and raised in the Bowling Green area, graduating from Bowling Green
High School in 1972, and attended Southwest Missouri State University.

She married Stan Childs in 1989 and moved to Worden, Ill.,  where she resided at the time of her death.

She was employed for many years as a civilian auditor for the US Army, until her health forced
her into early retirement. Glenine received many honors and awards for her outstanding job performance.

A great sense of humor was one of Glenine’s endearing qualities, she was a fantastic cook, had an eye for interior design and was a wonderful and gracious hostess.

The pride and joy of her life was her daughter, Sorrell.

She will be sadly missed by family and friends. At Glenine’s request no visitation or
service will be held.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.



A mass of the Christian burial for Bessie C. Schroeder, 85, of Louisiana, Mo. and son, Dr. Robert E. Schroeder, 50, of Alexandria, La. will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Louisiana. Father Bill Peckman will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.

Mrs. Schroeder passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, at The Summit, Alexandria, La.

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Schroeder; daughter-in-law, Pam Schroeder; sisters, Laura Mae Smith Scherder, Lucy Smith Burris, Shirley Smith Luebrecht; grandsons, Andy, Matthew, and Nicholas Schroeder; granddaughters, Taylor Linn Barr, Nicole, Sydney, and Darby Schroeder.

She was preceded in death by her son: Dr. Robert E. Schroeder; parents, Ollie Francis and Adah Lain Smith; brother, Ollie Francis Smith, Jr.; granddaughter, Ellie Schroeder.

She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Alexandria, La.

She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.



Larry Holt, 59, of Middletown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital West at Lake St. Louis.

Services are pending with the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex.



Claude Daniels, 86, of Troy, passed away Sunday, Oct 7, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10 (today) at 10 a.m. at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Silex.  Burial will be in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the donors choice.