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Obituaries for the week of Sept. 12, 2012

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Trenton James (Trent) Huber, 16, of Silex passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 as a result of an auto accident.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Father Charles Tichacek officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday (today) Sept. 12 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Millwood Knights of Columbus Hall. Visitation will also be held Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Burial will be in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Millwood.

Trent known as “Bubba” to his loving parents and family was born Nov. 7, 1995, the son of James William and Cynde Ann Bergermier Huber.   Trent is survived by his parents; one sister Sarah Lynn Huber “Sissy” of Silex; his grandparents Eddie and Barb Huber of Silex, and Beulah “Grandma Boots” Zwicky of St. Charles;  aunts Sherry Traw, Lynn and husband Lynn Beliew, Debbie and husband Randy Eggering, Godparents Cathy and Henry  Martin; uncles Butch and wife Brenda Bond, John Bergermier, Ed and wife Theresa Huber, Mike Huber, Mark and wife Anita Huber and many cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather Bud Zwick, grandfather Junior Bergermier, great- grandparents Cecil and Fannie Bryant, Harry and Jane Ann Bergermier, Albert and Helen Shramek and Edward and Lorene Huber.

Trent “Bubba” grew up and lived in Silex all of his life. He was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church where he was a server and active in the youth group. He attended Silex school where he was currently a Junior. He was a member of the FFA,  FCA, FCCLA, S.A.F.E, SADD, Freshman class officer, Sophomore class secretary, and a member of the Student Executive Council, and 2011-2012 Tip off King, JV Basketball rebounder of the year, and  district runner up award for Cross Country. Trent loved sports and was involved in Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, FFA and traveling Trap Team. He loved hunting, fishing, ATV fourwheeling and deer hunting. He worked for his Grandparents at the Silex Elevator. Trent loved joking with friends and family. He was often called the class clown. Trent was loved by all who knew him.

Serving as pallbearers will be Willy Huber, Matt Huber, James Lasater, Jeffrey Twellman, Kevin Paulsmeyer, Dalton Rice.  Honorary pallbearers will be Geoff Cox, Troy Strunk, Josh Adams, Henry Martin, Eddie Huber, Mike Huber, Mark Huber, Randy Eggering, Chad Twellman, and Adam Twellman.

Memorials may be made to Silex FFA, Silex School Junior Class, St. Alphonsus Youth Group or St. Alphonsus Masses. In lieu of flowers the family requests live plants, trees or to one of the memorials.

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Alice Boston, 93, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Pike and Lincoln County passed away Wednesday, Sept.  5, 2012.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the St. Clement Catholic Church with Fr. Lou Dorn officiating.  Burial was held in the St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Millwood.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Friday at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Alice Boston was born March 2, 1919, the eighth child of W.A. (Albert) and Laura Mudd.  She married Arnold Boston at St. Alphonsus in Millwood, on Jan. 27, 1940.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2001.

Survivors include her children, Victor Boston and wife Zola of Pittsfield, Ill.; Alicia Mehraban and husband Ben of Columbus, Ohio; Mary Wittenberg of Louisville, Ky.; and Diane Meyer and husband Andrew of Louisville, Ky.; her grandchildren Mark Boston, Sonja McLaughlin, Robert Mehraban, Andrew Mehraban, Kate Wittenberg, Laura Wittenberg, Joe Wittenberg, Ryan Meyer and Sarah Meyer; her great-grandchildren, Tyler Boston, Sean Boston, Chad Boston, Allison Boston, and Connor McLaughlin.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Joseph Owen, her brothers Reginald, Phillip, Adrian, Vincent, Gerald, Jerome, W.A., Oscar and John Mudd.

Mrs. Boston lived on the family farm in Pike and Lincoln counties for more than 30 years and in Louisiana after retirement. In 2008, she moved to Louisville, Ky., and resided at Nazareth Home until her death. After graduating from high school, Alice attended Kirksville State Teachers College and the University of Missouri in Columbia.  She taught many years in Lincoln and Pike counties at Hinton School, Raddish School, Louisville School, St. Clement School and at the former State School #14.

She was a lifelong reader, gardener, and traveler. She was skilled at crocheting, embroidering, sewing and cooking. She loved her family and every child she ever met. She participated in several social groups and served as the president of the Pike County Home Extension Club.   She made friends easily and treasured each one.

Mrs. Boston was an active member of St. Clement Parish and of St. Joseph Parish.  When she moved to Louisville, Ky., she became an active member of the Nazareth Chapel. She attended daily mass, participated in leading the rosary, and enjoyed Bible and prayer groups.

Alice will always be remembered as a loving wife and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and for her sunny disposition, positive attitude, persistent determination, strong faith and generous spirit.

Serving as pallbearers were Mark Boston, Ryan Meyer, Robert Mehraban, Andrew Mehraban, Joseph Wittenberg, and Sean Boston.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hosparus, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205 (1-888-295-4239), St. Clement Catholic Church, or the charity of your choice.

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Leavon Norton Page, 93, of Bowling Green went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 at the Moore Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green where she had lived for five years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Marion Meier officiating.  Burial was held in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Bowling Green.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Page was born on Nov. 13, 1918, in Farmer, the daughter of Rollie and Pearl Goodin Lewis. She graduated from Bowling Green High School, class of 1937. Leavon was united in marriage to Willie Norton on Aug. 15, 1937.  She spent most of her life farming with her husband in the Clarksville area. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1986.

She is survived by her daughter Jeanie Barton and husband Bob of Curryville and  son Bob Norton and wife Karen of Bowling Green; six grandchildren Lynda Woods and husband Keith of Cedar Hill, Lori Schambach and husband David of Middletown, Valerie Martin  and husband Tony of Clarksville, Jeff Norton of Clarksville, Lexi Heidecker and husband Mike of Bowling Green and Phillip Norton and wife Candace of Bowling Green; 13 great-grandchildren Ryan Miller of Curryville, Bethany Miller of St. Joseph, Shelby Langley of Illinois, Shayla Hague of Cedar Hill, Kayla Myers of Mexico, Clinton Schambach of Vandalia, Kelsey Webb of Davenport, Iowa, James Webb of Clarksville, Brayden and Bryson Heidecker of Bowling Green, Madeline, Molly and Maddox Norton of Bowling Green;  two great-great grandchildren Reece Miller and Aaden Shaw.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ed Norton on Aug. 13, 2007, and a sister , Evelyn Boudinier. In later life,  after the death of both their spouses, she and her high school sweetheart Tom Page married and enjoyed five years together before his death.

Leavon was a Christian by faith and worked faithfully for many years in the Dover Baptist Church as a Sunday School Teacher. In later years she was a member of the Noix Creek Baptist Church. Sewing, quilting, reading and watching and listening to the St. Louis Cardinals were some of her favorite hobbies.

Pallbearers were Jeff Norton, Phillip Norton, Tony Martin, David Schambach, Keith Woods and Mike Heidecker. Honorary Pallbearers were Rusty Cottrell, Jerry Woodward, Gary Tolbert, Ryan Miller, James Webb, Bryson Heidecker, Brayden Heidecker and Maddox Norton.

Memorials may be made to the Clopton Alumni Association.

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Janet Stacey Herbst, 66, of Louisiana, formerly of Farmington, passed away on Sept. 6, 2012 at the Maple Grove Lodge nursing home in Louisiana.

Memorial services will be held today, Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Farmington. The Rev. James T. King will officiate.

She was born Feb. 5, 1946 in Cape Girardeau to Eugene and Erline Flentge Barber.

She married George McCauley and he preceded her in death in 2011.

She is survived by a daughter, Sara (McCauley) Thrower and husband, Jeff, of Tampa, Fla.; one son, Tim McCauley of Hillsboro; two brothers, Gary Barber and wife, Susan, of Effingham, Ill. and Guy Barber of Hawk Point; two sisters, Ann Steele and husband, John, of Bowling Green, and Jane Barber of Louisiana; one grandson, Josh Thrower; and five nieces, Carrie Crippen, Kelly Mix, Jodi Payne, Tabitha Mueller and Mikki Barber.

She graduated from the St. Genevieve R-2 public school system.

She had been employed as an x-ray technician at Parkland Hospital in Farmington.

She had been a resident of Louisiana since 2005.

She was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Farmington.

She enjoyed doing craft work in her spare time.


Benjamin (Ben) Green, 64, of Bowling Green passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 at his residence of natural causes.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home with Rev. Charlie Wright, Sr. officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.  Burial will follow in Troy City Cemetery.

Ben was born on March 29, 1948 in Yazoo City, Miss., the son of Herman and Mary Louise (Stewart) Green, one of thirteen children. He was raised in Troy and graduated from Buchanan High School in 1966. He believed in hard work and started his construction career at 17. Most of his work was in the construction industry as a welder and truck driver. For 19 years, Ben worked at Kaplan Lumber Company in St. Peters.

Ben managed the Troy Senior Patriots through the Eastern Missouri Baseball Association from March 1979 to 1992. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 682 since 1977.  He loved to smoke his cigar and pipes.  He enjoyed watching Young and The Restless and Westerns especially Paladin, Gunsmoke and Bonanza and anything with John Wayne. Lastly, he enjoyed reading the daily newspaper and doing the puzzles.

Ben was married to Alesia Frazier in Dec. 31, 1970 and resided in Bowling Green. Through this union, they had six surviving children: Anthony and Bethania Frazier of Island of Curacao, Andrea Lynn (Frazier) Jones of Anderson, S.C., Ben Green and Bryon Green of Bowling Green, Coletta Green of Kansas City, and Clorice and Nathaniel Davis of Kansas City. He is survived by six gandchildren: Briannea Rainey, Christian Jones and Christopher Jones Jr. of S.C., Keagan and Keaton Davis of Kansas City, and Ashley Marie Frazier, the state of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Mary Louise Green, four brothers: Charles Green, Oscar Green, Homer Green, and Herman Green, and three sisters: Florene Green, Mary Walls, and Lily Ecford.

Ben has five surviving siblings: Annie Green of Bartlett, Tenn., George Green (Ann) of Winfield, Vera White (Louis) of Troy, Sandra Green–Ray of Tex., and Jesse Green (Renee) of Troy. In addition, he is survived by three sisters in laws, Margaret Green (Herman) of Troy, Arlene Green (Oscar) of Montgomery, and Grace Green (Homer) of Columbia, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Memorials may be given to the family of Benjamin Green in care of Mudd-Veach Funeral Home.



Erma Rhea Tucker, 92, of Eolia passed away in her home on Sept. 5, 2012. She was born Oct. 4, 1919 in Louisiana, the daughter of Price R. and Margaret E. (Smith) Hughart.

She was born the second of seven daughters and, as there were no boys in the family, she worked hard helping her father on the farm, doing work normally reserved for men. She attended Grassy Creek Elementary School and graduated from Louisiana High School in 1936.

After graduation she worked at Spanos Bakery in Louisiana. This was likely a good fit for her, because she has always been known as a talented baker. She was united in marriage to Earl C. Tucker in 1941. While he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Mrs. Tucker and their first son made their home in Eolia. They went on to have three more children, and she stayed busy in her role as a homemaker until she entered the workforce in 1969.

Mrs. Tucker was employed by Clopton School District from 1969-1994. She worked as the food service manager and took great pride in her work, well-loved by students and faculty alike. Everyone looked forward to her legendary homemade cinnamon rolls. She was a wonderful cook and loved seeing others enjoy the food she prepared.

Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Aeolian Federated Club of America, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4539 Auxiliary, member of American Legion Unit 349, and the Eolia United Methodist Church. She was an accomplished seamstress, having sewn clothes for herself, her children and her grandchildren. She also enjoyed needlework, quilting, gardening and sports of all kinds, particularly college sports. In later years, she enjoyed several trips to Texas to spend time with her sisters and their families.

Mrs. Tucker is survived by three children, Donald W. (Mary Lou) Tucker of Eolia, Nancy Jane Travis of Columbia, and David Glen (Tina) Tucker of Eolia; eight grandchildren, Hally (Tim) Franz of Troy, Ellen (Jarrod) Richards of Troy, Tamara (Tom) Miller of Columbia, Tara (Scott) Humphreys of Bastrop, Texas, Courtney Travis of Columbia, Caleb Tucker, Ethan Tucker, and Kristen Tucker, all of Eolia; five greatgrandchilden, Ivan and Rosaline Franz of Troy, Claudia and Elijah Richards of Troy, and Colette Miller of Columbia. She is also survived by three sisters, Betty Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas, Dortha (G.D.) Cockerham of Arlington, Texas, and Joann Marsh of Louisiana, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl C. Tucker, in December 1985; a grandson, Coleman Matthew Tucker, in December 1990; and one son, Earl Ray Tucker in March 2003. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Patrick, Mary Margery (Nonnie) Magruder, and Ruth Swenson.

Services were held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Eolia United Methodist Church. Interment was held immediately following the service at Auburn Cemetery. Officiating the service was Dr. Michael Gillen.

Memorials may be made to Clopton Music Boosters, P.O. Box 222, Eolia, Mo. 63344, Eolia Khoury League, P.O. Box 151, Eolia, Mo. 63344, or Eolia United Methodist Church, 221 North Main, Eolia, Mo. 63344. Online condolences may be made to