Mrs. Evelyn M. Reinker, 89, of Elsberry, died on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. She was born on Feb. 13, 1924 in St. Louis. Her parents were Albert and Mathilda (Vesper) Beinke. She was blessed to have a younger brother, Al. While attending Southwest High School in St. Louis, she met her husband, Harold. Evelyn and Harold both loved ballroom dancing. They met at Dreamland Hall and followed the big band’s for dances all over the St. Louis area. On Feb. 15, 1942, they were united in Holy Matrimony. They made their home at their farm near Elsberryi, where they joined Harold’s parents in crop and livestock farming. To Everlyn and Harold’s union were born three daughters: Dianne, Debbie, Donna and a son, Dale.
Mrs. Reinker was an excellent homemaker and a loving mother and wife. She enjoyed arts and crafts, and loved gardening. Her yard and home were always beautifully decorated with indoor and outdoor plants and flowers. Her crafts included photography, scrapbooking, quilting, crotcheting, cake decorating, as well as canning and preserving food grown in her own garden.
Above all, Evelyn and Harold were devoted Christians. There was always daily prayers and devotions. She and Harold were founding and charter members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Troy. Evelyn served as a Sunday School teacher, and member of the Ladies Aid Society. She was a faithful member for 50 years and passed away just a few days after the church’s 50th anniversary.
Mrs. Reinker was a past member of the Lincoln County Extension Club and enjoyed membership in the Red Hat Ladies group. As a member of the Reinker family you learned to play pincohle, and she was always ready for a lively game with family and friends. She also loved photographing her family; especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She kept a monthly scrapbook of family events.
Mrs. Reinker is survived by her loving children: her daughters: Dianne and husband Lew Feldkamp of Warrenton, Debbie and husband Fred Burger of Elsberry, Donna and husband Billy Mayes of Elsberry and her son, Dr. Dale and wife Joan Reinker of Troy. She is further survived by her brother, Al and his wife Myrna Beinke of St. Louis; her sister-in-law: LaVerne Reinker; her 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one on-the-way; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Harold of 71 years, and her brother-in-law, Norman Reinker.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 (636) 528-8244. There was also visitation on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 from 10a.m. to 11a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Troy.
Funeral service followed at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Troy. Officiating: Rev. Garry McCracken. Serving as pallbearers: Jeremy Mayes, Jason Mayes, Brad Reinker, Aaron Burger, Jeff Stark, Nathan Harman and honorary pallbearers: Josh Mayes and Josh Funke.
Interment followed at Troy City Cemetery, Troy. Memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr. Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest register at: www.mccoyblossom.com.
Funeral Services for Rose Aleene Crank of Louisiana, formerly of Annada, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Annada Community Christian Church in Annada. Rev. Bob Norvel, church pastor, will officiate with burial in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph V. Crank, Jr., Scott Ogilvie, Dan Lensing, Louis Busch, Bob Wright and Cecil Hupper.
Ms. Crank, almost 101, died Saturday evening, Nov. 9, 2013 at her home in Lynn’s Heritage House in Louisiana. Born Nov. 15, 1912 in Annada, she was the daughter of Jim Tom and Kate Gibson Crank. She was a 1931 graduate of Paynesville High School, and earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education from Kirksville State Teachers College in 1942. With a 43 year teaching career, she began teaching at the Annada School, then taught at Clarksville for six years, followed by the Pattonville School District. She taught for the longest period of time in the Hazelwood Public School System, retiring in 1976.
Active in her community, she served as Mayor of Annada for several years. She was a board member and longtime treasurer of the Pike County Nurses Fund and managed the scholarship program for many years. She was a member of the Coterie Club of Clarksville, and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a lifelong member of the Annada Community Christian Church.
Mrs. Crank was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Kate Crank; five brothers: Agusta Easton Crank, Thomas Gibson Crank, Ralph Vernon Crank, Sr., Sam Crank and Charles Mountjoy Crank; one sister, Willene Irvine Crank; and one nephew, Gary Thomas Crank.
Survivors include a sister in-law Melba Crank Galloway of Elsberry; several nieces and nephews: Dr. Barbara Jean Crank Palmer of Lawrence, KS, Ralph V. Crank, Jr. of Clarksville, Dr. Connie Barnett Crank Price of Lawrence, KS, Charlie Mountjoy Crank, II of San Antonio, TX, Kathryn “Kathy” Lyn Crank of Elsberry, Kristy Aleene Crank Ogilvie of Basehor, KS, and Debra Lynn Crank Lewis of Paynesville, several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Annada Community Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to Oak Ridge Cemetery, Pike County Nurses Fund or the Annada Community Christian Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Connie L. Eddy, 53, of Foley, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at St. Joseph West at Lake St. Louis. She was born on Nov. 7, 1959 in Troy to John and Phyllis (Graves) Briggs. She grew up in the Snow Hill area along with her siblings, Bonnie, and John Allen. She began working at Mr. D’s Pizza after school and this is where she met her future husband, Keith Eddy. After finishing high school, Mrs. Eddy went to Pike Cty. Vo/Tech School and later worked at both Troy Manor and Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Taking care of others was what Connie enjoyed doing. At the age of 25, she was married to the love of her life, Keith Eddy on April 14, 1984 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Foley. She was a devoted member of Asbury United Methodist Church and would help whenever needed. Connie had a fabulous collection of bears. Also, Elvis was her all-time, favorite singer. She will be greatly missed and long remembered by her family and friends.
Mrs. Eddy is survived by her devoted husband, Keith Eddy of Foley; her father, John Briggs of Foley; her brother, John Allen Briggs of Foley and her sister, Bonnie and her husband Joe Galloway of Winfield, her sister-in-laws: Diane Eddy-Low and her husband David Low of Manchester, and Kim and her husband, Paul Graham of Foley. Connie is further survived by her nieces and nephews: Jeremy and wife Stacey Galloway, Katie and husband Nick Painter, Tim and wife Mariah Briggs, Lexie Seherr-Thoss and Colton Graham and four great nieces and nephews: Cullen, Elly, Kylee, Jacoby; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Briggs.
Visitation was held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at the McCoy-Blossom Funeral & Cremation Ctr, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379 (636) 528-8244. Also visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Troy.
Funeral service followed on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Foley. Officiating: Rev. Karla Cunningham. Interment to follow in the Asbury Cemetery in Foley. Serving as pallbearers: Joe Galloway, Jeremy Galloway, Nick Painter, Paul Graham, Tim Briggs and Colton Graham. Memorials may be made to the Asbury Cemetery c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfuneralhome.com
A Memorial Service for Diana Lee Landrigan of Silex, formerly of Annada was held at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Annada Community Christian Church in Annada. Rev. Bob Norvel, church pastor, officiated.
Mrs. Landrigan, 65, died early Thursday morning, Nov. 7, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. Born Nov. 4, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany, she was the daughter of Ludvik and Mary Norman Dejnozka. She was united in marriage on Aug. 13, 1977 in St. Charles to Joseph William John Landrigan. This union was blessed with two children, Joseph William II and Mary Terease.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Ludvik Dejnozka and Mary Cullinan, and step-father, Raymond Cullinan; and her beloved husband of 33 years, Joe Landrigan.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Landrigan II of Annada, and Kevin Pfeiffer of Sherwood, AR; one daughter, Mary Flood of Annada; two step-sons: Clint Landrigan of Timber and Steve Landrigan of Bunker; one step-daughter, Rhonda Landrigan of Springfield; and seven grandchildren: Alice, Matthew, Phillip, Clint, Clay, Corey and Katie Ann. She also leaves two brothers: Malcome Dejnozka and his wife, Susan of Phoenix, AZ, and John Paul “Jack” Dejnozka of Mobil, AL; one sister, Anastasia Keegan and her husband, Brian, of Clearwater, FL; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until time of the service at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at Annada Community Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the Annada Community Christian Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 South Fifth Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.
A Memorial Service for Mary Sue Lindley of Elsberry will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Curtis Kerr of Elsberry will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Elsberry City Cemetery.
Mrs. Lindley, 61, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, 2013 at Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy. Born Oct. 7, 1952 in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen Lucille Miller Gobart. She was blessed with two children: Jennifer Bles and Craig Bles. She was united in marriage on April 16, 1988 in St. Louis to Richard William Lindley, Jr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Helen Gobart, Sr.; her daughter, Jennifer Bles; her son, Craig Bles; and one brother, Charles Gobart, Jr.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 25 years, Richard Lindley, Jr. of Elsberry; one step-son, Thomas Lindley, Sr. and his wife, Carol, of Elsberry; one step-daughter, Corey Lindley of Dupo, IL; a granddaughter who lived in their home, Amanda Bles of Elsberry; six other grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, Robert Gobart of Illinois; one sister, Margaret Bordus, of Tampa, FL; several other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until time of the service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Family of Mary Lindley in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 South Fifth Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.