Funeral services for David William Simpson of Winfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Rev. Mike Ryan, pastor of the Winfield First Baptist Church, will officiate with burial in Whispering Winds Cemetery near Winfield.
David, 9, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2012 at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 28, 2003 in St. Peters, he was the son of David Dewayne and Angela Diane Biener Simpson. David was a Third Grade student at Winfield Elementary School in Winfield.
He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfathers, Dick Simpson and Sigmund Biener
Survivors include his parents: Dewayne and Angie Simpson of Winfield; and his sister, Dana Michelle Simpson of the home in Winfield. He also leaves his paternal grandparents: John and Debbie Hubbard of Winfield, his maternal grandmother, Sue Ecton and her husband, Jim, of Omaha, Nebraska; his paternal great-grandmother, Mildred Simpson of Winfield, his maternal great-grandmother, Suzy Biener of Melbourne Beach, Florida; several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield. Memorials may be made to the Family of David W. Simpson in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 3838 East Highway 47, P.O. Box 253, Winfield, MO 63389. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Michael Lynn Norton, 45, peacefully climbed his stairway to heaven at his home in Clearwater, FL on Nov. 16, 2012.
Mike was born on Sept. 15, 1967 to the late Orval and June Norton in Troy, Missouri. Formerly of Elsberry, MO, Mike was a graduate of Elsberry High School. He grew up fishing on the banks of the local rivers, and working in the family business. After a diving accident in 2000, which left him paralyzed, Mike relocated to Tavernier, FL. While there, he participated in several cutting edge studies at the Miami Project to cure paralysis. Later he moved to Tampa to be part of a trial project sponsored by the Florida Brain and Spinal Rehabilitation Program. This program made it possible for the physically disabled to become independent and live outside of nursing home facilities.
In spite of his disability, Mike lived every day to the fullest. He would stay busy recording movies or listening to his vast collection of classic rock and roll. He was always smiling. He enjoyed his family, entertaining his friends, and telling stories. He was an inspiration to everyone around him, and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his three children, Michael Moll of Elsberry, MO, Ashley Norton of Tavernier, FL and Zach Norton of Wentzville, MO; as well as brothers, Randy Norton (Mary) of St. Genevieve, MO, Mark Norton (Julie) of Silex, MO and his sister Sandy Jerome (Bill) of Tavernier, FL. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Chael Moll of Elsberry, MO and Adelyne Bay Norton of Tavernier, FL and several nieces and nephews, including his closest friend Skyler McGarry, Tavernier, FL.
Services will be held at Burton Memorial United Methodist Church in Tavernier at 2 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 15.
A local service and burial in Missouri will take place at a later date.
Mr. Harry Samuel “Sam” Van Scoyk, 63, died Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2012 at his home in Elsberry. Born Aug. 8, 1949 in Louisiana, he was the son of Henry Hoagland and Margaret Alvina Ray Van Scoyk. Mr. Van Scoyk was a graduate of Elsberry High School. He went on to serve his country in the United States Air Force. He worked for many years as an over the road truck driver for Dynamic Transit Company based out of Granite City, IL, retiring in 2003. Sam was a member of the New Hope Lodge #199 AF&AM of Elsberry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoagland and Margaret Van Scoyk; and one daughter, Samantha Jo Tucker.
Survivors include four sons: John Van Scoyk and his wife, Patty, of Winfield, Randall Van Scoyk of O’Fallon, Charles Van Scoyk and his wife, Jocelyn, of Kailua, HI and Robert Calvin and his wife, Rosetta, of Elsberry; one daughter, Tammy Bishop of MS; and nine grandchildren. Sam also leaves brother Henry “Hank” Van Scoyk and his wife, Kathy, of Tampa, FL; other relatives and friends.
Per Mr. Van Scoyk’s request, there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Family of Sam Van Scoyk in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Gloria June Haney, 77, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2012 at her home in Elsberry. Born Dec. 18, 1934 in Oakland, CA, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drake. She was united in marriage on March 2, 1963 in Castro Valley, CA to Joseph Edward Haney. This union was blessed with six children: Michael, Alan, Kevin, Bonnie, Kerry and Deborah. She worked as a secretary for Lockheed, retiring in 1994.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Deborah Lynn Haney in 1973; three brothers: Bob, Norman and Jerry Drake; and one sister, Fran Lannon.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 49 years, Joseph Haney of Elsberry; three sons: Michael Haney and his wife, Okie, of Newport News, VA, Alan Haney of San Pedro, CA, Kevin Haney of Scottsdale, AZ; two daughters: Bonnie Haney-Cox and her husband, Tom, of Warrenton, MO and Kerry Barham and her husband, Mike, of Temecula, CA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves other relatives and friends.
Per Mrs. Haney’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.