Marian S. Foster – Doris Ann Farmer – Jay Michael Humphrey – Kathy “Kate” Henke

Marian S. Foster

Marian S. Foster

Marian S. Foster

Funeral Services for Marian S. Foster of Foley, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct.25, 2013 at the Star Hope Baptist Church near Elsberry. Rev. Richard Turnbull of Winfield, MO, officiated with burial in the Star Hope Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Marshall Foster, Larry Foster, Paul William Foster, Tom Beckemeyer, Michael Prater, Darren Foster and Eric Prater; and honorary pallbearers, Frank Marre III, Bob Stone, Hadley Meyer, Jr., Tony Bauer, Gilbert Watts, Danny Lyckberg and Allen Hedge.

Mrs. Foster, 89, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Jan. 15, 1924 in Caruthersville, she was the daughter of William Harvey and Effie Poston Creager Setzer. She graduated from High School in Kentucky and attended Berea College in Berea, KY for two years. She taught elementary school in Kentucky for two years. She was united in marriage on May 25, 1945 in Lancaster, KY to Paul William Foster. This union was blessed with six children: James Bruce, Marshall, Polly, Larry, Wilma and Paul William, Jr.

She was active in her church and community. She was an active member of the Star Hope Baptist Church near Elsberry, where she served as church secretary for several years and in other ministries throughout her life. She served as the administrator of Star Hope Cemetery for several years following the death of her husband. She was a member and former treasurer of the Lincoln County Old Threshers for many years. She also served as treasurer of the Kings Lake Levee District for a number of years. She was a 4-H Leader for many years while her kids were young; enjoyed stamp collecting, quilting, bird watching, fishing, gardening and canning the produce she raised.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Effie Setzer; one brother, Wendell Setzer; two sisters, Evelyn Sutton and Norma Sinicrope; one son, James Bruce Foster; a granddaughter, Anissa Foster; and her beloved husband of 56 years, Paul Foster, who died Oct. 18, 2001.

Survivors include three sons: Marshall Foster and his wife, Glenda, of Mount Juliet, TN, Larry Foster and his wife, Cathy, of Jerseyville, IL, and Paul William Foster, Jr. of Carl Junction; two daughters: Polly Beckemeyer and her husband, Tom, of Troy, and Wilma Prater and her husband, Mike, of Broken Arrow, OK; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Star Hope Baptist Church or to the J.R. Palmer Memorial Library in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.

Doris Ann Farmer

Funeral Services for Doris Ann Farmer of Elsberry, were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at the Star Hope Baptist Church near Elsberry. Rev. Allen Calkins, pastor of First Baptist Church in Gray Summit, officiated with burial in the Star Hope Cemetery near Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Burns, Shawn Peronto, Carey Meyer Strykowski, Hadley Meyer, Jr., Matt Meyer, Gilbert Watts and Jim Leathers.

Mrs. Farmer, 84, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2013 the result of an accident at the junction of Highways B & 61 near Elsberry. Born May 6, 1929 on the family farm near Foley, she was the daughter of Charles Thomas and Anna Belle Meyer Hines. A lifelong resident of eastern Lincoln County, she was a 1946 graduate of Elsberry High School. She was united in marriage on Oct. 17, 1952 in Elsberry to Alfred Alexander Farmer. She was employed for a number of years as a secretary at the Gladney Ford Farm Implement dealership in Elsberry until it closed in the early 1960s. She then worked for over 30 years as the secretary/bookkeeper at Midwestern Veterinary Supply Company in Old Monroe, retiring in the mid 1990s. She was a long-time member of the Star Hope Baptist Church near Elsberry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Annie Hines; two brothers, Meyer Glendon Hines and William Derwood Hines; two sisters, Margaret Burns and Mary Jane Strykowski; and her beloved husband of 51 years, Al Farmer, who died Dec. 23, 2003.

Survivors include one nephew, Carey Meyer Strykowski and his wife, Debbie of Zeeland, MI; two nieces: Betty Burns and her husband, Patrick of O’Fallon, and Linda Peronto and her husband, Shawn, of Hortonville, WI. She also leaves several cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Star Hope Baptist Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.

Jay Michael Humphrey

Funeral Services for Jay Michael Humphrey of Hallsville, formerly of Warrenton, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Larry Stallings, of Warrenton, officiated with inurnment in the Elsberry City Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Humphrey, 65, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 22, 2013 at the Golden Living Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville. Born May 11, 1948 in Hattiesburg, MS, he was the son of J.C. and Genevieve Ogden Humphrey. Raised in Elsberry, Mr. Humphrey was a 1966 graduate of Elsberry High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from May 4, 1967 until March 1, 1971, and again from April 28, 1971 until being honorably discharged on Sept. 28, 1972. He graduated from Lindenwood College in St. Charles in 1986 with a B.S. Degree in Psychology. He worked as a counselor at Bridgeway Counseling Services in Troy for 10 years. He was employed for several years at the Liberty Christian Academy in Wright City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C.Humphrey and Genevieve Humphrey Kerpash.

Survivors include one daughter, Michalene Hagan of Elsberry; and two grandchildren, Ashley and Charlee Hagan. He also leaves one sister, Gayle Ogden and her husband, Harry, of Elsberry; a close family member, Terry Scheffer of Iowa; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until time of the service at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.

Memorials may be made to the Family of Jay Michael Humphrey in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.

Kathy “Kate” Henke

Kathy “Kate” Dawn Henke, of Moscow Mills, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at the age of 57.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy.

Interment was held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Troy.

Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:44 am