Obituaries/Death Notices

 Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:22 am

Charles “Chuck” Bonstell Gravesite services for Charles “Chuck” Bonstell of Elsberry were held at Immaculate Conception Church in Old Monroe on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Mr. Bonstell, 55, died in his home on Friday, March 28, 2014. Born Feb. 22, 1959 in St. Louis he was the son of Charles Bonstell and Louise Sander. For 37 years he was a roofer. He is preceded in death by his parents and

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  • Sarah J. DeGeare

     Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:25 pm


    Funeral Services for Sarah June DeGeare of Foley, was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Allen Calkins, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Gray Summit, officiated with burial in Star Hope Cemetery near Elsberry. Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Kinsler, Bobby DeGeare, David Preston, Bob Harrison, Paul Bishop, John Matthew Wakefield, Bill Yokel and Billy Collins. Mrs. DeGeare, 75, died early

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  • County loses prominent businessman and civic leader

     Posted on April 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Donald E. Thompson, Sr.

    Lincoln County lost a prominent businessman and civic leader this week with the passing of Donald E. Thompson, Sr. Thompson Sr., 84, of Troy, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Following  his formal schooling, Donald worked at Silex Banking Co. and then later moved to Peoples Bank in Hawk Point. Later, following the purchase of the former Citizens Bank of Troy,

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  • Deborah Lynn Jones

     Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Deborah Lynn Jones of Winfield died March 22, 2014 at the age of 58. Visitation was held Friday, March 28, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Winfield. Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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  • Derrick Blair

     Posted on March 27, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Funeral services for Derrick Alvin Blair of St. Charles will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Elsberry United Methodist Church under the direction of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Brenda Cockrell, pastor of Centennial Methodist Church will officiate. Mr. Blair, 44, died Monday, March 17, 2014 St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Oct. 1, 1969 in Troy, he was the son of

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  • Catharine Stocker Vickrey

     Posted on March 19, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Catharine L. Stocker Vickrey of Troy dies March 6, 2014 at the age of 103. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Lincoln County Nursing and Rehab in Troy. Online condolences may be made at  

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  • Gudrun (Gundi) Lore Stone

     Posted on March 17, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Gudrun (Gundi) Lore Stone, 74, of Kansas City, died July 24, 2013. Graveside services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Elsberry City Cemetary. Mrs. Stone was born June 8, 1939, in Chemnitz, Germany. She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Elna (Crenshaw) Stone, father-in-law, J. T. Stone, Sr., sister-in-law, Suzanne Stone of Elsberry and her parents and two sisters of Germany. She is survived by her

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