James E. “Jim” Ross
Funeral Services for James Edward “Jim” Ross of Elsberry, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Paul Garven, pastor of the Elsberry United Methodist Church, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Cole Brower, Brendan Ross, Ross Brower, Molly Ross, Bill DeGerlia, Richard Green, Frankie Teasley, Larry Black, David Colbert, Don Beck, Charles Waggoner, Bill Anderson, Pat Mesker, Dick Stewart, Connie McMillin, Jimmy Jeans and Jim Howard.
Mr. Ross, 82, died Friday evening, Oct. 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles. Born Dec. 26, 1930 in Elsberry, he was the son of Winn Davis “Red” and Margie Kesterke Ross. Raised by his grandparents, Tandy Chatman “Chat” and Sadie Belle Ross, he was a lifelong resident of Elsberry and graduated from Elsberry High School in 1949. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a Radio Operator in the U.S. Army from March 19, 1952 until Feb. 25, 1954, and was in the Army Reserves for eight years after being Honorably Discharged from active service. He was united in marriage on July 21, 1956 in Elsberry to Joyce Aline Davis. This union was blessed with two children, James Eric and Allison Renee. He worked for a time at the Wells Lamont Glove Factory, and was employed for 35 years at McDonnell-Douglas (now Boeing) in St. Louis, retiring as an aircraft inspector in June, 1990. Mr. Ross was a member of the Elsberry United Methodist Church, where he served as Chairman of Trustees for twenty years, was a Sunday School teacher for several years, was Treasurer for the Sunday School for twenty-six years and for the past several years handled the sound system during worship services.
Mr. Ross was a member of the American Legion Post #226 in Elsberry, a member of the VFW Post #9064, and a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers – Lodge #837B in St. Louis for 57 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Winn “Red” Ross and Margie Ross Creech; his grandparents, Chat and Sadie Ross; and his cousin, Ava Nell Ross (who was like a sister to him).
Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Joyce Ross of Elsberry; one son, Jim Ross and his wife, Stacey, of Louisiana; one daughter, Allison Brower and her significant other, Sid West, of Montgomery City; and four grandchildren: Cole James Brower, Brendan James Ross, Ross Anthony Brower and Molly Noelle Ross. He also leaves one sister, Georgia Ann Cushman and her husband, Dave, of Myrtle Creek, OR; one sister-in-law, Elaine Goewey of Elsberry; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Elsberry United Methodist Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Charmian E. “Charm” Lamb
Funeral Services for Charmian Edna “Charm” Lamb of St. Peters, formerly of Elsberry, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Elsberry. Rev. Paul Garven, church pastor, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rich Lamb, Joe Reed, Todd Gambill, Tom Helfer, Tommy Helfer, Cass Tippit, Billie Tippit, John Lamb, Jr. and Levi Love.
Mrs. Lamb, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Barnes-St. Peters in St. Peters. Born April 2, 1928 in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Frank Louis and Adel Hattie Sommerlad Blaettermann, Sr. She was united in marriage on Aug. 17, 1946 in St. Louis to Johnnie Eugene Lamb, Sr. This union was blessed with four children: Johnnie Jr., Judith, Madelyn, and Janice. She was a member and long-time treasurer of the Elsberry United Methodist Church. An avid bowler, she played on various leagues for many years. She was a former member of the AEP Club in Elsberry, and enjoyed Bingo. Mrs. Lamb was also known for always sharing a joke and being quite funny and colorful.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Adel Blaettermann, Sr.; one brother, Frank Blaettermann, Jr.; one son, Johnnie Eugene Lamb, Jr. in 1991; a son-in-law, Bob Dwiggins; and her beloved husband of nearly 37 years, Johnnie Lamb, Sr. on Aug. 8, 1983.
Survivors include three daughters: Judith Dwiggins of Elsberry; Madelyn Helfer and her husband, Tom, of Elsberry and Janice Tippit of St. Charles; one daughter-in-law, Karen Lamb of Elsberry; nine grandchildren: John Lamb, Jr., Lacy Dwiggins Gambill and her husband, Todd, Neil Helfer, Billie Tippit and his wife, Amanda, Jennifer Helfer Love and her husband, Levi, Jaime Dwiggins Reed and her husband, Joe, Rich Lamb, Tommy Helfer and Cass Tippit; and nineteen great-grandchildren. She also leaves several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Hefer Project through the United Methodist Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Latricia Gail Lavy
Funeral Services for Latricia Gail Lavy of Elsberry, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Rev. Bob Hutsell, pastor of the Praying Hands Church in Louisiana, will officiate with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Don Elston, Kenny Lavy, Jess Lavy, Julie Kerpash, Lloyd Farmer and Bob Kelly.
Mrs. Lavy, 69, died Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry. Born June 10, 1944 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of Edward E. and Frances Edna Stickelman Kerpash. She was a 1962 graduate of Elsberry High School. She was united in marriage on June 29, 1963 in Elsberry to Lewis Francis Lavy. This union was blessed with two children: Jess Edward and Lisa Mae. She was employed for a number of months at the Wal-Mart in Troy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Kerpash; two brothers: Norman Fines and Edward Alan Kerpash; and her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Lewis Lavy who died May 25, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Jesse Lavy and his wife, Robbin, of Elsberry; one daughter, Lisa Farmer and her husband, Lloyd of Tampa, FL; four grandchildren: Christina Ann Elston and her husband, Don, Jesse James Lavy, Kenneth Gregory Lavy and Tiffany Amber Farmer; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 12 noon until time of the service at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry. Memorials may be made to the Family of Latricia Gail Lavy in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, MO 63343. Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
Kevin David Hoelting
Kevin David Hoelting, of Old Monroe died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at the age of 46.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home near Winfield.
Interment was private for the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.