Homer A. Riffle
Funeral Services for Homer Arnold Riffle of Bowling Green were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.
Rev. Sammy Lorton, pastor of Whiteside Holiness Church, officiated with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.
Serving as pallbearers were Tony Larson, Dana Foiles, Sammy Bowen, Eric Smith, Shawn Smith and Clinton Smith.
Honorary Pallbearers were Clif Bowen, Aaron Bowen, Duane Bowen, Daniel Bowen, Zachary Bowen, Donovan Bowen, Tricia Bowen, Yasmine Bowen and Michael Bowen.
Mr. Riffle, 92, passed away Monday morning, June 23, 2014 at Moore-Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green.
Born June 12, 1922 in Elsberry, he was the son of Allie Thurman and Ethyl Davis Damron Riffle.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II, Battle of the Bulge and Normandy, where he was injured.
He was united in marriage on Feb. 21, 1946 in Elsberry to Eunice Gertrude Suddarth.
This union was blessed with seven children: J.C., Homer Jr., Dale, Joann, Linda, Bonnie and Marilyn.
He worked as a farmer.
He was a member of Olney Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Ethyl Riffle; four brothers: Rodney, Delmar, John and Steven Riffle; two sisters, Patricia Stewart and Faye Cox; and his beloved wife of 63 years, Eunice Riffle, who died March 26, 2009.
Survivors include three sons: J.C. Bufford and his wife, Debbie, of Curryville, Homer Riffle, Jr. and his wife, Dona, of Bowling Green and Dale Riffle, also of Bowling Green; four daughters: Joann Bowen and her husband, LeRoy, of Frankford, Linda Smith and her husband, Raymond, of Bowling Green, Bonnie Wallace and her husband, Robert “Bob”, of Frankford and Marilyn “Kay” Crenshaw of Bowling Green; and twenty-seven grandchildren. He also leaves fifty-one great-grandchildren and numerous great, great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.
Memorials may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com.
George Perry Stonebraker
Funeral Services for George Perry Stonebraker of Elsberry were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Elsberry United Methodist Church.
Rev. Rev. Paul Garven, church pastor, officiated with burial in Elsberry City Cemetery near Elsberry.
Serving as pallbearers were Stan Stonebraker, Allen Stonebraker, Pat Stonebraker, Joshua Stonebraker, Jacob Stonebraker and Will Stonebraker.
Mr. Stonebraker passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014 at the Elsberry Health Care Center near Elsberry.
He had reached the age of 80 years, 10 months and 19 days.
Born, Aug. 5, 1933 in Foley, he was the son of George W. and Lucile Briscoe Stonebraker.
A 1951 graduate of Elsberry High School, he served his country in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean conflict.
He was united in marriage on May 23, 1953 in Elsberry to Peggy Jean Dixon.
This union was blessed with three sons: Stan, Allen and Pat.
He received his barber’s license from Moller Barber College and served the community for 19 years in that capacity.
He became a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in Missouri, Michigan and Kansas.
He served as the Administrator of the Elsberry Health Care Center for 18 years.
He was a licensed Lay-Speaker in the United Methodist Church, serving the Clarksville United Methodist Church for over seven years.
Mr. Stonebraker served on the Elsberry R-2 Board of Education and the Elsberry Health Care Center Board.
He was a member of the Elsberry Chamber of Commerce and the Elsberry American Legion Post #226.
He was a member of the Elsberry United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucile Stonebraker; and his brother, Harry E. Stonebraker.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Peggy Stonebraker of Elsberry; three sons: Stan Stonebraker of O’Fallon, Allen Stonebraker and his wife, Joann, of Elsberry and Pat Stonebraker and his wife, Kellie, also of Elsberry; five grandchildren: Josh Stonebraker of Elsberry, Trisha Volkart and her husband, David, of Russellville, Lacey J. Scott and her husband, Tyler, of O’Fallon, Jacob Stonebraker of Elsberry and Will Stonebraker, also of Elsberry; and three great-granddaughters: Madison L. Black, Jayla R. Volkart and Ella M. Volkart, all of Russellville.
He also leaves his sister-in-law, Ruby Stonebraker of Winfield; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the staff of the Elsberry Health Care Center.
Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.
Memorials may be made to the Elsberry Health Care Center or the Elsberry United Methodist Church in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home; 107 S. 5th Street; Elsberry, MO 63343.
Online condolences may be made at www.carterrickfuneralhome.com.