Marion J. Lamb, 89 of Chamois, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.
She was born February 19, 1923 in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Charles and Violet (Kuehn) Blaske.
Marion was united in marriage to Estel Lamb in 1937. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2005.
Marion attended Plattners School and Lehigh School. She worked for Oberman’s Pants Factory in Chamois and Hawthorn Tarp Factory in New Haven.
She was a member of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Marion enjoyed gardening, canning, and embroidering but most of all quilting.
She is survived by two sons: Dennis Lamb (wife Lucille) of Chamois and Danny Lamb (wife Mary Ann) of Morrison; one sister-in-law: Darlie Lamb of Montgomery City, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son: Donald Lamb in 1974; one half-brother: Muriel Court and two great-granddaughters: Jessica Skaggs and Heather Schertzer.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. David Means officiating. Interment followed in the Bailey’s Creek Cemetery. Expressions of Sympathy may be made to Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Fund, St. Mary’s Hospice, or masses.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millard Family Funeral Chapels, 107 South Market, Chamois, (573) 763-5658. Condolences may be left for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.
Bertha Jean Cole, 68, of Hermann passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.
She was born in Naylor, Mo., on November 2, 1944, the daughter of the late John Oliver and Eva Mae (Horn) Moore.
She was the wife of Ben Cole, Sr. They were united in marriage on June 16, 1962 at Liberty Baptist Church in Big Spring. Ben survives in Hermann.
Bertha is also survived by a daughter, Peggy McDermott and husband, Bob, of Pacific; two sons, Ben Cole, Jr. and wife, Paula, of Hermann and David Cole and wife, Jill, of Imperial; a brother, John Moore and wife, Sandra, of Trenton, S.C.; four sisters, Bonnie Moore of Paragould, Ark., Rosie Robinson of Paragould, Ark., Diane Jones and husband, Jerry, of Cooper Hill, Mo., and Barbara Worley and husband, Alan, of Bland; by eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Wilma Faye Bruce, Goldie Doyle and Wanda Plough.
Bertha was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church, Big Spring. She worked for Florsheim Shoe Company for over 10 years until the factory closed.
Visitation was Friday, Feb. 1, from 4-8 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, where funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m.
Burial was at Liberty Cemetery, Big Spring. Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
Lorell R. LaBoube died Jan. 30, 2013, surrounded by family and friends after a four-month struggle with cancer.
He was born Sept. 29, 1956, at Berger, the seventh of 11 children of Ralph H. and Josephine F. (Rolf) LaBoube, He was a devoted husband to his wife, Diane (Soderquist) and father to his step children, Stephanie and Tim.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at Atonement Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kan. 66212. Interment was at Johnson County Memorial Gardens.
He served as director of communications for the Center for Practical Bioethics since 2004, and for nearly a decade his professionalism contributed to the field of bioethics and advanced the work of the Center.
Mr. LaBoube was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Dale and Kevin.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; step-children Stephanie Paulson (Jon) and grandson Christopher; and Tim Bruner (Deanne) and his siblings: Donald (Patricia), Jerome, Leon (Carroll), Vernon (Evelyn), Kathleen Laune (John), Deanne Theissen (Delbert), Lisa Payne (Tom), and Jacqueline Sparks; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Central for Practical Bioethics to continue his legacy of communications excellence. Contributions may be sent to Center for Practical Bioethics/LaBoube Communications, 1111 Main, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64105.
Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.overlandparkchapel.com.
Bernice Gladys Mathilda Von Behren, 92, of Hermann, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Hermann Area District Hospital.
She was born in Swiss on January 28, 1921, the daughter of the late Charles Walter and Leota Georgia (Hoffmann) Mochel.
Mrs. Von Behren attended school at Upper First Creek.
She was the widow of Delmar Gustave Von Behren. They were married December 27, 1941 at St. John’s Church, Swiss.
She joined her husband in Massachusetts during World War II where they resided for nearly two years. After Mr. Von Behren was discharged they moved to the Upper First Creek area. They farmed and lived there until 1998 when they retired and moved to Swiss. Delmar preceded her in death on July 2, 2012.
Bernice is survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Swiss Evangelical Reformed Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide. She worked in the International Shoe Factory for two years.
Visitation was held Friday, February 1, from 10-11 a.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home in Hermann, where funeral services followed at 11 a.m., with Rev. Darrell Jung officiating. Burial was at Swiss Evangelical Reformed Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the cemetery, c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.