Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Gabathuler_WhitneyWhitney  Johnee  Gabathuler, 23, of Big Spring, entered into the kingdom of heaven on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. at  Mercy Hospital, Creve Coeur, due to injuries from an automobile accident.
Whitney was born Friday, Sept. 14, 1990 at 3:34 a.m. in Washington, to John and Sharon (David) Gabathuler. She shared her birthday with her dad, John, and grandpa, Ed Gabathuler.
She is survived by her parents, Sharon Gabathuler and fiance, Riley Lewis of Big Spring; and John Gabathuler and wife, Nancy, of Hermann, by two brothers, Toby Krull and Dustin Krull and fiance Misty Kohlbusch of Hermann; two step-sisters Erin Kottwitz & husband Kurt of Bay and Kirstie Moorman of Hermann, her granny Fern David of Hermann, her grandma Margaret Gabathuler of Hermann, and grandma Henrietta Bader of Rhineland, the love of her life, Raymond Overkamp of Hermann; aunts and uncles, Larry David and wife, Kathy, of Starkenburg, Donna Foley of Hermann, Charlie Gilbert and wife, Bernice, of Chamois, Mark David and wife, Carole, of Wellsville, Renee Wright of Springdale, Ark., Buddy Rentz and wife, Nadine, of Hermann, Tim Kolley and wife, Linda, of Chesterfield, and Frieda Savage of St. Peters; nieces and nephews Brianna Kohlbusch, Hunter and Karissa Krull, Korbyn Kottwitz, Weston Baumli, and Emma Rhoads, her very special cousins, Amelie Wampler and Sue and Ronny Jones, many other relatives and friends and her dog, Lucy.
Whitney graduated Hermann High School on May 14, 2009. During high school she was a very active member of the Hermann F.F.A. Chapter, receiving her American Degree, and was selected for the state talent and the national talent with her singing. After high school Whitney went to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in St. Peters and graduated on December 16, 2011.
She was employed at the Cottage Restaurant as a chef. Prior to that she was employed at the Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe in Hermann. She was also a consultant for Thirty One and Origami Owl. Whitney had a passion for singing, dancing, gymnastics, hunting, cooking, decorating, shopping, being on the river and spending time with family and friends.  She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ, Berger.
She was a kind, compassionate person who always had a smile and a hug for you and wanting the best for everyone. She had many dreams and goals to achieve as she had them all written down and thought out. She is sadly missed by all those who loved her.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 3-8 p.m. at Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11a.m. at Bethany United Church of Christ, Berger, with Rev. Eugenia Althen and Billy Brison officiating. Burial will be at Bethany Cemetery, Berger.
Memorials may be given to Hermann F.F.A. Chapter, c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.


Mary Jane Baker of O’Fallon, Mo., died on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the age of 93.
She was the loving wife of the late John Joseph Baker; devoted mother of Mary (Charles) Sulin, Edward (Doris) Baker, John (Jacque) Baker, Jr., and Judy (Geno) Noble; cherished grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many. She was preceded in death by her brother, Buddy.
The family would like to extend its deepest thanks to Angels of Mercy, BJC Hospice and Dr. Roose and staff for the special care.
The family is being served by The Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, Mo., where visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 3-7 p.m. A funeral service esd at 10 a.m., was Monday, Dec. 16, at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel.Interment was on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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Harold GreenHarold John Green, 61 of Gasconade, formerly of Chamois, passed away on Friday December 13, 2013 at Boone County Hospital after over a year battle with cancer.
He was born in Jefferson City on June 19, 1952 to Uel and Bettie (Butler) Green of Belle, Mo.
He was the husband of Deborah (Roberts) Green. They were united in marriage December 12,1975 at Faith Baptist Church in Belle.
Harold is survived by his mother, Bettie Green, of Belle; two daughters, Julie Green of Gasconade and her finance Chris Jackson of Linn. and Jena (Green) Kontz and her husband, Gregory Kontz, of Hermann and their two sons, James and Daniel. Also surviving are one brother, Burley Green and his wife Tammy (Branson) Green of Owensville’ one sister-in-law, Ruth Lamb, of Jefferson City. He also is survived by his nieces and nephews and his great nieces and nephews as well.  Harold was preceded in death by his father, Uel Green of Belle.
In 2010, Harold and Debbie invited Thiago (Chee) Palma to be their foreign exchange student from Campinas Brazil, he continued on after high school graduation as a college student and has been a part of their lives ever since.
Harold first taught school at Osage R-1 Schools in Chamois, 1976 as history teacher and guidance counselor and was principal for 16 years during his 37 years as he had recently retired.
He was called into ministry in 1999 and was ordained and licensed as a Baptist minister. He was called by First Baptist Church, Gasconade, in 2000 and in 2003, they moved to Gasconade after living in Chamois for 28 years.
Harold had many interests among them being antiques, since he loved history and old things that went well together. When traveling on a vacation, antiques were always a part. Harold enjoyed his two grandsons and was always showing them the trains that went by the home. He loved trains, history and he loved Colorado and he also had a great collection of the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
His passion was his church and the people. He loved his Tuesday night Men’s Prayer group and he loved preaching God’s word. As a school teacher for many years, Mr. Green’s love for his students was evident. He said they always kept him young and full of energy, and he wanted to teach them his values and his life principals to be a person of high integrity.
Services were held Tuesday Dec. 17, from the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann. Burial was in the Gasconade Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the First Baptist Church in Gasconade or families choice, c/o the funeral home.


Marie Sophie  Hackmann, 85, of Gasconade, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Frene Valley Health Center, Hermann.
She was born in Hope, Mo., on February 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Simon and Ida (Kuester) Erfling.
She was the widow of Harold Edward Hackmann.  They were married May 3, 1947 at St. James U.C.C., Morrison.
She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ Morrison, and was a homemaker.
Marie is survived by four daughters, Elaine Hackmann of Gasconade, Evelyn Maffei and husband, Albert, of Ogden, Kan., Marsha Schultz and husband, Earnest, of Louisburg, Kan., and Vivian Crabtree of Osawatomie, Kan.; by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by his parents, her husband, a son Harold Hackmann, Jr., by seven brothers and four sisters.
Visitation was Tuesday  at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Morrison.
A funeral service will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, Morrison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, with Rev. Barb Zastrow officiating.
Burial will be at Good Hope Cemetery, Morrison.
Memorials may be given to families choice,  c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.


Adeline H. Jennings, 87,  (nee Seebold) passed away Dec. 13, 2013, at the Hermann Area District Hospital.
She was born in St. Louis Mo., to the late Charles and Josephine Sebold.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 9:30-10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. at Valhalla-Hillcrest Abbey Chapel, 3211 Sublette Ave., St Louis, MO 63139.  Entombment was in the Hillcrest Abbey Indoor Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hermann Area District Hospital.


Leona E. (Meyer) Moss, 93, of Glen Carbon, Ill., died on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon.
She was born Jan. 21, 1920 at McKittrick, Mo., to the late William L. and Lena (Schroer) Meyer.
She married Russell Moss on Feb. 14, 1984. He preceded her in death.
Mrs. Moss was a member of United Church of Christ in Clayton.
She is survived by two step-daughters, Diane Hoehne of Florissant and Janet Gresco of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and by four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Meyer and Vernon Meyer; and a sister, Helen Nolte.
A funeral service was held at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Ill., on Thursday, Dec. 12, with Rev. Jeff Groene officiating.
Arrangements are under the care of Sunset Hilll Funeral Home in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to Meridian Village.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
Per her request, Mrs. Moss’ body was cremated.


Agnes S. Ruggles, 75, of Adams, Tenn., died on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her residence.
She was born on December 18, 1937 in Ellerbe, N.C., to the late Grover Cleveland Smith and Lillie Mae Schuler Smith.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia Lang.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Dec. 12,  at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Chapel with Bro. Terrell Marcom and Bro. Mike Madewell officiating. Burial was in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff, Ky. on Friday, Dec. 13.
Visitation was on Thursday, Dec. 12, until the hour of service at the funeral home.
Agnes was a member of Excell Baptist Church. She loved God and His Creation and she prepared herself for the glorious world. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, DAR and the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Bobby Gene Ruggles of Adams, Tenn., formerly of Gasconade; two daughters, Cindy Crabtree of Radcliff, Ky. and Tammy (William) Vessels of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two brothers, David C. (Judith) Smith of Fines Creek, N.C. and Charles F. (Nancy) Smith of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Meilia (Gerald) Cox of Rocky Mount, N.C., Linda (Lynn) McKaskill of Ellerbe, N.C., and Emma (David) Delafield of Greensboro, N.C.; four grandchildren, Shawna, William, Jay and Karah; and six great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Excell Baptist Church, 328 Excell Road, Clarksville, TN 37040  or AseraCare Hospice, 1539-C Ashland City Bypass, Clarksville, TN 37040.
Arrangements entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. Online condolences may be made at


Betty  Lee  Stiers, 85, of Hermann, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at home.
Mrs. Stiers was born in Aud, Mo., on July 10, 1928, the daughter of the late Clarence and Iva (Cramer) Glaser.
She was the widow of Harold L. Stiers. They were married Sept. 11, 1948 at St. George Church in Hermann. He preceded her in death on June 17, 2008.
Betty is survived by a daughter, Linda Daake and husband, Jim, of Chesterfield; a daughter-in-law, Karen Stiers of St. Louis; four grandchildren, Ashley Jamison and husband, Rick, of St. Louis, Ryan Stiers of St. Louis, and Allison and Jimmy Daake of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; by three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas and Sean Jamison; and four sisters-in-law, Nell Walkenbach, Ruby Jackisch and Moe Peters, all of Hermann, and Lee Stiers of Marthasville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a son, Gary Stiers.
Mrs. Stiers was a member of St. George Church, Hermann, Missouri.   She worked for Florsheim Shoe Factory.
Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 15, at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann.

A funeral service was held at St. George Church, Hermann, at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, with Father Bill Debo officiating. Burial was at St. George Cemetery in Hermann.
Memorials may be given to St. George Cemetery., c/o Toedtmann-Grosse Funeral Home.

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