"T" OBITUARIES

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Cape Girardeau, MO-- MISS EMMA TAYLOR DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT--Interment Will Be at Paducah, Ky.--Funeral Party Left This Afternoon--MISS EMMA CLIFTON TAYLOR, an estimable young lady, eighteen years old, died at 11 o'clock last night at the home of her aunt, Mrs. John Schuler, 16 North Middle Street.
Funeral services held at the home of her aunt at 1:20 this afternoon, after which the remains were taken on the Gulf train for interment at Paducah, Ky.
Miss Clifton was born in Mound City, Ill., December 16, 1892, and has resided in this city with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Schuler, for several years.  She is survived by two brothers, Henry and George.  --Source:  The Cape Girardeau Republican, Feb 14, 1911.


Kansas City, MO--MYRA J. TAYLOR, 79, Cape Girardeau, Mo., formerly of Kansas City, died Dec. 1, 1992, at the home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Newcomer's Floral Hills Chapel; burial in Floral Hills Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Mrs. Taylor was born in Burfordville, Mo., and lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Kansas City, and returning to Cape Girardeau in 1986.. She worked at the International Shoe Co. in Cape Girardeau for 24 years. Earlier she was a checker at the Nazarene Publishing House in Kansas City. Her husband, Jack Taylor, died in 1982. Survivors include a brother, Lewis Curry, Delta, Mo.; and a sister, Nellie Henry, Raytown. --Kansas City Star, The (MO) - December 2, 1992.

CAPE GIRARDEAU--PAULINE ELIZABETH TAYLOR, 83, of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Dec.31, 2002, at the Lutheran Home.  She was born Oct. 4, 1919, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of David Murray and Pearl Phillips Gibson.  She and Robert Lee Taylor were married Sept. 3, 1942, at Cape Girardeau.  He preceded her in death Feb. 9, 2002. 
She was a member of Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau since 1938.  Her church service included serving as a financial secretary for 25 years, a Sunday school teacher for 52 years, membership secretary for 20 years, finance committee member for 25 years, administrative board for 38 years, choir member for 53 years, president of United Methodist Women for four years, UMC Outstanding Lay Person of the Year in 1984, UMC Teacher of the Year in 1984, president of the Loyal Aiders Sunday School Class for two years, and Fish Volunteers Pantry Coordinator for 11 years.  Her community work included Church Women United for 11 years; Letter Carriers Auxiliary 1 No. 1219 for 43 years, including (six years as president and secretary; Entre Nous Club for 43 years as a charter member and past president; Arthritis Club J as a charter member and representative for 11 years; Washington School PTA member for 16 years, including one year as president; May Greene School PTA for six years, preschool president for one year; VFW Auxiliary No. 3838 for 17 years; Council on Ministries for five years where she was chairperson in 1989; a recipient of Bell Volunteer Award from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and Cancer Society Ward chairperson for five years. 
Taylor was a graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau.  She worked as a store clerk at Osterloh's Book Store, Beiderman's Furniture Store, Montgomery Ward and Brokerage Store. 
Survivors include a son, Thomas A. Taylor of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Jeanne A. Kelpe of Cape Girardeau, and Karen S. Grayson of Jackson; two granddaughters, Christina Bloomfield and Melinda Kelpe; and two grandsons, Mark Kelpe and Justin Grayson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert Lee Taylor, Jr., and one brother. 
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.  Funeral service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral chapel, with Rev. Jim Cooper officiating.  Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--BEULAH "BOOTS" TEMPLETON, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Ratliff Care Center.
    She was born Jan. 5, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of V.E. and Evelyn Parks Jones. She and Howard T. Templeton were married in 1933. He died Nov. 22, 1996.
    Templeton was a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau and had worked at Florsheim Shoe Co.
    Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Fowler of Cape Girardeau.
    She was preceded in death by a sister.
    Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, with Otha Wingo officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson.
    Friends may call at the chapel Sunday from 10 a.m. until service time.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, M0--HOWARD TEMPLETON, 87, 305 Albert, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1996, at Ratliff Nursing Home.
    He was born Nov. 9, 1909, at Fruitland. He and Beulah “Boots” Jones were married in 1933.
    Templeton worked at International Shoe Co. 45 years. He was a member of VFW Post 3838.
    Survivors include his wife.
    He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau from 4-8 p.m. today.
    Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery at Jackson, with graveside rites by VFW Post 3838.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.


San Jacinto, CA–VIRGINIA LOUISE THIELE, 67, died Monday of heart disease at Hemet Valley Medical Center. Burial will be in Jackson, Mo. McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Thiele, who was born in Oak Ridge, Mo., lived in San Jacinto six years. She was a secretary for International Shoe Co. in Jackson.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Ellison of Hemet.   --Press-Enterprise, The (Riverside, CA) - November 19, 1992.


CAPE GIRARDEAU--Joint funeral services for HERBERT E. AND IRENE THILENIUS of Waldport, Ore., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel.  The Rev. Carl Richardson will officiate, with burial in Lorimier Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today. 
Herbert, 81, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1991, at his home.  Irene, 78, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991, at Pacific Community Hospital in Newport, Ore.  Herbert was born July 23, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, son of Emil M. and Emma Kathryn Dittlinger Thilenius.  He and Irene Sue Baker were married July 3, 1939, in Wichita, Kan. 
He attended Rolla School of Mines.  They moved to Washington in the early 1940s from Cape Girardeau.  He was an engineer at Hanford Atomic Plant in Kennewick, Wash., retiring in 1969. 
Irene was born March 1, 1913, at Egypt Mills, daughter of Gottlieb and Mary Steinhoff Baker.  She had been a secretary at General Electric. 
They are survived by two nieces, Mary Brown of Tucson, Ariz., Patricia Moore of Simi Valley, Calif.; two cousins, Albert Dittlinger of Cape Girardeau, and Laura Eakins of Sikeston.  She was preceded in death by a brother and six sisters.  --Contributed by Catherine Allison.


Cape Girardeau, MO--MARION M. THOMAS, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center.  He was born July 21, 1926 in Lynville, Ky., the son of Stanley and Ruthie (Cook) Thomas.  He and Laura Faye (Timmons) Thomas were married Dec. 19, 1959 in Springfield, Mo.
He served in the U. S. Marines during World War II and was the owner and operator of Marion Thomas Builders in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1988.  He was of the Baptist faith and a former member of the Masonic and Shriners Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Faye Thomas of Cape Girardeau; his sister, Evelyn Presson of Charleston, Mo.; and a daughter-in-law, Teri Thomas of Cape Girardeau.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeffrey Thomas, who died Dec. 14, 2004; five sisters and two brothers.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home.  The service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home with pastor Jack Cathcart officiating.  Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau with full military rites by the Missouri Honor Team.


MEMPHIS, TN--DELAPHINE THOMPSON, 72, of Sedgewickville, Mo., formerly of Memphis, died Tuesday in Sedgewickville. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Little Whitewater Baptist Church in Sedgewickville, where she was a member, with burial in Thompson Cemetery near Gordonville, Mo. Liley Funeral Home of Patton, Mo., has charge. She was a member of Critesville Extension Club.
Mrs. Thompson, widow of Merrill Thompson, leaves five daughters, Ruth Miller of Patton, Patricia Faircloth of Valdosta, Ga., Betty Brown of Nashville, Judith Sproles of Byhalia, Miss., and Linda McBride of Morehead City, N.C.; seven sons, Robert Thompson of Oak Ridge, Mo., Billy Thompson of Perryville, Mo., James Thompson of Sedgewickville, Raymond Thompson of Cordova, TN, Rev. David Thompson of Pocahontas, Mo., Gary Thompson of Memphis and Merrill Thompson of Marble Hill, Mo.; a sister, Lora Crites of St. Louis; two brothers, Robert Johnson of Belleville, Ill., and John Johnson of Collinsville, Ill., 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
--Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - March 6, 1992.


WALNUT CREEK, CA–NANCY KIMBREWADE THOMPSON–Sept 12, 1900-Aug 14, 1998-- a nurse with Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, died Aug. 14 in Pittsburg. She was 97.
The native of Jackson, Mo., was a longtime resident of Pittsburg. She also worked for a cannery in Brentwood.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, John; daughters, Mary Lou Thompson Logan, Verna Mae Thompson Hicks and Shirley Thompson Tucker, all of Pittsburg; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Peggy Thompson Stevenson, died in 1993.
Services: Were held. Burial at Oak View Memorial Park in Antioch.
Memorial gifts: American Cancer Society.
--Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - October 7, 1998


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - JERRY D. THOMURE, 59, died Oct. 2, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center.
Born July 15, 1942, in East Prairie, son of Alma Mae Simmons Thomure of Cape Girardeau and the late Rev. Arnold Thomure, he owned and operated the Jerry Thomure Trucking Company in Cape Girardeau.
On May 26, 1961, in Cape Girardeau, he married Alice Clark who survives of the home.
Survivors in addition to his wife and mother include: one son, Jerry A. Thomure of Leawood, Kan.; three daughters, Deborah Evans of Scott City, Sherry Berghoff of Kelso and Jennifer Colbert of Cape Girardeau; one brother, James Thomure of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Mazie Rushing of Mayfield, Ky., Janie Meir of Friedheim and Darlene Ferguson of Springdale, Ark.; and five grandchildren.
Services were conducted at 1 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Mouser officiating. Burial followed in the Lorimier Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Claud Thomure, Bennie Thomure, Ronald Methany, Delmar Simmons, David Simmons and David Moore.   –Sikeston Standard Democrat, Thursday, October 4, 2001.


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO--Funeral service for LIONEL N. THORNTON, 1770 Bertling, will be held at 1 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The Rev. Alvis Paul will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park, with graveside service by VFW Post 3838.  Thornton, 84, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center.  He was born Dec. 6, 1912, in Waverly, Tenn., son of H.R and Minnie Curtis Thornton. He and IvaI L. Seabaugh were married Oct. 30 1969, in Cape Girardeau. She died in February 1982.  Thornton was a retired restaurant host. He was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church VFW Post 3838, Eagles Aerie 3775, Elks Lodge 639, all in Cape Girardeau, and American Legion Post 133 in Perryville. He served with the U.S. Air Force in Europe during World War II.  Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Street of Cape Girardeau; a stepdaughter, Nancy Swader of Cape Girardeau; and two stepgrandsons.  --Submitted by Catherine Allison.


ORLANDO, FL–FLORENCE L. TIDWELL, 76, 1455 Sungate Drive, Kissimmee, died Saturday. Born in Jackson, Mo., she moved to Kissimmee from Ocala in 1981. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of Christ, Kissimmee.
Survivors: daughter, Verna L. Benton, Kissimmee; son, Clarence Baltzell, Tampa; sisters, Pearl Wright, Josephine Bishop, both of Grand Tower, Ill., Georgiana Nau, Webster Groves, Mo.; brothers, Daniel Penrod, Willard Penrod, both of Grand Tower; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren .
Grissom Funeral Home, Kissimmee.
--Orlando Sentinel, The (FL) - October 27, 1985


DeLand, FL--ERNESTINE M. TOLER, 88, 740 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, died Tuesday (Apr 23, 1991). Born in Dutchtown, Mo., she moved to DeLand from Chicago, in 1961. She was a retired office clerk for Sears Roebuck & Co., Chicago. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, DeLand. Survivors: son, Herbert R. Jr., Joilet, Ill. Allen-Summerhill Funeral Home, DeLand. --The Orlando (FL) Sentinel - April 25, 1991.


MEMPHIS, TN--RAYMOND JOSHUA TOMLINSON, 83, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., retired zone manager of Midwest Dairy died Tuesday at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where he was a resident.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City, Mo., with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
He was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City.
The widower of Juanita Losse Tomlinson, he leaves local survivors including a son, Gary D. Tomlinson of Memphis.
The family requests any memorials be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cordova.
--Commercial Appeal, The (Memphis, TN) - May 29, 1991.

EDWARDSVILLE, IL--Karen Lee (Clem) Tow, 69, lost her 13-month battle with cancer on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Barnes Hospital with her loving family, and her two closest friends by her side.
Karen was born Aug. 3, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the youngest daughter of Robert and Thelma (Taylor) Clem.  She married Marion K. Tow on Sept. 11, 1964 in Rosewood Heights, IL.
For the last 27 years Karen enjoyed working with her family in the family-owned business.  For years Karen enjoyed spending time with friends of her T. O. P. S. group.
Karen is survived by her husband, Marion K. Tow of Edwardsville; a son, Robert M. Tow of East Alton; son, George M. (Buddy) Tow, Bethalto; grandson, Jakobi M. Tow; brother, Taylor Clem of St. Charles, Mo., brother, David Clem of Washington, Mo.; sister, Carmen Narup of Wood River.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents.
As per Karen's wishes her body has been donated to medical research to help find the cure for cancer, in the hope others won't have to suffer.
Memorials to be made to the charity of one's choice in the memory of Karen L. Tow.
Karen's family would like to invite everyone for a celebration of her life at Julia's Banquet Center, 101 East Gate Plaza in East Alton, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.
--The Telegraph, Alton, Ill.; submitted by Donna Knight.


BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO--A funeral for VERBA LOU TRICKEY, 105, was held Tuesday at the Iona Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Burial was in the Iona Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Trickey, of Bellefontaine Neighbors, died Saturday of infirmities at the Village North Caring Center there.
Mrs. Trickey was born Oct. 3, 1882, in Cape Girardeau, and married the late Charles Trickey in 1902. The couple had nine children. She moved to St. Louis County about 1976. Mrs. Trickey was active in the Iona Baptist Church for years. She led their Sunday school choir during the early 1900s.
Surviving are a son, Claud Trickey of Cape Girardeau; five daughters, Margie Kurre of Cape Girardeau, Blanch Creibaum of Sarasota, Fla., Geneva Heins of Las Vegas, Nevada, Noma Mobray of St. Louis, Retha Poe of Bellefontaine Neighbors; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren, and six great-great-great-grandchildren.
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Wednesday, June 22, 1988


CAPE GIRARDEAU--MRS. THOMAS (MARY COBB) TULLY, 49 years old, of Chicago Heights, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday at her home there.
    The former Miss Mary Cobb was born at Marble Hill Nov. 16, 1931, a daughter of Dan and Dora Welker Cobb.
    She was raised in Cape Girardeau, attending schools here and SEMO State University. She moved away when she was married.
    Surviving are her husband; stepsons, Phillip Tully, Chicago Heights, Louis and Stephen Tully, both of Milwaukee, Wis., and James Tully, Florida; brothers, Clarence A. and John R. Cobb, both of Cape Girardeau; sisters Mrs. Verna Thompson, Mrs. Frieda Schlimme and Mrs. Virginia Buttry, all of Cape Girardeau, and Mrs. Berry Latimer, Santa Maria, Calif.
    The body is at Ford and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. Saturday. Service will be at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Roger Henson, pastor of Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be nephews, John T., James D. and William G. Cobb, Robert A. Thompson, Norman A. Thompson Jr., and John Schlimme.
--Submitted by Catherine Allison; transcribed by Angelia Carpenter.



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