Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Kennedy, Walter Duncan died on Dec. 27, 2018. Husband of Karen Kennedy (nee Wolf) and the late Donna (nee Koewing), father of Todd (Kimberly) and Julie (Andrew) Weinstein, grandfather and brother.

Helmke, Mary Jean Emmons completed her life’s journey here on earth on Dec. 12, 2018. Born Aug. 5, 1927, in St Louis, Missouri, she had a wonderful 91 years of living life to the fullest.

Hartig, Catherine Holekamp. Adored wife of Mathew Hartig; beloved mother of Hunter, Zachary and Eric Husmann; second mom to Kaitlyn Hartig; and Grandma Khaki to Aubrey Husmann.

Tillman, Ronald R. It is with great sadness that the family of Ronald R. Tillman announce his passing on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. 

Sanders, Marion M. passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of Dec. 17, 2018, at Gardenview Care Center of Dougherty Ferry, at the age of 88.

Crady, Lera L. (nee Lehde). The family announces with great sadness that Lera passed away on Dec. 16, 2018, at the age of 93 years. She was born on Feb. 22, 1925, to the late Albert and Anita (nee Graubner) Lehde.

Frink, Linda Susan of Webster Groves, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, after declining from Alzheimer’s. She will be missed by many.

Wolter, Ethan, Dec. 16, 2018. With deepest sorrow, we announce that Ethan Wolter, age 29, our beloved son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend, passed suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.

Blank, Brian, Sept. 3, 1953-Dec. 9, 2018. Brian Blank, a longtime resident of Rock Hill, Missouri, died of heart failure on Dec. 9, 2018.

Dow, Matthew L., age 98, (Jan. 5, 1920-Dec. 13, 2018), of Glendale, Missouri, passed on Dec. 13, 2018, of natural causes.

Willman, Melba Lorraine (nee Carr). The family of Melba Lorraine Willman announce with great sorrow that she passed away on Dec. 8, 2018, at the age of 92 years. 

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after a brief illness, Henry H. (Hank) Bauer, age 96, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.

Emory, Donald passed Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at age 86.

Miller, Sidney passed Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Services will be private. Please share condolences at

Muehlenbeck, John G., age 57 of Kirkwood, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur.

Sharp, Mildred “Peg” E. (nee Schroeder), age 108, of Kirkwood, Missouri, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at 4:50 a.m., at Bethesda Gardens in Kirkwood, Missouri.

Keane, Scott A. passed away in his sleep from a heart attack this last week. 

Beckman, Ellen, a longtime resident of Kirkwood, beloved wife of the late Robert Page Beckman, died in peace in Glen Carbon, Illinois, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2018.

Foy, Ann Elise (nee Farrell). Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018; loving wife of the late Robert Foy, peacefully passed away surrounded by her six children and several of her 17 grandchildren.

Doisy, Barbara, of Webster Groves, Missouri, was born July 2, 1921, in Canton, Illinois, to John and Maybelle (nee Thompson) VanDyke, and entered into rest Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at her residence in Webster Groves, Missouri, at the age of 97 years, 4 months and 19 days.

Eskridge, Martha M., 94, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.

Randolph, Patricia A. (nee Jinkerson) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Beloved wife for 58 years of the late John Burton Randolph Jr. Burt; loving mother of Julie (Daniel) Weidman and Jane Randolph; dear grandmother of Capt. Douglas (Lisa) Weidman U.S.A.F and Anna Weidman; dear siste…

Eckhout, Elizabeth “Libby” Cook. Libby was fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church and on Nov. 11, 2018, went to her heavenly home after a five-year struggle with cancer.

Balser, Douglas, 90, of Mexico died peacefully in his home with those he loved on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Killeen, Ruth, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, on Monday, Nov. 11, 2018, at the age of 87.

Meeks, Elizabeth “Liz” Moore, 79, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 2 after a short battle with brain cancer.

Hendry, Christopher Scott. Chris was the beloved son of Scott and Lisa Hendry; dear brother of Erin; cherished grandson of Gary and Martha Greenshields and Gordon and Terry Hendry; loving nephew of Jane and Mike Barbour, Kathy and Jeff Hemric and Brian Hendry; and cousin of Allison (Brandon)…

Lutz-McKenna, Emma of Ballwin, Missouri, was born June 4, 1987, in Columbia, Missouri, to Jennifer Lutz-Bauer and Charles McKenna and entered into rest Oct. 11, 2018, in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 31 years.

Clemens, Joyce A., 1932-2018. Fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Oct. 31, 2018.

Kheim, Teofil George, age 83, of Webster Groves, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Oct. 25, 2018 with his wife Renate and family by his side.

Byrne, Richard Dale, 68, of Webster Groves passed peacefully with close family and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Stern, Renate Kuttner of Kirkwood, Missouri, was born March 10, 1915, in Frankfurt, Germany, to Georg and Gertrude (nee Schocker) Kuttner and entered into rest Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Manor Grove Nursing Home in Kirkwood, Missouri, at the age of 103 years, 7 months and 9 days.

Curry, Robert. “Coach” Robert Curry ascended to Paradise from his home on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. He had been a resident of Kirkwood, Missouri, for over 48 years.