Funeral services for Katheryn Louise Jones, 84, of Sweet Springs, formerly of Louisiana, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Victor Smith will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. Mrs. Jones passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at the Sweet Springs Villa in Sweet Springs.
Known as Louise throughout her life she was born Dec. 30, 1926 in Louisiana to the late Mary Katheryn (Long) and Harvey Newman Boyd.
She married Clifford Clifton Jones on Aug. 31, 1947 in Louisiana.
She is survived by one son, Boyd Jones and wife, Susan, of Sweet Springs; one granddaughter, Kristin Jones of Sweet Springs; and several cousins.
She attended Louisiana High School and Gem City Business College in Quincy, Ill. In the early 1950s she lived in Lexington and Excelsior Springs before returning to Louisiana. She was employed by Stark Bro’s Nursery in Louisiana as a secretary for several years in the early 1960s and then as a receptionist/secretary at Abel Oil Company in Louisiana from 1968 until her retirement in 1992. Upon retirement she moved to Shelbyville, then Green City and Sweet Springs to be close to her family. She had lived at Sweet Springs Villa since 2005 due to deteriorating health.
As a child, she was an accomplished accordion player. As an adult she enjoyed gardening and dancing. In later years she enjoyed babysitting her granddaughter, walking, and spending time with her family. Throughout her life she displayed an outgoing, cheerful and sunny personality which she retained even with several setbacks to her health in the last year and a half.
She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Louisiana where she served as an elder and clerk of session.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, Sweet Spring Presbyterian Church or to St. Jude Tribute Program in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Mo. 63353.
Carl A. Barr, 86, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 in Bossier City, La. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 26 with full military honors.
HelFuneral services for Helen Jane Walker, 93, of Louisiana will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Tom Day will officiate. Burial will be at the Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery near Louisiana. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mrs. Walker died, surrounded by her family, on Nov. 27, 2011 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital.
She was born Feb. 17, 1918 in Whiteside to John and Maude Colbert Luck. She married Walter Walker on July 11, 1936 and he preceded her in death in 1978.
She is survived by three children, Larry and JoAnn Walker of Bowling Green, Cheryl and Paul Rosenburg, and Debbie and Gary Wagner of Louisiana; eight grandchildren, Chrystal Walker, Devlon and Erica Walker, Kelly and Stephen Mills, Craig and Liz Rosenburg, Kristina and Brandon Brazier, Nikki and Chad Christ, Gary and Angie Wagner, and Danielle Wagner. She loved and enjoyed her 14 great-grandchildren, Kayla Walker and Ryan Tolbert, Damian and Riley Walker, Stephanie Mills, Ashten Dugan and Michael Thomas, Brant Dugan, Patricia and Roy Rosenburg, Allie Brazier, Brennon Carr, Brandi Christ, Keri, Colin, and Michael Wagner, and two great-great-grandchildren, Matty Tolbert and Karrah Thomas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, John Henry Luck; five sisters, Laura Luck, Connie Halley, Osie Clem, Loretta Hill, and Roberta Colbert; one grandson, Ryan Victor; and three great-grandsons, Benton Dean and Matthew Damian Frank-Walker, and Jeremy Wagner.
Mrs. Walker liked to work and often said, “Hard work never killed anyone.” She loved working with all animals, but most of all she loved her family. She will always be remembered with love and missed greatly.
Memorial donations may be given to the Jordan-Buffalo Cemetery in care of Collier Funeral Homes, Inc., 117 Barnard Drive, Louisiana, Mo. 63353.
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