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Kutis Funeral Homes

2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
314-772-3000
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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Mehlville, MO 63129
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Arat, Geraldine Frances
(nee Palovick), passed away on April 7, 2015 at the age of 74.
   Beloved wife of Attila Arat; beloved  sister of Barbara (Jay) Williams; dear sister-in-law of Asuman (Yilmaz) Durul; dear aunt of Christine (Garry) Riddle, Faruk (Berrin) Durul, Fazila Durul and Brent Dossitt; dear cousin of Mike (Carole) Klein, John (Betty) Kleszczewski, Jimmy (Kathleen) Kleszczewski, Jane (Darrell) Wacker, Tina (Wendel) Smith, Joann Woods and Barbara Jane (Rick) Hester.
Services: Private services will be held at the KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel and at Mt. Carmel  Cemetery in Belleville, IL.  

Baldwin, Barbara L.
(nee Kistenmacher) Funeral at Kutis South County, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.  Mon. 4/20, 10:30 a.m. Interment JB. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m.


Berra, Lawrence J.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
  Beloved husband of Amelia Berra (nee Cucco); loving father of Carolyn (Jack) McKean; dearest friend of  Edward Berra.
Services: Visitation at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, 9740  Sappington Rd. on Friday, April 17, 10 a.m. until funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions appreciated to St. Catherine  Laboure Food Pantry.


Blackford, Joseph H. Jr.
Baptized in the hope of Christ's Resurrection Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Dear son of the late  Joseph Sr. and Dorothy Blackford; beloved husband of Doris Blackford (nee Hachtel) for 52 years; dearest father of Donald (Tammy) and  Richard (Kim) Blackford and Nancy (Jeff) Doty; loving grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 2; dear brother of Alice (Al) Hegger; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Monday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. Interment Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation Sunday, 3-8 p.m.


 Brinegar, Jeanette M.
(nee Goevert) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Dear mother of Vicki (Robert) Sewell and Angie (Richard) Black; dear grandmother of Kai, Karli, Keliana, Paige, Rachel and Reece; dear sister of Rita (the late Ed) Boero and Paul (Shelly) Goevert; our dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Monday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Lung Association appreciated. Visitation Sunday, 3-8 p.m.


Buford, Doris J.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Saturday, April 18, 12:00 noon until service at 2:00 pm. Interment Monday April 20, 1:15 pm at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


Bunting, Barry S.
Died April 8, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, FL. at 89 years. 
   Beloved husband of the late Evelyn Bunting (nee Johnson), dear father of the late  Patricia Littles, Barry (Skip) Bunting Jr. (Debbie); step-father to Ronald (Denise) Perisho and Sandra (Larry) Bullock. Grandfather of 7; great-grandfather of 10.
    Barry served over 41 years in the Coast Guard, beginning in WWII and retiring as Chief Petty Officer. He  received numerous medals and awards, including the Bronze Star. He was a member of Free Masons, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Moose, Elk, VFW, American Legion, past president and board member of RAC Credit Union for 30 years.
Services: Visitation will be 3 to 8pm Fri. at KUTIS Funeral Home at 10151 Gravois Rd., St. Louis and Sat. 10 am memorial service at Kutis to Mt.  Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children 2001 South Lindbergh St.  Louis  MO 63131.


Bronaugh, Dawn R.
(nee Davis) 4/14/15. Visitation Fri. 4/17, 4-9pm. Funeral Service Sat. 4/18, 10am Kutis So. Cnty. Interment St. Francois Memorial Park Cemetery

 
Clemons, Janet A.
(nee Maness), on Monday, April 13, 2015.
  Beloved wife of the late William Clemons; dear mother of William Clemons Jr. and Traci Cracchiolo; dear grandmother of Hannah, Lauren and Nicholas; dear great-grandma of Isaac; dear sister of Linda Heuer and Lester Maness; our dear aunt, great-aunt and cousin.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Contributions  to American  Lung Association appreciated. Visitation Thursday, 3-9 p.m.


  Clutton, Jr., Wade W.
on March 8, 2015, born July 24, 1937, he was the only child of the late Wade W. Clutton, Sr. and Beaulah Clutton (nee: Golee).
  Wade was born and grew up in Evanston, Illinois. He attended the University of Tennessee, earning  Bachelor and Master's degrees in Transportation. After graduation, he went to work for Missouri Pacific Railroad in St. Louis which was ultimately acquired by Union Pacific. His lifetime career was with the railroad. He was a Transportation Performance Analyst in charge of logistics. He was involved in the forefront of the computer age. He supervised the setting up of computer systems that followed the arrivals, departures and loads of train cars across the  country. He retired in 2002.
  Wade was an avid traveler and photographer. He held various offices in the St. Louis Camera Club as well as the Photographic Society of America. He received numerous awards for his photography and was a well-known international judge. He served as a webmaster for the St. Louis Camera Club. He received a Life Membership from the St. Louis Camera Club, and very recently, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Photographic Society of America.
  Wade was a kind and caring person who loved St. Louis and the richness of the culture and architecture of the city. He resided on Pershing Avenue and in the Executive House on West Pine Boulevard. He is survived by many close friends.
Services: A Memorial Service is planned for April 17, 2015 at KUTIS CITY CHAPEL, 2906 Gravois, St. Louis, Missouri 63118 at 4 p.m.


Crancer, Rosemary
(nee Thoene) Thursday, April 9, 2015. Dear ex-wife of the late David Arthur Crancer Sr.; dear mother of David (Sandy) Crancer Jr., Michael  (Sharron) Crancer, Jeffrey (Beth) Crancer, Joseph (Fay) Crancer and Holly (Vernon) Crancer-Hendrickson; dear grandmother of Kelly (Jason), Tyler, Jeffrey Jr., Hannah, Emily, Anna, Kaitlyn and Joe; dear great-grandmother of Josie; dear sister of  Eleanore (Robert) Young; dear aunt of Katherine Paradis; our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Saturday, April 18, 10:15 a.m. to St. Lucas U.C.C. for 11 a.m. service.  Interment St. Lucas Cemetery.  Contributions to the Humane  Society of Missouri appreciated. Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m.



Ficken, Dale E.
92, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
 Dear husband of the late Lena Faye Ficken (nee Chaney). Mr. Ficken is survived by his nieces, nephews and friends. He served in the military during World War II and was employed by Carter Carburetor for 35 years. He was a member of Magnolia-Euclid Lodge #626 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Friday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m



Gerstheimer, John  "Johnny"
on Monday, April 13, 2015.
 He is the loving husband of the late Ursula Gerstheimer for 56 years; dear father of Philip (Eve) and David (Karla) Gerstheimer; dearest Oda of Thomas (Shannon) and Tyler  Gerstheimer and Kelsey (Riley) Baur; loving Super Oda of Grayson, Avery and Graham Gerstheimer.
 Dad was a dedicated husband,  father and friend. He truly had a heart of gold. He was an avid farmer who loved to spend time in his  garden. He was always busy and  often in the middle of a project. He enjoyed sharing his produce with others. We miss you Pop. You truly are our hero. Be blessed in His love. He was also a veteran of foreign wars and and a member of the Deutscher Mannerchor. He worked for General Motors for 40 years.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Teen Challenge of St. Louis.

Harless, Marjorie P.  "Pearl"
(nee Scholz) Saturday, April 18, 2015. 
 Beloved wife of the late Merritt  Harless; dear mother of Randy  (Brenda) Harless and the late Larry Mason; dear grandmother of  Racheal (Rich) Kelly, Jeremy Harless, Tonya, Sonya, Vickie and Amy  Mason; dear great-grandmother of Alyssa McClure and Bradley Kelly; dear sister of Bob (Joann) Scholz and the late Leonard, Virginia, Jerry,  Eugene, Amy, John and Gladys; our dear aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd. on Wednesday, April 22, 12 noon. Interment National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-9 p.m.

Kell, Corinne H.
(nee Hamfelder) baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
 Beloved wife of the late Daniel B. Kell; loving mother of Patti (Larry) Schiwinger, Diane (Michael) Scimone, Colleen (Mark) DeGuire and the late Kathleen Kell; cherished grandmother of Gary Schiwinger, Colleen  (Brendan) McGahan, Daniel  Schiwinger, Adam (Erin), Paul and Anthony Scimone and Michael  DeGuire; great-grandmother of  Declan McGahan; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.Services: Visitation Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Matthias Catholic Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses preferred. Arrangements by KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL


Kinsella, John E. Jr.
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church,    on April 11, 2015.
  Preceded in death by his parents   John E. Sr. and Ursula Kinsella (nee Hickey). Also preceded in death by brothers Christopher, Joseph and Francis Kinsella. He is survived by his nephews Major Matthew M. and Colin A. and niece Laura Burch and sister-in-law Julia Burch. He is also survived by his dear friend Sue Rice.
Services: Visitation at Little Flower Catholic Church (Richmond Heights), 1264 Arch Terrace 63117, Saturday, April 18 from 9-10 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 10 a.m. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Services provided by KUTIS AFFTON Chapel.


Klaus, Theresia M. (nee Clifton)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth V. Klaus Sr. Dear mother of Kenneth Klaus Jr., Patricia Oliver and the late Larry Klaus. Dear grandmother of Kenny, Mark (Melissa), Greg, Kevin (Tina), Steve, Dawn (Dan), Kelly (Kel), Robin, Tracy and Ashley. Dear great grandmother of 17 and great great  grandmother of 31. Dear sister of Anna Vee Hurst and the late Dolly and Wanda Lee Clifton, Alma Abernathy and Bernie Clifton. Dear friend of Carolyn Rothwell and Barbara DesJarlaite. Our dear sister-in-law and aunt of 26.
Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Saturday, April 18, 11:00 am. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. Member of Arnold V.F.W. Post 2593. Visitation Friday 4-8 pm.  


Kocot, Dennis Andrew
fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Monday, April 13, 2015.
  Dear son of Ruth and Andrew Kocot; dear brother of Alan (Mary) Kocot, Beverly Meyers and Celeste Kocot; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin, friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, April 18, 9 a.m. to St. Gabriel  the Archangel Catholic Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Karen House (1840 Hogan St. 63106) appreciated. Visitation Friday, 4-8 p.m.

Lechner, James "Jim" A.
age 82, surrounded by his loving children, went to be with the Lord in the early hours of 16 April 2015.
 Jim was a parishioner at Queen of all Saints Catholic Church in Oakville. Jim proudly serviced his country as aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, which was followed with 42 years as a devoted Aircraft Machinist for McDonnell Douglas. He was a proud member of Machinists AFL-CIO Lodge 837B.
 He was preceded in death by death by his loving wife Joyce B. Lechner (Devoe) and daughter Marie Joyce.
 Jim is survived by five loving children, Darlene (Terry) Landreth of San Antonio, Texas, Timothy Lechner, John Lechner, Diane (Paul) Richardson of St. Louis and Donald (Lynn) Lechner of O'Fallon, MO. The loving grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry, on Mon., April 20, 9:30 a.m. for 10 a.m. Mass at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Interment to follow with Military Honors at Jefferson Barracks. In lieu of flowers, family request that memorials be made to the American Heart Association. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m.


McAuley, Fred C.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Beloved husband of the late Leah Rae McAuley (nee Lanius); loving  father of Sharon (Charles) Carr,  Cheryl (Al) Bauman, Fred, Sheila and Connie McAuley; dear grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois on Monday, April 20, 12 p.m. Interment St. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-9 p.m.


Moore, Mozell L. (nee Todd).
Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd .Monday April 20, 10:00 am until funeral service at 1:30 pm. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

Moss, Ronald L.
7/11/31 from St. Louis, MO, born in Mill Springs, MO. Passed on Monday, April 13, 2015.
 Husband of Nell "Sherry"; father of Salle (Joe) Kuhel and the late Michael Moss; grandfather of Amanda  Stoddard, Kathryn (Brandon) Beck, Kurtis (Carrie) Moss, Ron Erickson; brother of Ike (June) Moss, Mary (Dale) McDonald, Shirley  (Phil) Wright and Bernie (Candy) Moss; dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.
 Preceded in death by his parents Clarence Otto and Sarah Kathryn Moss and siblings Mildred, Bill, Jack, Wayne, Jerry, Harold and Gerald.
 Mr. Moss was a 60+ plus year member of Local 36 and Fenton Masonic Temple.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Friday, April 17, 9 a.m. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Contributions to Salvation Army appreciated. Visitation Thursday, 4-9 p.m.



Proehl, Christina Jeanne 
Baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Beloved daughter of the late Elmer and Beatrice Proehl; sister of the late Monica Proehl; our dear niece, cousin and loving friend to many.
 Christina was a long time employee of NGA. Her smile, laughter and  love that she shared with many will be greatly missed forever.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS
SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255
Lemay Ferry Rd., on Friday, April 17, 9:15 a.m. to St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Contributions in Christina's memory can be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society or St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church appreciated. Visitation Thursday from 3 until 9 p.m.
 

Ringo, Ronald L.
on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Beloved husband of Rosemary Ringo (nee Coco); dear father of Beth (Brian) Werkmeister and Lori (Jeff) Fowler; dear grandfather of Brad, Lauren and Michelle; dear brother of  Carol Sue Conley; dear brother-in-law of Al Coco; our dear uncle and great-uncle.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois on Saturday, April 18, 9:15 a.m. to  Sacred Heart Church in Valley Park for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Mr. Ringo was a 40 year employee of Brod-Dugan and currently loved working part-time at Enterprise Leasing. Contributions to the St. Louis Heart  Association or  Cancer Support Community appreciated.  Visitation Friday 4-9 p.m.


Schellhase, Lenore M.
(nee Kalkbrenner) Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
Beloved wife of the late Wilbert E. Schellhase; dearest mother of Mary Jo (Robert) Wyatt, Michael (Melissa) Schellhase, Vicki Baker (Jeff Strain) and the late James and John  Schellhase; loving grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 7; great-great-grandmother of 1; dear sister of Peggy (Bill) Parkin, Jim (Diane), Bob (Nancy) and the late Bill (survived by Diane) Kalkbrenner; our dear aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Friday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. to  Assumption Catholic Church for 9:00 a.m. Mass. Interment JB  National Cemetery. Masses preferred. Visitation Thursday, 4-7 p.m.


Stacy, Mabel J.
Wed., April 15, 2015. Visitation Kutis South County, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Mon 4/20  11 a.m. until service at 2 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery

 Stochl, Janice J.
(nee Richter) Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
   Beloved wife of the late William J. Stochl; dear mother of Amy (Chris) Cullom, Debbie (Tom) Richardson, Billy (Kerry) and Richard Stochl and the late Mike Cullom; dear grandmother of Chris, Tony, Cindy, Richie, Daniel, Emma and Sara; dear great-grandmother of Cloe; dear sister of Lynn (Jim) Queathum, Kathy (Paul) Goldacker and the late Ronald  (surviving Marilyn) and Gil Richter; dear sister-in-law and friend to Carol and many; our dear aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS  AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Friday, April 17, 3-9 p.m. with Funeral Service at 7 p.m. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Lung Association or Cardinal's Care Foundation appreciated.


 Tienes, Gertrud E.
(nee Gartmann), baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
 Beloved wife of the late Daniel Tienes; our dearest mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister,  aunt , great-aunt, cousin, friend to many.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, on Saturday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Visitation Friday, 5-8 p.m.

 Turner, Robert E.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
 Dear husband of Marie Turner (nee Fuqua) for 56 years; dearest dad of Judy (Curt) Pulliam, Janice Moore, Marie Wright, Patty (Scott) Steelman and the late Anthony Turner; loving grandpa of Joe (Michelle), Jackie (Steve),  Christopher (Kristen), T.J., Andrew, Jon, Amanda, Madelynn and Allyson; great-grandpa of 9; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Monday, April 20, 12:30 p.m. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 4-8 p.m.


Winkeler, Albert F.
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Friday, April 17, 2015.
   Beloved husband of the late Mary M. Winkeler (nee Fletcher); dearest father of Albert Jr. (Bonnie) and  Joseph (Jackie) Winkeler and the late Mary DiMercurio and Joseph and  Joseph Winkeler; loving grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 23; our dear brother, brother-in-law,  uncle, great-uncle and friend.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Thursday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. to St. Mark Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Member of Knights of Columbus  Rosati Council #795 and the Sheet Metal Workers. He served during WWII in the South Pacific with the Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Seven. Flowers or contributions to Cardinal Glennon Hospital or St. Louis Children's Hospital appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.


 Wolf, Albert T.
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Saturday, April 11, 2015.
   Beloved husband of the late Mary Joan Wolf (nee Oates); dear father of Kathleen (Larry) Braun, Eileen (Gregg) Roby, Janet (Gary) Guarino, Daniel (Sheila) Wolf and Joan (Brian) Isaacs; best friend and loving  companion of Joann Hermann; dear brother of Florence Giulezan, Lillian Ventimeglia, and Babs Silver; our dear grandfather of 12 and great-grandpa of 14; brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and cousin.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois,  Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. to St.  Dominic  Savio Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Contributions to St. Louis Heart  Association appreciated.  Visitation Thursday, 4-9 p.m.


Yackly, James E.
Monday April 13, 2015. Beloved husband of Terry Yackly (nee Sullivan). Loving father of Kenneth (Jennifer), Shawn (Joni) and James. Cherished Grandfather of Leah and Valarie. Dear brother of Richard Yackly.
Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Friday, April 17, 1:00 pm. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetry. Member of Teamster's Local # 688. Contributions to the American Cancer Society, appreciated. Visitation Thursday 5-9 pm.