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2906 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
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10151 Gravois Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
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Mehlville, MO 63129
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Ahlsted, Elwood R. "Oz"

Friday, September 19, 2014.

Beloved husband of Nancy Ahlsted (nee Ryan); dear father of Kim Klug, Patricia (Jeff) Cox and Christopher Ahlsted; dear grandfather of Alex and Ryan Cox; our dear uncle, cousin and friend.

  Oz retired from Boeing after 40 years of service and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather to his family.

Services: Private services were held at J.B. National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri. KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY SERVICE.

Barbagallo, Anthony "Tony"
Baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Sunday, September 21, 2014. Beloved husband of Betty Jean Barbagallo (nee Noll); loving father of Kim (Terry) Garrett and Nick (Lisa) Barbagallo; dearest grandpa of  Tiffany (Jason) Jernigan, Jeremy  (Lacey) Garrett, Anna Barbagallo, Kevin and Jeff Garrett, Nicole and Kevin Eckstein, Amber and Evan  Wilson; great-grandpa of Brooke  Jernigan and Aidan, Parker, Hunter and Arika Garrett; dear brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
   Lifetime member of Local 513.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd.  Thursday, September 25, 9:15 a.m. to St. John's Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Chapel Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  memorial contributions to  American Lung Association.  Visitation Wednesday 3-8 p.m.

Barnes, Daniel M.
on Sat., Sep. 20, 2014.
Beloved husband of Ladonna Barnes (nee Hafertepe); loving father of Nathan, Tess, Kelly Barnes and D.J. Blake; cherished brother of James Barnes, Muffett (Raymond) Hernandez, Michael (Melissa) Barnes and Mark (Sherry) Barnes; son of the late James R. and Shirley E. Barnes (nee Shaw); our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin, godfather and dearest friend to many.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. on Wed., Sep. 24, 10am. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions in Daniel's memory can be made to the ALS Association (St. Louis Chapter). Visitation Tues., 4-9pm.

Brancato, Mary Ann
Sunday, September 14th, 2014.
  daughter of Ralph A. Brancato & Patricia Brancato (nee Stabile) passed away Sept. 14, 2014. Loving Mother to McKenna L. Foerster (nee Corzine) and Grandmother to Gianna.  Dear Sister to Anthony O. Brancato, James Brancato, Ralph A. Brancato, Jr., Catherine Lucy (nee Brancato), & Phillip Brancato  (deceased). Aunt to Heather, Alicia, Sarah, Phillip, Matthew, Mary & Miranda. Memorial visitation Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. with service following at Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63129. 314-894-4500.

Caragher, Michael Joseph
Fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy  Mother Church Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
   Beloved husband of Patricia  Caragher (nee Mattingly); dear father of Sean (Cindy) Caragher, Maggie (Mathew) Unger and Bridgid  Caragher; dear grandfather of Ryan, Kaitlin, Brian, Joey, Lorelei, Eddie, Kallie.
Services: Visitation at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1408 S. 10th St., 63104.  Saturday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. until Mass time at 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Contributions to the Leukemia Society appreciated.  KUTIS  AFFTON SERVICE

Creasy, David W.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
Beloved husband of Myra Creasy (nee Geitz). Dear father of David W. (Cindy) Creasy Jr. and Sherry (Jerry) Garrett. Dear grandfather of Matt, Chris, Arch, Neala and Kyna. Dear brother of Vernon (Martha) Creasy, Kenneth (Sis) Creasy and Frieda Prittchet. Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle and friend.
Memorial service at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Saturday September 27, 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society appreciated.

Darcy, Mildred
(nee Hess) Fortified with the  Sacraments of Holy Mother Church  Sunday, September 14, 2014.
   Beloved wife of the late James T. Darcy "Tommy"; dear mother of  Joseph (Patricia) Darcy, and Kim  (Herman) Burnett; dear grandmother of Maura (Mark) Garascia; dear  sister-in-law of Jo Ann Musick "Sissy"; dear aunt and friend to many.
She will be missed by her many pets, especially her kitten Darcy.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS  AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Saturday, September 20, 11 a.m. until funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Private interment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Stray Rescue appreciated.

Engel, Virgil E.
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
   Beloved husband for 68 years of Ruth Engel (nee O'Keefe); loving  father of Christopher (Nancy) Engel, Jane (Salvatore) LaMartina, Virginia (Myron) Eason and Maureen  (Charles) Freitag; dear grandfather of Jill  (Kevin) Steiger, Michael  (Laura) and Paul LaMartina, John, Elaine and James Eason, Lucy and Madeline Freitag; dear great-grandfather of Seth, Sebastian Steiger; dear uncle and friend.
   Mr. Engel was a member of the  Affton School District Alumni  "Breakfast Group".
Services: Funeral from  KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois,  Monday, September 22, 9:30 a.m. to St. Mark Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National  Cemetery. Memorials to a charity of one's choice appreciated.  Visitation Sunday 4-8 p.m.

Hoeffner, Katherine I.
(nee Golfinopoulos) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church,  Saturday, September 20, 2014.
   Beloved wife of the late Robert Carl Hoeffner; dear mother of Cathy Nall, Robert Hoeffner, Barbara (Kent) Summers, George and John  Hoeffner; dear grandmother of  Nathan, John, Robert, Nicholas,  Taylor, Jordan and Colin; dear sister of James Golfin. She was loved and will be dearly missed by all.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois on Thursday, September 25, 4-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France (the Old Cathedral) on Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials to Alzheimer's  Association appreciated.

Horan, Robert T.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
   Beloved husband of Pat Horan (nee  Kimack); dear father of Tom and Robert (Mary Kay) Horan and Maureen (Rich)  Leavitt; dear grandfather of Kate,  Ellie, Lou and the late Tom; our dear uncle and friend.
Services: Visitation at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church Friday, September 19, 9:30 a.m. until Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Service concludes at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis and Clark Blvd., 63136 appreciated.  KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Service

  Komorowski, S.S.N.D.,  Sister Veronica Marie
baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection on Thursday,  September 18, 2014.    Beloved sister of Norbert  Komorowski; our dear relative, friend and Sister in Religious Community.
Services: Visitation at the Sarah Community/Marian Chapel, 12284 DePaul Dr., Bridgeton, MO on Tuesday, September 23, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 2:30 p.m., then taken to the Theresa Center/Mother House, 320 E. Ripa Ave., 63125 for visitation from 5:30-8 p.m. with prayer service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 24 at 11:15 a.m.  Interment Mother House Cemetery. Contributions to the School  Sisters of Notre Dame appreciated.A KUTIS CITY service.

   Lankster, Lydia "May"
(nee Branch) Thursday, September 18, 2014.
  Beloved wife of the late Wilburn A. "Fuzz" Lankster; dear mother of  Sharon (Donald) Kocher and Donald (Linda) Lankster; dear grandmother to Tim and Stacy Kocher, Scott and Dawn Bauer and Diana Robey Puetz; dear sister of Jay (Dorothy) Branch and the late William, Rudolph and James Branch; our dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.
Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd. Tuesday, September 23, 11 a.m. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cardinal Ritter Adult Daycare or Carondelet Baptist Church appreciated. Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m.


Person, Jeanne M.
(nee Flickinger), Mon., Sep. 15, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Herman D. Person; loving mother of Alyssa Person, Sandra (Ron Baeseman) Person, Sharon (Hamid Etemady-Deylamy) Person, Jeffrey Person and Mark (Brenda) Person; dear grandmother of Ali, Maxwell and Mitchell. Survived by brothers John Flickinger of Hamburg, PA, Julian (Dottie
Crosby) Flickinger of Reading, PA and sister Judy (O. James) Davis of Ephrata, PA.
   During WWII, Jeanne was active selling war bonds and she earned a pilot's license in the hope of joining the civil air patrol. Jeanne graduated with a degree in biology and chemistry from Albright College in Reading, PA, while also lettering in 4 sports. In 2001, she was inducted into the Albright College Athletics Hall of Fame. She completed her professional education at the University of Pittsburgh's D.T. Watson School of Physical Therapy where she received a scholarship for Polio Therapy and Rehabilitation. Over the years, she worked in various physical therapy offices, primarily in Peoria, IL. From 1969 until she retired in 1989, she taught in the Allied Health Program and became the Program Director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL. In 1974, she completed an M.A. from Bradley University, Peoria, IL. She was an excellent seamstress and an accomplished tennis player and pianist, all activities that provided relaxation throughout her life.
Services: Memorials to Knight ADRC-Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of Washington University ( or the charity of your choice appreciated. A Service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.

Pieper, Eugene B. "Gene"
Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Mon. Sept. 15, 2014.
   Beloved husband of Barbara A. Pieper (nee Costello) for 54 years; dearest father of Debbie (Bob)  Kuhlmann, Theresa Needles &  Michael (Kelly) Pieper; loving grandfather of Nicole & Kevin Kuhlmann, Melissa Needles, Brittney & Brandon Pieper; great-grandfather of Carter & Harrison; dear brother of Delores (the late Bob) Joplin, Donald (Sandy) & Robert (Phyllis) Pieper; dear brother-in-law of Mike (Sharon) Costello; our dear uncle, great-uncle, cousin & friend to many.
   Gene was a retiree of Ameren after 37 years of service.  Member of local I.B.E.W. 1439, American Legion Post 179 & Knights of Columbus.
Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tues. Sept. 23, 9:30 AM to  Assumption Catholic Church for 10:00 AM Mass. Interment Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  contributions to the American  Diabetes Association or the Arthritis Foundation appreciated. VISITATION MON. 3-8 PM.

Shelton, Louise
(nee Stewart) Thursday, September 18, 2014.
   Beloved  wife of the late Bud  Shelton; dear sister of Frances McBride, Betty (Luther) Wunning and the late Naomi Webb and James Stewart; our dear aunt and great-aunt.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd, Monday September 22, 10 a.m. until service at 12:30 p.m. Service
concludes at funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the ALS  Association or the charity of your choice appreciated

  Walters, Richard T.
of St. Louis, on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.
 Loving husband of  Deborah Walters (nee Veile); loving father of Christina (Chris) King and Richard Walters;  loving grandfather of Jimmy and Nancy Ann; dearest son of James  Lucas and the late Mary Lucas; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, godfather and dearest friend.
Rich was a purple heart Vietnam veteran, member of Disabled American Vets, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Masonic Lodge #680 and Elks Lodge #2505.
Services: Visitation at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255  Lemay Ferry Rd. on Tuesday, September 23 from 5-9 p.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,  donations to the American  Disabled Veterans, appreciated. Wednesday Mass at St. Gabriel the Archangel.