Mary Jane Cable
1914 - 2013
Mary Jane Cable, 99, of Moberly, formerly of Clark, died Monday, November 25, 2013, of a heart attack at the University Hospital in Columbia, MO. She was born to Silas and Alma Jane (Fox) Bradley on August 3, 1914 in rural Clark, MO. She married Harry Donal Cable on June 14, 1934 in Moberly, MO.
She was a farm wife for many years before going to work at Holman’s Laundry, Safeway, Brown Shoe Company factory and McGraw-Edison. After retirement from McGraw-Edison in 1980, she volunteered at the Moberly Regional Medical Center. She was on a senior bowling league at Moberly Community Lanes and won several trophies. She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou basketball fan.
She was a member of the Clark Christian Church and was a deaconess.
Survivors include her daughter, Darlene Ornburn and her husband Calvin of Moberly, three grandchildren, Tammy Overy and her husband Scott, Marty Ornburn, and Wanda Von Thun all of Moberly, as well as six great-grandchildren, ten great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband , five brothers, and three sisters.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Society.
Services honoring and celebrating Mary Jane’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and burial followed in the Chapel Grove Cemetery at Clark, MO.
Larry Paul Traynor
1942 - 2013
Larry Paul Traynor, 71, of Moberly, died Thursday, November 21, 2013 at his home. He was born January 17, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Paul and Dorothy (Vredenburg) Traynor.
Prior to retirement Larry worked at Bass Pro in Columbia. He served in the U.S. Air Force until receiving an honorable discharge in 1965.
Survivors include his children; Jennifer Welch and her husband Josh all of Moberly, Lizabeth Duffy and her husband Kris of Lebanon, MO, Paul Traynor and his wife Anita of Ankeny, Iowa and Paula Rock, 11 grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Larry loved spending time with his grandchildren. He made sure to teach them to fish and always bought them their first fishing pole. Larry (aka: Papa or Bubbles) also had special nicknames for each of his grandkids. He loved being a prankster; one of his favorites was when anyone would ask how are you feeling he would say “with my fingers” if he answered that way you knew he was feeling good.
He always loved getting hugs from everyone or he would say “ I squeeze you”. One of the things he loved to do was play bowling on the Wii with grandkids, his own kids, or even the nurses.
Services honoring and celebrating Larry’s life were at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and burial will be in the Curryville Cemetery in Curryville, MO at a later date.
Infant Ellie Rose Smith
Infant Ellie Rose Smith, 11 days old, of La Mesa, CA, died Monday, November 18, 2013, in La Mesa, CA. She was born November 7, 2013 in La Mesa, CA to Aaron and Paige (Keller) Smith.
Survivors include her parents of La Mesa, CA formally of the Cairo and Moberly area, grandparents; Pamela (Beamer) and Don Mutter of Cairo, James and Pamela (Maiefski) Keller, Pamela (Gabbert) Smith all of Moberly and Dale and Kathy Smith of Brunswick, uncles and aunts; Jacob Keller of Cairo, Tony and Dalana Smith of Kansas City, MO, Michael and Danielle Hamilton of Brunswick and Bennie and Jennifer Hamilton of Plattsburg, MO, great- grandparents; Franklin Keller of Cairo, Jack Beamer of Paris, MO, LaVonna Marshall of Paris, MO and Jean Gabbert of Moberly, great-great-grandmother, Juanita Griggs of Belle, MO; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services honoring and celebrating Ellie’s life were at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Elizabeth Jane Leavene
Elizabeth Jane Leavene, 89, of Moberly, died Friday, November 15, 2013, at Moberly Nursing and Rehab. She had been in failing health. Elizabeth was born December 31, 1923 in Moberly to James and Nora (O’Donnell) Rice.
Survivors include her children; Carol Shouse of Clark, MO, Donna Willer of Moberly, Mike Leavene and his wife Linda of Uvalde, TX, twelve grandchildren; Shelly Haynes, Tammy Gittemeyer, Scott Haynes, Julie Haynes, Kathy Buntin, Kevin Willer, Karen Lawrence, Kris, Kasey and Kory Willer, Vanessa McKeon and Jamie Leavene, seventeen great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a brother-in-law Franklin Keller, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Lee Leavene, whom she had married September 27, 1940 in Moberly. Also preceding her in death were her parents, a grandson Damon Michael Leavene, five sisters, three brothers, and a son-in-law Bob Willer
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Moberly Animal Shelter.
Private services honoring and celebrating Elizabeth’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers and burial were at the Oakland Cemetery.
Richard E. Newton
Richard E. Newton, 52, of Moberly, died Wednesday, November 13, 2013.
There will be no services, cremation only. Arrangements by Cater Funeral Home.
Rev. Donald Mattson
1926 - 2013
Rev. Donald Edward Mattson, 87, of Moberly, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO. Donald was born July 23, 1926 in Indianapolis, IN, to Rev. S.V. and Beatrice (Straughn) Mattson.
He graduated from Drake University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology and a Master of Divinity Degree. He became ordained as a minister in 1951, and served as a Pastor in Disciples of Christ Christian Churches for over 50 years. He served as Pastor in the following churches, Northwestern Christian Church in Detroit, MI, Florissant Valley Christian Church in Florissant, MO, First Christian Church in Centralia, MO, and retired in 1993 from Central Christian Church in Moberly.
He served on the board of HomeCare of Mid-Missouri, and over the years led and served on many District and State level church committees. He was an active member and officer of the Ministerial Alliance of Moberly and a former member of Kiwanis International. Donald was instrumental in starting the Moberly Food Bank, now known as the Christos Center.
On August 26, 1950 he married Marjorie Green in Independence, MO, and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Jan Remley and her husband Ron of Kearney, MO, Julie Tibbles and her husband Jim of Perry, IA; a son, Dr. Jon Mattson and his wife Joanne of West Plains, MO; seven grandchildren, Shane Remley and his wife Jennifer, Megan Laws and her husband Kellen, Michael Tibbles and his wife Abigail, Steven Tibbles and his fiance’ Jordan Dahlberg, Aliesha Tibbles, Molly Mattson, Alexis Mattson; great-grandchildren, Ross Remley, Rosalie Remley, and Kyler Laws, two nephews, Rev. Jerry Mattson and Rev. Eric Mattson who are both serving as Pastors in Methodist Churches, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rev. Robert Mattson, and a sister-in-law Norma Mattson.
Donald loved to watch and support his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, activities, and sporting events. He enjoyed working with the youth in his churches, and encouraging men’s groups within the churches. He loved watching and cheering on the Michigan University Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans, as well as the Missouri Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Donald Mattson Educational Fund established at the Huntsville Christian Church.
Services honoring and celebrating Donald’s life were held at the Huntsville Christian Church. Committal prayers and burial followed in the Oakland Cemetery.
Donald F. Chirillo
Donald Franklin “Don” Chirillo, 80, of Moberly, died Monday evening, November 11, 2013, at the Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia. Don was born December 4, 1932 in Moberly to Sam and Irene (Burton) Chirillo.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge in 1961. He lived in California for 20 plus years where he was co-owner of Hart Tool Co. and had a dry wall business. He then moved to Moberly where he established Don’s Trailer Court, and ran it until retirement in late 2011. Don was a member of the West Park United Methodist Church, the Moberly VFW, American Legion, and the Eagles.
He married Harrietta Binder on May 7, 1990 in Nevada, and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Keith Chirillo and his wife Sherrie of Grain Valley, MO, Ron Chirillo of Moberly, Arnold Chirillo of Higbee, MO, Pam McKay and her husband Chad of Alexandria, LA, a step-daughter, Tamara Prososki and her husband Rick of Tekamah, NE, a brother, Keith Chirillo and his wife Linda of Miami, OK, sisters, Marie Cassidy of Moberly, Margaret Smith and her husband Glenn of Flat Rock, MI, Carol Paris of Blairsville, GA, a uncle Albert Chirillo of Moberly, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Barbara Krause.
He loved to run his metal detector, collect coins, play golf and his daily coffee shop visits.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the West Park United Methodist Church would be appreciated.
Services honoring and celebrating Don’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial followied in the Oakland Cemetery.
Raymond "Ray" Newberry
1936 - 2013
Raymond “Ray” Newberry, 77, of Madison, died Tuesday morning, November 12, 2013 at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mexico, MO. Ray was born March 29, 1936 in Granite City, IL, to Raymond David and Ortha (Bryant) Newberry.
Ray served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War, receiving an honorable discharge in 1956. He then served in the Army Reserves for several years, receiving his final discharge in 1992. He received his bachelor degree from Tarkio College and worked as a Chief Investigator at the Moberly Correctional Center, retiring in 1998. He had also served at one time as the Mayor of Madison.
He married Barbara Hayden on March 5, 1978 in Moberly and she survives. Also surviving are his children, Jackie Sutton and her husband Terry of Madison, Jill Pace and her husband Kory of Lee’s Summit, MO, Pam Thomas and her husband Jerry of Madison, David Newberry and his wife Marylee of Moberly, Frank Newberry and his wife Lynne of Longmont, CO, Janice Bromberek of Plainfield, IL, grandchildren, Jeremy Sutton and his wife Ashley, Regina Atkinson, Justin Thomas, Kole, Reghan, Hayden, and Shelby Pace, Jennifer and Joe Newberry, Jennifer and Robert Newberry, Brandon and Brianne Bromberek, great-grandchildren, Reese and Paige Sutton, Maddox Newberry, eight nieces and nephews, two sisters, Martha Stanfill and her husband Charlie of St. Louis and Ginny Warren of Cape Girardeau, MO, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Laura Newberry.
Ray’s hobbies were camping, fishing, boating, horseback riding, woodworking, and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mexico, or to the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison, would be appreciated.
Services honoring and celebrating Ray’s life were held at the Cater Funeral Home Chapel. Committal prayers, military honors, and burial followed in the Sunset Hill Cemetery in Madison.