JOSEPH MOON FAMILY AND RELATED FAMILIES

JOSEPH MOON FAMILY AND RELATED FAMILIES

 

SARAH H. [COLE] MOON

SECOND WIFE OF JOSEPH MOON

Sarah Moon died 28 Mar. 1877 at 76 yrs. 2 months.  Native of Ky., born

1801 she married Joseph Moon, of Jefferson Co., Mo., in 1823 and

settled in what is known as Moontown, where they resided until her

husband's death.  She was the mother of 12 children-8 of whom live to

mourn her loss.  She also leaves 70 grandchildren and 35 gr. grand-

children.

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JAMES MARION MOON

James Marion Moon, who had made his home in Bonne Terre for the past 25 years, conducting a restaurant business in that town for many years, died at his home Friday shortly after noon. He had been in failing health for more than a year with a complication of diseases. He had been bedfast for the past two months. He was 71 years, five months and four days of age. The funeral services was held at the Bonne Terre Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. B. Ragsdale. Interment was had at the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

James Marion Moon, was born in Jefferson County, August 3, 1857. He was united in marriage to Jennie Jackson in 1878*. She survives him. He also leaves two brothers, Albert Moon of DeSoto and Edward Moon of Crystal City, and three sisters, Mrs. Narcisse Groves, Mrs. Mollie Chapman and Lavina Bisch, all of St. Louis.

The deceased professed faith in Christ about a week before his death.

*Minerva Jane "Jennie" Jackson's obit indicates a marriage date of 1883.

[Note: The clipping on this obit was obtained from the files of the Farmington Library. The name of the newspaper was not noted on clipping. The date "1-1929" was handwritten on clipping. According to listing I have for Bonne Terre Cemetery, James Marion Moon died Jan. 17, 1929, however, I don't know if this is correct or not since obit indicates he died on a Friday, and Jan. 17, 1929, fell on a Thursday.]

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JENNIE MINERVA [JACKSON] MOON

WIFE OF JAMES MARION MOON

Bonne Terre STAR, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri, Friday, October 24, 1930.

JENNIE M. MOON DIED IN ARCADIA BAPTIST HOME 

Mrs. J. M. [James Marion] Moon, nee, Minerva Jane Jackson, departed this life at the Old Folk's Baptist Home in Arcadia, Missouri, Sunday, October 19, 1930, at six o'clock A.M. Minerva Jane Jackson was born in Kentucky, Jan. 5, 1859. At the time of her demise she was seventy-one years, nine months and fifteen days of age.

She was united in marriage to James Moon in the year of 1883. Mr. Moon preceded his wife in death two years*.

Mr. and Mrs. Moon were both old residents of Bonne Terre and were in business here for several years. Mrs. Moon, better known as "Aunt Jennie", had been in ill health in Bonne Terre Hospital for the past seven months. She was removed from the hospital to the Baptist Home in Arcadia Wednesday of last week, October 15th.

"Aunt Jennie" was well known and loved throughout this community. She leaves no relatives in these parts to survive her, however, a host of friends will miss her in many ways.

Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church in this city, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. John Bennett Ragsdale officiated.

Interment was made in the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

*According to Bonne Terre cemetery listing, her husband, James Marion Moon died Jan. 17, 1929. She is listed on cemetery list as Minerva Jane Moon, not Jane Minerva. Also, list indicates that no tombstones were seen for her.

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THOMAS PERRY MOON

Bonne Terre STAR, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri, Friday, June 27, 1913.

THOMAS PERRY MOON.

Thomas Perry Moon, born October 16, 1827 died June 12 (sic), 1913, aged 85 years, 8 months 5 days, born in Moontown, Jefferson County, died at the home of his son, Thomas Moon of Moontown and buried in Moontown Cemetery. One of, if not the oldest, citizen of Jefferson County. He leaves five sons, one daughter, 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. His sons are: William Thomas and Joseph Moon, all of old Moontown, Willis Moon of Primrose, David Moon of French Village and his daughter, Mrs. W. H. Brown of Bonne Terre. He was a man loved by one and all, was a member of the Baptist Church 52 years and died as he lived, a Christian.

The funeral services were conducted by the Cemetery by Rev. Rastucy, pastor of Primrose Church.

Note: According to listing Bettye has for Moontown Cemetery, date of death is June 21, 1913, not June 12.

According to Blackwell Missouri and Beyond book (by Normal Hoeltzel), Thomas Perry Cole was son of Joseph Moon and Sarah Cole (daug. of Micajah Cole and Susanne Wiley Cole). He married Martha Holdman of Washington County, daughter of Thomas and Leah Holdman. They had two children, William and Eliza Jane Moon. Eliza Jane Moon married George Clement Jones, and William married Clement's sister, Margaret Ellen Jones. When Martha died in mid 1850's, Thomas remarried to Charlotte Turley of Washington County [daug. of Zadock and Margaret (Vineyard) Turley]. This couple had seven children, six boys and one girl: Edward, Joseph, William, Thomas, Matilda, David and Marcus.

THOMAS MOON, WELL KNOWN LOCALLY, DIED NEAR DeSOTO, MONDAY.

Mr. Thomas Moon died at the home of his son, Lee Moon, near DeSoto [Jefferson County], Missouri, Monday, February 15th [1932]. The deceased had been in failing health for several years, however, had been confined to his bed for one week prior to his departure. At the time of his demise he was sixty-four years of age. He was born February 4, 1868 near Blackwell, Mo., and had been a resident of that vicinity practically all his life.

The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Allie Blackwell, who preceded him in death in 1915. The deceased was the uncle of Messrs. Clyde, Roy and Roscoe Blackwell of Bonne Terre [St. Francois County, MO].

Surviving the deceased besides his son and nephews are three brothers, David Moon of Valles Mines, Willis Moon of Primrose and William Moon of near DeSoto.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Primrose church. Interment was made in the Blackwell cemetery at Moontown.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Blackwell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blackwell and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Blackwell and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hill were among the Bonne Terre people who attended the service.

[The above obituary was photocopied from the records of the Farmington Public Library. The name of the newspaper was not noted on the clipping, however, I believe that it is probably from the Lead Belt News.]

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RUTH JANE [MOON] MURRILL

Mrs. Ruth Moon Murrill, aged 70 years, 5 months and 29 days, was found dead at her home at North Division Street at Bonne Terre, Saturday, September 20, 1930.

She was born March 17, 1860, in Jefferson County, Missouri, and in September 1903, she was married to Thomas Murrill.

she leaves one brother, Frank Moon of DeSoto and nine nieces and nine nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 2:30 Monday, September 22, 1930, conducted by Rev. William Stewart.

Burial was in the Bonne Terre Cemetery [St. Francois County, MO].

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CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank the lodges and friends for their kindness in the death of our Aunt, Mrs. Ruth Murrill.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo J. Fuller and Daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Malone and Family.

[The above obit and thank you were published in the Bonne Terre Star newspaper on October 3, 1930.]

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The following article was published in the Lead Belt News:

DEAD FOUR DAYS BEFORE DEMISE BECOMES KNOWN.

Mrs. Ruth Moon Murrill was born in Jefferson County, Mo., on March 17, 1860 and died at her home in this city about September 16, 1930.

The deceased had been living alone in her home on Division Street for a number of years and just when she passed away will never be definitely known. Mrs. Thomas Cook, had missed her for several days and particular attention was called to her absence from a social gathering which she usually attended and which was held on Tuesday of last week. When she did not put in her appearance at the Rebekah Lodge meeting last Friday evening, several of the members made inquiry concerning her absence, as she was fairly steady in her attendance at these lodge meetings.

On Saturday morning Mrs. Cook went to Mrs. Murrill's home, across the street from where she lived, but could not get in. Constable James McDowell was notified and obtained entrance by forcing a window. Mrs. Murrill was found lying in her bed, covered with blood, her hands hanging off the bed, and her body very much decomposed, indicating that she had been dead a number of days.

A coroner's inquest followed and the jury found "that she had come to her death by natural causes unknown to the jury." The remains were removed to the Benham Undertaking Company, from which point they were taken to the home of her niece, Mrs. H. R. Malone of Bonne Terre.

Funeral services were held from the Malone home on Monday, September 22nd, the remains being removed to the Methodist church, with the Rev. William Stewart officiating. The deceased had been a member of this church for a number of years. Interment was made in the Bonne Terre cemetery.

Mrs. Murrell is survived by one brother, Frank Moon of DeSoto, nine nieces and nine nephews. She was the step-mother of Messrs. George and Hardy Murrell of Bonne Terre. Mrs. Murrell had lived very much unto herself in the past years and aside from attending meetings of the Marietta Rebekah, Degree of Honor and Pythian Sister lodges, of which she was an active member, seldom left her abode.

The deceased was married to Mr. Thomas Murrill in 1903, who preceded her in death, following which she was married to Mr. Gillespie, from whom she was later divorced and resumed the name of her previous husband.

She had numerous friends and relatives who mourn her passing. The exact hour of her passing will always remain a mystery, as she was not known to have been seen by any of her associates or neighbors since last Monday morning, while the fact that she had died was unknown until the discovery by Constable McDowell on the following Saturday. However, authorities are of the opinion that she had been dead at least four days previous, as indicated by the condition of the remains.

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LEXIE ARDEL MOON

LEXIE A. MOON DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY NIGHT.

[Date of 6-6-30 handwritten on clipping, which is probably date of newspaper]

Lexie Ardel Moon, was born September 19, 1847, in Jefferson County and departed this life at his home in this city, Tuesday evening, June 3, 1930, at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 15 days.

Mr. Moon had been in ill health, suffering from heart trouble for the past year, but had not been confined to his bed; however, he had been suffering since Monday, June 2nd. The deceased enjoyed a hearty meal with his family Tuesday at noon and in the early evening retired, not realizing that the end was so near. He quietly passed to rest Tuesday evening at eleven o'clock.

Lexie Ardel Moon was the son of Allen and Susan Moon. He moved with his parents from Jefferson County, Missouri to Rock Island, Illinois where he received practically all of his education. At twenty-one years of age he returned to Missouri and was united in marriage to Miss Belle [Sarah Isabelle] Johnson in Old Mines, Missouri, who preceded her husband in death fourteen years ago. To this union ten children were born: Leonard D. Moon of Jefferson County, Mo., Walter L. Moon, deceased eleven years; Johnson A. Moon, deceased thirteen years; Loomis Moon, at home; Cora J. Moon, and Miss Rosa Moon, at home; Mrs. Frank Leman [Lehman] of Bonne Terre; Mrs. R. C. Ray of Missoula, Montana; Mrs. J. W. Nichalson [sic Nicholson] of Detroit, Michigan; and Roy S. Moon of Fort Morgan, Colorado.

Surviving the deceased besides the previously named children is one sister, Mrs. James Grady of this city and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press time.

Additional Information:

According to listing for Bonne Terre Cemetery in St. Francois County, Missouri Cemeteries book, Volume 1, Edition 1.1, the following is listed for Mr. and Mrs. Lexie Moon.

Moon, Sarah Isabelle Johnson, b. Apr. 18, 1850 d. Nov. 5, 1916, w/o Lexie A., md. 1869.

Moon, Lexie A., b. Sep 19, 1847 d. June 3, 1930, h/o Belle (Johnson).

The cemetery book also indicates that there is an obit which shows Sarah Isabelle Moon's name as Elizabeth Moon.

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SARAH ISABELLE [JOHNSON] MOON

WIFE OF LEXIE ARDEL MOON

MRS. L. A. MOON.

[Date of 11-1916 handwritten on clipping].

Sarah Isabelle Johnson was born in Washington County, Missouri, April 18, 1850. Here she made her home until 1881 when she moved to Bonne Terre, Mo., where she resided until her death.

In 1869 she was married to Lexie A. Moon at Old Mines, Mo. To them were born eleven children, ten of whom are living -- they are: Leonard D., Walter L., Johnson A., Cora J., Rosa B., and Mildred, all of Bonne Terre and William Loomis of Des Moines, New Mexico; Etta C. of Boise, Idaho, Roy S. of Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. [there's a line or two missing here].

Of the children, all were with her in the last hours except her son, William L. who lives on a ranch in New Mexico.

In addition to the children, she leaves her husband, a brother, Sterling Johnson of near Potosi, Mo. and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Harrison of Farmington, Mrs. Dewey Robinson of Festus and Miss Millie Johnson of Los Angeles,California.

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Bonne Terre Cemetery and was conducted by Rev. S. W. Stophlet of Flat River, the funeral being at the Cemetery on account of the serious illness of Johnson Moon at the home.

The bereaved husband and the children have the sympathy of the STAR and the community.

Mrs. Moon was not a member of any church, but her friends testify to her Christian character, and cherish the hope that she rested safely upon the atonement of Jesus Christ. Her last words that closed many years of patient suffering were expressive of peace in God and a willingness to depart and be at rest with Him. Her cheerful, beautiful, helpful life; her kindness to everybody, will long linger as a fragrant memory in the home which her presence brightened and which death has now darkened. To have lived to raise to man and womanhood a large family of boys and girls, to live to see them established as useful citizens in this and other communities, at the close of life's weary day to have gone into the glow of a sunset traveling a path strewn with the kindly care and gentle ministrations of sons and daughters who loved her with a surpassing love, certainly it is worth while for such women as Mrs. Moon to have lived and contributed their great part in building up our nation by building a home.

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JOHNSON ALLEN MOON

Thursday evening, January 4 [1917] at 5:30 o'clock the death angel called at the home of L. A. Moon and the spirit of Johnson A. Moon was called before his maker.

Mr. Moon was born, November 24, 1873 and he was 43 years, 1 month and 10 days old at the time of his death.

He had lived practically all his life in Bonne Terre. He was for many years in business but on account of his health quit business a few years ago and he has been sick almost all the time since then, and a large part of his time he has been confined to his bed.

As a citizen and business man, Mr. Moon was always a man of his word and although the Editor knew him well he is one of the few men of whom we can say that we never heard him say anything against a fellow man. He was a successful business man and it is too bad that he could not live to enjoy what he had accumulated. He was devoted to his parents and always made his home with them and he now follows his mother to the last resting place. The STAR joins his many friends in extending sympathy to the father and to the sisters and brothers.

The funeral will be held Saturday [January 6, 1917] at two o' clock P.M.

[The Bonne Terre Star, January 5, 1917]

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, "Bonne Terre Items" column, Jan. 12, 1917

Johnson Moon, after a lingering illness of many months, died at the Moon residence Friday morning. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Dr. Stophlet of Flat River Sunday afternoon and the burial took place in the Bonne Terre cemetery.

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CORA JANE MOON

Miss Cora Moon died at her home on 217 W. Johnson St., Saturday, July 1 [1950], after suffering a paralytic stroke on Thursday, June 29. Funeral services were held Monday, July 3 at the Benham Undertaking Parlor. Rev. Ernest Towler conducted the services and burial was in the family lot at the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

Cora Jane Moon oldest daughter of the late Lexie A. and Belle [Isabelle] Johnson Moon was born in Washington County March 4, 1879. While young her family moved to Bonne Terre where she received her education. While a young girl she did millinery work and when her mother died she took the responsibility of caring for her father and the family home. After Mr. Moon's death she stayed at home where she lived with her sister, Rosa, until her death.

Miss Moon was a lover of her home and her flowers. She was a faithful worker in the Baptist Church where she did Sunday School work.

She leaves to mourn her passing four sisters, Rosa and Mrs. Mildred Lehman of Bonne Terre, Mrs. Dora Nicholson of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. S. C. (Etta) Ray of Missouma, Mont., one brother, Ray of Couerde Alene, Idaho and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Note: Bonne Terre Cemetery records indicate same dates of birth and death as set forth in the above obit.

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ROSA BELLE MOON

FUNERAL SERVICES AT 2 P.M. TODAY FOR ROSA MOON.

Miss Rosa Belle Moon of 217 W. Johnson St., died at Bonne Terre Hospital on Monday at 2:30 P.M. Miss Moon had been a patient at the hospital the past 19 days.

Rosa Belle Moon, daughter of the late Lexie and Sarah B. Johnson Moon, was born in Washington County on October 11, 1880 and died Sept. 30, 1957 at the age of 76 years 11 months and 19 days.

Miss Moon devoted a great portion of her life to teaching. She was a graduate of Bonne Terre High School and Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau. She retired in 1950 following 27 years of service as a teacher in the Desloge school system. Miss Moon was a resident of Bonne Terre since the age of two.

Survivors include three sisters and one brother, namely: Mrs. Mildred Lehman, Bonne Terre; Mrs. Etta Ray, Missoula, Mont.; Mrs. Dora Nicholson, Detroit, Mich.; Roy S. of Santa Barbara, Calif.; seven nieces, two nephews and a host of friends. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

The body lay in state at Sparks Funeral Home and services will be conducted at the Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 2 P.M. by Dr. C. H. McClure. Interment will be made in the Bonne Terre Cemetery under the direction of Sparks service.

Note: Bonne Terre Cemetery records confirm the above dates of birth and death.

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AMANDA ALLEN [MOON] GRADY

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, Fri. April 7, 1933

MRS. AMANDA GRADY

Mrs. Amanda Grady, widow of the late J. W. Grady, who had been a resident of Bonne Terre for more than fifty years, passed away at her home there at ten o'clock Saturday evening, April 1, 1933, at the age of 83 years, 7 months and 22 days. She had been in ill health for several years, but was confined to her bed only two weeks.

Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. B. Ragsdale, pastor of the Bonne Terre Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Grady was a charter member. Interment was in the cemetery at Bonne Terre, arrangements being in charge of the Benham Undertaking Company.

Amanda Allen [sic] Moon was born in Melzo, Missouri, August 9, 1849, the daughter of the late Allen R. and Susan Johnson Moon. On September 20, 1865 she was united in marriage to James William Grady, who preceded her in death in 1919. They were the parents of eight children, six of whom survive, namely, Miss Nellie and Jasper Grady of Bonne Terre; William Grady of St. Louis; Milton L. Grady of Farmington; Lee Grady of Flat River; and Mrs. Susie Strang, of Ottowa, Ill. She also leaves nine grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.

The deceased was a sincere Christian and one who was keenly interested in church and community work. She also delighted in doing fine needlework, in which she excelled. A loving mother and a loyal friend, she has passed to her reward.

The News offers sympathy.

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THOMAS GEORGE WILLIAMSON MOON

Thomas George Williamson Moon, eldest son of Frank and Hester Moon, was born at Bonne Terre, Mo., September 14, 1847, and died in great triumph at his home in Desloge, Mo., at 8:18 o'clock P.M., Wednesday, December 18, 1912, aged 65 years, 3 months, and 4 days.

July 9, 1868 he was very happily married to Miss Ophelia Neel, of Georgetown, Kentucky, a most devoted faithful wife.  This union was blessed with 12 children.  Seven sons and four daughters. Two sons preceded him to the Celestial City, also a father, mother, one brother and one sister.

Mr. Moon leaves a wife, five sons, and four daughters as follows:  Bert D., of Paragould, Ark., Tilden H., of East St. Louis, Ill., Robert E., of St Louis, Wendell K., of Bonne Terre, Mrs. Anna Clay, of Leadwood, Mrs. Rusha "Nora" Highley, of Desloge, Mrs. Clara DeGonia, of Bonne Terre, Miss Ophelia and Thomas C., of Desloge, also three sisters, Mrs. Dave Doughty, of Farmington, Mrs. C.M. Dinwiddie, of Elvins, Mrs. E.A. Ross, of Los Angeles, Calif., and one brother, Wm. A. Moon, of Bonne Terre, Mo.; also a number of grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn an unspeakable grief, but he has gone to join the rejoicing host above, there to await the coming of loved ones left behind.  Weeping wife and children, follow his Christian example, be faithful until death and God will give you a crown that fadeth not away.

Mr. Moon was very faithfully trained by pious, loving parents, who trained by pious, loving parents, who were careful to give him the most deservable educational and religious privileges.  After the completion of the ordinary course of public schools, he for a number of years entered upon the pursuit of Agriculture in which his father had attained great success and to which he devoted himself with such wisdom, energy, untiring zeal, that throughout all these adjoining counties he had the reputation of being one of the best farmers in Southeast, Mo.

In 1876 he accepted the position with the Desloge Lead Company at Bonne Terre which he worked for a number of years, but later was transferred to Desloge, Mo. As yard foreman where he faithfully and successfully performed the duties of his position the rest of his life.  He made good improvements of the advantages, and both by talent and education was eminently qualified for the honorable position, which he held.

More than a year ago he began to realize that his health was failing him, and his doctor advised him to give up his work, and last November a year ago, he was forced to give up his duties.  He took a trip to Arkansas and several other places, thinking the change would be of a benefit to him; and later went to St. Louis to consult a physician hoping that with the best of medical aid his health would improve.  He came home, but his health gradually failed him, and he was forced to take to his bed.  He was confined to his bed four weeks, but through all he proved to be one of the brightest and happiest of Christians.

Although all that earthly power could be done to alleviate his suffering and restore his health, the half of the suffering could not be told.  God needed this beautiful soul, so He took it to Him.

All who knew Mr. Moon loved and appreciated him.  Popular with everyone because of his purity, good forgiving kindness and thoughtfulness, he was never too proud to greet, with the same cordiality, the rich and poor, old and young.  The utmost confidence was placed in this brilliant, straightforward man.

The loving wife, who ministered his needs to the last, has lost a noble husband, the family a true and loving father, the lodges of a faithful member, the community an honored and upright citizen, but heaven has been enriched with an immortal soul.

Mr. Moon's wife bore witness to the geniuses of his conversion, and ministered to him with great self-sacrifice and loving devotion.  Before the hour of his departure he said that all was well with him and he was going to his heavenly home.

Mr. Moon was a member of the Masonic Lodge for a number of years, the I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W. for thirty-three years, and the Degree of Honor for several years.  For more than seventeen years he was secretary and recorder of the I.O.O.F. and A.O.U.W. lodges, and faithfully and devotedly performed his duties of his office.  Before his health failed him, the weather was never too inclement for him not to be at his desk in the lodge room, being always punctual, and steady.

The funeral service was conducted at the M.E. Church at Desloge, Friday, December 20, 1912, at 1 o'clock, by Rev. Geo, Walker, after which the I.O.O.F. took charge, conducting the services at the grave.  The body was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Desloge.  The precious influence of his stay among us rests as a benediction upon all his acquaintance.  May the Holy Spirit comfort his broken-hearted loved ones and the word of God be their consolation.

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy shown for us during our recent and attending bereavement, occasioned by the death of our beloved husband and father.  Although our sorrow is great, and our grief will be lasting, the acts of kindness and words of sympathy by friends shall not be forgotten.

      Mrs. T.G.W. Moon and Children.

      Desloge, Mo.

T. G. W. MOON'S DEATH FOLLOWS LINGERING ILLNESS.

The death of T. G. W. Moon at his home in Desloge at 8:20 o'clock Wednesday night followed a lingering illness of more than a year of tuberculosis. His condition had been so critical for weeks that his death during this time had been almost momentarily expected.

The funeral service will be held at the M. E. Church at Desloge at 11 o'clock this morning, after which the body will be interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. His wage was 65 years, 3 months and 4 days.

The death of Mr. Moon marks the passing of one of the most prominent citizens of Desloge. For years he had been Yard Superintendent for the Desloge Consolidated Lead Company. He was a member of the local Masonic, Odd Fellow, K. O. P. and Workmen lodges and was active in every movement for the welfare of his town.

He leaves a wife and nine children. The children Tilden, of E. St. Louis; Edward of St. Louis; Bert of Paragould, Ark., W. K. [Wendell Keith] of Bonne Terre, and Tom [Thomas] of Desloge; Anna (Mrs. Bert Clay) of Leadwood; Nora [Elnora] (Mrs. O. E. Highley), of Desloge, Clara (Mrs. Perry DeGonia), of Bonne Terre; Miss Ophelia of Desloge; also three sisters, Ann (Mrs. D. J. Doughty) of Farmington; Clara (Mrs. Sam Dinwiddie) of Elvins; Rushia (Mrs. A. E. Ross) of Los Angeles, Cal., and one brother, William Moon, of Primrose.

The News joins in extending sympathy to the bereaved and in the general sorrow on account of the passing of this good man.

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to call from our midst our dearly beloved brother, Thomas G. W. Moon, who died December 18, 1912, after several months suffering from that dread disease, tuberculosis, which he bore with great patience.

Be it Resolved, That in the death of Brother Moon his family has lost a tender, loving, devoted husband and father, the Lodge one of its most faithful and useful members; and the community an upright and honored citizen.

Resolved, That as Brother Moon discharged all his I.O.O.F. duties, so will we try to imitate his devotion to the grand principles of our fraternity, that we will ever bear in grateful remembrance the zeal and fidelity shown by him;

Resolved, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and recommend them to the care of that God whom Brother Moon served and in whom he trusted.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon our records, a copy be sent to the family of our deceased Brother, and a copy be given for publication.

JAMES COLE

J. W. HARDIN

GEORGE CARTEE,

Committee.

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OPHELIA JANE [NEEL] MOON

WIFE OF THOMAS GEORGE WILLIAMSON MOON

Ophelia Jane Moon, only daughter of the late James V. and Rebecca Ann Neel, was born at Cahokia, Ill., on September 17, 1850, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S.M. Long in Bonne Terre, Mo., Friday morning, May 1, 1931, at 5:15, at the age of 80 years, seven months and fourteen days.

She was united in marriage to Thomas G. W. Moon on July 9, 1868, at Mattoon, Ill.  To this union twelve children were born.  Her husband and four children, Frank, James. Mrs. Elnora Highley and a son who died in infancy preceded her in death.  The surviving children are Bert D., Tilden H. and Robert E., of St Louis; Mrs. Anna Clay, of Leadwood; Mrs Clara DeGonia, of St Louis; Mrs. Ophelia Long, Thomas C. and W. K. Moon, of Bonne Terre.  She leaves 26 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

She united with the M. E. Church at Desloge in her early years, transferring her membership to the Bonne Terre M. E. Church in 1913.

Funeral services were conducted at the Bonne Terre M. E. Church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Stewart.  Interment was at Desloge I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Her grandsons acted as pallbearers and her granddaughters as flower girls.  The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, some coming from a distance.

The many friends of this community who knew and loved Mrs. Moon extended their deepest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.

CORRECTION!!: Rebecca Ann Neel is not Ophelia Jane Neel Moon's mother.  Rebecca Neel was her step-mother.  Ophelia's real mother is Barbara Beckelhymer, who died when Ophelia was only two.

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THOMAS CLEVELAND MOON

Thomas Moon of Bonne Terre, passed away on May 14, 1971, at the Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of seventy-seven years. He was born October 19, 1893, in Desloge, a son of the late Thomas G. W. Moon and Ophelia Neal Moon.

Surviving are his widow, Rena Willett Moon of Bonne Terre, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Moon was a member of the Elks Lodge at Hannibal, Missouri.

Services were held Monday, May 17, 1971, at 2:00 P.M. at the Boyer Chapel in Bonne Terre with the Rev. Willard Spencer officiating. Interment was in the Bonne Terre Cemetery under the direction of the C. Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.

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AMANDA CAROLINE [ROBERTS] MOON

WIFE OF ANDREW LOPP MOON

Mrs. Amanda C. Moon was born near Blackwell Station, Mo., March 19, 1857. Died Feb. 25, 1919.

She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Roberts. She was married to Andrew L. Moon, Dec. 20, 1877. To this union were born five children, all of whom are living, being Zeno C. Moon of Bonne Terre; Waldo R. Moon of Pueblo, Colo., Mrs. A. F. Roberts of Tonganoxie, Kansas, Mrs. J. E. Wolpers and R. W. Moon, both of Pueblo, Colo.

After marriage she lived on a farm near Bonne Terre until the death of her husband, Feb. 20, 1902. She then came to Bonne Terre where she resided until June 20, 1916, from where she moved to Pueblo, Colo., and lived with a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Wolpers, until death came from an attack of dropsy. The remains were brought to Bonne Terre for burial. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church, Friday, Feb. 28, at 2 P.M. by Rev. N. B. Henry of Bismarck. Interment was made in the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

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LYDIA VIVIAN [MOON] WOLPERS

MRS. J. E. WOLPERS DEAD –

Mrs. J. E. Wolpers died at Pueblo, Colo. Monday. The body is being brought to Bonne Terre for burial and will arrive Saturday. Mrs. Wolpers was Miss Lydia Moon before her marriage and is a sister of Mr. Zeno Moon of this city. A more lengthy notice of her death will appear in our next issue.

[Bonne Terre Star/Friday, February 11, 1921]

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WILLIAM ALBERT MOON

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois County MO, Fri. Nov. 1, 1935

William A. Moon passed away at his home in Primrose, Mo., Tuesday evening Oct. 22, 1935 at 11:25 P.M. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 P.M. at the Primrose Baptist Church by Rev. Neal Deweese and C. C. Halley. Interment was in the Primrose cemetery.

William A. Moon, son of the late Hester and Franklin Moon was born July 12, 1859 being at the time of his death 76 years, 3 months and 10 days of age. On Dec. 24, 1888, he was united in marriage to Mary Rawson, who departed this life Nov. 21, 1932. To this union four children were born, one son, Eddie, having preceded him in death. He is survived by three children, Annie (Mrs. Loss) Cash of Doe Run, Ellis Moon of Primrose and Nellie (Mrs. Henry F.) Lawson of Desloge. Besides the three children he also leaves three grandchildren, Albert Cash, Mary Isabel Lawson and Mary Elizabeth Moon; also one sister, Mrs. E. A. Ross of Azusa, California and many other relatives and friends.

In October 1893 he became a member of the Primrose Baptist Church and has since remained a true Christian, always trying to help build up the church. He had been an invalid for almost a year and had been bedfast since March of this year.

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MARY ANN [RAWSON] MOON

WIFE OF WILLIAM ALBERT MOON

MRS. WILLIAM MOON DIES AS RESULT OF FALL MONDAY.

[11-21-32 handwritten on clipping]

Mrs. William Moon passed away Monday evening at five o'clock at her home at Melzo, Mo., at almost fifty years of age. The deceased had been ill for some time, but her immediate death was caused from a fall Sunday.

Surviving are her husband and son Ellis of Melzo, and two daughters, Mrs. L. H. Cash of East Bonne Terre and Mrs. Henry Lawson of Desloge; two sisters and one brother. The deceased is an aunt of Mrs. Samuel Long and W. K. Moon of Bonne Terre.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Primrose Church. Interment was made at the Primrose Cemetery with Boyer Undertaking Company of Desloge in charge.

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CASSANDRA ELIZABETH [BLACKWELL] MOON

WIFE OF ALLEN ELISHA MOON

Cassie Elizabeth Blackwell Moon was the second daughter of the late William T. and Margaret Helen Blackwell and was born March 14, 1857, near Melzo, Mo.

On Nov. 2, 1892, she was united in marriage to Allen Elisha Moon, of near Blackwell. To this union were born seven children, two boys and one girl dying in infancy. Those who survive are: Arthur Ellis of Dodge City, Kan.; Harold Herman, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Hettie May Cole, of Huntington Park, Calif.; Larold Allen of San Bernardino, Calif.; eleven grandchildren. Besides her husband and the above mentioned relatives, she has one living brother, William T. Blackwell of Melzo, Mo., as well as many nephews, nieces, and cousins who reside near or in the Lead Belt (St. Francois County, MO).

At the age of seventeen she was converted and joined the Baptist Church at Moontown, near Blackwell, but in August, 1917, she joined the Adventist Church at Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lived for nearly thirty years.

After a brief illness she died at her home one mile west of Edinburg, Texas, on July 25, 1937, aged seventy years, four months and eleven days.

Funeral services were held at the Skinner's Mortuary, Friday, July 30th, the sermon being delivered by the Rev. B. M. Garton of Pharr, Texas. The body was laid to rest in the Hillcrest Memorial Park.

[The above obituary was photocopied from the records of the Farmington, MO Library. I do not know exactly what newspaper it was taken from. Could have possibly been the Farmington Times.]

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THOMAS ALLEN MOON

THOMAS MOON, WELL KNOWN LOCALLY, DIED NEAR DeSOTO, MONDAY.

Mr. Thomas Moon died at the home of his son, Lee Moon, near DeSoto [Jefferson County], Missouri, Monday, February 15th [1932]. The deceased had been in failing health for several years, however, had been confined to his bed for one week prior to his departure. At the time of his demise he was sixty-four years of age. He was born February 4, 1868 near Blackwell, Mo., and had been a resident of that vicinity practically all his life.

The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Allie Blackwell, who preceded him in death in 1915. The deceased was the uncle of Messrs. Clyde, Roy and Roscoe Blackwell of Bonne Terre [St. Francois County, MO].

Surviving the deceased besides his son and nephews are three brothers, David Moon of Valles Mines, Willis Moon of Primrose and William Moon of near DeSoto.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Primrose church. Interment was made in the Blackwell cemetery at Moontown.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Blackwell, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blackwell and Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Blackwell and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hill were among the Bonne Terre people who attended the service.

[The above obituary was photocopied from the records of the Farmington Public Library. The name of the newspaper was not noted on the clipping, however, I believe that it is probably from the Lead Belt News.]

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EDITH FERN [WALTON] MOON

SECOND WIFE OF JAMES WILES MOON

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (FEBRUARY 8, 1943)

MOON, EDITH FERN -

Sun., Feb. 7, 1943, beloved mother of Mary Farley, Irene Harper, Helen Beckerle, Virgil and Albert Moon, dear sister of Claud Grimm, our dear grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt.  Funeral, Tues., Feb. 9, 1 P.M., from McLaughlin's.  Interment Festus, Missouri.

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ADA AGNES [ROBERTS] PRATTE

WIFE OF LAWRENCE PRATTE

GRAND DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH MOON

Mrs. Lawrence Pratte died at her home in Desloge, Friday, Nov. 30, 1928, at 6:30 A.M. Funeral services were conducted at the Bonne Terre Methodist Church Saturday afternoon at 2 P.M. by the pastor, Rev. Wm. Stewart. Interment was made in the Bonne Terre cemetery.

Ada Roberts was born near Blackwell, September 26, 1879 and was at the time of her death, 49 years, 2 months and 4 days of age. She was married to Lawrence Pratte a number of years ago.

Mrs. Pratte had not been well for a year or more, being a sufferer of leakage of the heart. She was a devoted wife and mother. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, Lawrence Pratte, two children, Perry and Mary (Mrs. Earl Parker) of Desloge; one brother, Daley Roberts, of Bonne Terre and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Weitzel of Desloge and Mrs. Cordelia Boyer of St. Louis.

The News extends sincere sympathy to those bereaved because of her death.

[The Lead Belt News, December 7, 1928]

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CHARLES AUGUSTUS BRAND

HUSBAND OF MARY. J. NEAL

GRANDSON-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

Charles Augustus Brand was born September 11, 1849 and died March 28, 1925 at the age of 75 years, 6 months and 17 days. In the year 1882 he was united in marriage to Mary Neal. To this union five children were born three of whom survive him. They are Mrs. Emma Ferguson and Artie Brand of Bonne Terre and William Brand whose address is unknown. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Brand has made his home with his son Artie and it was here that he passed away. In addition to the above named children, he leaves to mourn for him one brother, Harvey Brand of Bonne Terre and four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Boyd of Bonne Terre; Mrs. Katherine Murphy of St. Louis; Mrs. Sara Fish of Iowa and Miss Mary Brand who lives in California, ten grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Mr. Brand had been for many years a faithful member of the Primrose Baptist church. He was a highly respected citizen and a good man. The funeral service was held on Monday afternoon at the Baptist church here, Rev. J. B. Ragsdale, pastor of the church conducting the service. The body was laid to rest in the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

[The Lead Belt News, St. Francois County, Missouri, Friday, April 3, 1925]

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WALTER L. MOON

The News-Register, Bonne Terre, Mo., Jan. 23, 1919.

DIED SUDDENLY.

Walter Moon of this city fell dead Wednesday. He had complained of feeling ill the night before, but was not thought to be seriously sick.

He leaves a family of wife and 8 children, his father, brothers and sisters. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from the home, conducted by the Elks lodge, he being a member of the order at DeSoto, and burial made in Bonne Terre cemetery. He was born Sept. 14, 1871, being 47 years, 4 months and 8 days old.

News-Register, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri, Jan. 30, 1919.

W. L. MOON.

Walter L. Moon was born in Washington County, Sept. 14, 1871, and died Jan. 22, 1919, of heart trouble. He was married to Florence Bently, Jan. 3, 1902, and to this union was born eight children, Fay, Hazel, Goldie, Kathryn, Edna, Walter Lexie, Bently and Alma, all of whom are living besides a father and three brothers, Leonard of Herculaneum, Loomis of New Mexico, Roy of Jonesboro, Ark., and five sisters, Cora, Rosa and Mildred of Bonne Terre, Etta of Montana and Dora (Mrs. Willis Nicholson) of Flat River. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for seven years, and the lodge had charge of the funeral.

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BENTLEY HENRY “BUCKSHOT” MOON

Bentley "Buckshot" Henry Moon, 87, of Desloge [St. Francois County, MO], passed away March 19, 2002, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington. He was born Feb. 22, 1915, in Bonne Terre, son of the late Walter and Florence (Bentley) Moon. Also preceded by brother, Walter Moon; six sisters: Faye Halloran, Hazel Patt, Goldie Ancy, Catherine McGeorge, Edna Ward, Alma Celes.

He is survived by many relatives and friends.

Visitation 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Funeral services 10:30 A.M. Thursday at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel in Desloge with Evangelist Bernie Crum officiating. Burial in Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Bonne Terre.

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ETHEL ANGES [WHITE] GRADY

WIFE OF JASPER GRADY

GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

MRS. ETHEL WHITE GRADY

Mrs. Ethel White Grady of Bonne Terre, died in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, March 8th, 1928. She had been in poor health for some time and six weeks ago she was taken to the hospital and two weeks later she underwent a very serious operation which it was believed would restore her to health, and on Wednesday of last week she underwent the second operation for goiter, from which she never recovered.

The body was brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John White in Bonne Terre, Friday evening.

The funeral service was held at the Bonne Terre Church of God, Sunday afternoon at two thirty conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. A. Hambrick assisted by Rev. Carroll Thomasson of Route Four Farmington. The remains were laid to rest in the Bonne Terre Cemetery.

Ethel White was born at Mineral Point, April 16, 1893, was the youngest daughter of John and Josephine White of Bonne Terre. On September 27, 1914, she was united in marriage to Jasper Grady of Bonne Terre. To this union one child was born, a daughter, Dorothy Josephine. Mrs. Grady, with her parents, came to Bonne Terre when one year old, where she spent her entire life. In early girlhood she united with the Bonne Terre Missionary Baptist Church and in the year of 1920, she united with the Church of God, of which she continued a faithful member. Her passing is a very great loss to her loved ones and also to her church and to the community. The surviving relatives are the husband, and daughter, the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Faber of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Mrs. Emma Jones of Flat River and two brothers, Herbert White of Bonne Terre and Harry White of North Carolina, also a host of other near relatives and friends.

The News extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

[Lead Belt News, March 16, 1928]

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MAYLON MARING MACKLEY

2ND GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

[St. Francois Herald/Wednesday/Jan. 22, 1902] –

Mahlon M. Mackley, the little one year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mackley, died at their home in Desloge Monday of this week. Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church in this city today (Wednesday) to the Masonic cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Mackley have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their great bereavement.

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FRANK LEONIDAS MOON

Frank L. Moon, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. W. Moon of Desloge, died Tuesday evening, November 19, 1907, at his home in East St. Louis after a lingering illness of dropsical trouble. The deceased was well known throughout the lead belt, having taught school during the past few years in Desloge, Flat River and Doe Run. Last summer he removed to East St. Louis to accept a position with a packing house. Mr. Moon was a fine young man and leaves a host of friends. He is survived by his wife and little child, his parents, five brothers, Bert, Tilden, Edward, Wendell and Thomas, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Clay, Mrs. Nora [Elnora] Highley, Mrs. Clara Degonia and Miss Ophelia. His remains will be interred Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Masonic cemetery at Doe Run.

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HORACE FRANKLIN MOON

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

August 9, 1989 

An 87-year-old man, one of three people found dead Monday of carbon monoxide poisoning in an apartment building in south St. Louis, was so hard of hearing that he may not have realized he had left his car's engine running in a basement garage, a friend said Tuesday.

The friend and police also said that the fact that the resident, Earle Zahm, kept his car keys and apartment key on different key rings also probably contributed to the accident.

''Everybody, everybody in that building died,'' said the friend, Hugh L. Jeffress, who has lived next door to Zahm for 20 years.

''It's terrible,'' said Eva Jeffress, Jeffress' wife.

Jan Konrad, a friend of another victim, Mayrose Lierman, said, ''I just can't snap into the fact that she's gone.''

Authorities identified the third victim as Horace Moon, 83.

The bodies of all three people were discovered Monday in their bedclothes in the four-unit, brown brick apartment building at 3820 Tamm Avenue.

The fourth apartment was vacant. 

The deaths, which have been ruled accidental by St. Louis police, probably occurred sometime Thursday or Friday.

All three residents lived alone in the apartment building. Authorities said they died from carbon monoxide that apparently worked its way from the garage into the apartments through an air-conditioning unit.

Several people who gathered outside the apartment building on Tuesday and described themselves as relatives of one of the victims declined to be interviewed, saying they had been instructed by their attorney not to say anything.

Neighbors described the three as happy, wonderful people.

Joe Lind, 15, who lives across the street from the apartment building, said he often talked with Zahm as Zahm sat outside in a lawn chair. Zahm enjoyed reading National Geographic magazine and ''he would give them to me whenever he was through with them,'' Lind said.

Lind said Zahm had taken daily walks through the neighborhood.

''He didn't like staying inside,'' Lind said.

Hugh Jeffress said Zahm was so hard of hearing that ''he said he didn't go to church because he couldn't hear the sermon.''

''He didn't want to buy a hearing aid because he said he didn't believe in them,'' Eva Jeffress said.

Hugh Jeffress said, ''I think maybe he just forgot to turn off the engine.''

Hugh Jeffress said he had noticed recently that Zahm kept his car keys and his apartment key separate.

As a result, Jeffress said, Zahm would not have had to shut off his car engine to get into his apartment.

Eva Jeffress said Zahm was always telling her, 'If you need anything, call me.' ''

''We'd just sit and gossip,'' Hugh Jeffress said.

Konrad, financial service representative for the Commerce Bank on Chippewa Street where both Moon and Lierman banked, said she had lunch with Lierman just two weeks ago.

''She looked like Mrs. Santa Claus,'' Konrad said. ''She went to the beauty shop every week; she always wore earrings, and she was always impeccably dressed.

''You wanted to grab her by the cheeks.''

Konrad said that Lierman, age 79, was in excellent health.

''Had this not happened, she was the kind who could have lived well into her 90s,'' Konrad said.

''We all knew her,'' Konrad said. ''Every time she came into the bank, she'd always turn around and wave to us as she left.''

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TILDEN HENDRICKS MOON

MR. TILDEN H. MOON

FORMERLY OF BONNE TERRE PASSED AWAY.

Word was received here by Mrs. Samuel Long, Jr. and Mr. W. K. [Wendell Keith] Moon that their brother, Tilden H. Moon of St. Louis passed away Monday [Mar. 5, 1934] evening at five o'clock after a three day illness of pneumonia.

Funeral services were conducted at Peets' Chapel, St. Louis Thursday morning at 8:30 o'clock and the body was removed to St. Francois, Mo., where interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.

Tilden H. Moon was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. W. Moon of Bonne Terre and was born and reared in this community. He was 56 years old at the time of his departure. Prior to his going to St. Louis to reside, the deceased was employed here by the M. R. & B. T. Railroad Company as engineer and was a member of the Fireman's Brotherhood. He was also at one time a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge. At the time of his demise he was employed as Orderly at the City Hospital.

He leaves to mourn their great loss three sons and four daughters, Virgil V., Stanley V., and Byron P. of Chicago. Ill., Mrs. Ruth Harding, Mrs. Opal Troube, Mrs. Mollie Hulbert and Miss MiIdred Moon; four brother, Bert Moon of St. Louis; R. E. Moon, Cleveland, Ohio, W. K. Moon, Bonne Terre and Thomas C. of Columbus, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Samuel [Ophelia] Long, Bonne Terre, Mrs. Perry Degonia, St. Louis and Mrs. Bert Clay, Leadwood. [Note: I have been advised that Tilden had a son named Olan that was born in 1903 and died in Feb. 1904 and is buried in the Pendleton Cemetery at Doe Run - no stone. Tilden also had a brother Frank who died in 1907, and he is also buried at Pendleton Cemetery, and there was a sister, Elnora (Mrs. Ottis Highley), buried at I.O.O.F. who, according to her tombstone, was born Apr. 22, 1883 and died Oct. 12, 1913].

The deceased has many childhood friends in this community by whom he will be sadly missed. The publishers extend sympathy to the bereaved family.

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ROBERT EDWARD MOON

ROBERT E. MOON, FORMER RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY.

Robert E. Moon of St. Louis, passed away at the Missouri Pacific Hospital Sunday, September 11, 1938 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. from the Peetz Funeral Home in St. Louis with burial being made at Lake Charles Cemetery.

Robert E. Moon was born in Bonne Terre, September 10, 1878, the son of the late Thomas G. W. and Ophelia J. Moon. He grew to manhood in Bonne Terre and was employed on the railroad until 1901, when he went to Mena, Ark. then to Desoto, Mo. and has been employed in St. Louis for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for a number of years.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Pratte.  To this union, five children were born, one having died in infancy. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1931.

In 1933, he was united in marriage to Olive Redilion of Cincinnati, Ohio who survives. He is also survived by his children, they are: Mrs. Wanda Dorton and Mrs. Gertrude Krippelcz of St. Louis; Leslie W. of Florida and Robert E. Moon, Jr. of San Frisco [San Francisco ?], California; three grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Bert Clay of Leadwood; Mrs. Perry Degonia of St. Louis and Mrs. S. M. [Samuel M.] Long, Jr., of Bonne Terre and two brothers, W. K. [Wendell Keith] Moon of Bonne Terre and T. C. [Thomas C.] of Columbus, Ohio.

He was a member of Olive Branch No. 576, A.F. and A.M., St. Louis Lodge No. 5, I.O.O.F. and B. of L.F. and E. Lodge No. 6.

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WENDELL KEITH MOON

Wendell Keith (Doc) Moon of 113 Fite St., Bonne Terre, passed away in Bonne Terre Hospital, July 27, 1959, at the age of 78 years 4 months 21 days. Son of the late T. G. W. Moon and Ophelia Neal Moon, he was born in Bonne Terre, March 6, 1881.

He was united in marriage on February 15, 1913, to Myrtle E. Sizemore, who survives with two children, Mrs. Pearl Taylor of Mobile, Ala., and J. Keith Moon of Santa Barbara Calif. He also leaves a granddaughter, Mrs. Jean Kern of Mobile; a grandson, Keith Hamilton of California; a great-granddaughter, Melinda Kern of Mobile; a sister, Mrs. Sam M. (Ophelia) Long of Bonne Terre and a brother T. C. Moon of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by two sisters, one was his twin.

Mr. Moon was a member of Centenary Methodist Church in Bonne Terre. He was a retired railroad engineer and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Local 624, for 50 years. He received his gold pin on May 25, 1959.

The body is in state at Boyer-Benham Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Services will be held Thursday, July 30, at 2:30 P.M. at Centenary Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Liston Johnston of Fredericktown and Rev. William Roy Foster. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Desloge (St. Francois). C. Z. Boyer and Son Service of Bonne Terre.

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MYRTLE EVA [SIZEMORE] MOON

SECOND WIFE OF WENDELL KEITH MOON

FUNERAL RITES THURSDAY FOR MRS. MYRTLE E. MOON.

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle E. (Sizemore) Moon, 113 Fite Street, Bonne Terre, will be conducted at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the Centenary Methodist Church at Bonne Terre with the Rev. William Roy Foster officiating.

The body is in state at the Boyer-Benham Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery at St. Francois under the direction of the C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home, Inc. of Bonne Terre.

Mrs. Moon was born at Bonne Terre May 9, 1885, a daughter of the late C. D. Sizemore and Nancy Casey Sizemore. She died November 2, 1959, while a patient at the Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 74 years, 5 months and 23 days.

She was married to W. K. (Doc) Moon [Wendell Keith Moon] on February 15, 1913. Mr. Moon preceded her in death on July 17, 1959.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Taylor of Mobile, Alabama; one son J. Keith Moon of Santa Barbara, California; one granddaughter, Mrs. Jean Kearn, Mobile, Alabama; one grandson, Keith Hamilton of the State of California; one great-granddaughter, Linda Kay Kearn of Mobile; one sister, Mary Emma Moon of St. Louis and one brother, Roy Sizemore, also of St. Louis.

One sister, Mrs. Etta Beatte of St. Louis preceded her in death on October 23, 1959.

Mrs. Moon was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church of Bonne Terre and a member of the Royal Neighbors Lodge of Bonne Terre.

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RUSHA ELNORE [MOON] HIGHLEY

Mrs. Rusha Elnora Moon Highley, the second daughter of Thomas and Ophelia Moon, and the affectionate wife of Ottis Highley, of Desloge, Mo., was born near Bonne Terre, Mo., April 22, 1883, and died in great triumph at her home in Desloge, at 6:20 P.M., Sunday, October 12, 1913, aged 30 years, 5 months and 20 days. 

Ten months ago her father preceded her to the Celestial City, besides three brothers who had gone before.

Mrs. Highley leaves a husband and three children, Euin, aged 9, Vernon, aged 7, and Rendell aged 5, also a mother, Mrs. T. G. Moon, of Bonne Terre, Mo.; five brothers as follows:  Bert and Ed Moon, of St Louis; Tilden Moon, of East St. Louis, Ill.,; Wendell Moon, of Bonne Terre, and Tom Moon, of St. Louis, and three sisters, Mrs. Bert Clay, of Leadwood, Mo.; Mrs. Perry Degonia and Miss Ophelia Moon, of Bonne Terre, Mo., besides a host of friends to mourn an unspeakable grief.

About fifteen years ago she gave her heart to God, professed faith in Christ and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, at Desloge, Mo., under the ministry of a Rev. A.R. Williams, in which she proved a faithful and consistent Christian the rest of her life.

Mrs. Highley's parents moved to Desloge when she was 7 years of age, and with the exception of these 7 years her entire life was spent in Desloge, where she was loved and respected by all who knew her.

June 24, 1903, she was very happily married to Ottis Highley, Rev. A.S. Coker, of Bonne Terre, officiating.  I doubt if there was ever a happier union effected at the hymenal altar or a more beautiful devotion of husband and wife to each other.  Their hearts were indeed one in the golden hands of love.

Mrs. Highley was sick but a short time, but through it all she proved to be one of the brightest and happiest Christians.  Although everything possible was done to alleviate her suffering and restore her to health, the half of her suffering could not be told.  She was always found wholly resigned to the divine will of God, cheerful and with a strong and abiding faith in Christ.  She never murmured nor complained but always gave evidence that she believed that things worked together for her temporal and eternal good.

There was nothing that medical science could not do that was left undone by her family physician.  So patiently the loving mother and husband were devoted to their dear one, from sunrise to sunset remain her unflinchingly to the last when medical aid had failed and watched the last flickering ray of light, ready to grasp at any ray of hope no matter how small.

The greatest consolation that I vouchsafed, is the sweet realization of the fact that our beloved is at peace.  The one upon whom we have lavished our affection is now in the land "where the weary are at rest."

Bending over the open casket, looking at the folded hands which will never clasp ours again in this world, gazing upon the closed eyes in which we will never more see our image reflected on this earth, the scalding tears fall as we realize that our earthly companionship with this one is forever at an end.

Our only consolation is that our heart's idol has heard the words from the Father's lips, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joys of the Lord."

The consolation is found in a consideration of the fact that our treasure is in heaven.  The poor, worn frame will never more be racked with the agonies of pain, suffering is at an end.

The high esteem in which Mrs. Highley was held by her church and friends was in evidence by the great number who attended the funeral service, and followed her to the grave.

As a Christian she was above reproach; as a wife, she was true and faithful; as a daughter always obedient and devoted; as a sister, affectionate; a friend, never failing.

The funeral service was conducted at the M. E. Church, at Desloge, Mo., Tuesday, October 14, 1913, at 11:30 A.M., by Rev. George Walker, of Fornfelt, Mo.  Her funeral was one of the largest ever held in Desloge.  The body was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Desloge.

The precious influence of her stay among us rests as a benediction upon all of her acquaintances.  May the Holy Spirit comfort her brokenhearted loved ones, and the word of God be their consolation.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                     O.M.  (Ophelia Moon]  

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OTTIS EUIN HIGHLEY

HUSBAND OF RUSHA ELNORE [MOON] HIGHLEY

GREAT GRANDSON-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

Ottis Euin Highley died at his home in Quapaw, Oklahoma, September 11, 1931, at 3:40 P.M., following an illness of several years.  He was the son of John W. Highley and Eliza (McHenry) Andrews Highley and was born near Hazel Run April 30, 1880.  At the time of death, his age was 51 years, 4 months and 11 days.  When he was 17 years old he moved to Desloge and on June 24, 1903 was united in marriage to Elnora Moon, of Desloge.  To this union three sons were born, Euin, Vernon and Rendell.  In 1913 his loving wife was called from this world and in 1915 he married Miss Katie Hawkins of Farmington.  They made their home in Joplin and in 1918 a daughter, Leona was born.  From Joplin they moved to Treece, Kansas where two daughters, Esther and Norma Jean were born.  In 1926 they moved to Quapaw and have resided there since.

 In 1904 he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Methodist church in Desloge.  Since moving to Quapaw he became a member of the Masonic Lodge. 

He has worked in the mines since he was 19 years old and for the past five years has been ground boss in a number of mines. 

He leaves to mourn his departure his faithful loving wife, Katie, three sons, Euin, Vernon, Rendell, three daughters, Leona, Norma Jean, and Esther, a twin brother Otto of Los Angeles, California, two sisters, Mrs. Grace Schuerman of Los Angeles and Mrs. Guy Haile of Desloge and a half brother Henry Andrews of Bonne Terre. 

The body was taken to the Frank Seivers Undertaking Parlor at Joplin.  Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at Quapaw with Rev. Minnif conducting the services.  He was laid to rest at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Joplin, Sunday September 13, 1931.  The News joins with the host of relatives and friends in extending sympathy.

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NELLIE VIOLA [MOON] LAWSON

Nellie V. Moon Lawson, 91, of Desloge, died Sept. 5 at her home. She was born Sept. 20, 1897 near Bonne Terre to the late William Albert and Mary Rawson Moon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Lawson, two brothers, Eddie and Ellis Moon and one sister, Annie Cash.

Mrs. Lawson was a member of the Desloge First Baptist Church for 12 years, previously being a member of the Primrose Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Isabel (Mrs. Brentwood) Larkin of Desloge.

Visitation begins today after 4 P.M. at the C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Desloge. Funeral services are Friday at 2 P.M. at the Desloge First Baptist Church with Rev. Don Stanley officiating, assisted by Rev. Harold Williams and Rev. Bearl Pettus. Burial will be in St. Francois Memorial Park.

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VIVIAN ELLIOTT MOON

Vivian Elliott Moon was born Sept. 21, 1880 and departed this life Jan. 12, 1919, at 38 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was married Oct. 26th, 1911, to Miss Lily Calvert of this city. To this union one child, Glenwood Fred, was born. Besides his wife and child he is survived by one brother and one sister. Bro. Moon was taken seriously ill Oct. 14, 1917, from which he never recovered. Although he suffered a great deal he bore it bravely.

The funeral services were held at the Centenary Methodist Church Jan. 14th, conducted by the pastor and assisted by Rev. J. W. Bays, pastor of the Baptist church. His body was laid to rest in the Bonne Terre cemetery.

News-Register, Bonne Terre, St. Francois County, Missouri, Jan. 23, 1919.

(Written by a Friend)

Vivian E. Moon was born Sept. 21, 1880, and departed this life Jan. 12, 1919, aged 38 years, 3 months and 22 days. Mr. Moon had been failing in health for the past 4 years, and the last 18 months had been bed-fast most of the time. His suffering at times was severe, yet he bore it with that patience the Lord gives his people. His afflictions proved to be a blessing in disguise for during his illness he professed faith in Jesus, and although he never united with any church, had often expressed a desire to do so. He told his friends that death could not come too quick for him, that he was ready and anxious to go, and the last day he spent on earth told his dear companion that he was going home to meet his mother. So we trust that Vivian is now safe with Jesus, and that the dear mother who left him in infancy was among the first to welcome him through the portals of Glory.

Mr. Moon was united in marriage October 26th, 1911, to Miss Lily Calvert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Calvert of Bonne Terre. To this union was born one child, a son. He leaves to mourn his departure, besides his dear companion and little son, Glenwood, one brother, G. R. Moon of Pasadena, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. Dr. Eblen of Petrosi, Tenn., and a host of relatives and friends. His father and mother preceded him in death a number of years before.

The funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church by the pastor, Rev. Eakers, assisted by Rev. Bays, pastor of the Baptist church, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Bonne Terre to await the Resurrection morn, when the dead in Christ shall rise and we shall meet our loved ones again.

Dearest loved one, you have left us,

And our hearts with grief are torn,

But we hope again to meet you,

On that bright celestial morn.

Though your life on earth is ended,

And the race, you now have run,

May your spirit linger near us,

Till we meet in that beyond.

Though the silver chords be severed,

And your face we cannot see;

May the circle be unbroken,

In that bright Eternity.

BY A FRIEND.

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FELIX BISCH

GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

St Louis Post Dispatch 18 DEC 1945 page 7b

BISCH, FELIX -   4105 (?) S Grand, Sun., Dec. 16, 1945. 1?:30 PM., beloved husband of Tessie  Bisch (nee McKinney) dear father of Chester J. and Thelma M. Jennewein?, dear father-in-law, grandfather, brother-in-law and uncle.

Funeral from WINGBERMUEHLE Funeral Home, 3819 S Grand Blvd., Thurs, Dec. 20, 8:30 A.M. to St. Cecelia Church, Interment New St. Marcus Cemetery.

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BEULAH ELIZABETH [MOON] SLEEPER

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

October 4, 1989

Beulah M. Sleeper, founder of a truck-equipment company in St. Louis, died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood. She was 87.

No funeral will be held. Her body was donated to Washington University School of Medicine.

Mrs. Sleeper of Richmond Heights suffered a heart attack last year and never fully recovered.

Mrs. Sleeper was chairwoman of the board of the Truck Equipment Co. of St. Louis, a business that converts trucks to meet the needs of users. She was part-owner of the business until 1938, when she bought up all the stock and took over the managership. She continued in the business until her illness.

She was a past president of the Zonta Club of St. Louis.

Surviving are a son, Theodore K. Sleeper VII of Des Peres; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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WILLIAM LOY MOON

William Moon of Rte. 1, Bonne Terre died December 14, 1984 at his residence at the age of 77. He was born October 2, 1907 at French Village to the late David and Rosa (Richardson) Moon. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Elmer and Homer, and 1 sister, Lattie Billington.

He is survived by his wife, Doris (Johnson) Moon of Rte. 1, Bonne Terre and two daughters, Joyce (Mrs. Jesse) Eaton of Farmington and Betty (Mrs. Robert) Claywell, Jr. of St. Louis.

Services were Monday, December 17 at 1 P.M. at Boyer Chapel with Rev. L. E. Butler officiating.

Interment was in Hillview Memorial Gardens (near Farmington, MO) under the direction of C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home of Bonne Terre.

[Daily Journal]

Additional Information:

According to St. Francois County, Missouri Cemeteries book, Vol. 2, Edition 1.1, his full name is William Loy Moon. His wife is Doris Snow Moon, and she was born in 1910. No date of death is shown for her as of date of this listing.

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ALICE ARDELIA [McMULLIN] MALONE

GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, Fri. Sept. 15, 1950

MRS. HERBERT MALONE

Mrs. Herbert Malone of Bonne Terre, passed away at the Bonne Terre Hospital Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1950. She [suffered?] a cerebral hemorrhage last Friday at noon and a second one on Monday and was removed to the hospital late Monday. She was 67 years 4 months 20 days of age.

Ardelia McMullin, daughter of the late Edward West and Margaret Caroline McMullin, was born in East Bonne Terre on April 22, 1883. When a young girl she moved to Bonne Terre, and on Sept. 5, 1908, was united in marriage to Herbert Malone, at Ste. Genevieve. She is survived by her husband and three children: Misses Dorothy and Helen Malone, at home, and Alden Malone, Flat River; also a daughter-in-law, four brothers: Linn and Phil McMullin, Detroit, Mich.; Wm. McMullin, Overland, Mo.; and Fred McMullin, Bonne Terre; and a sister, Mrs. Leo Fuller, Muscatine, Iowa; in addition to nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Benham Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, conducted by the Rev. Harry Baker Adams, pastor of the Bonne Terre Christian Church, of which she was a member. Interment was in St. Francois Memorial Park.

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THELMA LEE [BUCKNER] WEITZEL

WIFE OF NOBLE O. WEITZEL

GREAT GRANDSON-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

THELMA WEITZEL 1987

Thelma Lee Weitzel, 82, of Desloge died November 20 at Desloge Health Care Center. She was born August 21,1905 in St. Francois County, daughter of the late Robert Lee and America Ann Pinkston Buckner.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Noble O. Weitzel; three brothers Wyman Buckner, Earl Buckner, and Bob Buckner; and two sisters, Stella Smith and Pearl Wells Grover.

She is survived by one son, Dale Weitzel of Columbia; one daughter, Patti (Mrs. Ralph Eaves) of Desloge; two sisters, Jewell Shaw of Desloge and Nellie Turner of Leadwood; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday at C.Z. Boyer Funeral Chapel in Desloge with Rev. Harold Williams officiating.

Burial was in St. Francois Memorial Park. (St. Francois County)

Mrs. Weitzel was a member of the Desloge First Baptist Church and Memorials to the church are suggested.

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FREEMAN LESLIE WEITZEL

GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

Freeman Leslie Weitzel was born at Desloge, Missouri, November 7, 1907, and died at St. Louis, Missouri, August 27, 1937, at the age of 29 years, 9 months and 20 days.

He was married to Blanche Cox on January 12, 1925, and to this union was born one son, Freeman Eugene who with the mother is left to mourn his departure. He also leaves his father and mother and the following brothers and sisters: Willie of Concordia, Kansas; Orville of Leadwood; Henry of Bonne Terre; Galette of Flat River, Noble of Desloge; (Bertha) Mrs. Walter Maze of Denver, Colorado; (Irene) Mrs. Edward Espenschied, of St. Louis; and (Sebeulah) Mrs. Henry Ward, of Desloge, besides other relatives and friends.

Freeman was known as a bright and cheerful boy, always bringing joy and sunshine by his pleasant disposition and cheery smile. He was always ready to trust to the Lord that the best would be done and said that his prayers would be answered. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Desloge Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Wade Freeman, pastor of the Elvins Baptist church. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at St. Francois.

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FRANCES P. [CASH] HAMMACK

WIFE OF JACQUES HAMMACK

GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, Thurs. Sept. 18, 1975, page 11

FRANCES HAMMACK

Frances Hammack, Desloge, died at her residence September 15, 1975 being 83 years of age. She was born in Crawford County, February 18, 1892, a daughter of the late John Cash and Matilda (Sowd) Cash.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Hammack.

Surviving are: six children, Thedford Hammack of Desloge, Buford Hammack of Marshall, George Hammack of Arnold, Howard Hammack of Irondale, Jane Boyer of Greenville, S.C., Adelphia Elders of Desloge; eighteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Services were Wednesday, September 17, 2:00 P.M. at the Cantwell Church of God with Rev. Gerald Moss officiating. Interment was in Parkview Cemetery under the direction of the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home of Desloge.

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LOUIS ARTIE BRAND

GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

Louis Artie Brand, son of the late Charles Augustus and Mary J. (Neal) Brand, was born in St. Francois County, Mo., on February 26, 1891 and passed away at his home in Bonne Terre on Wednesday, November 7, 1951, following a heart attack. He was 60 years 8 months 11 days of age.

On May 22, 1918 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Margaret Long Stegall, who survives. Three children preceded him in death: Virgil and Gladys Marie in childhood, and Alvin, in 1949. Surviving children are: John Brand, Bonne Terre; Wilma (Mrs. Clyde) Patterson, Desloge; Louis A. Brand, Bonne Terre, and Miss Alma Faye Brand, St. Louis; also a step-son, Ernest J. Stegall, St. Louis; eleven grandchildren, a twin brother, William Brand of Hawaii and a sister, Mrs. (Emma) Ellis Ferguson, Bonne Terre.

Mr. Brand began working for St. Joseph Lead Co. at the age of 12 years and was retired in 1949 after 44 years of connected service with the company.

Mr. Brand lies in state at the family residence. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 11, at the First Baptist Church in Bonne Terre, conducted by Rev. E. W. Towler. Burial will be in the Bonne Terre Cemetery. Benham Service.

[The Lead Belt News, St. Francois County, Missouri, Nov. 1951]

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MARGARETTE E. [LONG] BRAND

WIFE OF LOUIS ARTIE BRAND

GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

Margarette E. Brand of Bonne Terre died November 7, 1984 at Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 91. She was born March 7, 1893* at Ste. Genevieve County to the late Charles and Aley (Benham) Long. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Walter Stegall; her second husband, Louis Artie Brand; 4 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

She is survived by one son Ernest Stegall of St. Louis; two daughters, Wilma (Mrs. J. Clyde) Patterson of Desloge and Alma Faye (Mrs. Lester) Sanders of Bonne Terre; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Services were Friday, November 9 at 3 P.M. at Boyer Chapel with Dr. C. H. McClure officiating, assisted by Rev. Don Stanley.

Interment was in Bonne Terre Cemetery under the direction of C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home of Bonne Terre.

[The Lead Belt News, November 15, 1984]

*The publication St. Francois County, Missouri Cemeteries, Vol 1, Edition 1.1, at Page 62, indicates a birth date of Mar. 7, 1894.

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HARVEY GEORGE ROWE

GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

ROWE, HARVEY G., on Sunday, July 14, 1991, beloved husband of Opal S. Rowe, and the late Bess Achuff Rowe, dear father of Jacqueline Murray, James Harvey Rowe and Dr. Gerard Rowe-Minaya, our dear brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, father-in-law, cousin and friend.

Memorial service to be held Wed., July 17, at 12 noon at the University United Methodist Church, 5901 Washington Ave. Interment private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Center Society. Mr. Rowe was a veteran of WWII.

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EUIN WENDELL HIGHLEY

2ND GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

Euin W. Highley of Flat River, passed away May 7, 1981 at the Mineral Area Osteopathic Hospital at the age of 76. He was born June 13, 1904 at Desloge to the late Otis [Ottis] and [Rusha] Elnora (Moon) Highley.

He is survived by his wife, Mable Bernice (Hammack) Highley of Flat River; Gene Highley of Commerce, Oklahoma; David H. Highley of Arnold; three half-sisters, Leona (Mrs. C.) Wheeling of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Esther (Mrs. Donald) McDonald of Quapaw, Oklahoma and Norma. Also surviving are six grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Highley was a member of the Flat River Presbyterian Church; Ionic Lodge No. 154 A. F. & A.M. at Desloge and a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of St. Louis.

Services were Sunday, May 10 at Caldwell Chapel [Flat River, MO] with Rev. William McGill officiating.

Interment was in Marcus Memorial Cemetery at Fredericktown under the direction of Caldwell Funeral Home.

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HAZEL ILO [HARRISON] HIGHLEY CASE

FIRST WIFE OF EUIN WENDELL HIGHLEY

2ND GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF JOSEPH MOON

From The Joplin Globe:

COMMERCE, Okla.- Hazel Ilo Case, Commerce, died at 7:30 P.M. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, at Miami Baptist Regional Health Center, Miami, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Case was born in Hazel Green, Missouri. She was graduated in 1924 from Picher High School. She was a member of Rebekka Lodge in Colorado and North Miami Christian Church, Miami. She was employed as a secretary in insurance offices in Colorado and was a manager for several restaurants in South Dakota.

Her husband, Marlin Case, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Gene H. Highley, Commerce; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Grave side services will be at 2 P.M. Wednesday in GAR Cemetery, Miami. Greg Morrel will officiate.

Grandsons and son will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. Wednesday at Paul Thomas Chapel, Miami.

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OLAF ORAN ROBERTS, JR.

2ND GREAT GRANDSON OF JOSEPH MOON

{Daily Journal, St. Francois County, Missouri)

February 22, 2001

SPRING, TX - Olaf (Chub) Roberts, Jr., 75, of Spring, TX, passed away Jan. 22, 2001. He was born to Olaf O. Roberts, Sr. and Irene A. Roberts in Bonne Terre on Oct. 27, 1925.

He was in the Naval Air Corps V-12 Training Program in World War II, attending Central College, Fayette for a year before the Navy closed the program. He completed the remainder of his military service in the Merchant Marines. A graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in civil engineering. He moved to Spring, Texas in 1973. He retired from National Steel after 32 years of service.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Kit Roberts; five children, daughters-in-law and son-in-law: John and Diana Roberts, Janet Roberts, Mark Roberts, B.J. Bordelon, Brad and Mitzi Roberts, Pat and Chuck Hill; five grandchildren: Katherine, Meghan and Jon Roberts; Andy and Janet Hill and brother, Gregory Roberts. Chub will be missed as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, volunteer, shopper and treasured fourth player for a round of 18 at Walden Golf Course on Lake Conroe.

Memorial services were held Jan. 27 at Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to East Harris County Hospice Service, Inc., 1313 Holland Ave., Building 2, Houston, TX 77029.

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ADELPHIA RUTH [HAMMACK] ELDERS

2ND GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH MOON

(Online archives from the Park Hills Daily Journal)

September 13, 2001

Adelphia Elders

DESLOGE - Adelphia Ruth Elders, 84, of Desloge, passed away Sept. 12, 2001, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Farmington. She was born Nov. 29, 1916, in Leadwood, daughter of the late Jacques and Frances P. (Cash) Hammack. Also preceded by daughter, Beverly M. Wells; brother, Thedford Hammack.

She was a member of the Bonne Terre Church of God.

Survived by husband, Doyle Lindel Elders of Desloge; three brothers: George Hammack (Imogene) of Arnold; Buford Hammack of Cuba; Howard Hammack (Mona) of Irondale; sister, Jane (Mrs. Ansel) Boyer of South Carolina; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday at 5 P.M. at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 P.M. at C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel in Desloge with Rev. Elbert Mason officiating assisted by Rev. William Vance. Burial in Parkview Cemetery.

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DARLINE MARCELLA [HIGHLEY] McLAUGHLIN

3RD GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER OF JOSEPH MOON

From: The Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington)

May 24, 2000

Darline McLaughlin

Coeur d'Alene

Service for Darline M. McLaughlin, 73, will be Friday at 11 A.M. at English Funeral Chapel in Coeur d'Alene. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene.

Mrs. McLaughlin, who was born in Fredonia, Kan., died Friday.

She lived in Kansas and moved to Coeur d'Alene in 1952. She was a nurse at West Shoshone Hospital in Kellogg, Idaho.

She married Raymond McLaughlin in 1975 and was active in bowling and fishing.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, Butch Rollins of Coeur d'Alene and Tim Lee of Pinehurst, Idaho; two brothers, Vern Highley of Virginia and Sidney Highley of California; a sister, Colleen Ludwig of California; and one grandchild.

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