Here are the remaining obits: (Sorry, there really only were 13 obits, I mis-counted)
Raymond Short, Bonne Terre, died May 13 at the Bonne Terre Hospital at the age of 75. He was born June 24, 1907 in French Village to the late Peter and Ida Mary AuBuchon Short. He was preceded I death by three half-brothers.
Mr. Short was a businessman in Bonne Terre for 25 years as owner of Short’s Trading Post. He was a member of the Bonne Terre Rotary, Mineral Area Elks Loge, Knights of Columbus, Chlis Club, a third and fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council No.1088 and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mae Stotler Short of Bonne Terre, several nieces and nephews, one brother, Frank Short of Scott City, two half-brothers: Samuel Byington of Bonne Terre and Lucian Byington of DeSoto, one step-brother, Archie Byington of Valle Mines, three half-sisters: Christine Pettus of Bonne Terre; Anna AuBuchon of Prevely and Ruth cosgrove of Great Falls, Mont., and two step-sisters: Bess Schaeffer of Weingarten and Birdie Dixon of Richwoods.
Friends may call Saturday at 4 p.m. at the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Rotary memorial services will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. Rosary will be recited Sunday at 8 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Andrew Sigmund officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
***FRANK SHORT SHOULD BE HERE IT HINK, NO OBIT FOR HIM THOUGH***
Bessie Agnes Schaefer
Bessie Agnes (Byington) Schaefer of Weingarten, died Monday, Oct. 10, 1994, after an extended illness. She was in her 87th year. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Father John Suren officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Basler Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Bessie was born in French Village April 20, 1908 and was preceded in death by her parents Samuel E. and Ollie Mary (Aubuchon) Byington, and Ida (Aubuchon) Rosner Short Byington, as well as her sisters, Bird (Mrs. Gus) Dixon, and Ann (Mrs. Lee) Aubuchon; and brothers, Arch Byington and his wife Leona, Elias Byington, Raymond Short and his wife May, Wallace Rosner and his wife Pearl, Walter Rosner, Mike Byington and his wife Lucille, Lucian Byington and his wife Elizabeth, Samuel Byington Jr. and his wife Mary Ann.
She is survived by her sisters, Christine (Mrs. Firman) Pettus, and Ruth (Mrs. Paul) Cosgrove, as well as her brother, Frank Short of Scott City.
Other survivers include her husband, Albert Frank; daughters Jeanne (Mrs. Don) White, Deanna (Mrs. Robert) Chott; and son, Kenneth E. Schaefer, as well as six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.
Bessie was a member of Sodality of Mary and the Rosary Sodality or Our Lady Help of Christians Parish. Several years ago, she worked at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, as well as St. Theresa’s Academy in Decatur, Ill.
The family requests memorials in the form of masses.
ARCHIE BYINGTON 1994
Archie S. Byington, 84, of Valles Mines (St. Francois Co.) died April 1 in Valles Mines. He was born July 11,1919, in French Village to the late Elsworth and Ollie Aubuchon Byington. He was proceeded in death by his wife Leona Pashia, son Archie P. Byington, and 11 brothers and sisters.
Mr. Byington worked as a merchant and was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
He is survived by one son, Stanley N. Byington of St. Charles; one daughter, Karen A. Williams of Valles Mines; one sister; Bessie Schaeffer of Winegarden; half-sister, Ruth Cosgrove of Montana; step-brother, Frank Short of Farmington; and step-sister, Christina Pettus of Bonne Terre; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with Father William Wigand officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
***I THINK BERTHA (MRS. GUS) DIXON SHOULD BE HERE. SHE WAS ALSO KNOWN AS BIRDIE BYINGTON***
OBITUARY: [Lead Belt News, May 5, 1977]
Michael C. Byington of Bonne Terre [St. Francois County, Mo.] died May 1, 1977 at the Farmington Community Hospital at the age of 64 years. He was born March 5, 1913 at French Village, a son of the late Sam and Ida Byington.
Surviving are: his wife, Freda (McGraw) Byington of Bonne Terre; seven children, Howard Byington of Washington, Mary Williams of Org., Pat Delay of Alaska, Joan Boyer of Irondale, Kay Parez of Birmingham, Ala., Steve Byington of Calif., and Freda Lynn Byington of the home; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Christine (Mrs. Firmin) Pettus of Bonne Terre, Bertha (Mrs. Gus) Dixon of Pevely, Bessie (Mrs. Albert) Schaefer of Weingarten, Ruth (Mrs. Paul) Casgrove of Great Falls, Mt., and Anna (Mrs. Lee) AuBuchon of Pevely; six brothers, Walter Rosener of Festus, Ray Short of Bonne Terre, Frank Short of Scott City, Mo., Archie Byington of Valles Mines, Lucian Byington of Rt. 3, DeSoto and Sam Byington of Bonne Terre.
Rosary services were held Tuesday, May 3, at 8:15 p.m.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph Church with Rev. Edward Hilgeman officiating. Interment was held in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of C. Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre.
Lucian D. Byington, 77, De Soto, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County. He was born June 1, 1915, in French Village, Mo., to William and Ida Mary (nee Aubuchon) Byington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth H. (nee Dixon) Byington, five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by four sons, Ronald Byington, Amarillo, Texas, William Byington, Festus, Frank Byington, Rising Sun, Md., and Mike Byington, De Soto; five daughters, Judy Price, Valle Mines, Peggy Bell, Wichita, Kan., Debra Haarmann, De Soto, Glenda Woods, Sublette, Kan., and Arlene Good, Casper, Wyo.; two brothers; three sisters; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He was a retired greenskeeper for the Teamsters Golf Course.
He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church in De Soto.
Funeral services were Dec. 10 at St. Rose of Lima Church in De Soto, with Rev. Joseph Adragna officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph cemetery in Bonne Terre.
Arrangements were by Mahn Funeral Home in De Soto.
SAMUEL BYINGTON (1987)
Samuel M. Byington, 69, of Bonne Terre, died Aug 4 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 16, 1918 in French Village to the late Samuel and Mary AuBuchon Byington.
Mr. Byington was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dixon Byington of Bonne Terre; two daughters: Sylvia Thrush of Wichita, Kan., and Virginia Tharp of El Dorado, Kan.: four sons: Sam Byington of Neosho Rapids, Kan., Don Byington and Ted Byington, both of Arnold and Bob Byington of Bonne Terre; eight brothers and sisters: Christine Pettus of Bonne Terre, Bertha Dixon of Richwoods, Bessie Schaefer of Weingarten, Archie Byington of Valles Mines, Lucian Byington of De Soto, Anna AuBuchon of Pevely, Frank Short of Scott City and Ruth Casgrove of Great Falls, Mont., 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call 4 p.m. today at the C.Z. Boyer Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Prayer services will be held 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Andrew Sigmund officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
OBIT # 13
Anna (nee Byington) AuBuchon, 69, Pevely, died Monday, Dec. 2, at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur. She was born March 8, 1922, in St. Francoise County to Samuel Elsworth and Elizabeth (the article someone has crossed out the name Elizabeth by hand and written above it “Ida Mary”) (nee AuBuchon) Byington (the article someone had underlined the name “Byington” by hand).
She was preceeded in death by her parents; one daughter, Ruth Ann auBuchon; one son, Kenneth L. Aubuchon; one sister, Birdie Dixon; and three brothers, Samuel Byington, Mike Byington and Raymond Short.
She is survived by her husband, Lee AuBuchon, Pevely; four daughters, Doris Schneider, Barnhart, Sharon Fleig, Festus, Linda Umbdenstock, Thermopolis, Wyo., and Annalee Crannick, Bloomsdale; one son Anthony E. AuBuchon, DeSoto; three sisters, Ruth Cosgrove, Great Falls Mont., Bessie Schaefer, Weingarten, and Christine Pettus, Bonne Terre; three brothers, Lucian Byington, DeSoto, Archie Byington, Valles Mines, and Frank Short, Scott City; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of the Assuption of Herculaneum.
Funeral services were Dec. 5 at Church of the Assumption with the Rev. Ronald Rubbelke officiating. Burial was in the Assumption Catholic Cemetary in Herculaneum.
The family prefers Masses or donations to the Miraculous Medal Association in Perryville.
Arrangements were by Vinyard (article cut off here).
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