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Jewell Broadfoot

Ruby Jewell Smith was born March 21, 1928 in the Angeline Community and departed this life for her home in heaven September 30, 2017 at the age of 89. Jewell's parents were Everett Smith and Iva Mae (Thomas) Smith and to this union six children were born: Carlos Smith and wife Maude, Annie (Smith) Russell and husband Chester, Raymond Smith and wife Louise, Richard Smith and wife Mary, and Mabel (Smith) Campbell. All siblings and spouses are deceased except Mabel who resides in Palm Bay, FL. Jewell leaves behind two daughters; Cheryl Randolph and husband Walter and Carole Broadfoot. She also leaves three grandchildren; Stephen Randolph and wife Amy, Kristin Holland and Richard Holland. She has four great-grandchildren: Nichole Lynn (Randolph) Cummings and husband Lindale, Trevor Alan Randolph, Chloe Elizabeth Randolph and Ava Elizabeth Holland. Also, she has two great-great grandchildren Ryder Lindale Cummings and Bethany Leanna Randolph. Coming from a large family Jewell had many nieces, nephews and extended family. She loved each of them and enjoyed being with them.

Jewell graduated from Eminence High School in 1946. During her last two years she was voted most popular girl, best girl athlete, and wittiest girl. After graduation on May 6, 1946 she married Billy Gene Means and to this union two daughters were born. Judith Ann, who died soon after birth, and Cheryl Lynn. Bill was killed in an auto accident on April 25, 1954.

In January, 1956 she married Donald Broadfoot and was so happy to now have another daughter in their home, Carole Elizabeth Broadfoot. Cheryl was only eight months older than Carole and they became very close. Jewell and Donald continued their life together in Eminence until Donald passed away in January, 1986.

Jewell began working at the age of 12 during the summer for Ed and Dorothy Reed as well as Vern and Peggy Orchard in their respective restaurants. When she was 16 she went to St. Louis during the summer to work at American Can. She indicated to them she was 18 so she was hired to solder 110 gallon gas tanks used by the United States Military for their airplanes during World War II.

As a young woman she worked as a clerk for Jay and Ann Williams in their grocery business. Back then it was customary to present one's grocery list to the clerk who would then gather all the items for them while they waited.

Her next employment was for the Shannon County Extension Office in the courthouse working with Wayne Hoffer. They collected and tested soil samples among other duties, she enjoyed this type of work very much.

Jewell later worked at Angelica Uniform Company in Eminence as an inspector. The union bosses from St. Louis told the plant manager they would like to have several hundred who could work as fast as she did. Jewell worked there 17 years.

Her last employment was at Missouri Division of Family Services in Eminence where she was a caseworker for 15 years. She most enjoyed and preferred working with the older people and developed lasting friendships with some clients in the office as well as friendships with folks at the Nursing Home. She retired from there in 1989.

Jewell accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 19 and was a faithful member of the West Eminence Christian Church from 1969 until her passing. Throughout that time she taught various Sunday School classes as well as presented a lesson for the children before the minister spoke, which the adults enjoyed, too.

Jewell's family adored her and her passing has left a great void in their hearts. She was such a vibrant woman who loved laughing and making others laugh with her. She will be sorely missed but forever in their hearts.

Funeral services Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Eminence, MO with Pastor Allen Bates and Noel V. Orchard officiating. Interment was in the New Eminence Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Eminence. Online condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com.




Paul Edmond Nicholson, age 84, of Birch Tree, Missouri passed away October 1, 2017 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. He was born January 15, 1933 in Birch Tree, Missouri to John Edward and Ida Priscella (Layman) Nicholson.

?Paul was united in marriage to Beverly Anne Hankey on June 9, 1957 at Chapel Hill Church, Mountain View, Missouri. To this union two children were born, Vicki and John.

?He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Ida Nicholson; two brothers, Trell and Melvin; and two sisters, Aleene and Dorene.

?Survivors include his wife Beverly, of the home; his children, Vicki Johnson and husband John, of Birch Tree, Missouri, John Nicholson and wife Darlene, of Birch Tree, Missouri; four grandchildren, Shawna Johnson, Justin (Kay-Lee) Johnson, Ethan (Krista) Nicholson, and Cody Nicholson; two great-grandchildren, Jase and Asher Johnson; special person, Josh (Bri) Henry and their three daughters, Gracie, Kinsleigh, and Brinley Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

?He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years, 1953 thru 1955. Paul worked hard and spent his life on the farm raising cattle and hogs in the Birch Tree area. He enjoyed hunting and fishing; and loved gigging and playing baseball and softball. Paul also served his community and was on various boards over the years, including the Mountain View-Birch Tree RIII school board, Landmark Bank, and Howell-Oregon Electric Co-Op.

?By request there will be no visitation or service. Burial will be at a later date with family and friends, in the Montier Cemetery, Birch Tree, Missouri. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.


Raelynn Grace Williams and Hudson Reed Williams


Four little hands, four little feet,

Ever so loved, and ever so sweet.

Beyond the clouds, beyond the sun,

Those hands and feet have heavenly fun.


Raelynn Grace Williams and Hudson Reed Williams were born and passed away on September 21, 2017 at Poplar Bluff, MO the daughter and son of Chris and Candra (Bissell) Williams.

They are survived by their parents Chris and Candra Williams of Winona, MO; their grandparents Thomas and Jackie Bissell of Low Wassie, MO and Ron and Sharlene Williams of Winona, MO; their uncle and aunt Ronnie and Michelle Williams and family of Overland Park, KS, and their aunt and uncle Elisha and Carl Pierce and family of Winona, MO along with a host of other family and friends.


They were greeted in heaven by their great grandparents Albert and Nettie Bissell and Thomas and Shirley Smotherman.

Graveside Services were held Monday, September 25 at 10:00 AM at Oak Forest Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Brake officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home, LLC of Winona, MO. Online condolences can be sent to www.duncanfuneralhomes.com.

Howard Theodore Wolff

Howard Theodore Wolff was born March 2, 1926 at Elgin IL the son of Charles T. Wolff and Marie (Beawer) Wolff. He passed away October 11, 2017 at his home in Eminence, MO at the age of 91 years.

Howard was united in marriage to Yvonne Lee Crain on August 21, 1948 and to this union three children were born.

Howard was preceded in death by his wife Yvonne Wolff; his parents Charles and Marie Wolff; and one granddaughter Tonya Wolff; two brothers Robert Wolff and Thomas Wolff; two sisters Lucille Schuett and Dorothy Wolff Gieske.

Howard is survived by his children Vernon Wolff, Donna Wolff and Linda Wolff-Brewer and husband Chip; five grandchildren Tami Wolff-Forgione, Tony Wolff and wife Debbie, Rhys Wolff and wife Rose, Renee Theide and Sara Rossi and husband Eric; two sisters Midge Meyer and Marjorie Wolff; and a host of other family and friends.

He joined the United States Navy at 17 in 1943 and served as the ship's cook until he was honorably discharged on March 8, 1947. He served during World War II, receiving the Asiatic-Pacific medal, American Area and World War II Victory Medal. Howard was a true patriot and was proud of his service in the United States Navy.

Howard was the Commander of the VFW Post 5040 in Woodstock, IL. He was very active in the VFW including running the annual fireworks for the VFW Post 5040. Howard enjoyed in civil activities and working with the VA.

Howard loved mechanical things and could do or fix about anything. He loved to tinker with things and spending time in the garage working on various projects.

Howard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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