Obituaries Published in July 20 California Democrat



Nadene Bernice Wilson Cliburn

Nadene Bernice Wilson Cliburn, age 90, of Centertown, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Jefferson City Manor Care Center.

She was born October 6, 1920, in Cole Camp, a daughter of Mike and Edith Francis Crawford Wilson. Nadene was united in marriage to Charles Ber-nard "C.B." Cliburn, June 9, 1940, in Syracuse, and he preceded her in death April 28, 2003.

She was a graduate of Centertown High School.

Nadene was employed for many years with P.N. Hirsch Department Store in Jefferson City.

She was a member of the Centertown Baptist Church, the Parent-Teachers Association and the Centertown Women’s Club.

Nadene was an accomplished vocalist, singing in a women’s high school quartet, which won a National Competition in 1938.

Survivors include: three sons, Charles Dean Cliburn of Jefferson City, Cecil Wayne (Becky) Cliburn of St. Martins, and Robert Lee (Timmie) Cliburn of California; one daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Scheperle of Russellville; one sister, Neville Anderson of Centertown; seven grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Robert S. Wilson and Mike Wilson, Jr.; one sister, Irma Maxine Siegel; and a granddaughter, Jessica Lee Cliburn Denich.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday, July 20, at the Centertown Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Barnard officiating. Interment will be in the Centertown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Centertown Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Russellville.



Charles “Tom” Emmerich

Charles “Tom” Emmerich, 79, of California, Mo., passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the California Care Center.

He was born January, 11, 1932 the son of Paul and Lenora (Williams) Emmerich whom preceded him in death. He was married on December, 8, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri to Charlene Vaughan whom preceded him in death on September 30, 2006.

He retired as an engineer for U.S. Gypsum. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tipton, Mo. Tom enjoyed reading westerns, spending time with family and eating at the Nic Nac Café.

Survivors include three sons, Danny Emmerich and wife Betty of California, Mo., Bruce Emmerich and wife Jana of Lincoln, Mo., and Rick Emmerich and wife Teresa of Versailles, Mo.; one daughter Patty Turpin and husband Kerry of Sedalia, Mo.; one stepson, Gary Hofstetter and wife Karen of state of Colorado; three stepdaughters, Sheri Edwards , Jayna Hofstetter both of Columbia, Mo., and Lynda Patterson with husband Tom of Tennessee; two brothers, Donald Emmerich of California, Mo., and Richard Emmerich state of Arkansas; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son Larry Emmerich; also one brother and one sister.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, July 19, 2011at 10:00 a.m. at the Bowlin -Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating was the Rev. Paul Posey. Burial was at Hickman Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St. California, MO 65018.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services California, Mo.


Norman J. Koerkenmeier, 87, of Tipton, Mo., passed away on July 16, 2011 at St. Mary’s Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo.

Funeral services for Mr. Koerkenmeier were held Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Andrew’s Church in Tipton, with burial in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the St. Andrew’s Cemetery in care of the church.



Norma Jean Oesterly

Norma Jean Oesterly, 86, of California, Mo., passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at the Moniteau Care Center in California, Mo.

She was born on August, 18, 1924 the daughter of Wardley and Maude (Senior) Francis who preceded her in death. She was married to Gail Oesterly on March 28, 1950 in California, Mo., of whom survives.

Norma Jean attended Norman Country School. She worked with her husband on the family farm from 1950-1993 and also worked at California Manufacturing for 11 years, owned Oesterly Trailer Sales for 12 years and after retiring and moving to town she worked for D&R Plants and Putnam Chevrolet. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Debbie Oesterly of Jefferson City, Mo.; one brother, Dale Francis of California, Mo.; two sisters, Viola Papen of High Point, Mo., and Gloria Crawford the state of Georgia. She is preceded in death by one sister, Marion Jenkins and one brother, John Francis.

Funeral Services were held Monday, July 18, 2011 at 11:00 a,m. at Bowlin -Cantriel Funeral Services. Officiating was Pastor Josh Hartley. Burial was at the California City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Friendship Baptist Church, c/o Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak St., California Mo 65018.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services.


Zellora (Jeanne) Rea, 85, of Tipton, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Moniteau Care Center.

She was born on May 7, 1926 in Morning Sun, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Letha (Mcafee) Cary, both of whom preceded her in death. She was married on December 17, 1960 in Davenport, Iowa, to Dr. George David Rea, who preceded her in death on April 29, 2007.

She was a homemaker and helped her husband in his chiropractic office. She was a resident of Tipton from 1963 – 2004 and was a member of the Tipton Assembly of God church.

Survivors include: two sons, Shawn Rea and wife Linda of Highland, Ill., and George Rea and wife Kathy of Grey Court, S.C.; two daughters, Dorothy Huff and husband Dr. Carroll Huff of California, Mo., and Bonnie George and husband Jerry of California, Mo.; three brothers, David, Jim and Marvin Cary; two sisters, Baja Hogan and Marlene Snyder; and 14 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Twyla, Lois, Zelda and Mary; and four brothers, Floyd (her twin who died at birth), Dean, Ellis and Charlie.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California. Burial was in California City Cemetery. Officiating was her nephew Pastor Danny Cary.

Memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak Street, California, MO 65018.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.


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