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Obituaries Published in the June 27 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the June 27 California Democrat

June 27th, 2012 by Democrat Staff in News


Perry E. Hutchison, 82, of Independence, Mo., passed away June 18, 2012, at his home.

Perry was born October 13, 1929 in Jamestown, Mo., the son of Henry P. and Beulah Ann (Hampton) Hutchison.

He owned his own basement construction business for 35 years.

Perry was a US Army veteran. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his friends.

Perry was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Donna Hutchison, in 2003.

Survivors include: three sons, Gary Hutchison, Dennis Hutchison and Brent Hutchison; one daughter, Gail Booth, all of Independence; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a sister-in-law, Lorretta (Pistol) Hutchison.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 9237 Ward Pkwy, Suite 300, K.C., MO 64114.

Arrangements were under the direction of New Salem Funeral Home & Cemetery (816-796-8600).


Dorothy Regina Reinke, 96, of Jefferson City, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center.

She was born on May 21, 1916, in Russellville, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Hilkemeyer Bruning.

She was married on October 12, 1943, in Jefferson City to Frank Frederick "Franz" Reinke who preceded her in death in May,1994.

A graduate of Russellville High School, Mrs. Reinke attended two years of business college after which she served as a secretary with the Missouri State Legislature and the Missouri Department of Revenue for many years.

She was a member of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and its Women's Association; St. Mary's Health Center Auxiliary; and volunteered with the American Red Cross and as an election poll worker.

She is survived by three children, David (Alice) Reinke, Camdenton, Mo.; Mary Kay (Jack) Dawson, Jefferson City; and Jane Reinke-Smith, Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Mike Reinke, Tim Reinke, Chris Reinke, Jim Dawson, and Carrie Roellig; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Roellig; and one sister, Marie Campbell, Lohman, Mo.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David Franz Reinke; an infant great-granddaughter, Eleanor Reinke; one sister, Catherine Schulte; and two brothers, Sylvester Bruning and Bernard Bruning.

Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph with the Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society 2413 Hyde Park Road, Jefferson City, MO 65109; American Glaucoma Society, P.O. Box 193940, San Francisco, CA 94119; American Heart Association, 1915 Country Ridge Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65109; or the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 2305 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Those wishing to email tributes or condolences to the family may do so at the website.


Robert (Bob) Clinton Thomas, 80 of Syracuse, died Thursday, June 21, 2012 at the Moniteau Care in California, Mo.

Mr. Thomas was born January 19, 1932, in Syracuse, Mo., son of the late Allee and Leta Mae Thomas. On October 14, 1950, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Sanders, who survives of the home.

For most of his life, he was in business at Thomas Hog Market with his father, who operated the first hog buying station in the state of Missouri. After his father's death, he continued the business with his sons, Jim and Robbie, until its closing. He liked sports, and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's games. He enjoyed traveling and going to the walking horse show in Murfeesborough, Tenn. He was an excellent driver, a member of the Moniteau County School Board in Tipton for eight years, and a member of the Syracuse Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of the home, two sons-James C. (Brenda) Thomas and Robbie (Paulette) Thomas, both of Syracuse, Mo.; three daughters-Kay (Wendell) Wolfe of Pilot Grove; Jean (David) Newcomb of California, Mo.; and Jan (Jim) Irey of Latham; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister-Betty Cowardin.

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas were held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2012 at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton with the Rev. Brad Homan officiating. Burial was in the Syracuse Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice.