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Webster-Kirkwood Times

November 8 - 14, 2013

Obituaries Catherine M. “Kay” Denny (nee Cozzens) of Kirkwood died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Bethesda Dilworth Memorial Home. Mrs. Denny was born in St. Louis to Thomas and Margaret (nee Braun) Cozzens. She was preceded in death by her parents; her late husband, James M. Denny; her son, Mark C. Denny; and her siblings, Margaret Cozzens, Ann Oliver and Thomas Cozzens. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn (Lawrence) Ludwig, and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements by St. Louis Funeral and Cremation. Online guest book at Gary A. Johnson, 71, of Pacific, a former resident of Kirkwood and Webster Groves, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Mr. Johnson was a very spirited man who liked to tell jokes. He was a good man and never gave his mother a moment of grief. He was a member of the Missouri Insurance Audit Association, a Dystrophy Mr. Johnson Muscular volunteer and a youth hockey coach in Kirkwood and Eagle River, Alaska. He was a board member of the Missouri Fiddlers Association and CMA. Mr. Johnson was the husband of Barbara Johnson (nee Dueker); son of Vesta Johnson (nee Wilson) and the late Stephen Johnson; father of Eric (Mindy Gegg) Johnson; grandfather of Lucy Ann Johnson; brother of Lois (Floyd) Amburn and Lola (Neil) Hinson; special uncle to James Hall; son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, great-great-uncle,

cousin and friend to many. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Clare Hospital for the compassionate care he received. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road, Room 200. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Elizabeth H. “Libby” Miller, 101, mother of Beth Purcell of Kirkwood, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, surrounded by her family. Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 4, 1912, to Henry and Rosa Catherine (Hipskind) Stouffer. She married E. Woodrow ‘Woody” Miller on May 19, 1940; he died Sept. Mrs. Miller 18, 1992. Mrs. Miller lived her entire life in rural Wabash County, Ind., and graduated from Linlawn High School in 1930, where she played center on the girls’ basketball team. She graduated from International Business College in Ft. Wayne. She was the oldest member of the Wabash Friends Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and participating in the Linlawn Missionary Society. Mrs. Miller is survived by two sisters, Frances Stewart and Ruth Barnett; a sister-in-law, Alice Stouffer; children Beth (Dave) Purcell, Susan Fagin, Marianne Poston Briscoe and Dan (Marilyn) Miller; grandchildren Megan (Larry) Kaml, Jody Purcell, Erica Purcell, Brian (Janet) Evans, Trent

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(Diane) Miller, Elizabeth (Lisa Mackie) Fagin, Adam (Anne Clinton) Fagin, Brad Miller, Matthew (Jessica) Miller, Andrew Miller, Ian (Candy) Poston, Seth (Emily) Poston; 11 great-grandchildren; and five step-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her eldest son, Thomas W. Miller; siblings Alice Myers Petry, Katherine Vrooman, Velma Mae Stouffer, Joseph Stouffer and Robert Stouffer; and three infant greatgrandchildren. A celebration of her life was held Nov. 7 in Wabash, Ind. Interment, Friends Cemetery, Wabash. Memorials are preferred to: 85 Hope, P.O. Box 27, Wabash, Ind. 46992; or the Wabash Friends Church. Online guest book at Marilyn D. Sullivan-Schmidt (nee Dorn) of Kirkwood died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Mrs. SullivanSchmidt found joy spending time with her friends and family, traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks and Florida, cooking and playing bridge with her bridge Mrs. SullivanSchmidt clubs. She enjoyed being active in various organizations. Mrs. Sullivan-Schmidt was the wife of the late Daniel C. Sullivan and the late William R. Schmidt; mother of Sharon S. (Rick) Brandenburger, Alan D. Sullivan and the late Mark C. Sullivan; grandmother of Sarah (Jeff) Nepple and Amy (Chris) Mays; great-grandmother of two; sister of Richard (Barbara) Dorn; sister-in-law of Sue Marion and David (Gloria) Sullivan; aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood, 100 E. Adams. Family will meet friends after the service at church. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood. Arrangements by Bopp Chapel. Online guest book at www.

Make Donation To “Adopt A Family” Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association (MPNIA) is accepting donations for its annual “Adopt a Family” event to be held Dec. 21 at Turner School. MPNIA selects families that are less fortunate and can benefit from extra help during the holiday season. The association is seeking gift card donations between $25-50 or a personal check written to Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association. MPNIA suggests that $50 gift cards be donated for each child, for both grocery and retail stores, of a family of four. A committee selects the families that qualify from basic applications submitted by families in need. MPNIA anticipates applications from 10 to 20 families. The committee’s criteria for choosing a family is targeted, but not limited to, single-parent head of households. Send donations to Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association, 229 New York St., Kirkwood, Mo,. 63122, along with the name of the contributor, address, gift card or check.

Webster Police To Take Back Drugs Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (P2D2), a nonprofit organization, expanded its prescription drug take-back program from four to nine local police stations. Residents can now dispose of medicines they no longer need at permanent collection boxes across St. Louis County. The service is free, anonymous and provides an environmentally-responsible way to dispose of unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medicines. The Webster Groves Police Department at 4 S. Elm, is among the drop-off locations. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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