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McCloskey, R. Bruce MD Physician and Foxhunter On August 23, R. Bruce McCloskey, MD passed away peacefully at the age of 94 after a long and rewarding life. His charisma and sense of humor were present to the end. Bruce was born on May 6, 1920 in Fort Dodge, Iowa and grew up with his parents, Percival Joseph and Vallie Viola Hunter Storm McCloskey and his older sister Florence in Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Newton High School and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. Following his internship he repaid his military obligation by serving in the U.S. Army operating an eye, ear, nose and throat clinic in Manila, the Philippines. Discharged with the rank of Captain, he returned to the U.S. and completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan in 1953. He moved to St. Louis where he became a prominent member of the medical community with a busy practice specializing in diseases of ear, nose, and throat. A longtime resident of Webster Groves he served two terms on the City Council, initially driven to do so by his opposition to a local ordinance banning the stabling of horses. During his early years in St. Louis he undertook specialized training in plastic surgery, head and neck procedures and facial reconstruction. He did this by way of advanced courses in Miami, New York and Austria. He served as President, Lutheran Medical Center in 1976; was recognized in 1979 for 25 years of teaching at St. Louis University Hospital; and, he was recognized in 1974 for 20 years of service with St. Joseph's Hospital in Kirkwood. Bruce became an avid horseman and foxhunter in the early 1960's and was an active member of the Bridlespur Hunt with colors awarded in 1967. In 1981 he became a charter member and co-master of the Meramec Valley Hunt and served as the Great Plains Representative for the Masters of Foxhounds Association Board of Directors from 1993 to 1998. His marriage to Lois Carol Heckman ended in divorce, as did his marriage to Laura Ann Moore. Bruce leaves four children from his first marriage: Patricia McCloskey Richards (Joseph, III) of Marshall, VA; Terrence Allen McCloskey (Gabina) of St. Petersburg, FL; Douglas Owen McCloskey (Julie) of Town and Country, MO; and, Mark McCloskey (Patricia) of St. Louis. He is preceded in death by his eldest child, Robert Bruce McCloskey, Jr. who died in 1971. Contributions may be made to the Masters of Foxhounds Association Foundation, PO Box 363, Millwood, VA 22646. Services: A viewing will be held on Monday, August 25 at BOPP Funeral Chapel from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral service at Bopp Chapel, 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26. Interment will follow at a later date at the Union Newton Cemetery where Bruce will reside with his parents and numerous other family members. The family would like to recognize the wonderful commitment and dedication of the staff at Meramec Bluffs. And, we will be forever grate ful to Lauri Goodwin for her loyalty, hard work and devotion to Doc.
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McAtee, Thomas Lee at home with the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2014. Beloved husband of Rachael Margaret McAtee (nee Walton) for 66 years; wonderful and loving father of Linda (Gary) Talley, David (Kathy) McAtee and Paula (Tim) Bean; dear grandfather of Melissa (James) Townsend, Michelle (Josef) Preston, Shaun Talley, Karla (Greg) Ukman, Krista (Jonathan) Borrson, Lauren and Kelsey Bean; dear great grandfather of Druscilla, Jack, Eaen, Jillian, Josef, and Westin; loving brother of Steven (Edith) McAtee; uncle to many nieces and nephews. A product of the Greatest Generation, a WWII Veteran of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 19421945 and recipient of numerous medals including two purple hearts , five bronze stars, one oak leaf cluster and five European-African Middle Eastern Campaign medals. Retired electrician of 40 years from IBEW Local 1. Over the years served as Board Member for Christian Day School, known today as Faith Christian Academy, Sunday School Teacher, Deacon & Trustee at Hope Congregational Church, and from 19932011 was manager and caretaker of the grounds along with his daughter, Linda Talley, for Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August, 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Shepard Funeral Chapel, 9255 Natural Bridge at I-170 (314426-6000) with burial to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 26 from 9 a.m. until time of service. Please visit www.shepardfuneralchapel.com for additional information.
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Ulrich, Phyllis J. (Wantland) (nee Smith), Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin H. Ulrich and Samuel Dean Wantland; dear mother of Vicki (William) Arbogast, Connie Wantland, Dean (Merita) Wantland, James (Peggy) Ulrich, Robert (Peggy) Ulrich and Susan (Roger) Jesse; dear grandmother of Jennifer, David, Jessica, Maureen, Megan, Jonathan, Samuel, Adela, Rezarta, Benjamin, Jacob and Abigail; dear great-grandmother of Sydney, Devin, Alyce, Cavan and Ryland; dear sister of Sylvia (Lawrence) Bates; our dear aunt, great-aunt, colleague and friend. Phyllis enjoyed a long career in elementary education as both teacher and principal. Graduating from high school at an early age, Phyllis was teaching in a one room school house in rural Missouri when she was just fourteen years old. She would later earn both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education with honors from Washington University. Applying for a federal grant, Phyllis served as the founding Director of the Let's Get Ready For Kindergarten preschool program - a forerunner of what is now known as the Parents as Teachers program. Phyllis also helped develop a cross-age teaching program (Big Brothers and Sisters Assist Readers) involving fifth grade students tutoring first grade students, which was found to be beneficial to both tutors and tutees. Phyllis participated in various professional educational organizations as both member and officer, including Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization for women educators, St. Louis Suburban Elementary Principals Association, Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. During a career that spanned four decades, Phyllis was recognized many times for her service and dedicated leadership to elementary education including Outstanding Administrator, Missouri National Distinguished Principal, and National Distinguished Principal awarded by President Reagan. Working tirelessly in support of children's education, Phyllis was loved and respected by all who knew her. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Tuesday, August 26th, 10:00 a.m. Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3-8 pm.
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