TROY, MO, August 8, 2022 – Four charitable organizations were each awarded a $5,000 “Sharing Success” grant by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) and CoBank. The recipients of the 2022 grants are Anne’s Anchor, New Melle Sports & Recreation (NMSR), The Sparrow’s Nest, and Warren County Literacy.
By Kathy Miller
St. Paul’s Lutheran in New Melle held the second annual St. Paul’s Kidz Carnival on July 16, it was a hot day; fortunately, there was shade, a breeze and a misting station to stay cool. The Kidz Carnival was free; the only request was for donations to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Fortified with the sacraments of the Holy Mother church Mary Lou Harmon passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 73.
She is survived by her son, Steve (Jessica) Harmon of Moscow Mills, MO; two daughters, Kathy (John) Kersting of Moscow Mills, MO, and Bridget (Brian) Hemmer of Moscow Mills, MO; two brothers, Bill (Pat) Rhodes of Moscow Mills, MO, and Jim (Karen) Rhodes of Wentzville, MO; seven sisters, Carol (Len) Kohler of Dardenne, MO, Vickie (Dan) Zerr of Dardenne, MO, Jane (Rick) Freise of Wentzville, MO, Dianne (Steve) Perotti of Shelbina, MO, Connie (Mike) Boylan of Warrenton, MO, Sue (Scott) Cary of Warrenton, MO, and Sally (Curt) Garrett of Wright City, MO; 12 grandchildren, Adelaide & Olivia Kersting, Isabelle (Trace) Armstrong, Alexander, Ethan, Elizabeth, Audrey, Abigail, Emmett, & Evelyn Hemmer, Natalie & Steven Harmon; and great-grandson, Harrison Armstrong. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Adelaide Rhodes nee Hakenwerth.
Mary Lou was a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Dardenne before moving to St. Theodore. Mary Lou loved her family more than anything. Her grandchildren and great-grandson were the lights of her life. MaMa Lou Lou was her most treasured title. She cherished all of those that called her that. She loved cowboy movies, riding on her golf cart, finding deals at yard sales, and feeding anyone hungry. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made payable to St. Theodore Church or Bree's Gift; in care of Pitman Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
**Family requests that all attendees wear a mask.**