Jane Moeller, former Maplewood mayor, dies at 86

Former Maplewood mayor, Jane Moeller, passed away on March 22 at age 86, the City of Maplewood announced on March 23. “Jane did a great deal to serve our community,” the city posted. Moeller served as mayor from 1993 to 2001 and Ward 2 councilwoman from 1983 to 1993. She also served on the Maplewood Richmond Heights School Board. Visitation is at Jay B. Smith Funeral Homes at 7456 Manchester on Friday, April 1 from 1 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at Jay B. Smith on April 2 at 10 a.m.

Please see more on the Jay B. Smith website.

Maura P. Lawlor, owner of The Kerry Cottage dies

Maura P. Lawlor, owner of The Kerry Cottage, Ltd. (2119 S. Big Bend Boulevard) in Maplewood, died on November 25, 2015, according to an obituary in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and from The Kerry Cottage. Services: Visitation at 4 p.m., Memorial Mass at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 9 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 676 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves. Memorials to the Mary Queen of Peace St.

Dottie Higginbotham remembered

Dorothy “Dottie” Higginbotham, a long time Brentwood resident and city employee died last Friday, the Brentwood Historical Society reports. From the Brentwood Historical Society:

“…She was 98 years young. She was a gem. Always a smile, a laugh and a good story. She worked in many capacities for the City of Brentwood over the years. Dottie enjoyed being with other people.

Frank Flinn: Wash U. Professor Emeritus, Stone Spiral regular

Stone Spiral Coffee morning regulars began the week on a sad note: Frank K. Flinn, of University City, who regularly set up office at the shop, died over the weekend, we were told. The Stone Spiral (2500 Sutton Boulevard) was home base for Maplewood-Brentwood Patch, beginning around 2012, and has continued as the morning office for 40 South News. Flinn was Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and was working on a another edition to his Encyclopedia of Catholicism, originally published in 2007. His encyclopedia had been called, “scholarly yet readable,” he liked to tell folks.

Maplewood History: Adios Ray and Syl

Two Maplewood sons of note recently passed within a short time of each other. Ray Kennedy an accomplished jazz pianist and brother of Wanda Kennedy Kuntz, author of “Kennedy Music” was laid to rest this past week. I was not fortunate enough to ever meet Ray so I feel it would be inappropriate for me to say much about him. I am saddened by his untimely passing at age 58. I wish the best to all of his friends and family.

Martha E. Shoemaker obituary

Jennifer Horton has shared this obituary of her grandmother, Martha E. Shoemaker, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She said her grandmother was a longtime resident of Brentwood and member of Saint Mary Magdalen Church. Martha E. Shoemaker, (nee Richards) was Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Saturday, April 4. Services are at Kutis Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois Road, Wednesday, April 8, 9:45 a.m., to St.

Motorcyclist killed on Eager Road

Jason Conrad, 36, was killed on Eager Road Sunday afternoon as his motorcycle was hit by a car turning into his lane near Brentwood Pointe shopping center, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Conrad was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Conrad lived in Crestwood, was a graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis with a B.S. in microbiology and political science, and worked as a butcher for Whole Foods, according to an obituary from Mizell Funeral Home, in Cuba, MO.

Obituary: Ronald D. Forsythe, service at Mary Magdalen

Ronald D. Forsythe, 79, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on July 31, STL Today reported Sunday. Forsythe was the husband of Marilyn Forsythe (nee) Menendez and father of John Tony, Christine (Alma) Wetzker, Matthew and Mark. Visitation is 9:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Magdalen. Mass to follow at 10 a.m.

See the complete obituary at STL Today.

Obituary: Lois (Griebel) Kabelitz, 84

Lois (Griebel) Kabelitz,  84, passed away January 16, 2014, after a brief illness, according to an obituary in STL Today. Kabelitz was born on January 27, 1929, in Maplewood to Bernard and Elsa Griebel. She is survived by her five children, 10 grandchildren, two great granddaughters, two sisters and her brother. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 28th at 2 p.m. at Concordia Lutheran Church, 7291 Sarah Street, Maplewood. See the full obituary in STL Today.

Obituary: Miriam Heitzman, retired MRH superintendent secretary

Miriam Heitzman died on Friday, March 28, according to an obituary in STL Today. Heitzman retired from the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District as secretary to the superintendent in the early 1990s, STL Today reported. Services are private. Donations may be made to the Humane Society, Stray Rescue of St. Louis or the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Obituary: Augustus T. “Gus” Elder

Augustus Gus T. Elder, Brentwood native and businessman, died peacefully on Sunday, March 23, surrounded by his family, according to an obituary in STL Today. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in a Catholic Mass on Thursday, March 27 at 10 a.m.

Read the full obituary in STL Today.