today's record

Wednesday, September 8, 2004


Sarah Mae van Rooyen

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin van Rooyen, Nevada, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Mae van Rooyen. Sarah was born at 7:13 p.m., on Sept. 1, 2004, at Nevada Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches. She joins seven siblings; Mike, Misti and Taresa Voigt and Albertus, Andrew, Pearl and Anita van Rooyen. Paternal grandparents are Paul and Margaret van Rooyen, Nevada. Maternal grandparents are Dave and Etal Voigt, Nevada.


Charlene Lightfoot

Charlene Lightfoot, 56, Sheldon, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Evansville, Ind., to Clarence Albert Deruchia and Bettelu Marklin. She married John A. Lightfoot on Nov. 10, 1973, in Clayton, Mo., and he survives of the home.

Charlene lived in Massena, N.Y., before moving to St. Louis. She was a graduate of University City High School in St. Louis in 1966. She worked for her husband in statistical consulting as a computer operator doing data entry and bookkeeping. She had lived in rural Sheldon since 1981.

Survivors in addition to her husband John, include one daughter, Paula Lightfoot, Jefferson City, Mo.; her mother, Bettelu Hughes, St. Peters, Mo.; two brothers, Gary Deruchia, St. Peters, Mo., and Todd Deruchia, Calispel, Mont.; two sisters, Gail Jamie, Olathe, Kan., and Rosanna Barger, Wentzville, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Interment will follow in Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. Friend's may call now and until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Those who wish may contribute to the American Heart Association in care or Ferry Funeral Home.

John William "Bill" Zaring

John William "Bill" Zaring, 97, died Sept. 1, 2004. Services were held at Ferry Funeral Home on Sept. 4, 2004, at 1:30 p.m., with John Nichols officiating. Musical selections were "In the Garden" and "Take My Hand Precious Lord." Pallbearers were Sonny Sewell, Bill Hardin, George Hallman and James Hardin. Interment was in Virgil City Cemetery in Virgil City. Arrangements were by Ferry Funeral Home.