1930 – 2007
Ralph C. St. Clair, 76, of Wyaconda, MO, died Tuesday, December 11 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
He was born on December 29, 1930 in rural Wyaconda, MO, in the home where Ralph and Virginia share their lives. He is the youngest son of Lloyd M. and Ruth I. Barber St. Clair. On August 26, 1951, Ralph was united in marriage to Virginia Harrison in Williamstown, MO.
Ralph graduated from Wyaconda High School with the Class of 1948.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of the New Woodville Baptist Church in rural Wyaconda, Missouri. On July 11, 1999 he became a licensed minister and served as pastor of the church until his death.
He was also a member of the American Legion Post #192, a past member of the Wyaconda Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. He was also a 4-H leader for many years.
Ralph enjoyed reading and woodworking. He enjoyed telling stories and reminiscing of his childhood. He loved his family and was devoted to his wife and children. His grandchildren were his pride and joy and he always looked forward to spending time with them.
Left to cherish the memory of Ralph is his wife of fifty six years, Virginia St. Clair of Wyaconda, MO, one son, Mark St. Clair and his wife Ann of Wyaconda, MO, two daughters, Denise Mathes and her husband Dan of Kahoka, MO and RaElla Wiggins and her husband David of Memphis, MO, five grandchildren, Danessa Mathes Binsbacher and her husband Rudd of Kahoka, MO, Dennis Mathes of Kahoka, MO, Caleb Wiggins, Charles Wiggins and Conner Ray Wiggins all of Memphis, MO, two brothers, Lee M. St. Clair and his wife Bessie of Canton, MO and David St. Clair and his wife Wilma of Kahoka, MO, one sister, Esther Fields of Rock Island, IL and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Louise St. Clair and Isabelle Clark.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO with Dr. Wayne Fields and Kenny Sowers officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the New Woodville Cemetery in rural Wyaconda, MO.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Thursday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the New Woodville Cemetery or to the H.E. Sever Library.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com