• In order to keep staff abreast of pertinent information, we will use this space to compile a comprehensive listing of district announcements.  Announcements are to be forwarded to Heike Janis at hjanis@fergflor.org.  

    August 24, 2022
    We regret to inform you that Edna Hayman, the mother of Nichelle Hayman who is a 3rd grade teacher ar Lee Hamilton, has passed away on Wednesday, August 24. She worked at Cool Valley School as a Reading Specialist and retired from the district in 2008. Her funeral will be Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Hutchens Funeral Home.
     
    Hutchens Funeral Home
    675 Graham Road
    Florissant, MO 63031
     
    Visitation 10:00 am - 12 noon
    Service 12 noon - 1:00 pm
     
    Here is a link to the obituary.
     
    Thank you.
     
    February 11, 2022
    Sincere condolences go to Kevin Voepel and his family, for the passing of his sister-in-law, Katie M. Xain.
    More information regarding arrangements can be found here.
     
    February 9, 2022
    Sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Jashua Fox, for the passing of his stepmother, Virginia Fox.
    Arrangements:
     
    Visitation:  Friday, February 11 4:30-7:00 pm at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home  
         1100 Lincoln Ave
         Jacksonville, IL 62650
     
    Funeral Service: Saturday, February 12 starts at 11 am.  Visitation begins at 10 am at Chambersburg Christian Church
         102 County Highway 21
         Griggsville, IL 62323
     
     
    January 26, 2022
    Sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Laura Muren, for the passing of her grandfather, Wayne Muren.
    Arrangements:

    Visitation:  Friends may visit the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 28, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Masks are required.

    Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

    Public condolences can be submitted here: https://rennerfh.com/wayne-muren/

     
    January 25, 2022
    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Apostle Steward Stiles Sr., grandfather of Ebony Stiles. The information regarding his celebration of life is as follows:
     
    Public Viewing:
    Friday, February 4, 2022
    5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
     
    Saturday, February 5, 2022
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     
    City of Life Christian Church
    8333 Fullerton Avenue 
    University City, MO 63130
     
    Service:
    Saturday, February 5, 2022
    12:00 p.m.
     
    City of Life Christian Church
    8333 Fullerton Avenue 
    University City, MO 63130
     
    December 10, 2021
    Sincere Condolences go to the family and friends of former principal, Sannie B. Robinson.
    Arrangements:
    Visitation:
    Thursday, December 16, 2021
    4:00 p.m. 
    Service:
    Thursday, December 16, 2021
    6:00 p.m.
    Both will be held at:
    William C. Harris Funeral and Cremation
    1645 Redman Ave
    St Louis 63138
     
    December 10, 2021
    Sincere condolences go to the family and friends of Otis Lax, former security guard, custodian, and crossing guard. 
    Arrangements: 
    Visitation: 
    Saturday, December 18, 2021
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
    Service:
    Saturday, December 18, 2021
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Both will be held at:
    Love Joy Missionary Baptist Church
    2500 Marcus Ave
    St Louis 63113
     
    November 02, 2021
    It is with sadness but joyful hearts that we announce that Rev. Dr. Leroy Hodges Sr., Founder and Pastor of Strangers Home COGIC of Irvington, NJ and father of Phylliss Hayden has gone home to be with the Lord.
     
    Services are as follows:
    Visitation: Friday November 5, 2021 from 7pm - 9pm
    Homegoing Celebration: Saturday November 6, 2021 at 9am Transcend Worship Center 971 Clinton Avenue Irvington, NJ 07111
     
    Live Stream of Homegoing will be available at  www.transcendworshipcenter.org
     
    You can connect on facebook or search “Transcend Worship Center” on YouTube
    Arrangements are entrusted to Cotton Funeral Services * 130 Main Street * Orange, NJ 07050
     
    October 04, 2021
    We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Lyons' husband. It was the wish of her husband to
    not have a funeral or service. The Lyons family will schedule a celebration of life at a later time.
     
    September 28, 2021
    We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Combs substitute, Ms. Ann Denise Canamore. Information on funeral services is as follows:
     
    Visitation 

    Sunday, October 10th, 2021

    3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
    12200 New Halls Ferry Road - Florissant, Missouri 63033
     
    Service
     
    Sunday, October 10th, 2021
    5:00pm
    Olivet Missionary Baptist Church
    12200 New Halls Ferry Road - Florissant, Missouri 63033
     
    Interment
     
    Monday, October 11th, 2021
    11:00am
    Laurel Hill Cemetery
     
    September 15, 2021
    Our condolences go out to Kathy Hollis, Cafe Manager at Robinwood and Restoration/Reentry Center 
    who recently lost her brother.
     
    Please keep Kathy and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Cards are welcome. Please address to Kathy Hollis at Robinwood.
     
    September 9, 2021
    We regret to inform you that Duchesne head custodian, Mrs. Tracy Cooper, lost her husband Paul Cooper on Friday September 3rd, 2021.
     
    The visitation is from 8:30-10am the funeral service will start immediately thereafter.
     
    The funeral services will be held at:
    The Cotten-Branch Mortuary
    118 N. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, Mo. 63135.
     
    The burial will be held at the New Bethlehem Cemetery immediately after the funeral services.
     
    There will be light refreshments served after the services at:
    8513 Red Fir Dr., Ferguson, Mo. 63134. 
     
     
     
     
    September 3, 2021
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Mr. Melvin Davis, 69, brother of school bus driver Joseph M. Davis. 
    Mr. Davis passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The funeral service for Mr. Davis was held on Saturday, July 24, 2021
    at Wayman Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church.
     
    Condolences, cards and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
     
    JOSEPH M DAVIS
    3130 HARNESS DR
    FLORISSANT, MO 63033
     
    Please remember Joe and his family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of bereavement.
     
    September 3, 2021
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Mr. James Sain, 82, father of
    school bus driver Beverly Sain.  Mr Sain passed away on Friday, August 6, 2021,
    in Memphis, TN. The funeral service for Mr. Sain was held on Thursday, August 12, 2021,
    in Jackson, TN.
     
    Condolences, cards and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
     
    BEVERLY SAIN
    6039 CASCADE DR
    BERKELEY, MO 63134
     
    Please remember Beverly and her family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of bereavement.
     
    September 3, 2021
     
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Mr. Michael Houston, 68, the brother of school bus driver
    Margaret Yarbrough, along with her nephew, Mr. Donnell Morgan, 55.  Mr. Houston and Mr. Morgan both
    passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021 in Parrish, FL.
     
    A memorial service for both Mr. Houston, and Mr. Morgan will be held this coming Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. 
    The service will be held at:
     
    THE BANQUET CENTER
    12259 NATURAL BRIDGE ROAD
    BRIDGETON, MO 63044
     
    Condolences, cards and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
     
    MARGARET YARBROUGH
    1480 MANOWAR DR
    FLORISSANT, MO 63033
     
    Please remember Margaret and her family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of bereavement.
     
    September 3, 2021
    Our condolences go out to Charlene Hoehn, the Food Service
    Assistant Production at the Admin Building who recently lost her sister. 
     
    Please keep Charlene and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
     
    Cards are welcome:
     
    Charlene Hoehn
    131 Calidian
    St. Charles MO 63303
     
    Thank you.
     
    August 13, 2021
    Meg Kostecki's mother unexpectedly passed away last week. Meg is a parent educator with Parents as Teachers.

    Arrangements are as follows:
     
    Visitation:
    Hutchens-Stygar Funeral & Cremation Center
    Monday, August 16, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
     
    Mass:
    St Joseph Catholic Church, Cottleville
    Monday, August 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

    Cemetery:
    Ste. Philippine Cemetery
    Monday, August 16, 2:45 p.m.
     
    Meg's address:
    1480 Pepperhill, Florissant, 63033
     
    Please keep Meg and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
     
     
    August 09, 2021 
    We are saddened to inform you of the passing of former district employee, Nancy Cook.
    Nancy passed away on August 6, 2021, at the age of 85. Please give your condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family.
     
     
    August 6, 2021 
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Rosalind Cunningham, sister of Tracy Hughes.
     
    Wake:  August 13th
    4-7 p.m.  at William C. Harris
     
    Funeral:  August 14th
    10:00 a.m. at New Spring Church 10229 Lewis and Clark Blvd.
     
     
    July 20, 2021 
    Connie Alveda Bertram, of Climax Springs, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 14, 2021, surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, James "Jim" Bertram, her parents, and a brother. She is survived by her three children: Carla (Marty) Hardin, Chris Waltz, Kim (Dave) Parks, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Dick Newby and Don Cogzill.

    Memorial Services will be from 11:00 am-1:00 pm,  on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Valhalla Cemetery, 7600 Saint Charles Rock Road, St. Louis, MO 63133

    The repass will be at Yesterdays in Woodson Terrace. 

    Mrs. Bertam will be laid to rest beside her husband, Jim, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

     
    July 16, 2021
    It saddens us to share that Tangie Francwar lost her father last weekend.  Please extend thoughts, prayers, and condolences to her and the family. 
     
    Homegoing Services: 
    Mr. Kerwin Lance Hampton
    Date: July 22, 2021
    Visitation:  10:00am
    Services: 11:00am
     
    Hopewell Missionary Baptist
    915 N. Taylor Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    314-652-6090
     
     
    July 06, 2021
    John Leo's memorial service will be on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 3 pm in the sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church.  The church is on the corner of Taylor and Westminster in the Central West End.  A reception will follow.
     
    July 06, 2021
    We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Willa Furch, retired Home Economics teacher from Ferguson Middle School.
     
    Visitation:
    Friday, July 9, 2021
    4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel
    9450 Olive Blvd.
    St Louis 63132
     
    Church Service:
    Saturday, July 10, 2021
    11:00 a.m.
    Southern Mission Baptist Church
    8171 Wesley Ave
    Kinloch 63140
     
    There will be a private burial service in Oklahoma at a later date.
     
    June 21, 2021
    It is with a heavy heart that I bring this news to you today.
     
    Tracie Smallwood, Parent Educator, tragically lost her sister, Robin Foster on June 5, 2021, in a motorcycle accident. Her sister was the youngest of six children in a close family. 
     
    Please keep Tracie in your thoughts and prayers. 
     
    Services were held on Friday, June 18. 
     
    June 18, 2021
    We are saddened to announce the passing of Leslie Hobbs, father of school bus driver Norma Hobbs.  Mr. Hobbs passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
     
    Funeral Service
    Monday, June 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.
    Speaks Suburban Chapel, Independence, MO.

    Condolences, cards, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to:
    NORMA HOBBS
    2716 EMERALD CREEK CT
    FLORISSANT, MO 63031
     
    Please remember Norma and her family in your thoughts and prayers during their time of bereavement.
     
    June 18, 2021 
    The visitation and funeral arrangements for Barbara Shelton, mother of Dr. Adrienne Bland, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership for Secondary Schools, are as follows:
     
    Celebration of Life for Barbara Shelton
    Christ Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church
     
    June 26, 2021
    Visitation - 10 a.m.
    Service - 11 a.m.
    Repass immediately following at 1 p.m.
     
    Ferguson Community Center - Event space
    1050 Smith Avenue
    Ferguson, MO 63135
    Service entrusted to Granberry Mortuary Services
     
     
    May 24, 2021 
    The visitation and funeral arrangements for Daman Jones, one of our night custodians who fell ill at work on May 17, are as follows: Wake services are Wed 5/26 from 4-7 p.m. at Archway Memorial Chapel  111 Taylor Rd. Hazelwood Mo 63042.  The family has asked that all attend the wake due to Covid restrictions because there will be limited seating at the funeral.

    The Repast will be on Thursday, 5/27, from 1-5 p.m. at the Overland Lions Club Hall, 2358 Lackland Rd., Overland  MO 63114. To watch a live stream of the funeral services (online), please use the link below:
    archwaymemorialchapel.com/facebook

     
    May 24, 2021
    It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of  Mr.  James W.  Higgins, grandfather of  Jennifer Meyo, a third-grade teacher at Berkeley Elementary School. Arrangements are as follows: 
    Visitation:
    Friday, May 28, 3 to 8 p.m.
    Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd.
     
    Funeral Mass:
    Saturday, May 29, 9:30 a.m. at St. Petronille Catholic Church, Glen Ellyn
     
    Interment:
    Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn, IL
    Memorial contributions can be made to Tidewell Hospice, 910 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL.   Funeral information 630-469-0032.
     
    May 24, 2021
    With our heartfelt sadness, we will honor the life of Mia Turner, the daughter-in-law of Diana Carpenter, a nurse at Wedgwood Sixth Grade Center. Mia is also the mother of one of our McCluer North graduating seniors, Cameron Turner, Class of 2021.  The arrangements for Mrs. Turner are as follows:
     
    The wake will be Monday, May 31,  from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    The funeral will follow at Austin Layne Funeral Home, 7239 W. Florissant Ave., St, Louis, Mo  63136.