Homer R. Stude

Homer R. Stude, born on March 9, 1940, passed away on July 1, 2020, at the age of 80 at the Jonesburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jonesburg.

He was the beloved husband of Cookie, who cared for him for over 10 years during his time of illness. Homer was born in St. Louis, the only child of Edward and Mildred Murphy Stude.

In later years he moved to Bland, Mo., raising swine. During this time, at only 12 years old, he succeeded in loading several head for market. In addition, he worked in his dad’s grape field and began riding horses in the “big” horse shows in Bland.

Homer was very active in sports throughout school, where he met his best friend, Bill Krause. They seemed to get into a lot of mischief, but Mom always got them out of it!

Homer attended Southwest College with the intention of becoming a veterinarian, but after one year decided to pursue other interests. After college he joined the U. S. Army, where he served two years and immediately following served in the Army National Guard for six years.

After discharge from the U. S. Army Homer and Cookie Cook (his high school sweetheart) began making wedding plans. Their wedding plans were made through the mail.

Homer pitched hay to save money to pay for their first home, a mobile home. It took a lot of hay to make payments!

Finally, the opportunity arrived to go to St. Louis and work in construction. The move was made and the construction company gave Homer the opportunity to purchase as a partner, thus becoming Banta & Stude Construction. Also, during this time he was still going to school at Linn Tech. He and his buddy carried concrete forms during the day and drove to Linn Tech for night school. Homer graduated from Linn Tech in the first graduating class, earning a diploma in designer drafting.

He is survived by his wife, Cookie Cook Stude of Wright City; his son, Michael A. (Aimey) Stude of Wright City; his daughter, Lesa E. (Paul) Corzine of Watseka, Ill.; two grandchildren, Dalton (girlfriend Daelyn) and Caitlin.

He is preceded in death by his father, Edward Stude, and mother, Mildred A. Murphy Stude.

Homer’s opinion was of value to many. His love of horses was infectious and brought him great joy throughout his life. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Visitation is Friday, July 10 from 2:30-8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville. Interment will follow at the Wright City Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to donor's choice in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.

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