Oscar Stein

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Oscar Stein, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Heartland Care Rehab Center.

He was born Jan. 3, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, son of Oscar C. and Bertha Gibson Stein. He and LaVerne Illers were married May 15, 1955, in Jackson. She died March 25, 1980.

Stein was a music teacher at Portageville and Scott County Central high schools, and later was a caseworker with Missouri Department of Social Services.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946, and in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Budslick of Cape Girardeau; three sons, Dan Stein of Nantucket, Mass., Robert Stein of Jamul, Calif., Wesley Stein of St. Louis; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

There is no visitation.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cape County Memorial Park. The Rev. Cy Smith will officiate.

Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.