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</v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img width=151 height=151 style='width:1.5729in;height:1.5729in' src="cid:image006.jpg@01D652B7.ED3D03E0" align=left hspace=12 v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1"><![endif]><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>The Mehlville Fire Protection District and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2665 announces that memorial services have been set for Captain Chris Francis. Captain Francis died April 2, 2020.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Visitation:<br>4P – 8P Friday July 10, 2020 at the Kutis Funeral Home 5255 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis Mo. 63129.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>A Uniformed member walk through will occur at 7:30PM.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>PLEASE NOTE - COVID CONCERNS MAY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT ONE TIME. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>ST. LOUIS COUNTY REQUIRES FACE MASKS BE WORN IN ALL PUBLIC LOCATIONS.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Funeral Services:<br>11AM Saturday July 11, 2020 at the Queen of All Saints Catholic Church 6603 Christopher, St. Louis mo. 63129<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>A procession of emergency vehicles will be held July 11, 2020.<br>Emergency vehicles should arrive 9AM. Staging area is at St. Louis Community College – South County Campus, 4115 Meramec Bottom Road, St. Louis Mo. 63129. Those wishing to participate can sign up using the following link: <a href="https://golamacinc.formstack.com/forms/funeral_detail_agency_participation_form?fbclid=IwAR23j7Zf1JPu6adQePmraOqUcXuMRn3Md_UtINojaXnSpOM4kTReZbKfnOc" target="_blank"><span style='color:#385898'>https://golamacinc.formstack.com/…/funeral_detail_agency_pa…</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Honor Guard coordinator is Tom Bacon – 314-713-9177.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Professional honors will occur at Queen of All Saints Church, following mass.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Private Inurnment will occur at a later date.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><b><u><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>Retiree Service:<o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'>The Firefighters Funeral Team is assisting Creve Coeur Fire Protection District, providing honor to retired Captain James Boyer.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:4.5pt;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:4.5pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1C1E21'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white'><strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#545454'>James Lee “Jim” Boyer, Sr.</span></strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#545454'> of Winfield, Missouri, passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday, June 28, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Madeline Boyer; and his brother, Robert (Bette) Boyer.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:15.0pt;margin-left:0in;background:white;box-sizing: border-box;font-variant-ligatures: normal;font-variant-caps: normal;orphans: 2;text-align:star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