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Cyrus Vaughn Poertner

  • Birth 10 Oct 2007 Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 20 Nov 2008 Olean, Miller County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Barnett, Morgan County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Everlasting Life, Lot #76, Space 2 above his great-grandmother, Betty Combs Dye
  • Memorial ID 31568735

Obituary: Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008

Cyrus Vaughn Poertner, 1, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in Eldon.

He was born October 10, 2007, in Jefferson City to Samuel Vaughn and Megan (Maylee) Poertner, who survived of the home.

Also surviving him are a brother, Braden Poertner of the home; grandmothers Kathryn Frieden of the state of Arizona and Rebecca Poertner of Eldon; step-grandfather Dean Todd of Eldon; great-grandfather, Joe Frieden of Curryville; great grandmother, Helen Musenbrock of Lake St. Louis, MO and several uncles and aunts.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Vaughn Leroy Poertner, and great-grandparents, Virginia Frieden and McKinley and Betty Combs.

Visitation was held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at Phillips Funeral Home in Eldon. Funeral services immediately followed with the Rev. Michael Keith officiating. Burial was in Greenmore Memorial Gardens at Barnett.

Memorials may be made to the Braden Poertner Education Fund.

(Cyrus actually passed away at 313 Main Street, Olean, MO. On his death certificate, the time of death was listed as 9:20 a.m. Cyrus actually passed sometime between 3:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. He was born at Capital Region Hospital in Jefferson City, Missouri. - rlp)

Also from the Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008:

Death Investigated:

Miller County Coroner Rick Callahan and Sheriff Bill Abbott both confirmed this week that an investigation has been opened into the death of a 13-month-old infant boy in the Eldon area last Thursday, Nov. 20.

Callahan said an autopsy has been performed but the results, including toxicology screening, are not expected for six to 8 weeks.

Abbott said currently there is no indication that the death occurred from anything but natural causes. However, by law, the county's child death review team has to be involved in determining the cause of death as it occurred outside a medical facility.

Also from the Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008:

Sheriff's Department Report:

Nov. 20: 0802 hrs., Sgt. Keeth responded to Main Street, in reference to a death investigation.

January 22, 2009: Autopsy report is presented to our family: "In my opinion, the cause of death of Cyrus Poertner is bacterial sepsis. The cultures of blood demonstrate gram positive cocci. The source of the organisms is not identified." Edward H. Adelstein, MD, January 16, 2009

From the Eldon Advertiser, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009:

Natural Causes Led To Death

Miller County Coroner Rick Callahan said this week he has ruled the death of 1-year-old Cyrus Vaughn Poertner on Nov. 20 to be from natural causes.

Callahan said that a final autopsy report said the infant died of bacterial sepsis of unknown origin. The infection in the blood was the cause of death, Callahan said.

Gravesite Details Aged 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. Was buried wearing blue jeans, a light blue, long-sleeve oxford shirt, and socks. His parents tucked him in his favorite blanket, and put several of his favorite things in the casket with him.
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Vaughn Poertner (10 Oct 2007–20 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31568735, citing Greenmore Memorial Gardens, Barnett, Morgan County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Poertner (contributor 46951410) .