In trying to document an elusive collateral line, I discovered that the St. Louis Public Library has an online index to the obituaries published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
St. Louis Public Library Obituary Search — http://www.slpl.org/slpl/gateways/article240117800.asp —
Not only do they have the obituaries indexed online but their staff will supply photocopies of those obituaries at a very reasonable cost via snail mail! Below is a copy of the obituary I recently received from them.
St. Louis Post Dispatch Tuesday 11/8/1994 page 4B
This wonderful service is much appreciated.