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Obituaries from April 2002

Marie Copeland (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Marie H. Copeland, 80, died at 7:26 a.m. April 22, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Bill Bradshaw (04/22/02)
MOREHOUSE - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Willie "Bill" Bradshaw, 80, who died April 19, 2002, were: Tim Thompson, Terry Greer, Greg Noyes, Greg Duester, Mark Lee, LeRoy Twitty and Roger Laminack...
Joseph Simmons (04/22/02)
SCOTT CITY - Joseph W. Simmons died April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel.
Doyle Horne (04/30/02)
MATTHEWS - Doyle Wayne Horne, 70, died April 26, 2002, at Sells Rest Home. Born Aug. 31, 1931, in Bucoda, son of the late Thomas Elvin and Grace Alice Lemons Horne, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On Aug. 5, 1950, in Cardwell, he married Roberta Lancaster who preceded him in death...
Hester Elledge (04/30/02)
MARBLE HILL - Hester A. Elledge, 81, died April 28, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 18, 1921, in Marble Hill, daughter of the late Burette and Barbara Bollinger Crader, she was of the Baptist belief. On March 27, 1944, in Corning, Ark., she married Clinton Elledge who survives of the home...
Lena Elledge (04/30/02)
LAKE ST. LOUIS - Lena Jane Elledge, 91, died April 28, 2002, at the Blanchette Place in St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bob Lane (04/30/02)
SIKESTON - The Rev. Rupert "Bob" Lane, 92, died at 10:05 a.m. April 29, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born July 12, 1909, in Anniston, son of the late Samuel and Ollie Lee Griffin Lane, he was a minister for the General Baptist Association for the past 35 years and was the current minister at Elm Grove General Baptist Church in Naylor...
Brittany Higgerson (04/30/02)
MARSTON - Brittany Lynn Higgerson, daughter of Joey Higgerson of New Madrid and Jamie Ferguson of Marston, died at birth April 29, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Mary and James Ferguson of Marston; paternal grandparents, Jean and Danny Higgerson of New Madrid; and uncles, Michael Ferguson of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Jeremy Ferguson of Marston...
Jerry Wyatt (04/05/02)
ELKTON, Ky. - Jerry Wyatt, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8 a.m. April 5, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
G.C. Harrell (04/08/02)
CHAFFEE - G.C. Harrell Jr., 58, died April 6, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 26, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late G.C. and Stella Christine George Harrell Sr., he retired as an auto parts serviceman for Jackson Tire in Jackson...
Sylvetta Daniels (04/05/02)
BERNIE - Sylvetta Daniels, 80, died April 3, 2002, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born June 2, 1921, at Malden, daughter of the late William Garfield and Ida Daniels Downs, she was a member of the Parma General Baptist Church and Carnation Chapter Order of the Eastern Star in Bernie...
Tillie Popst (04/08/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Tillie Popst, 91, died April 8, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Willie Fowler (04/05/02)
NEW MADRID - Willie B. Fowler, 89, died April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 3, 1912, in Lawrence County, Tenn., son of the late Will and Emma Walters Fowler, he was a farmer and member of Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Lorraine Brown (04/07/02)
BERNIE - Lorraine Marie Brown, 83, died April 5, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Health Care Hospital in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Dorothy Chadd (04/07/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Ponder Funeral Home for Dorothy Chadd, 88, who died April 2, 2002, were: Billy Chadd, Donny Chadd, Lance Chadd, Johnny Chadd, Kenneth Sadler, James Kennedy, Ron Templeton and Bobby Kennedy.
Juil Conner (04/07/02)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Juil W. Conner, 80, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 5, 2002, at the I.H.S. Nursing Home. Born May 5, 1921, at Dexter, son of the late Calvin and Charlotte Tetetion Conner, he was retired from the U.S. Army. On Nov. 6, 1941, in Paragould, Ark., he married Nelma Ruth Conner who preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 1973...
Helen Jones (04/07/02)
DEXTER - Helen Jones, 89, died April 5, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Hospital. Born Nov. 1, 1912, at Morganfield, Ky., daughter of the late James and Ethel Hendrickson Livers, she lived in Dexter for 60 years. She retired as a nurse from St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Jerry Wyatt (04/07/02)
ELKTON, Ky. - Jerry Lynn Wyatt, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 8 a.m. April 5, 2002, at his home following an extended illness. Born March 4, 1941, at Sikeston, son of Elsie N. Nelson Wyatt of Sikeston and the late J.E. Wyatt, he was a 1959 graduate of Sikeston High School and served in the U.S. ...
Earl Nation (04/08/02)
WHITEWATER - Earl Stanley Nation, 71, died at 7:15 p.m. April 7, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 23, 1931, at Illmo, son of the late John Louis and Lilly Florence Blankenship Nation, he was a cutter for Thorngate before retiring and had served with the National Guard from 1950-51...
Frances Harty (04/08/02)
DEXTER - Frances Elizabeth Harty, 48, died April 7, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Jan. 27, 1954, in Dexter, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Dixie Jennings Harty of Dexter and the late Robert B. Harty, she was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, where she served as pianist for many years. She was employed by the Gospel Rescue Mission in Dexter...
Mary White (04/08/02)
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. - Mary L. Hubbard White, 96, formerly of Doniphan, died April 6, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 22, 1906, in Doniphan, she was the daughter of the late George and Barbara Hubbard. Her husband, Ervin White, preceded her in death. Survivors include: two sisters, Ada Lawson of South Carolina and Lois Dye of Arkansas; and two brothers, Roy Thorpe and William Thorpe of Arkansas...
Jerry Wyatt (04/08/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jerry Lynn Wyatt, 61, of Elkton, Ky., who died April 5, 2002, were: Bryan Daurelle, Jason Stevens, Joe Therkelsen, Tray Crider, Dennis Johnson and Floyd Underhill Jr...
Curtis Cantrell (04/08/02)
PUXICO - Curtis C. Cantrell, 82, died April 6, 2002, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Sept. 14, 1919, in Leora, son of the late Robert and Lettie Malone Cantrell, he lived in California for 19 years before returning to Puxico in 1964. He was a retired carpenter and member of the Puxico General Baptist Church...
Charles Roberts (04/08/02)
ORAN - Charles Rodney Roberts, 53, died April 5, 2002, at his home. Born July 19, 1948, in Vanduser, son of the late James Henry and Mary Ellen Riston Roberts, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran. A graduate of Oran High School and Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau, he had owned and operated Mister Roberts Cleaners in Cape Girardeau. ...
Bea Williamson (04/08/02)
ST. LOUIS - Emma Beatrice Williamson, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 a.m. April 8, 2002, at Integrated Health Services in Valley Park. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Edna Burton (04/08/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Edna Mae Burton, 57, died April 6, 2002, at her home. Born April 22, 1944, at Anniston, daughter of Helen Gibson Coram of Poplar Bluff; and the late Albert Coram, she retired as a factory worker for the International Hat Factory at Oran...
Lorraine Brown (04/08/02)
BERNIE - Lorraine Marie Brown, 83, died April 5, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 5, 1918, at Ludington, Mich., daughter of the late Nicholas and Salome Tomicki Grabowski, she was of the Catholic belief. On Aug. 10, 1972, at Bernie, she married James W. Brown who preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1994...
Ruth Reinhart (04/11/02)
ADVANCE - Ruth Maxine Reinhart, 73, died at 5:49 a.m. April 10, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 5, 1929, in Welling, Okla., daughter of the late William Joseph and Martha Wright Butler, she retired as a sewing machine operator for Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee. She was a member of the Fairview General Baptist Church near Arbor...
Russell Simpson (04/11/02)
ESSEX - Russell Simpson, 90, died April 9, 2002, at his home. Born Feb. 19, 1912, in Essex, son of the late Daniel and Alice Trotter Simpson, he lived in Weiner, Ark., for many years before moving to Essex in 1980. He was a member of the Cooper and Haynes General Baptist Church in Weiner...
Albert Masters (04/11/02)
MOSCOW MILLS - Albert H. Masters, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:46 p.m. April 8, 2002, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy. Born July 6, 1917, in Advance, son of the late William and Martha Park Masters, he had lived in Moscow Mills for the past 32 years and was a retired carpenter. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Ida Holmes (04/11/02)
ASHLAND - Ida Mae Holmes, 83, died April 6, 2002, at the Ashland Health Care Center. Born Aug. 29, 1918, in Waggoner, Okla., daughter of the late Joseph and Lottie May Lewis Bagby, she was a retired licensed practical nurse. She was a member of American Legion Post 0059 Auxiliary in Dexter and Ashland Chapter 309 Order of the Eastern Star...
Lucille Hanna (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Lucille J. Hanna, 94, died at 2:10 a.m. April 11, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 12, 1908, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of the late Matt and Anna Switzer Jungers, she was a cook for the Sikeston Nutrition Center for 14 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Alma Rose (04/11/02)
MARION, Ohio - Alma Barker Rose, 93, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died April 9, 2002, at the Sunbridge Care Center in Marion. Born March 13, 1909, at Hahn, Mo., daughter of the late Charles Henry and Mary Jane Pittman Barker, she was a charter member of the Missionary Holiness Church of Marion and had been a machine operator for the Fulfillment Corporation of Marion...
Charles Cunningham (04/11/02)
CHAFFEE - Charles Paul Cunningham, 81, died April 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Chaffee, son of the late Charles Henry and Edith Lou Harrell Cunningham, he retired as the Chaffee city collector, after 34 years of service. A member of the first United Methodist Church in Chaffee, he was also a member of Masonic Lodge 615 and Chapter 418 Order of the Eastern Star, both in Chaffee, and the Valley of St. Louis Scottish Rite...
Sam Story Sr. (04/11/02)
CHARLESTON - Former Charleston Mayor Sam E. Story Sr., 73, died at 10:15 p.m. April 9, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 11, 1928, in Charleston, son of the late Ernest Albert and Mary Leobe Story, he was a landowner and retired farmer. Story, who served as mayor from 1971-72, was a lifelong resident of Charleston where he was a member of the United Methodist Church and served on the administrative board. ...
Thomas Dixon (04/11/02)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Thomas Henry Dixon, 52, died April 7, 2002, at the Lockefield Village Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1949, in Charleston, Mo., son of the late John D. and Ella Mae Wilson Strayhorn, he graduated from East Prairie (Mo.) High School and was of the Baptist belief...
Jess Hooper (04/11/02)
BERTRAND - Jess Lee Hooper, 79, died at 8:30 a.m. April 10, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 11, 1923, at Grayridge, son of the late Berry "Buck" and Rebecca Tate Hooper, he had lived in Bertrand most of his life where he was a self-employed antique dealer for many years. Employed with the Bertrand Cotton Company for 25 years, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific on the USS Cotten during World War II...
Paul Adams (04/11/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Paul Clayton Adams, 57, died at 6:50 a.m. April 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 11, 1944, at Diehlstadt, son of the late James Neely and Vina Caroline Bugg Adams, he lived in East Prairie most of his life...
Marguerite Hayden (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Marguerite Heath Hayden, 88, of Park Ridge, Ill., who died April 8, 2002, will be: Larry Diehl, Paul Diehl, Tony Dixon, Rob Mitchell, Deke Lape and Clay Lape...
Bea Williamson (04/11/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Tuesday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Advance for Emma Beatrice Williamson, 83, of St. Louis and formerly of Sikeston, who died April 8, 2002, were: Eric Hilpert, Marc Hilpert, Eddie McDowell, Tom Clark, Rich Williamson and Ken Shields...
Elmer Clark (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elmer E. Clark, 88, who died April 7, 2002, were: George Hodges, Chad Hodges, Jeffrey Gallimore, Glen Jordan, Larry Mouser and Michael Black.
Lorine Alexander (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Lorine R. Alexander, 88, died April 12, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 26, 1913, at Doniphan, daughter of the late James W. and Callie Hughes Rosson, she had lived most of her life in Essex where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church...
Charles Cunningham (04/12/02)
CHAFFEE - Charles Paul Cunningham, 81, died April 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 8, 1920, in Chaffee, son of the late Charles Henry and Edith Lou Harrell Cunningham, he retired as the Chaffee city collector, after 34 years of service. ...
Darrell Ward (04/14/02)
DEXTER - Darrell R. Ward, 61, died April 12, 2002, at his home. Born July 10, 1940, at Bloomfield, son of the late Dale and Mamie E. Farris Ward, he had lived in California for several years before returning to Dudley in 1982. He was vice president of sales at W.W. Wood Products in Dudley and in 1990 moved to Dexter where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Mabel Anthony (04/14/02)
ORAN - Mabel Anthony, 79, died at 5:55 p.m. April 12, 2002, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 19, 1923, at Cloud Switch, Tenn., daughter of the late Jim and Eva Gordan Poore, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran and the Morley Order of Eastern Starr 342...
Glen Fields (04/12/02)
CHARLESTON - Glen Keith Fields, 64, died at 1:30 a.m. April 11, 2002, at the VA Regional Medical Center at Marion, Ill. Born Sept. 5, 1937, at Wyatt, to Lorene Cherry Fields of Charleston and the late Raymond Fields, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. A self-employed plumber retiring in 1998, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and of the Protestant belief...
Darrell Ward (04/15/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Darrell R. Ward, 61, who died April 12, 2002, were: Henry Hinton, Daril Lovins, Mark Candau, Mike Ward, Ron Wunderlich, Mark Wunderlich and Justin Candau.
Geneva Childers (04/15/02)
MARION, Ill. - Geneva Lee Childers, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died April 15, 2002, at Fountains Nursing Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Larry Burden (04/15/02)
SIKESTON - Larry Burden died at 6:20 a.m. April 15, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Claudell Farr (04/14/02)
HOWARDVILLE - Claudell Anderson Farr, 51, died April 11, 2002, at her home. Born Feb. 9, 1951, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Jessie and Gustee Anderson, she was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Lilbourn. In 1974, she married James Farr Jr. who survives of the home...
Stella Connor (04/12/02)
DEXTER - Stella Mae Connor, formerly of Essex and Parma, died April 10, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Health Care Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie Brown Downen and had lived in Dexter for the past four years. In 1927, in Leachvile, Ark., she married William Raymond Connor who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1978...
Finis Hogue (04/15/02)
SIKESTON - Finis B. Hogue, 78, died at 2:28 p.m. April 14, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 28, 1923, in Leoma, Tenn., son of the late William James and Martha Elizabeth Willis Hogue, he had been a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Floyd Bostic (04/15/02)
BLOOMFIELD - Floyd Eugene Bostic, 73, died April 14, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 25, 1929, at Zalma, son of the late Ben and Katherine Knuckles Bostic, he worked for the Hudson Furniture Store in Cape Girardeau for 20 years before retiring...
Ella Williams (04/15/02)
WYATT - Ella Mae Williams, 79, died at 2:15 a.m. April 14, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 5, 1922, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Grover C. and Della D. Miller Brumley, she lived in Wyatt most of her life and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church. She had been employed at Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and retired as a sales clerk for the White Elephant Outlet in Sikeston...
Elmer Blattel (04/15/02)
SCOTT CITY - Elmer Phillip Blattel, 87, died at 10:55 a.m. April 14, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1914, in Ancell, son of the late Fred and May Collie Blattel, he was a salesman for Tom's Chips, had been a salesman for Suedekum Hardware, and was manager of a Rhodes 101 Truck Stop before retiring. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and VFW Post 6407 in Scott City, he was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Toleitha Davis (04/15/02)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Toleitha Gale Presley Davis, 58, formerly of Sikeston and East Prairie, Mo., died at 7:20 p.m. April 13, 2002, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Born Nov. 20, 1943, in East Prairie, daughter of Calvin and Almeda Cutliph Presley of Panama City Beach, Fla., she lived in Memphis most of her life. ...
Amanda Robinson (04/25/02)
ORAN - Amanda Robinson, 17, died April 25, 2002, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Stanley Kennedy (04/25/02)
POPLAR BLUFF - Stanley E. Kennedy, 72, formerly of Sikeston and Paducah, Ky., died April 23, 2002, at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 25, 1929, in Arkansas, he was a carpenter and served with the U.S. Air Force veteran during the Korean War. He was of the Baptist belief...
Elfreda Moore (04/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elfreda Moore, 73, died at 5 a.m. April 25, 2002, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Marie Copeland (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn for Marie H. Copeland, 80, who died April 22, 2002, were: Ed Hiedemann, Billy Swiney, Phil Swiney, Bill Dodd, Gale Wilf and Tom Nunnelee. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
Henry Moser (04/25/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Henry A. Moser, 80, who died April 22, 2002, will be: Ron Smith, Brian Barnes, Cletus Patterson Jr., Roger Cooper, Richard Mitchem and Lee Roslin.
Shirley Brack (04/25/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Brack, 65, died at 7:11 p.m. April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 21, 1937, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Herschel G. and Lera Parker Majors, she lived in East Prairie most of her life and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...
Gina Engler (04/04/02)
ST. LOUIS - Gina Engler, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died March 31, 2002, at the Delmar Gardens West Nursing Home in Chesterfield. Born April 5, 1916, in Tipper County, Miss., daughter of the late Rasin Malden and Ruth Dollar Alsup, she was a licensed practical nurse...
Areaba Holt (04/04/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Areaba Berry Holt, 78, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 2, 2002, at the Life Care Center in LaCenter. Born July 6, 1923, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late Lennie Boyd and Clara Lee George Berry. She lived in Charleston most of her life before moving to Paducah in 1992, where she was a member of the Olivet Baptist Church...
Lameta Kingston (04/04/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lameta Kingston, 74, died April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Dorothy Chadd (04/04/02)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Chadd, 88, died April 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 1, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Sam and Anna Lands Gross, she was of the Baptist belief. She had owned and operated the Donut Shop and was a nurse aide at Sikeston Health Care until retiring...
Carolyn Sweet (04/04/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Carolyn Charlene Sweet, 59, died at 8:40 p.m. April 3, 2002, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born May 16, 1942, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Leslie Filmore and Mollie Mae Conyers Keene Sr., she lived in Mississippi and New Madrid counties all her life. She had been employed by the Brown Shoe Company and was of the Baptist belief...
Catherine Willis (04/04/02)
SIKESTON - Catherine M. Willis, 71, died at 12:01 a.m. April 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 4, 1930, in Rolla, daughter of the late James R. and Alice Collier Tyler Sr., she had lived in Sikeston for the past 51 years. A member of the Garden Club in Sikeston, she served as an election judge for Scott County for more than 30 years and attended Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Puxico...
Jack Kirkman (04/04/02)
DEXTER - Jack D. Kirkman, 57, died April 3, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1944, at Dexter, son of Ruth Sprinkle of Bloomfield and the late Ivan Kirkman, he had been a landscape architect and was of the Pentecostal belief. On Aug. 3, 1974, at Arnold, he married Brenda K. Simmons who survives of the home...
Lynn Deimund (04/01/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lynn May Deimund, 94, died at 5:05 p.m. March 30, 2002, at the Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1907, in New Hamburg, to the late Jiles "William" Jones and Lillie Jane Hockersmith, she was a homemaker. On June 7, 1929, she married Leonard Workman, who preceded her in death Oct. 13, 1979. She later married Dennis Deimund, who also preceded her in death...
Bettye Wagner (04/01/02)
BERTRAND - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston for Bettye Lou Wagner, 84, who died March 29, 2002, will be: Bill Ferrell, Jim Baker, Terry Shaver, Gary Harper, Roger Tesney and David Hurley.
John Nunn (04/01/02)
PARMA - John L. Nunn, 70, died March 30, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1931, in Lilbourn, son of the late Proctor and Ada Ann Calhorn Nunn, he was a resident of Parma after moving from St. Louis in 1989. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifetime member of the Malden Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, as well as the American Legion in Malden. He was also a member of the Eagles Lodge of Dexter...
J.C. Jackson (04/01/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Jackson, 80, died at 9:45 a.m. March 30, 2002, at his home. Born March 1, 1922, near East Prairie, son of the late John C. and Zenoba Bryan Jackson, he had lived all of his life in Mississippi County where he owned and operated the Farm Products trucking company. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses in East Prairie and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Garfield Montgomery (04/01/02)
DEXTER - Garfield Montgomery, 81, died March 30, 2002, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born Sept. 2, 1920, at Bernie, son of the late John Silas and Parilee King Montgomery, he was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. A resident of Dexter, he was a World War II veteran and was employed in farming...
Noah Gaines (04/01/02)
BERNIE - Noah O. Gaines, 89, died March 29, 2002, at his home. Born June 2, 1912, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late James Francis and Lucinda Book Gaines, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Bernie. He was a school bus driver for the Bernie Public Schools for 30 years and caretaker of the Bernie Cemetery for 18 years...
Dorothy Chadd (04/03/02)
SIKESTON - Dorothy Lucille Chadd, 88, died April 2, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Catherine Will (04/03/02)
SIKESTON - Catherine T. Willis, 71, died at 12:01 a.m. April 2, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Sylvetta Daniels (04/03/02)
BERNIE - Sylvetta Daniels, 80, died April 3, 2002, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Areaba Holt (04/03/02)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Areaba Berry Holt, 78, died at 1:30 p.m. April 2, 2002, at the Life Care Center in LaCenter. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Michael Fuqua (04/02/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Michael Lee Fuqua, 38, who died March 30, 2002, were: Deryl Branun, Kevin Boyer, David Creg, Kevin Parris, Vince Slinkard and Jeff Dudley.
Catherine Willis (04/02/02)
SIKESTON - Catherine T. Willis, 71, died at 12:01 a.m. April 2, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Home.
John Nunn (04/02/02)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John L. Nunn, 70, who died March 30, 2002, were: Eddie Bills, Bobby Aycock, Rick Beaird, Damon Walls, Charlie Hollis and Dewayne Lindley.
Steven Roderman (04/02/02)
DAVISON, Mich. - Steven M. Roderman, 50, died April 1, 2002, at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint. Born Feb. 3, 1952, at St. Louis, son of Lena Potter Roderman of Dexter, Mo., and the late Claude E. Roderman, he was a supervisor with General Motors in Flint...
Deborah Bowman (04/17/02)
ZALMA - Deborah Diane Bowman, 47, died April 16, 2002, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Aug. 15, 1954, in Advance, daughter of Glenn and Shirley Kennedy Ladd of Zalma, she was a medical records secretary for the Community Counseling Center in Marble Hill and member of the Zalma General Baptist Church...
Marylian Streiff (04/17/02)
SIKESTON - Marylian Streiff, 75, died April 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Velma Oldham (04/17/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Velma Oldham, 88, died at 12:35 p.m. April 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 27, 1913, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Herman and Floye O'Dell Smith Daniel, she lived in East Prairie all her life where she was a member of the First Christian Church. Before retiring, she had worked as an aide at the Martin Elementary School, was a secretary for Shelby Funeral Home and had also worked at the Susanna Wesley Learning Center...
James Cornell (04/24/02)
MOREHOUSE - James Harrison Cornell, 92, died April 16, 2002, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. A retired time-study analyst at Himmelberger-Harrison, he was active in New Madrid County politics and was a former mayor of Morehouse. Also he was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows and Eastern Star...
Girard Sisson (04/23/02)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Girard Buell Sisson, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 18, 2002, in Corpus Christi. Born April 9, 1920, at Lawrence, Kan., son of the late Dr. Eugene and Dorothea Sisson Jr., he lived in Austin before moving to Corpus Christi. ...
Lester King (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Lester King, 77, died April 20, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1924, at Oran, son of the late William Vester and Menta Ella Trentham King, he had worked at International Shoe Factory for 29 years and managed the Magic Car Wash before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
William Thompson (04/23/02)
CHARLESTON - William H. Thompson, 88, died at 2 p.m. April 21, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1914, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hazzard and Birdie Evans Thompson, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer until his retirement...
Joe Simmons (04/23/02)
SCOTT CITY - Joseph Wilson "Joe" Simmons, 77, died at 8:30 p.m. April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 20, 1924, at Benton , son of the late Thomas Marion Simmons and Mina Edith Jacobs, he was a building inspector for the City of Cape Girardeau. ...
Marie Copeland (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Marie H. Copeland, 80, died at 7:26 a.m. April 22, 2002, at her residence. Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Booneville, Miss., daughter of the late Clyde and Vivian Gooch Swiney, she had lived in Sikeston since 1970, moving from Blytheville, Ark., where she was a member of the Church of Christ and owned a beauty shop...
Henry Moser (04/23/02)
SIKESTON - Henry A. Moser, 80, died April 22, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 11, 1922, in Wayne County, Tenn., son of the late John and Della Jagger Moser, he was a U.S. Army veteran and worked at Himmelberger-Harrison Manufacturing Company for 23 years. He had also been employed as a janitor at Morehouse Elementary School until retiring in 1984...
William Johnson (04/24/02)
LILBOURN - William Johnson, 69, died April 21, 2002, at his home. Born Jan. 12, 1933, in Baltimore, Md., son of Goldie Harvey Davis of Baltimore and the late William C. Johnson, he was of the Baptist belief and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a foreman for American Smelter for 20 years and a supervisor for Mayflower Moving and Storage for 15 years...
Eula Parker (04/24/02)
GIDEON - Eula Lee Parker, 82, died April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Parma, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Lillie Mae Soullenger Humphrey. She is survived by one sister, Helen Henson of Gideon; and several nieces and nephews...
Shirley Brack (04/24/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Shirley Brack, 65, died at 7:11 p.m. April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
John Misouria (04/17/02)
LILBOURN - John Misouria, 69, died April 12, 2002, at the Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born Feb. 9, 1933, in Marston, son of the late John and Clora Misouria, he worked at Noranda Aluminum in Marston and Pikey's Gin in Conran before retiring. He was of the Baptist belief...
Larry Burden (04/17/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Larry F. Burden, 60, who died April 15, 2002, were: Don Newton, L.D. Seagraves, Charles Gardner, Doyle Stokes, Bill Stokes, Larry Nickell, Justin Brown and Phil Boyer...
Geneva Childers (04/16/02)
MARION, Ill. - Geneva Lee Childers, 78, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 6:30 a.m. April 15, 2002, at Fountain's Nursing Center. Born Jan. 25, 1924, in Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of the late Oscar and Ethel Lindsey Ivie, she had lived in Marion for the past 18 years. She was a member of Wolf Island Baptist Church near East Prairie and attended the Third Baptist Church in Marion...
Mildred Hayden (04/23/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Mildred V. Williams Hayden, 85, died at 7:40 p.m. April 21, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 21, 1916, at Morley, daughter of the late Eli F. and Mabel Shell Williams, she was a homemaker. A member of the Cape Girardeau Garden Club, she was a volunteer at the St. ...
Wilma Smith (04/16/02)
PUXICO - Wilma Smith, 79, formerly of St. Louis, died April 15, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 29, 1922, in Dudley, daughter of the late William and Carrie Klaffer, she retired as a manager with Atlantic Mills in St. Louis and was a member of Life Chapel Assembly of God Church in Puxico...
David Garner (04/18/02)
SIKESTON - David Freddie Garner, 89, died April 15, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 27, 1913, in Marion County, Ala., son of the late James Charlie and Ethel Cox Garner, he lived in Winfield, Guin and Beaverton, Ala., before moving to Sikeston 12 years ago...
Elva DeJournett (04/18/02)
BLUFORD, Ill. - Elva W. DeJournett, 96, formerly of Essex, died at 11:20 p.m. April 13, 2002, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Jan. 1, 1906, in Essex, Mo., son of the late William A. and Leona P. Skaggs DeJournett, he was a farmer and boilermaker for Illinois Central Railroad. ...
Elmer Shelby (04/18/02)
PUXICO - Elmer Rudolph Shelby, 65, died April 18, 2002, at his home. Born Dec. 7, 1936, in Poplar Bluff, son of the late Clarence and Minnie Roedel Shelby, he lived in Stoddard County most of his life. A member of the Puxico General Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 596 AF&AM in Puxico, he was a farmer and millwright...
Billy Schoch (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Dr. Billy G. Schoch, 85, died April 12, 2002, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Nov. 23, 1916, in rural St. Catherine, son of the late Claude W. and Minnie Moore Schoch, he graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kirksville and was a retired osteopathic physician...
Finis Hogue (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted at 11:30 a.m. today at the Dogwood Cemetery near East Prairie for Finis B. Hogue, 78, who died April 14, 2002, were: Greg Bailey, Andrew Bailey, Barry Horton, Brent Horton, James Hogue and Jim Smith...
Larry Burden (04/16/02)
SIKESTON - Larry F. Burden, 60, died at 6:20 a.m. April 15, 2002, at his home. Born March 8, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, son of Eleanor C. Williams Burden Bridwell of Sikeston and the late Harold G. Burden, he attended St. Henry School and graduated in 1960 from Charleston High School. ...
Sam Story Sr. (04/10/02)
CHARLESTON - Sam Ernest Story Sr., 73, died April 9, 2002, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Ruthie Lacey (04/10/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruthie Lacey, 57, who died April 8, 2002, were: Curt Hunt, Larry Gilbert Jr., Glendale Mouser, Jim Wade, Jim Harlan and Terry Blair.
Lorine Alexander (04/16/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Lorine Alexander, 88, who died April 12, 2002, were: Larry McMullin, James Ross, Doug Schneider, Chris Rapp, Don Alexander Jr. and Rick Alexander.
Erma Ellinger (04/18/02)
SCOTT CITY - Erma L. Ellinger died April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Annis Clark (04/18/02)
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Annis Clark, 41, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died April 17, 2002, at the University of Iowa Medical Center in Iowa City. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Velma Oldham (04/16/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Velma Oldham, 88, died April 15, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Armor Roy (04/18/02)
ADVANCE - Armor Newton Roy, 79, died April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 2, 1922, at Bald Knob, Ark., son of the late John Wesley and Francis Elizabeth Greer Roy, he was a set-up man for General Motors/AC Spark Plug in Flint, Mich., before retiring. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and had performed missionary work in Kenya and Capetown, South Africa...
Judith Irby (04/18/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Judith Ann Irby, 61, died at 7:52 a.m. April 17, 2002, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 11, 1940, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Jimmy D. and Thelma Lou Allen Smith Morgan, she lived in East Prairie most of her life...
Ina Shell (04/18/02)
DEXTER - Ina Ellen Shell, 88, died April 17, 2002, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born June 2, 1913, at Lutesville, daughter of the late William and Lorena Myers Shell, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a seamstress for Elder Manufacturing...
Marylian Streiff (04/18/02)
SIKESTON - Marylian Moseley Streiff, 75, died April 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1926, in Portageville, daughter of the late Jessie Detie and Josephine Detie Carter, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church. She retired as a dietary supervisor for Missouri Delta Medical Center...
Shirley Angel (04/18/02)
ST. LOUIS - Shirley Angel, 65, died April 12, 2002, in St. Louis. Born Aug. 1, 1936, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Theron and Edna Robinson Long, she was a member of Oriental Chapter 228. Her husband, Ronald R. Angel, survives of the home. She is also survived by one daughter, Maria Davis of St. Louis; and one grandchild...
Don Black (04/18/02)
SIKESTON - Fred Donald Black, 90, died at 7:35 a.m. April 17, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 23, 1911, in Vanduser, son of the late Fred Emerson and Mable W. Tomlinson Black, he attended grade school and high school in Vanduser. He graduated in 1937 from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau with a bachelor of science degree in education. ...
Tecora Henry (04/18/02)
ST. LOUIS - Tecora Lewis "Mama T" Henry, 90, formerly of Wyatt and Bell City, died April 15, 2002, in St. Louis. Born Dec. 30, 1910, in Rollingfork, Miss., daughter of the late Irvin and Ella Lewis, she was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Bell City, where she was a Sunday school teacher and mission teacher, served on the Usher Board and Mother Board and was the church clerk for more than 50 years. ...
Pam Gordon (04/10/02)
AMORY, Miss. - Pamela "Pam" Alsup Gordon, 43, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 8, 2002, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born April 17, 1958, in Sikeston, daughter of Robert M. and Janice Parsons Alsup of Aberdeen, she graduated in 1976 from Amory High School and attended Jackson (Tenn.) Community College where she majored in phlebotomy. She was employed as a phlebotomist and was a member of the North Boulevard Christian Church...
Helen Jones (04/10/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Helen Jones, 89, who died April 5, 2002, were: Bruce Vancil, Wade Vancil, Dennis Scherer, David Scherer, Danny Scherer, Greg Scherer and Chris Scherer.
Marguerite Hayden (04/10/02)
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Marguerite Heath Hayden, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 8, 2002, at the Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Born Oct. 16, 1913, at Repton, Ky., daughter of the late William and Linnie M. Ritch Heath, she was a sales associate and buyer for Marshall Field Department Stores in Chicago for many years. She was a member of the Park Ridge First United Methodist Church...
Jimmie Harden (04/10/02)
OROVILLE, Calif. - Jimmie L. Harden, 65, formerly of Sikeston, died April 3, 2002, in Oroville. Born Sept. 15, 1936, in Sikeston, he was the son of Lila J. Pointer Harden of Sikeston and the late James L. Harden. His wife, Shirley Harden, survives of the home...
Naomi Miller (04/05/02)
SCOTT CITY - Naomi Inez Miller, 88, died at 10 p.m. April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1913, at Grays Point, daughter of the late George William and Ambie Selena Bennett Keesee, she owned and operated Naomi's Beauty Shop. She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Mildred Woods (04/05/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mildred Marie Woods, 61, died at 11:59 p.m. April 4, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 30, 1940, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Robert Vester Kirby and Mildred Johnson Kirby Crowe, she lived in Mississippi County all her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Jessie Sauceda (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Jessie Joseph Sauceda, 74, died at 11:55 p.m. April 3, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Nixon, Texas, son of the late Vidal and Susie Valdex Sauceda Sr., he retired as a farm laborer for Holmes Farms in Oran...
Frog Ellis (04/05/02)
SIKESTON - Fredrick "Frog" Ellis, 45, died April 3, 2002, at his home. Born Aug. 5, 1956, in Dundee, Miss., son of the late James and Viola Dotson Ellis, he lived in Missouri for 30 years and was of the Baptist belief. He attended Sikeston Public Schools and served in the U.S. Marine Corps...
Chris Trankler (04/05/02)
ORAN - Chris F. Trankler, 90, died April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 22, 1912, at Leopold, son of the late William J. and Mina Brands Trankler, he retired as a self-employed farmer and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and St. Joseph Sodality...
Lameta Kingston (04/05/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lameta Lovine Kingston, 74, died April 4, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 31, 1927, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Charles William and Madie Wilson Upson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Marylian Streiff (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 11 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home for Marylian Moseley Streiff, 75, who died April 17, 2002, were: Larry Hunn, Dan Vaultonburg, Bobby Moseley Jr., Joey Moseley, Andy Miederhoff and Charles Miederhoff...
Erma Combs (04/21/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Erma Combs, 87, of Portageville Route 1, died April 18, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Oct. 18, 1914, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Eva Corneliusen Davenport. She and John William Combs were married in Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1982...
Annis Clark (04/19/02)
JOY, Ill. - Annis Gough Clark, 41, died April 17, 2002, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Born Dec. 29, 1960, in Pontiac, Mich., daughter of Velta Whitehead Gough of Dexter, Mo., and the late Chester A. Gough, she was a secretary in the medical records department at a hospital in Joy...
Erma Combs (04/19/02)
PORTAGEVILLE - Erma Combs, 88, died April 18, 2002, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Don Black (04/19/02)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Fred Donald Black, 90, who died April 17, 2002, will be: Zachary Black, Cody Black, Jim Johnson, Sam Johnson, Rob Johnson, Tony Johnson, Steve Johnson and Colie Taylor...
Nola Beard (04/19/02)
BURTON, Mich. - Nola B. Beard, 71, formerly of Parma, Mo., died April 16, 2002, at Genesys Health Park in Grand Blanc. Born Feb. 17, 1931, in Parma, daughter of the late Olcy and Vera Hicks Allen, she lived in the Burton area for the past 49 years. She was a member of the Davison Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 299, Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America No. 28 and a member and supporter of the Old Newsboys. She was a general supervisor for GM Metal Fab for 29 years before retiring in 1982...
Greg Bradford (04/19/02)
BLOOMFIELD - James "Greg" Bradford, 43, died April 18, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 19, 1958, in St. Louis, son of the Rev. Bob Bradford of Arbor and the late Clara Robinson Bradford, he was a member of Mount Zion Walker General Baptist Church near Bloomfield. He was a carpenter with Bridger Construction Company in Sikeston...
Bill Bradshaw (04/19/02)
MOREHOUSE - Willie "Bill" Bradshaw, 80, died April 19, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 6, 1921, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles and Orea Maddox Bradshaw, he was of the Baptist belief and member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a self-employed pest control worker before retiring...
John McMikle (04/19/02)
CHARLESTON - John Allen McMikle, 44, died at 12:50 p.m. April 18, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 2, 1957, in Sikeston, son of Elgin and Sue Allen McMikle of Charleston, he lived in Charleston most of his life and graduated in 1976 from Charleston High School. ...
Erma Ellinger (04/19/02)
SCOTT CITY - Erma Lee Ellinger, 68, died at 3:46 p.m. April 17, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1934, in Gordonville, daughter of the late Edward and Zelma Summers Eakins, she was a machine operator for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church in Scott City...
Elmer Shelby (04/21/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Elmer R. Shelby, 65, who died April 18, 2002, were: Bub Yates, Bob Braswell, Gary Wilfong, Jerry McGowen, Tom Clubb and Billy Clark.
Bonnie Smith (04/21/02)
FLINT, Mich. - Bonnie B. Smith, 74, formerly of Parma, Mo., died April 10, 2002, at Genesys Health Park. Born June 12, 1927, in Parma, Mo., she moved to Flint in 1952 and retired from Fisher Body in 1976, after 23 years of service. She was a member of United Auto Workers Local 326...
Harry Batts (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Harry Eugene Batts, 65, died April 19, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 9, 1936, in Fulton, Ky., son of the late Arlie and Emily Thompson Batts, he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a teacher with Sikeston Public Schools for 27 years before retiring and was a member of the Miner Fire Department...
Bethani Vandeven (04/21/02)
CHAFFEE - Bethani Vandeven, 21, died April 19, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Lorene Powell (04/21/02)
SIKESTON - Lorene W. Powell, 67, died at 5:20 a.m. April 20, 2002, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 12, 1935, in Pope County, Ark., daughter of the late Grady and Mary Paraline Bratton Darter, she was a certified nurse aide and was of the Mormon belief...
Michael Trammell (04/26/02)
CAMPBELL - Michael Thomas Trammell, 29, died April 25, 2002, at the Piggott (Ark.) Community Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Juanita Jackson (04/28/02)
SIKESTON - Juanita Jackson, 87, died April 27, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 17, 1914, at Elizabethtown, Ill., daughter of the late John Blanchard and Nancy Katherine Umphery McFall Sr., she had worked at International Shoe in Sikeston and previously resided in Arkansas. She was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church...
Richard Riddle (04/28/02)
GLEN ALLEN -- Richard U. Riddle, 81, died April 25, 2002, at Elder Care in Marble Hill. Born July 17, 1920, at Poplar Bluff, son of the late William Dallas and Bonnie Wright Riddle, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Force for four years. He was a retired butcher and meat department manager at Fords Meat Shop in Cape Girardeau, and also co-owner of the first Town & Country grocery store in Advance for many years...
Mike Patrick (04/29/02)
BENTON - Mike Patrick, 46, formerly of East Prairie, died at 9 p.m. April 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1955, in Wyatt, son of the late Everett Lee and Vivian Stone Patrick, he lived in Benton for the past seven years and was of the Baptist belief. He was a foreman for Heritage Homes in Sikeston...
Lena Elledge (04/29/02)
DEXTER - Lena Elledge, 91, died April 28, 2002, at the Blanchette Place in St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Clara Vetter (04/29/02)
NEW HAMBURG - Clara H. Vetter, 83, died at 2:55 p.m. April 27, 2002, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 9, 1919, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Lawrence and Katherine Scherer Bucher, she retired as a utility worker for Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church and St. Ann Sodality...
Nannie Bishop (04/29/02)
MINER - Nannie Lue Bishop, 96, died April 24, 2002, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Nov. 17, 1905, in Blue Springs, Miss., daughter of the late William and Mattie Miller Greenwood, she was a member of the Foster Grandparents Program and worked at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center for many years...
Willis Burkhart (04/29/02)
DEXTER - Willis M. Burkhart, 67, died April 27, 2002, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Born May 29, 1934, in Edina, son of the late Milton and Mazy Goodwin Burkhart, he lived in Ute, Iowa, most of his life before moving to Dexter in 2001. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a retired truck driver and member of the American Legion...
Lelar Woods (04/26/02)
SIKESTON - Lelar F. Woods, 92, died April 23, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 9, 1910, in New Orleans, La., daughter of the late Dave and Matilda Clark Watson, she was a member of Greer Chapel Baptist Church in Sikeston. Her husband, Woody Woods, preceded her in death...
Eva Bleakley (04/29/02)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Eva Lefler Bleakley, 94, who died April 25, 2002, were: Steve Lefler, Dan Spence, Randy Davis, Paul Lefler, Jerry Beach and Bob Smith.
Elfreda Moore (04/26/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Elfreda B. Moore, 73, died at 5 a.m. April 25, 2002, at her home. Born March 25, 1929, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Otis and Sarah Penrod Black, she lived in Mississippi County all her life. She was a retired receptionist and member of St. James General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Doyle Horn (04/29/02)
SIKESTON - Doyle Horn, 70, formerly of Cardwell, died April 26, 2002, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are pending at McDaniel Funeral Home in Senath, where visitation is from 10 a.m. Tuesday until service time at 11:30 a.m.
Kristy Becker (04/29/02)
DEXTER - Kristy Lynn Becker, 31, died April 27, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born June 26, 1970, in Sikeston, daughter of Donald Ray and Geneva Wallace Hastings of Sikeston, she lived in Matthews and Sikeston most of her life before moving to Dexter three years ago. ...
Dorothy Linebaugh (04/29/02)
DIEHLSTADT - Dorothy Lee Linebaugh, 76, died at 9:04 a.m. April 28, 2002, at her home. Born Dec. 14, 1925, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Albert Lee and Grace E. McClanahan Crosno Sr., she lived in Scott County most of her life. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Diehlstadt and had worked for Brown Shoe Company and then L&S Pharmacy in Charleston until retiring in 1990...
Lena Morgan (04/28/02)
MORLEY - Lena J. Morgan, 88, of Morley, died at 11:20 p.m. April 26, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 2, 1913, in Pocahontas, Ark., to the late Dowd and Mollie Hill Johnson, she was a housewife and had owned and operated a cafe at Oran. She had also been a cook for Scott Count Central Schools, was an active 31-year member and past president of the Morley VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5368, and attended the Morley Church of Christ...
Michael Patrick (04/28/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Michael Patrick, 46, died at 9 p.m. April 27, 2002, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Doug Avery (04/28/02)
SCOTT CITY - Doug Avery, 54, died at 3 p.m. April 26, 2001, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Osceola, Ark. Born Jan. 8, 1948, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late Harry E. and Ellodee Winemiller Avery, he was a truck driver for Murphy Brothers. On Nov. 19, 1974, at Scott City, he married Bobbie Wolfe Stubenrauch who preceded him in death July 7, 2000...
Michael Trammell (04/28/02)
CAMPBELL - Michael Thomas Trammell, 29, died April 25, 2002, at the Piggott Community Hospital at Piggott, Ark. Born July 21, 1972, at Poplar Bluff, son of Lauretta Wyatt Edwards of Dexter, he was a stores attendant for Federal-Mogul in Malden. On July 15, 2000, at Broseley, he married Lynn Ann Peridore who survives of the home...
Eva Bleakley (04/26/02)
CRYSTAL CITY - Eva Lefler Bleakley, 94, formerly of Dexter, died April 25, 2002, at the Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City. Born Dec. 31, 1907, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late George and Lucy Lee Boatwright Barnes, she lived in Hayti before moving to Dexter in 1946 and was of the Baptist belief. She owned and operated a restaurant in Dexter and had been employed by Elder Manufacturing...
Katherine Watkins (04/28/02)
CREVE COEUR -- Katherine Isabel Watkins, 6, died April 26, 2002, of respiratory failure at her home. Born June 12, 1995, daughter of Jack R. and Genny Gray Watkins Jr., she was a lifelong resident of St. Louis County and a baptized member of the First Presbyterian Church of St. Louis. She was a first-grade student at Highcroft Elementary School in Chesterfield...
Lula Mae Neal (04/26/02)
HOWARDVILLE - Lula Mae Dean Neal, 65, died April 22, 2002, at her home. Born Sept. 30, 1936, in Blytheville, Ark., daughter of the late Grant and Bertha Dean, she lived in Howardville for the past 15 years and was of the Baptist belief. Survivors include: one daughter, Yolanda Neal of Howardville; one son, Terry Dean of Lansing, Mich.; two sisters, Dorothy Massengale of Blytheville and Barbara Dean of Lansing; four brothers, Charles Staten of Chicago, Ill., Larry Staten of San Diego, Calif., Danny Staten of St. ...
Amanda Robinson (04/26/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Amanda Robinson, 17, died April 25, 2002, at her home. Born July 23, 1984, in Chaffee, daughter of Jimmy and Connie Robinson of Oran and Lisa Walls of Benton, she had attended Kelly High School and was employed by Blimpie's Subs and Salads Shop in Cape Girardeau...
Gerry Presson (04/28/02)
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Gerald Dale "Gerry" Presson, 56, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died April 25, 2002, at his home. Born Nov. 27, 1945, in St. Louis, son of Marjorie R. Horton Presson of East Prairie and the late Lowell Wayne Presson, he lived in St. Louis before moving 17 years ago to Georgetown, where he was a regional account manager for Celestica Electronics. He was veteran of the United States Navy...
Ruthie Lacey (04/09/02)
ESSEX - Ruthie Lacey, 57, died April 8, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 8, 1945, in Dardnelle, Ark., daughter of the late James Franklin and Margaret Howard Ross, she lived in Essex most of her life. She retired as a sewing machine operator for the Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church near Essex...
Bea Williamson (04/09/02)
ST. LOUIS - Emma Beatrice Williamson, 83, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1:05 a.m. April 8, 2002, at Integrated Health Services in Valley Park. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Bernie, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Christine York Stanley. On Jan. 3, 1940, in Vanduser, she married William P. "Jack" Williamson who preceded her in death on May 3, 1996...
Tillie Pobst (04/09/02)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Tillie Mae Pobst, 91, died at 5:30 a.m. April 8, 2002, at the Ratliff Care Center. Born July 25, 1910, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Lawrence and Effie Knight Pobst Sr., she had been a seamstress at Ely Walker and worked for Florsheim Shoe Company for 32 years before retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Commerce...
Elmer Clark (04/09/02)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Elmer E. Clark, 88, died April 7, 2002, at his home. Born June 19, 1913, in Myrtle, Mo., son of the late Barney and Katie Michael Clark, he lived in California before moving to Fayetteville 23 years ago. He was a retired carpenter...
Albert Masters (04/09/02)
MOSCOW MILLS - Albert Masters, 84, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:46 p.m. April 8, 2002, at Lincoln County Memorial Hospital in Troy. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Curtis Cantrell (04/09/02)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Curtis Cantrell, 82, who died April 6, 2002, were: Bub Yates, Gary Wilfong, Bob Braswell, Don Dortch, Tom Clubb and Billy Clark.
Paul Adams (04/09/02)
EAST PRAIRIE - Paul Clayton Adams, 57, died at 6:50 a.m. April 9, 2002, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Marguerite Hayden (04/09/02)
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Marguerite Heath Hayden, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 8, 2002, at the Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ruthelia Owsley (04/09/02)
FULTON, Ky. - Ruthelia Owsley, 70, formerly of Graves County, died at 8:45 p.m. April 7, 2002, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston, Mo. Born Jan. 24, 1932, in Obion County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Omar Owsley and Grace Wilson Owsley; and foster daughter of the late Lessie Midyett...
Bethani Vandeven (04/22/02)
CHAFFEE - Bethani Clarice Vandeven, 21, died April 20, 2002, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident north of Blomeyer. Born Oct. 16, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Richard and Jackie Glaus Vandeven, she graduated from Notre Dame High School in Cape Girardeau in 1999 and was a junior at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in pre-vet studies. ...
Lester King (04/22/02)
SIKESTON - Lester King, 77, died April 20, 2002, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 30, 1924, at Oran, son of the late William Vester and Menta Ella Trenthaph King, he had worked at International Shoe Factory for 29 years and managed the Magic Car Wash before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran...
William Thompson (04/22/02)
CHARLESTON - William H. Thompson, 88, died at 2 p.m. April 21, 2002, at the Charleston Manor. Born March 27, 1914, in Mississippi County, son of the late James Hazzard and Birdie Evans Thompson, he lived his entire life in Mississippi County where he was a farmer until his retirement...