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Obituaries from April 2004

Roy Vandiver (04/14/04)
MALDEN - Roy Lee Vandiver, 90, died April 13, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 2, 1913, at New Madrid, son of the late William Robert and Retha Matilda Shelcatt Vandiver, he was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and had farmed in the Bernie area...
Audrey Brock (04/14/04)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home for Audrey D. Sweet Brock, 87, who died April 12, 2004, were: James Brock, Terry Brock, Jay Kuykendall, Pat Patton, Tony Sweet and Maxwell Sweet.
Darlene Nadeau (04/14/04)
DEXTER - Darlene Nadeau, 54, died April 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 28, 1949, in Monroe, Mich., daughter of the late Edward and Julia Richardson Meade, she lived in Michigan and Poplar Bluff before moving to Dexter in 2003. She had been a machine operator in an air conditioner parts manufacturing plant...
Gladys Smith (04/14/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gladys French Smith, 86, died April 12, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 28, 1918, in New Madrid County, she was the daughter of the late William Robert and Margaret-Ann Elizabeth Davidson House. In 1934, she married Amos French who preceded her in death. She and Roy Smith were married in 1969 and he died in 1983...
Clara Sailer (04/13/04)
SCOTT CITY - Clara Mae Sailer, 83, died at 5:01 p.m. April 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 8, 1920, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late John and Leona Wahl Wilhelm, she was a machinist for Ely Walker Co. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Scott City...
Anna Wheatley (04/13/04)
ANNISTON - Anna Bernice Wheatley, 66, died at 11:36 a.m. April 12, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 5, 1937, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Edmund Poynor and Audie Ginn Poynor Powers, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in East Prairie. After being employed by Prairie Manufacturing Company for 19 years, she was a health care provider for nine years...
Jim Robinson (04/13/04)
PINHOOK - Jim Robinson Jr., 70, died April 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 28, 1933, in Arlington, Tenn., son of the late Jim and Barbara Tate Robinson, he moved to Missouri in 1942 and was a prominent farmer in the Pinhook area. ...
Gladys Adamson (04/13/04)
SIKESTON - Gladys Adamson, 86, formerly of Sikeston, died April 12, 2004, in Humboldt, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Gladys Smith (04/13/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Gladys French Smith 86, died April 12, 2004, in Portageville. Arrangements are pending at DeLisle Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. today. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Portageville...
Dick Grobe (04/13/04)
DEXTER - Richard "Dick" Grobe, 64, died April 11, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Dec. 26, 1939, in Poplar Bluff, son of Elsie Wilhelm Grobe of Poplar Bluff and the late Paul E. Grobe, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and attended the First Christian Church in Dexter. He was a former co-owner of Tractor Supply Company in Sikeston...
Freda Morgan (04/13/04)
PARMA - Freda Morgan, 76, died April 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 28, 1927, in Parma, daughter of the late Taylor and Lucy Bell Marcum Jones, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma. On Aug. 31, 1946, in New Madrid, she married R.H. Morgan who survives of the home...
Louise Weems (04/13/04)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Louise B. Lane Weems, 84, formerly of Wilson City, died April 10, 2004, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti. Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Earle, Ark., daughter of the late Timothy and Ozel Clifton Winters, she lived in Missouri since 1933. She was a member of Sanders Chapel AME Church in Wyatt, where she served on the Usher Board...
Craig Kneezle (04/13/04)
BENTON - Craig Allen Kneezle, 25, died at 12:05 p.m. April 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 18, 1978, in San Gabriel, Calif., son of Donald and Arleen Ashton Kneezle of Benton, he was a 1997 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Benton...
Audrey Brock (04/13/04)
SIKESTON - Audrey D. Sweet Brock, 87, formerly of Bertrand and Charleston, died at 8:25 a.m. April 12, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 6, 1917, in Mississippi County, son of the late William Kelly and Clara Marton Hedge, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bertrand...
Bernie Seagraves (04/13/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bernie Lee Seagraves, 78, who died April 10, 2004, were: Gerald Rogers, Gerald Yeargain, Wesley Stutts, Mike Watson, Charlie Meunier and Loyd Evans.
Nannie Hays (04/19/04)
SIKESTON -- Nannie Hays, 81, died April 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill Gibson (04/19/04)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services held today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bill Gibson, who died April 16, 2004, were: Pete Hester, Doy Creed, Don Prunty, Sammy Stone, Paul Haubold and Steve Fish.
Benjamin Rooker (04/19/04)
NEW MADRID -- Benjamin James Rooker, 80, died April 18, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1923, in East Prairie, son of the late Clifford Elwood and Eva Belle Ferry Rooker, he was a retired teacher and a Boy Scout leader. A past master of the Masonic Lodge in Portageville, he was a current member of New Madrid Masonic Lodge 495...
Retta Lyne (04/19/04)
CHAFFEE -- Retta Lyne, 83, died April 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Retta Lyne (04/20/04)
DELTA - Retta Parker Lyne, 83, died April 19, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Aug. 19, 1920, in Lamar, Ark., daughter of the late Burgess Cline and Sarah Jane Burton Anthony, she had been a cutter for Sports Specialty Shoe Company in Chaffee, was a clerk for F.W. Woolworth in Cape Girardeau and was a food services aide at Cape LaCroix Manor in Cape Girardeau. She helped organize the Randles General Baptist Church, where she was a member...
Goldie Hill (04/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Goldie Lorene Hill, 93, died April 18, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 10, 1910, in Carmi, Ill., daughter of the late James and Laura Majors Hutchcraft, she worked for Elder Manufacturing for 27 years and was co-owner of the Circle Drive-In at Bloomfield. She was a member of the Hill Church in Bloomfield...
B.J. Rooker (04/20/04)
NEW MADRID -- Memorial contributions for Benjamin James "B.J." Rooker, 80, who died April 18, 2004, may be sent to the New Madrid Historical Museum, 1 Main St., New Madrid, MO 63869; or the Higgerson School in care of Richards Funeral Home, 436 Main St., New Madrid, MO 63869...
Birdie Williams (04/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Birdie Williams, 96, died April 19, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Ronnie Corbin (04/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ronnie Dale Corbin, 57, died April 19, 2004, at the John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 28, 1946, in Bloomfield, son of the late Chester and Catharine Mossman Corbin, he was a lifelong resident of the Bloomfield area. A member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia, he was also a veteran of the U.S. Army. He had worked for Elder Manufacturing for several years and was later a maintenance worker for McDonald's in Dexter...
Ruth Hawk (04/20/04)
STURDIVANT -- Ruth Hawk, 88, died April 19, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1915, in Greenbrier, she was the daughter of the late David and Bertha Sample Owens. On May 3, 1936, in Greenbrier, she married Linus Hawk who preceded her in death on April 27, 1999...
Jimmie Cochran (04/20/04)
ADVANCE -- Jimmie Cochran, 65, died April 17, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 20, 1938, in Larmar, Ark., son of the late Jack and Beulah Chessar Cochran, he had worked as an auctioneer. On April 18, 1960, in Sikeston, he married Nancy Brannon who survives of the home...
Jimmie Reese (04/26/04)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie Lee Reese, 59, died April 24, 2004, at his home in New Madrid. Born Aug. 17, 1944, in Matthews, son of Nancy Kennedy Reese of New Madrid and the late Johnnie Reese, he retired as a warehouse supervisor with Noranda Aluminum Inc. He was a member of New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206...
Robert Noble (04/26/04)
ADVANCE - Robert Edward Noble, 85, died at 6:25 p.m. April 23, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 16, 1918, in Morehouse, son of the late Thomas Motley and Annie Arzula Fox Noble, he was a retired factory machine operator and U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Ivory Harris (04/26/04)
WYATT - Ivory Mack Harris, 90, died at 9:21 p.m. April 24, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 20, 1913, in Hardin County, Tenn., son of the late Will and Allie Howell Harris, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. A member of the Wyatt Baptist Church, he was a charter member of the International Order of Odd Fellows in Charleston...
Rosa Newcomb (04/26/04)
CLEVELAND, Miss. - Rosa Lee Newcomb, 94, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died April 25, 2004, at the Bolivar Medical Center. Born July 17, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Eugene and Purity Batte Watson. Her husband, Henry Lawson Newcomb, preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1955...
Joyce Bennett (04/26/04)
CLINTON - Joyce Marie Taylor Hise Bennett, 75, formerly of Sikeston, died April 19, 2004, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Overland Park, Kan. Born Feb. 3, 1929, in Houston, Ark., daughter of the late Floyd E. and Carrie Susan Spells Taylor, she was a travel agent for AAA for more than 25 years. She was a member of the Northeast Baptist Church in Clinton...
Imogene Holmes (04/26/04)
SIKESTON - Imogene Constance Holmes, 83, died at 12:52 p.m. April 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Dean Ford (04/12/04)
ADVANCE - Odena "Dean" Ford, 89, died April 9, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 21, 1914, near Advance to the late Fred and Laura Delay Winemiller, she was a homemaker and a member of the General Baptist Church of Bell City since 1942...
Kenneth Owens (04/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Kenneth L. Owens, 79, died April 10, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 4, 1925, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late August and Anna Bruening Owens, he served in the U.S. Army Engineers during World War II and was owner and operator of Ken Candy Co. for many years. He was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church...
Craig Kneezle (04/12/04)
BENTON - Craig Allen Kneezle, 25, died April 11, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Benton is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
James Householder (04/12/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- James Edward Householder, 64, died April 10, 2004, at the John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis. Born Oct. 25, 1939, in Marston, son of the late Oather Edward and Christine Rettig Householder, he was a computer technician for the United States government and was a retired sergeant of the U.S. Air Force...
Nathan Rettig (04/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Nathan Allan Rettig, 13, of Sikeston, who died April 9, 2004, were his pit crew: Chad Freeland, Benji Baker, Matt Richbourg, Lee Hyde, Keith Kennedy and Ron Gardiner. Services were held today at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements...
Henry Brinker Jr. (04/12/04)
ORAN -- Henry H. Brinker Jr., 84, died April 10, 2004, at a family home in Oran. Born Oct. 7, 1919, in Oran, son of the late Henry Herman and Mary Hartke Brinker Sr., he owned and operated Brinker Brothers Service Station in Oran and was golf cart fleet manager for Bootheel Golf Club in Sikeston. ...
Mary Burton (04/12/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Loretta Burton, 69, formerly of Morley, died at 5:45 p.m. April 10, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 16, 1935, in Perkins, daughter of the late Chester and Zettie Welch Edwards, she retired as a machine operator for Florsheim Shoe Co. in Chaffee and the Oran Hat Factory in Oran. She was a member of the Eagles Aerie 3775 of Cape Girardeau and of the Pentecostal belief...
Bernie Seagraves (04/12/04)
SIKESTON - Bernie Lee Seagraves, 78, died April 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1926, in Senath, to the late Martin and Lela Allen Seagraves, he was a farmer and affiliated with the Baptist Church. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he service during World War II...
Dick Grobe (04/12/04)
DEXTER -- Richard L. "Dick" Grobe, 64, died April 11, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery...
Audrey Brock (04/12/04)
SIKESTON -- Audrey Sweet Brock, 87, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:25 a.m. April 12, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Laverne Carmack (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - Surrounded by her family, Ethel Laverne Carmack, 82, of Sikeston peacefully departed this earth at 11:35 p.m. April 8, 2004, at her home near Morehouse. Born March 26, 1922, in Holland, Mo., daughter of the late Sidney and Anna Burton Finney, she was a cook for Head Start for 26 years, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was of the Baptist belief...
James Raidt (04/11/04)
LILBOURN - James Raidt, 80, died April 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 4, 1924, in Corning, Ark., son of the late James and Ivy Mae Raidt, he was a plumber. In 1947, he married Betty Bush and she survives of the home...
Raymond Tinnon (04/11/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond Harold Tinnon, 73, died at 10:30 a.m. April 9, 2004, at his home. Born March 15, 1931, in Mississippi County, son of the late Jasper Lee and Luna Irene Morgan Tinnon, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and of the Baptist belief. He lived in Orting, Wash., for 45 years, where he owned and operated a construction company...
Lorraine Whitmore (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Lorraine Whitmore, 85, died April 9, 2004, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 20, 1918, at Snohomish, Wash., daughter of the late Harry and Martha Newton Salter, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, member and former president of the United Methodist Women, and member of the Thimble Club and the Pinochocle Club in Dexter. Before retiring, she had been a buyer and sales clerk for Lois' House of Fashion...
Catherine Taylor (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Catherine Taylor, 89, died April 9, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 14, 1914, at Parma, daughter of the late Charles Sylvester and Jesse Pearl Jones Blackman, she was a member of the Dexter Free Evangelical Church and active in the Dexter Civic Club...
Freeda Winchester (04/11/04)
ADVANCE - Freeda Jane Winchester, 101, died April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 16, 1902, at Dongola, daughter of the late Henry and Anne Nelson Revelle, she was a member of the Dongola Missionary Baptist Church...
Eddie Dettrie (04/11/04)
DEXTER - Eddie John Dettrie, 47, died April 6, 2004, in West Memphis, Ark. Born Aug. 2, 1956, at Senath, son of Kelley and Lillie M. Guthrie Dettrie of Dexter, he was a farm laborer and affiliated with the Bethany General Baptist Church. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Kevin Accord of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Latisha Dawn Farrow of Dexter; and two grandchildren...
Jim Raidt (04/09/04)
LILBOURN -- Jim Raidt died April 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today and services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Alfred Higgerson (04/08/04)
WISNER, La. - Alfred E. Higgerson Sr., 73, died April 6, 2004, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., at the Mary Anna Nursing Home in Wisner. Born Nov. 28, 1930, in New Madrid County, son of the late Andrew and Lena Higgerson, he was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of New Madrid Masonic Lodge 429 AF&AM...
Raymond Gilmer Sr. (04/11/04)
CHAFFEE - Raymond Eugene Gilmer Sr., 66, died at 4:20 a.m. April 9, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born May 29, 1937, at Cape Girardeau, son of the late William Oscar and Carrie Kerns Gilmer, he retired as a self-employed lawn service provider. He was a member of the Chaffee General Baptist Church...
Nathan Rettig (04/11/04)
SIKESTON - Nathan Allan Rettig, 13, died at 11:45 a.m. April 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center of injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident near Miner. Born Jan. 14, 1991, in Cape Girardeau, son of Allan and Karen Scheffer Rettig of Sikeston, he was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a seventh grade student at Kelly Junior High School in Benton...
Sue Snider (04/08/04)
SCOTT CITY - Sue Snider, 61, formerly of Bloomfield, died April 8, 2004, in Scott City. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Doris Newberry (04/08/04)
RUSTON, La. - Doris M. Newberry, 76, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 4, 2004, at the Alpine Guest Care Center in Ruston. Born May 10, 1927, in Rogers, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Emil and Carrie Erickson. She was a nurse at the Kneibert Clinic in Poplar Bluff, Mo., for 10 years, had worked for Sears in Charleston and Cape Girardeau, Mo., for 20 years and the worked for Southwestern Bell and AT&T in Sikeston for 10 years before retiring...
Lily Duckworth (04/08/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lily Finney Duckworth, 87, died April 6, 2004, at Marston. Born Dec. 16, 1916, in Portageville, daughter of the late John William and Mary Ella Warren Young, she was a teacher's assistant for many years and of the Baptist belief. On May 5, 1937, she married Bill Finney who preceded her in death on May 3, 1960. She and Vernon Duckworth were married March 10, 1978, and he died July 3, 2003...
Theo Rottenbuecher (04/09/04)
DELTA - Theodore "Theo" Rottenbuecher, 64, died at 10:30 a.m. April 8, 2004, at his home. Born March 16, 1940, in Romania, he was the son of the late Karl L. and Anna Weidenfelder Rottenbuecher and stepson of the late Peter Hinterberger, by whom he was also raised. He was an injection operator for 24 years at Inland Shoe Factory in Advance and was also a self-employed painter...
Virginia Clubbs (04/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Virginia Mae Clubbs, 79, died at 1 p.m. April 7, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 18, 1924, in Dunklin County, daughter of the late Oliver and Nellie Bremenger Williford, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church...
Raymond Gilmore (04/09/04)
CHAFFEE - Raymond Gilmore, 66, died April 9, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Louise Wallace (04/08/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bulah Louise Wallace, 77, died April 7, 2004, at her residence in East Prairie. Born May 10, 1926, in Hickman, Ky., to the late William Edward and Fronin Aday Burney, she was a member of the Church of God in East Prairie. For 33 years she worked for Burkart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill...
LaVerne Carmack (04/09/04)
MOREHOUSE - Ethel LaVerne Carmack, 82, died at 11:35 p.m. April 8, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where visitation is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Monday with services at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Sue Snider (04/09/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Sue Snider, 61, died April 8, 2004, in Scott City. Born Oct. 5, 1942, at Rives, daughter of the late Oscar and Fleeta Scott Crews, she was a member of Clines Island General Baptist Church. She was an aide at the Bloomfield Alternative School...
Louise Wallace (04/09/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Bulah Louise Wallace, 77, died April 7, 2004, at her residence in East Prairie. Born May 10, 1926, in Hickman, Ky., to the late William Edward and Fronia Aday Burney, she was a member of the Church of God in East Prairie. For 33 years she worked for Burkart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill...
Nelson Lumsden (04/08/04)
CANALOU - Charles Nelson Lumsden, 88, died April 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 23, 1915, in Landers Ridge, son of the late Charles C. and Ora B. Wilmurth Lumsden, he was a graduate of Matthews High School and a retired farmer. A lifelong member of the First Christian Church in Matthews, where he had served as an elder and treasurer, he was also a member of the Gideons...
Alice Oliver (04/08/04)
DEXTER - Alice Louise Oliver, 84, died April 6, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 8, 1920, at Senath, daughter of the late William Henry and Parlee Tatum Bishop, she attended the Southwest Church of the Nazarene. On June 25, 1956, at Kennett, she married Orla E. "Dike" Oliver who preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1973...
Rosa Ivy (04/08/04)
MURRAY, Ky. - Rosa Ivy, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9:40 p.m. April 6, 2004, at the Westview Nursing Home. Born Dec. 2, 1909, in Kennett, Mo., daughter of the late Calvin and Nellie McKenzie Green, she was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church...
Jake Pounds (04/08/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Jake Leon Pounds, 83, died April 7, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1920, at Ward, Ark., son of the late Jacob Levi and Gertrude Anderson Pounds, he was a member of the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church near Bloomfield. He retired in 1967 as a chief petty officer for the U.S. Navy. He was employed by the W.E. Sears Youth Center, retiring in 1985...
Ruth Wilson (04/07/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruth Marie Wilson, 94, died April 6, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield. Born May 7, 1909, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossairt, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. A lifetime member of the Christian Church in Bloomfield, she served as a clerk in the Bloomfield Probate Court for several years in the 1950s and 1960s...
Marvin Stratman (04/07/04)
MALDEN - Marvin Joseph Stratman, 73, died April 5, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 8, 1930, in St. Louis, son of the late Joseph Charles and Cecilia Mary Knopple Stratman, he was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Malden and Knights of Columbus in Glennonville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War...
Virgie Hayes (04/08/04)
SIKESTON - Virgie Marie Hayes, 74, died at 6:10 a.m. April 7, 2004, at her home. Born May 9, 1929, in Kennett, daughter of the late Grover and Minnie Dillon Neldon, she lived in Sikeston most of her life. On Feb. 16, 1949, at Kennett, she married Albert Snowden Hayes who preceded her in death on April 5, 1985...
James Tillman (04/07/04)
LINCOLN, Neb. - James Edward Tillman, 48, died April 4, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 9, 1955, in Parma, Mo., he was the son of Evans and Orangie Drain Tillman of Sikeston, Mo. Other survivors include: two sons, Jimmy Tillman and Quentin Tillman of Malden, Mo.; one daughter, Candice Tillman of Malden; five brothers, Calvin Tillman of Steele, Mo., Nathaniel Tillman of Champaign, Ill., Thomas Tillman of Montgomery, Ala., Evans Tillman Jr. ...
Courtney Kennedy (04/07/04)
PUXICO - Courtney Kennedy, 8, died April 5, 2002, in Puxico, of injuries sustained in a 4-wheeler accident. Born Nov. 30, 1995, in Poplar Bluff, she was the daughter of Herschell and Beverly Kennedy of Puxico. A second grade student at Puxico Elementary School, where she participated in softball and gymnastics, she was a Girl Scout and competed in beauty pageants. She attended the First Christian Church...
Nelson Lumsden (04/07/04)
CANALOU - Nelson Lumsden, 88, died April 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Lily Duckworth (04/07/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lily Young Duckworth, 87, died April 6, 204, in Marston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Marie Dowdy (04/07/04)
DEXTER - Marie Dowdy, 83, died April 6, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born April 16, 1910, at Clarksville, Ark., daughter of the late Dale and Frances Cox Dempsey, she was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 13, 1933, at Clarksville, she married Jack Dowdy who preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1983...
Marie Dowdy (04/06/04)
DEXTER - Marie Dowdy, 83, died April 6, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Nelda Hughes (04/06/04)
BERNIE - Nelda Hughes, 65, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 20, 1939, at Puxico, daughter of J.M. "Wimpy" and Anna Glen Allen of Bernie, she was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Bernie and a bus driver for the Bernie School District...
Mary Palmer (04/06/04)
BERNIE - Mary Reeda Palmer, 82, died April 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Bernie, she was the daughter of the late John Neil and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Murphy. She and her husband owned and operated a service station in Bernie and also managed motels in St. Louis...
Jessie Caldwell (04/06/04)
CHARLESTON - Jessie B. Caldwell, 72, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 16, 1931, in Savannah, Tenn., son of the late Johnnie and Audrey Lee Caldwell, he lived in Missouri for the past 13 years. Survivors include: three daughters, Lola Caldwell of Paducah, Ky., Brenda Jackson of Mayfield, Ky., and Wanda Davis of Mound City, Ill.; one stepdaughter, Carolyn Fay Fennell of Charleston; one stepson, Bobby Bigham of Charleston; and 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.. ...
Henry Pehm Sr. (04/06/04)
PHOENIX - Henry Obie Pehm Sr., 51, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 31, 2004, in Phoenix. Born Oct. 9, 1952, in Cairo, Ill., son of Hester Pehm of Charleston and the late Leonard Pehm, he lived in Charleston most of his life. His wife, Kim Pehm, survives of the home...
James New (04/06/04)
MALDEN - James Ralph New, 84, died April 3, 2004, at the Ridgeview Nursing Center. Born July 10, 1919, at Myrtle, Miss., son of the late Mose and Ruby Hood New, he was a member of the New Prospect Southern Baptist Church. On May 20, 1940, he married Regenia Wayne Meacham who survives...
Hilbert Tuschoff (04/05/04)
SCOTT CITY - Hilbert Oscar Tuschoff, 79, died at 5:26 a.m. April 4, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 2, 1924, in Friedheim, son of the late Oscar and Mary Kester Tuschoff, he was a truck driver from 1964-86 for Stovall Block and Brick, formerly Guth Brothers Block and Brick. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church at Friedheim...
Edna Marshall (04/05/04)
SIKESTON - Edna R. Marshall, 66, died April 3, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 14, 1937, in Hayti, daughter of the late James Kelly and Rosie Beck Marshall, she was a member of Parker Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors include: one brother, Robert B. Marshall of Sikeston; one sister-in-law, Glenys Duckworth of Sikeston; and five nieces, 12 great-nieces and two great-nephews...
Elizabeth Brown (04/05/04)
KEWANEE - Elizabeth Frances Hurley Brown, 76, died April 2, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 27, 1927, in Bertrand, daughter of the late Russell and Ova Nelson Hurley, she was of the Baptist belief. On Oct. 18, 1945, in Mississippi County, she married Eugene Brown who survives of the home...
Karen Atwill (04/05/04)
PALM BAY, Fla. - Karen Atwill, 52, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 2, 2004, at Palm Bay Memorial Hospital. Born May 27, 1951, in Indianapolis, daughter of the late W.W. "Rip" Bowen and Marcel Hornberg Bowen Warner, she worked in the accounting department for United Satellite Services...
Donald Baker (04/05/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald Freeman Baker, 92, died at 12:10 p.m. April 3, 2004, at his home. Born Aug. 7, 1911, near East Prairie, son of the late John Lemuel and Ann Elizabeth Coats Baker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He returned to East Prairie after retiring from Caterpillar in East Peoria, Ill., in 1956 and that fall became a bus driver for East Prairie R-2 schools. ...
Ameil Powell (04/22/04)
SIKESTON - Ameil J. Powell, 80, formerly of Charleston, died at 6:45 a.m. April 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 24, 1923, in Supply, Ark., son of the late Perry James and Mary Parlee Halliard Powell, he moved to Sikeston in 1974. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he retired from Southern Towing Company of Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Thomas Smith (04/22/04)
BRADENTON, Fla. - Thomas Leonard Smith, 77, formerly of Kelso, Mo., died April 20, 2004, at the Blake Hospital in Sarasota. Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Reedy, W.Va., son of the late Park and Georgie Hicks Smith, he was a cattle buyer and U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in West Virginia...
Herbert Stallings (04/22/04)
BERTRAND - Herbert Stallings, 77, died at 8:20 a.m. April 22, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
A.J. Summerlott (04/25/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - A.J. Summerlott, 82, died at 9:45 a.m. April 23, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 9, 1921, in Fisk, daughter of the late Clement Edward and Velva McCain Summerlott, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and of the Baptist belief...
Joyce Riley (04/25/04)
NEW MADRID - Joyce Riley, 66, died April 23, 2004, at her home. Born March 5, 1938, in Lilbourn, daughter of the late Virginia Welshans, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church and was employed by Associated Electric Cooperative in Marston until her retirement in 1999...
Harvey M. Smothers (04/25/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Harvey M. Smothers, 96, died April 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 21, 1907, near Swinton, son of the late Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers, he was employed by International Shoe Company from 1927 to 1942. He moved to Benton in 1939 and then to rural Bloomfield in 1943 where he pursued his life-long love of farming. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Bell City and later attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Birdie Williams (04/21/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Birdie Mae Williams, 96, died at 2:45 p.m. April 19, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 27, 1907, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Harry and Effie Roach Zook, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, where she was a member of the Full Gospel Church...
Melody Dopp Menz (04/25/04)
BELTON, Texas - Melody Darlene Menz, 60, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died April 23, 2004, at her home. Born Sept. 18, 1943, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of the late Delmar J. Dopp and Francis E. Reeves, she owned and operated the "Helping Hands" residential cleaning service and had also worked at Thorngate. ...
Robert Triplett (04/21/04)
CHARLESTON - Robert Anthony Triplett Sr., 42, died April 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 8, 1961, in Wyatt, son of Sadie Scott Triplett of Charleston and the late Willie Triplett Sr., he graduated from Charleston Public Schools. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Masonic Lodge...
Lawanda Keeling (04/21/04)
DEXTER - Lawanda Keeling, 62, died April 20, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 6, 1941, at Peach Orchard, daughter of the late Elmer and Elsie Wilcoxson Wilson, she was a former employee of the International Hat Factory in Dexter...
Herbert Stallings (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Herbert V. Stallings, 77, of Bertrand, who died April 22, 2004, were: Kevin Hartwick, Mike Ray, Bob Meeks, Steve Oakley, Ronnie Stallings and Fred Bruenderman.
Gladys Adamson (04/14/04)
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. - Gladys R. Adamson, 86, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 9 a.m. April 12, 2004, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1918, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of the late Amos and Allice Parlee Davault Rhodes, she was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, Mo., for 10 years and retired in 1983...
Lee Anthony (04/14/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Lee Allen Anthony, 20, died April 13, 2004, near Bloomfield, of injuries sustained in a car/train accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Herbert Stallings (04/23/04)
BERTRAND - Herbert V. Stallings, 77, died April 22, 2004, at his home. Born Dec. 28, 1926, in Concord, son of the late Oscar and Marie Weakley Stallings, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A lifelong resident of Mississippi County, he farmed on the King Farms in Charleston and was of the Baptist belief...
Sandra Adamson (04/23/04)
ST. LOUIS - Sandra K. Adamson, 57, died April 20, 2004, at the DePaul Health Care Center. Born Jan. 1, 1947, in Flint, Mich., daughter of Elza Chaney of St. Charles and the late Rita Shull Chaney, she lived in St. Louis most of her life and was a cargo representative for American Airlines...
A.J. Summerlott (04/23/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - A.J. Summerlott died at 9:45 a.m. April 23, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Mary Jane Pardon (04/25/04)
SIKESTON - Mary "Jane" Pardon, 83, died April 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1920, in Hayward, daughter of the late, James William and Emma Mae Wyatt Bishop, she was owner and operator of Pardon's Grocery Store in Sikeston and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church...
Sikeston General Oil Co. founder dies at 76 (04/01/04)
SIKESTON -- Robert Marvin "Bob" Jenkins, Sr., 76, of Sikeston died March 31, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 17, 1927, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Irene Jenkins, he spent his childhood in Cleveland, Ohio, New Jersey and St. Louis. He served with the U.S. ...
Ruth Catlin (04/01/04)
KANSAS CITY - Ruth Garnetta Byrd Catlin, 58, formerly of Sikeston, died March 25, 2004, at her home. Born July 8, 1945, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James E. and Betty Byrd, she graduated in 1963 from Sikeston High School. She was a teacher in the Kansas City schools for many years and was a member of the Northland Cathedral Assembly of God Church in North Kansas City. She was a violinist in her church orchestra and in the North Kansas City Philharmonia Orchestra...
Glendale Ladd (04/01/04)
STURDIVANT - Glendale Ladd, 69, died March 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 30, 1935 in Como, son of the late Finis and Thelma Whitehead Ladd, he had been a truck driver and timber worker and was a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge...
Carole Clayton (04/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Carole W. Clayton, 69, died at 12:45 a.m. March 30, 2004, at the Life Care Center in St. Louis following a brief illness. Born Aug. 12, 1934, in Breakbell, Ark., daughter of the late Lawrence Clayton Wilson and Cathran Irene McCord Wilson, she graduated in 1951 from Charleston High School...
Bobby Cunningham (04/01/04)
PARMA - Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Bobby Okerleen Cunningham, 72, who died March 29, 2004, were: Wendal Wagner, Bob Lowrey, Lee Heise, Buddy Green, Ivan Pulling and Smokey Johnson.
Mary Wade (04/01/04)
ORAN - Mary Jane Wade, 78, died at 6:50 p.m. March 31, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 10, 1926, in Oran, daughter of the late Carrol Joel and Mary Donaldson Stigall Wade, she retired as vice president and cashier of the Oran State Bank. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Chamber of Commerce in Oran...
Wyatt Smith (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Wyatt Tyson Smith, 22, died March 30, 2004, at his home, following an extended illness. Born May 30, 1981, in St. Louis, he was an active listener to his scanner. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety kept him entertained at his bedside. He had a favorite dispatcher, Tommie Jean, who was also a close friend. Wyatt was a 2002 graduate of New Dawn State School and had been Valentine King, Prom King and Melissa's King of the Castle...
Thomas Smith (04/01/04)
DEXTER - Thomas Hubert Smith, 76, died March 31, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 24, 1927, at Dexter, son of the late William Francis and Minnie Catherine Evans Smith, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired machinist for McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Corporation in St. Louis, a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the General Baptist belief...
Mary Webber (04/01/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Mary L. Webber, 88, who died March 29, 2004, were: Charles Hawkins, Jeff House, John David Hawkins, Bob Rooker, Mike French and Doug Hawkins.
Leroy Putnam (04/27/04)
PHILADELPHIA - Leroy Putnam Jr., 49, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 5:30 p.m. April 11, 2004, at the Sacred Heart Home in Philadelphia. Born May 21, 1954, in St. Joseph, Mo., son of the late Leroy and Ida Taylor Putnam Sr., he lived in Philadelphia for several years...
Bobby Blom (04/28/04)
NEW MADRID - Robert A. "Bobby" Blom, 57, died April 26, 2004, at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas. Born Sept. 7, 1946, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Robert W. and Martha Ann Anderson Blom, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and lifetime member of the United Methodist Church in New Madrid. ...
Jimmy Akins (04/27/04)
CANDLER, N.C. - Jimmy Joe Akins Jr., 29, died April 25, 2004. Born Aug. 1, 1974, in Lonoke, Ark., son of Jimmy and Betty Akins of Candler, he was a member of WNC Disc Golf and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survivors in addition to his parents include: one son, Austin Kyle Akins of Crestview, Fla.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronnie and Loretta Akins of Weaverville and Shawn and Amber Akins of Candler; his maternal grandparents, Steve and Allie St. ...
Colin Hawkins (04/28/04)
SIKESTON - Colin Hawkins, 58, died at 4:14 p.m. April 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church...
Travie Burleson (04/28/04)
DEXTER - Travie Burleson, 87, died April 27, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jo Ann Sadler (04/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jo Ann Sadler, 72, died April 27, 2004, at Life Care Center. Born July 12, 1931, in Advance, daughter of the late Clarence and Sadie Gibbs May, she graduated in 1950 from Advance High School and was of the Baptist belief. On Feb. 23, 1952, at Piggott, Ark., she married James Sadler who survives of the home...
Nora Cain (04/28/04)
SIKESTON - Nora Cain, 87, died April 28, 2004, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Imogene Holmes (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - Imogene Constance Holmes, 83, died at 12:52 p.m. April 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1921, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Fred Clarence and Josephine Victoria Young Dudley, she worked in service assistance for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 20 years. She lived in Cape Girardeau before moving to Sikeston in 1935 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Ira Gillean (04/27/04)
SIKESTON - Ira Brummett Gillean, 78, died at 7:04 p.m. April 26, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 11, 1925, in Jasper, Ark., son of the late Grant and Lucinda Weston Gillean, he was a factory line worker for Inland Steel and U.S. Gypsom. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and lived in Sikeston and Canalou most of his life...
Danny Kerr (04/27/04)
SULLIVAN - Danny R. Kerr, 67, died April 25, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan. Born Jan. 30, 1937, in Savannah, Tenn., son of Reba Lorena Allison Kerr of Savannah and the late Cornelius Kerr, he was a minister of administration for Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, where he was a member...
Willie Moore (04/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Willie "Honey" Moore, 89, died April 20, 2004, in Charleston. Born May 26, 1914, in Leland, Miss., son of the late Ed and Anna Bell Harris Moore, he was a member of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Wyatt. Survivors include: one sister, Lula Anderson of St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Bobbie Moore of Charleston; and nieces and nephews...
Jerry Throgmorton (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Gerald A. "Jerry" Throgmorton, 64, died April 28, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 19, 1940, son of the late Dr. Howard B. and Bonnie Jackson Throgmorton, he graduated in 1958 from Sikeston High School, where he was a member of the All-American Football Honor Roll. ...
Ira Gillean (04/29/04)
SIKESOTN -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Ira Brummett Gillean, 78, who died April 26, 2004, were: Dennis Woolen, Jason Hanning, Paul David Gillean, Adam Gillean, Cheston Pierce and Lee Joe Campell.
Harold Miller (04/29/04)
MARSTON -- Harold Heath Miller, 23, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Colin Hawkins (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - Colin K. Hawkins, 58, died April 27, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 27, 1946, in Sikeston, son of the late Charles T. "Billy" and Florence J. House Hawkins, he was a member of the Teamsters Local 674 in St. ...
Lessie Fountain (04/29/04)
HOWARDVILLE - Lessie Mae Fountain, 67, died April 25, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 13, 1936, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Homer and Minnie Jean Grant Simon, she was a member of the Full Gospel Church of East Prairie. She was also active in nursing home ministry and jail ministry and missionary work...
Dempsey Patrick (04/18/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dempsey George Patrick, 80, died April 15, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1924, in Clines Island, son of the late Eddie and Rosa Ethel Robey Patrick, he worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 32 years before retiring in 1983. He served with the U.S. Army and Air Reserves in World War II...
Queen Henry (04/18/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Queen Elizabeth Parker Griffith Henry, 87, died at 7:30 p.m. April 16, 2004, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 29, 1916, in the Barnes Ridge community near East Prairie, daughter of the late William J. and Mattie England Parker, she had lived most of her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Church of God...
Clarence Still (04/16/04)
DEXTER - The Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team will conduct graveside military rites at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Clarence R. Still, 73, who died May 23, 2003. The Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter will officiate at the service at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
Bill Gibson (04/18/04)
DEXTER -- Bill Gibson, 61, died April 16, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 6, 1942, in Santa Anna, Calif., son of the late Ray B. and Pearl Barker Gibson, he lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter area all of his life, where he worked as an electrician until ill health forced his retirement...
Lois Christy (04/16/04)
CHAFFEE - Lois L. Christy, 80, died April 15, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Jackie Thacker (04/16/04)
CATRON - Jackie Lyne Thacker, 43, died April 15, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 25, 1960, in Brownville, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Ray and Charles Tiddy. On April 7, 1977, she married Larry Thacker who survives of the home...
Dempsey Patrick (04/16/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Dempsey Patrick died April 15, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home.
Bob Jenkins (04/02/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at private graveside services for Robert Marvin "Bob" Jenkins, Sr., 76, of Sikeston, who died March 31, 2004, will be: George Steck, Woodrow Glass Jr., Don Baker, Dan Norton Sr., Michael Jensen and Steve Woods. The Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter will officiate...
Sandra Williams (04/02/04)
SIKESTON - Sandra Fay Williams, 38, died March 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 10, 1965, in Hughes, Ark., daughter of Flora Lee Mitchell Williams of Sikeston and the late Joe Louis Williams, she lived in Sikeston for more than 36 years. She attended New Dawn State School in Sikeston and was a member of Powerhouse of God Church, where she served as an usher...
Wes Jackson (04/16/04)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Wesley "Wes" Jackson, 87, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 12, 2004, at his grandson's home in Grand Rapids. Born Dec. 31, 1917, in Benton, Miss., son of the late Henry and Rose Ann Collins Jackson, he moved to Sikeston in 1948...
Maxine Hale (04/02/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Maxine M. Hale, 82, of Vanduser, who died March 30, 2004, were: Donnie Drew, Steve Vincent, Jordan Drew, Matthew Freeman, Gary Kindred and Mitch Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were: Tara Hale, Holly Hale, Tamara Freeman, Lisa Drew, Jeff Drew, Alana Hargrove, Joel Hargrove and Bethany Drew...
Karen Atwell (04/04/04)
COCO BEACH, Fla. - Karen Sue Atwell, formerly of Lilbourn, Mo., died April 2, 2004, at the Palm Bay County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn.
Bernice Robey (04/04/04)
WOOSTER, Ohio - Bernice J. Robey, 83, died April 2, 2004, in the Horn Nursing Home. Born Feb. 18, 1921, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late John F. and Marjorie Swanagon Husher, she was a member of the Wooster United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi. She served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a WAAC and WAC in the Middle East...
Bob Jenkins (04/02/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at private graveside services for Robert Marvin "Bob" Jenkins, Sr., 76, of Sikeston, who died March 31, 2004, will be: George Steck, Woodrow Glass Jr., Don Baker, Dan Norton Sr., Michael Jensen and Steve Woods. The Rev. Tim Russell of Dexter will officiate...
Wyatt Smith (04/02/04)
SIKESTON - Memorial contributions for Wyatt Tyson Smith, 22, who died March 30, 2004, can be sent to New Dawn State School PTO, 710 Glen St., Sikeston, MO 63801. The name of the beneficiary was incomplete in Thursday's obituary. We regret the error...
Walter Welshans (04/16/04)
LILBOURN - Walter Russell Welshans Jr., 79, died April 15, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Catron, son of the late Walter Russell and Essie Harris Welshans, he was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn and retired from the New Madrid Post Office. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and had attained the rank of seaman second class...
Alfred Stewart Jr. (04/16/04)
HAYWOOD CITY - Alfred Lee "Lucky" Stewart Sr., 44, died April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 13, 1959, in Hayti, son of Nettie B. Stewart of Hayti and the late Ulace Stewart Sr., he attended Central School in Hayti and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of South Salcedo Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Lois Christy (04/18/04)
CHAFFEE - Lois Loula Christy, 80, died at 2:42 p.m. April 15, 2004, at her home. Born Nov. 30, 1923, in Zalma, daughter of the late Lee and Lula Fish Slinkard, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chaffee. On Jan. 26, 1942, she married Carl E. Christy who survives of the home...
Temple Johnson (04/18/04)
COLUMBIA - Tempie Jane Mason Johnson, 85, formerly of New Madrid, died at 7 p.m. April 14, 2004, at the Columbia Manor Care Center. Born March 8, 1919, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Benjamin S. and Mary Jane Hart Mason, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church. She worked at the garment factory in New Madrid for 22 years...
Jack Whorton (04/29/04)
FLORISSANT - Aubrey Dempsey "Jack" Whorton, 77, died April 28, 2004, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Russellville, Ark., son of the late True and Ather Deatherage Whorton, he retired as an assembler for General Motors in St. Louis and was a part-time usher for Weherenberg Theaters in St. Louis. He was a member of United Auto Workers AFL-CIO in St. Louis...
Marie Reeves (04/29/04)
KELSO - Marie D. Reeves, 80, died at 5:20 p.m. April 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Michael Samuel and Frieda Katherine Koelzer LeGrand, she was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and St. Ann's Sodality in Kelso, Knights of Columbus Council 6420 Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 6407 Ladies Auxiliary...
Heath Self (04/29/04)
SIKESTON - William Heath Self, 21, died April 28, 2004, near Sikeston, of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home, where visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday. Services are tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday...
Travie Burleson (04/29/04)
DEXTER - Travie Burleson, 87, died April 27, 2004, at her home. Born July 25, 1916, in Bear Creek, Ala., daughter of the late Henry and Lucrita Mann, she was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. On July 23, 1933, at Hamilton, Ala., she married T.D. Burleson who preceded her in death on June 13, 1996...
Paul Stark (04/29/04)
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Paul Clarence Stark III, 55, died April 19, 2004, in Santa Cruz. Born March 2, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, son of Janet Merrill of Santa Cruz and the late Paul Stark Jr., he was raised in Louisiana, Mo. He attended Soquel High School and earned a bachelor of science degree at the University of California at Davis. ...
Jacques Hann (04/30/04)
MOREHOUSE - Jacques Hann, 46, died at 3:31 p.m. April 29, 2004, at his home. Born July 12, 1957, in Dexter, son of Esther A. Michl Hann of Morehouse and the late Bernard A. Hann, he was of the Catholic belie and was employed by Industrial Tool and Dye in Miner...
Lera Ivie (04/30/04)
ELLINGTON - Lera Dale Ivie, 66, died April 27, 2004, at Reynolds County Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 19, 1938, in Bernie, daughter of the late William Alvie and Inez Williams DeJournett, she was a member of the Yount Memorial General Baptist Church...
Woodrow Smith (04/30/04)
PUXICO - Woodrow E. Smith, 76, died April 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 11, 1927, in Dudley, son of the late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane Shelby Smith, he lived in Puxico since 1978. A retired inspector for General Motors Auto Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, he was a life member of VFW Post 7822. He attended the Assembly of God Church for many years and was currently attending the First Christian Church in Puxico...
Heath Miller (04/30/04)
MARSTON - Harold "Heath" Miller, 23, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born Sept. 1, 1980, in Hayti, son of Harold Lee Miller of Cape Girardeau and Sarah Caper Moore of Marston, he was a graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and a member of the Refuge Worship Center...
Tim Jarrett (04/30/04)
SIKESTON - Timothy Dean Jarrett, 55, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born June 21, 1948, in Denver, son of Alton Lee and Juanita C. Buckendorf Jarrett of Loveland, Colo., he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and president of the Sikeston Youth Soccer League in 1985 and 1986. ...
Heath Self (04/30/04)
SIKESTON - William Heath Self, 21, died April 28, 2004, one mile north of Sikeston of injuries sustained in a traffic accident. Born March 2, 1983, in Sikeston, son of Dewayne and Wendy Baker Self of Sikeston, he was a member of Miner Baptist Church, where he taught the first grade Sunday school class...
Nora Cain (04/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Nora Gwendolyn Cain, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died April 28, 2004, in the Chateau Girardeau Skilled Care Unit in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 28, 1916, in Eaton, Ohio, daughter of the late Chester Benjamin and Mary Treva Sommers Wikle, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston and had also attended the First Christian Church in Matthews. A former vice president of the Cotton Boll Girl Scout Council, she had been a member of the Canalou Extension Club...
Clyde Hogg (04/30/04)
BELL CITY - Clyde M. Hogg, 66, died April 29, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 6, 1938, in Painton, son of the late James and Lydia Ethel Story Hogg, he was a retired farmer for Leo Lape Farms in Bell City. On July 12, 1969, he married Karen Jean Yates who survives of the home...
Theil Lewis (04/30/04)
DEXTER - Thell Fletcher Lewis, 90, died April 29, 2004, at his daughter's home in St. Charles. Born Feb. 24, 1914, at Leora, son of the late Oscar and Sophia Tanner Lewis, he had been a grocery store owner and carpenter and was a veteran of World War II...
Edith Barnes (04/30/04)
DUDLEY - Edith May Rieffer Barnes, 89, died April 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born May 17, 1914, in DeSoto, daughter of the late Henry William and Minnie Ann Minker Rieffer, she was a member of Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and the Stoddard County Historical Society and was instrumental in the publication of the Rieffer Genealogy Book. ...
Rosie Beech (04/15/04)
SIKESTON - Rosie Lee Beech, 88, died April 11, 2004, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 14, 1915, at Scarcy, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Sam and Rosie Steel. In 1990, she married Solomon Beech who preceded her in death. Survivors include: one daughter, Mary Ray of Sikeston; and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Erdell Steel of Columbus, Ohio...
Iona Sneathern (04/15/04)
POPLAR BLUFF - Iona Garrett Sneathern, 82, died April 13, 2004, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus. She had been in declining health for the past year. Born Dec. 11, 1921, in Hilliard, daughter of the late William and Ada Ethel Robertson Garrett, was a member of the Second Baptist Church. She retired in 1982 from the Alton Corrugated Box Company. She enjoyed her Sunday school class, cooking and spending time with her family and friends...
Lee Anthony (04/15/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Lee Allen Anthony, 20, died April 13, 2004, near Bloomfield, of injuries sustained in a vehicle/train accident. Born Sept. 16, 1983, at Dexter, son of Connie Steele Anthony of Dexter and Rick Anthony of Bloomfield, he was employed by Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston and had formerly worked for Golden Cat near Bloomfield...
Freda Morgan (04/15/04)
MALDEN - Pallbearers at graveside services conducted Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden for Freda Morgan, 76, of Parma, who died April 12, 2004, were: George Watkins, Tommy Blackburn, Bill Cravens, Tim Bartlett, Darrell Carter and Charles Mayes...
Herman Sokolowski (04/15/04)
ADVANCE - Herman Sokolowski, 68, died April 12, 2004, at his home. Born July 27, 1935, in Ruda, Poland, son of the late Fredrick and Lydia Steinke Sokolowski, he worked for the Missouri Highway Department for 31 years before retiring. He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Cape Girardeau...
Gladys Adamson (04/15/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Murray Lane Baptist Church for Gladys R. Adamson, 86, of Humboldt, Tenn., and formerly of Sikeston, who died April 12, 2004, will be: Gene Bohannon, Cecil Owen, Gene Shaw, Roger Tesney, Bill Nance and Guy R. Weekley...
April Young (04/15/04)
LILBOURN - April Alesha Young, 26, died April 13, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 10, 1977, in Sikeston, daughter of Earnest Strickland of Hannibal and Marilyn Ranson of Lilbourn, she graduated in 1995 from New Madrid County Central High School. She was a member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn...
Mary-Jo Duty (04/15/04)
DIEHLSTADT - Mary-Jo Regina Duty, 58, died at 11:15 p.m. April 13, 2004, at her home. Born March 20, 1946, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of the late Robert L. and Evelyn R. Herzog Weeks, she was a bank cashier and member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church. She was a former resident of Poplar Bluff, Dexter and Bertrand...
Joseph Liebl Jr. (04/15/04)
CAIRO, Ill. - Joseph Charles Liebl Jr., 57, died April 13, 2004, at his home. Born Jan. 31, 1947, in Chicago, son of Joseph Charles Liebl Sr. of Dunnellon, Fla., and the late Loraine Liebl, he had been a truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a recipient of the Purple Heart...