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Obituaries from September 2004

Arthur Davis (09/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Opal Coakley (09/01/04)
CHAFFEE - Opal Coakley, 91, died at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 30, 2004, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born March 22, 1913, in Wyatt, daughter of the late James and Nanny Smith Stringfellow, she was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and RSVP in Chaffee. She was a volunteer for the Chaffee Nutrition Center and was a pink lady at the Chaffee General Hospital for many years...
Carl Forrester (09/01/04)
ST. LOUIS - Carl W. Forrester Jr., 56, died Aug. 30, 2004, at John Cochran Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 28, 1948, in Marmaduke, Ark., son of Mildred and the Rev. Robert Burnes of Sikeston and the late Carl W. Forrester Sr., he was a mechanic and was of the Baptist belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Audra Clark (09/01/04)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Audra Greene Clark, 84, formerly of Sikeston and Matthews, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2004, in Hot Springs. Born April 24, 1920, in St. Marys, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Hazel and D.A. Green. Her husband, Arbie C. Clark, preceded her in death...
Herbert Stone (09/08/04)
CHARLESTON - Committal services for Retired U.S. Army Col. Herbert Marshall Stone, 84, who died Dec. 24, 2001, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. At the time of his death, he was buried in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston...
Rochester Armstrong (09/08/04)
SIKESTON - Rochester Armstrong, 66, died Sept. 4, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 11, 1938, in rural Charleston to the late Rufus and Jessie Coleman Armstrong, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Annie Orr Armstrong of Sikeston; nine sons, Richard Lawrence, Freddie Davis, Roy C. ...
Rosalyn Laster (09/15/04)
CHARLESTON - Rosalyn C. Laster, 71, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
John Hill (09/15/04)
SIKESTON - John Lee Hill, 54, died Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1950, in Parma, son of Harriet McKeller Hill of Essex and the late William Hill, he had lived in Parma and Essex. He was a forklift operator with the General Motors Truck Division in Marion, Ind., for 30 years and moved to Sikeston two years ago. He was a Shriner and third degree Mason...
Mary Menz (09/15/04)
NEW HAMBURG - Mary M. Menz, 73, died at 3:10 a.m. Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Born April 30, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Eftink Arnzen, she was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Ann's Sodality and the Senior Citizens Club in New Hamburg. She first was a machine operator for Carter Carburetor in St. Louis and retired as main housekeeper for Howard Johnson's Inn in Cape Girardeau...
Dorothy Brown (09/09/04)
DEXTER - Dorothy Cook Brown, 94, died Sept. 5, 2004, at the Central Gardens Residential Care Center in Dexter. Born April 12, 1910, in Hooker, Okla., daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Scott Cook, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She had been a teacher for schools in Poplar Bluff and Dexter and was also a speech pathologist for Dexter schools...
Bernice Mallard (09/13/04)
MORLEY - Bernice Mallard, 70, died at 10:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Lillian Kelley (09/13/04)
DEXTER - Lillian Inez Kelley, 90, died Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 17, 1914, at Brockett, Ark., daughter of the late Grover C. and Ida Milam Terry, she was a licensed practical nurse at Brandon and Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff. A member of the Church of Christ in Stokes, Ark., she lived in Dexter for the past six years...
Marie Muench (09/13/04)
SIKESTON - Marie Greenwood Muench, 61, died at 7:40 a.m. Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. Born Dec. 3, 1942, in Maryland Point, Md., daughter of the late Benjamin Harrison and Olive Bell Wilson Greenwood, she was a registered nurse and director of nurses at the Sikeston Convalescent Center for more than 25 years. ...
Wilma Thompson (09/13/04)
SIKESTON - Wilma V. Thompson, 87, died Sept. 10, 2004. Born Nov. 16, 1916, in Formosa, Ark., daughter of the late Elma and Cora Janes Martin, she was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired factory worker. Her husband, Odis Thompson, preceded her in death...
John Hill (09/13/04)
SIKESTON - John Lee Hill died Sept. 12, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rachel Woods (09/13/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Rachel J. Woods, 83, of Morley, who died Sept. 10, 2004, will be: Jeff Montgomery, Mike Montgomery, Scott Shuffit, Earl Woods, Ronnie Chapman and Steve Gross...
Dustan Heaton (09/13/04)
SIKESTON - On Sept. 12, 2004, at 2 a.m., our earth angel, Dustan Ray Heaton, went to be with his father in Heaven. Born on June 22, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, he has been a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., since February 2002. ...
Shirley E. Zook (09/26/04)
GLENALLEN -- Shirley Evelyn Zook, 73, died Sept. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1931, in Traverse City, Mich., daughter of the late Bernard and Ruth Bowman Holman, she was a member of Trace Creek Baptist Church at Glenallen, where she served as Sunday school teacher. She was retired from Paramount Hat Factory in Fredericktown...
Dock W. Adams (09/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dock Wilson Adams, 72, died at 1:40 p.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1932, at Bessie, Tenn., to the late James Neely "Shorty" and Vina Caroline Bugg Adams, he had lived in the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau since January 2004, having lived in East Prairie since 1999. ...
Charles Curtner (09/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Charles R. Curtner, 83, formerly of Sikeston and Jackson, died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home. Born Nov. 27, 1920, in Sikeston to the late Clarence and Edith Shafer Curtner, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean conflict. A farmer, he also worked for the Missouri State Highway Department...
Burt H. Rowe Jr. (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, who died Sept. 22, 2004, will be: Charles Will, Kevin Beckemeyer, John Rowe, Mike Wielgopolan, Tim Huber, Mark Husted, Jerry Aufdenberg and Phil Deal. Honorary pallbearers will be: Bernard C. Rice, Johnny Walden, David M. Rowe, Rick Shepley, G. Parker Rowe, Handy Moore and Bob Patterson...
Morris Waller (09/26/04)
HAYTI -- Chief Master Sergeant Morris Waller, 22, died Feb. 3, 1966, in a plane crash at Quang Tri Province in Socialist Republic of Vietnam. His remains were recovered in Quang Tri Province in 2003 and positively identified in June 2004. Born Feb. 9, 1943, in Newport, Ark., son of Delphine and Bill Nance of Portageville, he was a member of the Hayti First Baptist Church and a 1962 graduate of Hayti High School. ...
Margery Street (09/24/04)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at First United Methodist Church for Margery C. Street, 84, who died Sept. 20, 2004, were Keith Street, Julie Street, Christine Dunbar, Kelley Burlison, Ken Cantrell and Kenny Cantrell.
Patricia Hart (09/26/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Patricia Ann Hart, 65, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Sept. 25, 1938, in Louisville, Ky., daughter of the late Beatrice Marie Clark and Vernon Lee Sullivan. Her first husband, Robert Lee Miller, preceded her in death...
Alton Horton (09/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alton Lenord Horton, 90, died at 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2004, in the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Steele, son of the late Lester Lenord "Gad" and Annie Eugenia Johnson Horton, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer...
Howard Shelton (09/24/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Howard Shelton, formerly of Puxico, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be Saturday, and a funeral will be Sunday; however no times were set at press time. Morgan Sifford Funeral Home in Puxico is in charge of arrangements...
Dock W. Adams (09/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dock Wilson Adams, 72, died at 1:40 p.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1932, at Bessie, Tenn., to the late James Neely "Shorty" and Vina Caroline Bugg Adams, he had lived in the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau since January 2004, having lived in East Prairie since 1999. ...
George Parker (09/26/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - George L. "Nig" Parker, 88, died at 12:42 a.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Ralph Hester (09/26/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Ralph Hester, 86, died Sept. 25, 2004, at the Methodist North Hospital at Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
J. P. Bramlett (09/30/04)
EAST PRAIRIE -- J.P. Bramlett, 17, died at 3:15 a.m. Sept. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Jennings Haynes (09/30/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jennings Bryan Haynes, 104, died Sept. 29, 2004, at the Life Care Center. Born Oct. 3, 1899, in New Madrid County, son of the late Charles and Louisa Keene Haynes, he had farmed and worked in the construction industry. On Feb. 16, 1931, he married Lillie Moss who preceded him in death...
Rosemary Bowen (09/30/04)
DONIPHAN - Rosemary Christine Bowen, 56, died Sept. 28, 2004, at her home in Doniphan. She was born July 28, 1948, in Blytheville, Ark., to the late Willodene Ferguson Martin and Bruce O. Martin. In 1967 in Richland, S.C., she married William Bowen, who survives of the home...
Amos Robinson (09/30/04)
ORAN - Amos Quinton Robinson, 85, died at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Gastonia, N.C., son of the late Kelly Robinson, he was an accountant for the Northrop Corporation Aircraft Division in Los Angeles. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of the Third Baptist Church in St. Louis...
Katheryn Rowell (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - Katheryn Rowell, 92, died Sept. 29, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 3, 1912, in Mississippi, daughter of the late Fred Patrick and Lura Hubbard Rowell, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She was a teacher at Morehouse Elementary School and then for the St. Louis Public Schools before retiring...
Dwight Thomas (09/26/04)
SIKESTON - Dwight Thomas, 72, of Sikeston died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1932, at Arbyrd, son of Emmett and Minnie Thomas. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Sikeston. ...
Patricia Hart (09/24/04)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Patricia Ann Hart, 65, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
George Parker (09/27/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - George L. "Nig" Parker, 88, died at 12:42 a.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 7, 1916, in western Tennessee son of the late Thomas J. and Sadie L. Woodard Parker, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life. He retired in 1971 as an equipment operator for the Mississippi County Highway Department and was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Alton Horton (09/24/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Alton Lenord Horton, 90, died at 2:15 a.m. on Sept. 24, 2004, in the Charleston Manor Nursing Center. Born Jan. 17, 1914, in Steele, son of the late Lester Lenord "Gad" and Annie Eugenia Johnson Horton, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. A member of the First Church of God in East Prairie, he had served on the Board of Trustees, was a Sunday school teacher and had served as Sunday school superintendent...
Ruth E. Pruitt (09/24/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Ruth E. Pruitt, 91, who died Sept. 21, 2004, were Audry Fralick, Joe Nichols, Tom Nichols, Bob Travers, Richard Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Grace Warren-Arnn (09/24/04)
MINER - Grace Cochran Warren-Arnn, 85, died at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 23, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 8, 1919, in Choctaw County, Miss., to the late Felix and Maude L. Ellis Cochran, she was head designer for the Bali Company in New York City...
Johnilee Cowell (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - Johnilee Cowell, 89, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born May 18, 1915, in LaMar, Ark., to the late John and Cordia Blackburn Chronister, she was a member of the Vanduser Baptist Church. She was married to Lewis Cowell, who preceded her in death on June 13, 1963. Also one brother and two sisters preceded her in death...
Pansy Ayers (09/24/04)
SIKESTON - Pansy Ayers, 85, died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Dec. 13, 1918, in rural Matthews, daughter of the late Thomas and Eva Denning Uthoff, she was a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston and had owned and operated Midwest L.P. Gas Company in Morehouse with her husband before retiring...
Burt H. Rowe Jr. (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, died at his home in Sikeston on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, after a brief battle with cancer. Born on April 15, 1937, in St. Louis, to the late Burt Hilliard and Phoebe Carrie Schaper Rowe Sr., he made his home in Sikeston. ...
James Dooley (09/23/04)
LILBOURN -- James David Dooley, 51, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Cordey Dooley of Marston and the late Lillian Branham Dooley, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a self-employed carpenter...
Ruth Pruitt (09/23/04)
DEXTER -- Ruth B. Pruitt, 91, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born June 25, 1913, in Dexter, daughter of the late Delmer B. and Eula Bell Thompson, she had lived in Illinois for many years before returning to Dexter where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Mary C. Smith (09/23/04)
DEXTER - Mary Celestia Smith, 98, died Sept. 20, 2004, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 14, 1905, at Ozark County to the late Richard Alvin Owen and Mary Susan North Owen, she was a homemaker and a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Bobby Whitehead (09/23/04)
PUXICO -- Pallbearers for services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Bobby E. Whitehead, 69, who died Sept. 21, 2004, were: Billy Weathers, Timothy Schmidt, Jody Wesley, Josh Whitehead, Jeff Whitehead Jr., Jeff Whitehead, Joe Piper and Brian Woodward...
Howard Shelton (09/27/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Howard G. Shelton, 72, formerly of Puxico, died Sept. 23, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 19, 1932, in Malden, son of the late John and Ollie Shelton, he was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a maintenance supervisor for U.S. Fish and Wildlife at Mingo before retiring. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW Post 7822 and the Lions Club in Puxico...
Glenn Masters (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Memorial services for Glenn Masters, 72, who died Sept. 20, 2004, in Sikeston will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. The Rev. Bobby Mouser, pastor of Gospel Assembly in Sikeston and the Rev. Leon Goff, associate pastor of Northside Assembly in Cape Girardeau, will officiate...
Francis Wilson (09/23/04)
BERNIE -- Francis Edward Wilson, 67, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 12, 1937, in Leora, son of Eva Martin Wilson of Bloomfield and the late Howard Wilson, he was a truck driver and worked for Martin Farms of Bernie...
Ed Ring (09/24/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. - Edgar R. "Ed" Ring, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2004, at the Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. Born Dec. 18, 1921, in Franklin, Ark., to the late Earl Melvin and Nora Anderson Ring, he owned and operated Bootheel Dairy in Sikeston, was a member of the Sikeston Rotary Club and was veteran of the U.S. ...
Charles Curtner (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Charles Curtner, 83, died Sept. 22, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ida Uthoff (09/27/04)
CHARLESTON - Ida Daniels Uthoff, 89, died at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at her daughter's home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Jo Mason (09/27/04)
SIKESTON - Eula Jo Cline Mason, 89, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 13, 1915, in Vanduser, daughter of the late Henry and Belle Leigh Cline, she had worked at the International Shoe Factory for many years. Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Eugene Corbin of Burns, Tenn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Jean Mason of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ben and Lavonne Mason of Houston, Texas; her twin sister, Lula Cline Crotts of High Point, N.C.; and eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.. ...
Billy Welch (09/27/04)
CUPERTINO, Calif. - Billy Welch, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., passed away on Sept. 7, 2004, in Palo Alto, California, following a difficult battle with cancer. Born in 1932, Billy graduated from Sikeston High School in 1950 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation. While serving in the military, Billy met and married his wife of 50 years, Min. In 1994 Billy retired from Hills Brothers Coffee with a commendable 32 years of service...
Gary Hendrickson (09/27/04)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Gary W. Hendrickson, 50, died at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 22, 2004, of injuries sustained in a traffic accident Delta, Mo. Born Jan. 2, 1954, in Advance, Mo., son of Jane Margaret Simpkiss Felts of St. Petersburg and the late Verlan "Bud" Hendrickson, he was a self-employed chain fence installer and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Ralph Hester (09/27/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ralph Hester, 86, died Sept. 25, 2004, at the Methodist Hospital North in Memphis, Tenn. Born Sept. 3, 1918, in Bloomfield, son of the late Charley L. and Eva Lena Stevens Hester, he retired from the Fruitland Meat Company. He was a US. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II...
Butch Sullenger (09/27/04)
ST. LOUIS - Henry L. "Butch" Sullenger, 42, died unexpectedly Sept. 25, 2004. Born Dec. 19, 1961, he was the son of Wanda and Alton Sullenger. Other survivors include: two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Mike Smith and Tina Sullenger and Steve Bryson; and his grandmother, Emma Ernest...
Billy Meador (09/27/04)
PORTAGEVILLE - Billy Wayne Meador, 43, died Sept. 25, 2004, at his home in Portageville. He was born July 8, 1961, in Hayti to Eve Meador of Portageville and the late William A. Meador. On April 1, 2000, in Lilbourn, he was married to Misti Hayes, who survives of the home...
Elaine Pope (09/30/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Elaine Pope, 61, died Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 23, 1942, at Arnold, daughter of Helen Rhodes Doris of Grandin and the late Ed Tallis, she was a former consultant for Avon Products. She was of the Baptist belief...
Ada Furlong (09/30/04)
MALDEN - Ada Furlong, 87, died Sept. 28, 2004, at the Malden Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Oct. 6, 1916, in Matthews, daughter of the late Luther and Annie Dockins Deane, she lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and had lived in Malden since 1965 and was of the Methodist belief. ...
Ruby Kitrel (09/30/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Ruby Kitrel, 92, who died Sept. 27, 2004, were: Don Kitrel Jr., Danny Shelton, Stephen Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Roland 'Kayko' Gentry (09/30/04)
CHARLESTON - Roland S. "Kayo" Gentry, 92, died at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Born Nov. 23, 1911, in Delta, son of the late James R. and Bertha Shell Gentry, he followed his grandfather and father's steps in the Gentry family business, the Charleston Heating and Plumbing Company. ...
Wanda Wright (09/30/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wanda Louise Wright, 67, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 29, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Born June 6, 1936, in Mississippi County, daughter of the late Leslie and Flora Swinney Northern, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Nancy Barnes (09/30/04)
BERNIE - Nancy Imogene Barnes, 76, died Sept. 30, 2004, at her daughter's home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Bill Sparks (09/30/04)
SIKESTON - William Earl "Bill" Sparks, 78, died at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Lutherville, Ark., son of the late Samuel Harrison and Mary T. Belling Sparks, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 3174 in Sikeston and Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Methodist belief and retired as an iron worker for LaSalle Iron Works in St. Louis...
Willie Taylor (09/29/04)
CHICAGO - Willie Taylor, 67, formerly of Essex, Mo, died Sept. 24, 2004, at the Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born May 24, 1937, in Essex, son of the late John and Rosetta Taylor and stepson of the late Ruth Taylor, he retired from the Delmonte Corporation after 27 years of service...
Otho Brown (09/29/04)
DEXTER - Otho "Dink" Brown, 94, died Sept. 28, 2004, at his home. Born Nov. 28, 1909, in Parma, son of the late Jacob Henry and Rosenna Greer Brown, he was an agriculture and dairy farmer and of the Baptist belief. On Dec. 1, 1928, at Parma, he married Alma Jewel Walker who preceded him in death on June 27, 1996...
Roland Gentry (09/29/04)
CHARLESTON - Roland S. "Kayo" Gentry, 92, died at 2:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2004, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are pending at McMikle Funeral Home, where visitation is from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time at 11 a.m.
Amos Robinson (09/29/04)
ORAN - Amos Q. Robinson, 85, died Sept. 28, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Wanda Wright (09/29/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wanda Wright, 68, died at 2:25 a.m. Sept. 29, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Raymond Matheney (09/03/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond H. Matheney, 84, died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 8, 1920, in Deventer, son of the late David Evans and Ida Jeanette Thompson Matheney, he was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County and member of St. James General Baptist Church...
Wanda Street (09/03/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Wanda M. Street, 91, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Morley, she was daughter of the late Thomas and Neda Brookman Cook. On Aug. 1, 1931, at Bell City, she married Earl Street who preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 2000...
Melba Thurston (09/03/04)
JACKSON - Melba Thurston, 85, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 2, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 20, 1918, in Bernie, daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, she lived in Bernie most of her life before moving to Jackson eight years ago and had attended the Bernie Methodist Church. ...
Emma DeWitt (09/03/04)
SIKESTON - Emma J. "Emmy" DeWitt, 94, died at 7:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 9, 1909, at Bement, daughter of the late Joseph H. and Lydia E. Ward Tate, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was baptized Aug. 27, 1922, and had been a member of the Little Vine Baptist Church near Matthews for 50 years...
Louise Gardner (09/05/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Louise Gardner, 83, who died Sept. 1, 2004, were: Larry McKay, Nathan McKay, Patrick Dowing, Ron Collier, Kenny McGuire and Eugene Price.
Eugene Fodge (09/05/04)
BENTON - Eugene Fodge, 79, died Sept. 3, 2004, at his rural Benton home. Born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lilbourn, son of the late John D. and Gertrude Fodge, he was an Army veteran serving in World War II and a farmer. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Post in Morley, he was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans...
Bertha Thurman (09/05/04)
CHARLESTON - Bertha A. Thurman, 85, died at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 3, 2004, in the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born April 11, 1919, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of the late John Daniel and Kizzie Comer Littrell, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. A retired employee of the Brown Shoe Company in Charleston, she attended the Church of Nazarene in Charleston...
Ada Joiner (09/03/04)
DEXTER - Ada Joiner, 72, died Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margery Street (09/22/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Margery C. Woodside Street, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9:35 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 14, 1919, in Hyman, daughter of the late Henry Ried and Martha Anna Dunklin Woodside, she had been a supervisor for the Division of Family Services and a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. ...
Betty Payne (09/22/04)
MALDEN - Betty Jewel Payne, 70, died Sept. 19, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 25, 1933, in Morrillton, Ark., daughter of the late Spurley and Della Greenlaw Payne, she was a member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Malden...
Sylvia Coopwood (09/22/04)
CHARLESTON - Sylvia "Ree Ree" Coopwood, 53, died Sept. 15, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 3, 1951, in Mound City, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Alfreddie and Catherine Taylor Coopwood and affiliated with the Baptist church...
Clara Glastetter (09/22/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Louise "Clara" Glastetter, 88, died at 10:46 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born Aug. 21, 1916, in New Hamburg, daughter of the late Joseph William and Rose Margaret Wiedefeld Backfisch, she was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton. She had been a cook for Cape Girardeau area restaurants, for the old St. Francis Hospital and the Rainbow Drive-In at Scott City...
James D. Dooley (09/22/04)
LILBOURN - James D. Dooley, 51, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Francis Wilson (09/22/04)
BERNIE - Francis Wilson, 67, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Johnilee Cowell (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Johnilee Cowell, 89, died Sept. 21, 2004, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Burt Rowe Jr. (09/22/04)
SIKESTON - Burt H. Rowe Jr., 67, died at his residence at 5:08 a.m. Sept. 22, 2004. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Edward Smith (09/23/04)
KENNETT -- Edward Earl Smith, 71, died Sept. 18, 2004, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 9, 1933, in Kennett, son of the late Weiner and Daisy Jones Smith, he was of the Baptist belief and member of Friendship Baptist Church in Kennett...
Bruce White (09/23/04)
TALLAPOOSA -- The Rev. Bruce Laughvonn White, 72, died Sept. 21, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of the late James Othel and Annie L. Cassell White, he retired as a road foreman for the highway department. He was a member and pastor of Oneness Pentecostal Church in Tallapoosa...
Ed Ring (09/23/04)
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Edgar "Ed" Ring, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 22, 2004, at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Pansy Ayers (09/23/04)
SIKESTON -- Pansy Ayers, 85, died Sept. 22, 2004, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Walter B. Woods (09/23/04)
SIKESTON - Walter B. Woods, 73, died Sept. 17, 2004, at his home in Sikeston. Born Oct. 14, 1930, in Calera, Ala., to the late Willie and Velma Johnson Woods, he was a substitute teacher for the Bell City Schools and an Army veteran of the Korean War...
Julie Gilmore (09/21/04)
ACWORTH, Ga. - Julie Marie Wilson Gilmore, 36, died Sept. 18, 2004, at her home. Born April 1, 1968, in Moline, Ill., daughter of Patrick B. Wilson of Louisville, Ky., and Ann Hall Wilson of Portland, Tenn., she was a member of the Wildwood Baptist Church in Kennesaw. She had been employed with the Coca Cola Company Human Resources for seven years and then owned and operated the Etiquette Consultant Company...
Mamie Heath (09/21/04)
SIKESTON - Mamie Lou "Mimi" Pope Heath, 73, died Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 4, 1931, in East Prairie, daughter of the late William C. and Lillie Skaggs Pope, she lived in the Dogwood Community before moving to Sikeston 22 years ago. She retired as a ward secretary for Missouri Delta Medical Center and was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Bobby Whitehead (09/21/04)
PUXICO - Bobby E. Whitehead, 69, died Sept. 19, 2004, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Oct. 11, 1934, in Brownwood, son of Nellie Culbertson Whitehead of Puxico and the late Homer J. Whitehead, he lived in Illinois for many years before moving to Puxico two years ago. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic with Klinke Automotive in Granite City, Ill., and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Celestia Smith (09/21/04)
DEXTER - Mary Celestia Smith, 98, died Sept. 20, 2004, at the Cypress Point Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margery Street (09/21/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Margery C. Woodside Street, 84, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9:35 p.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Leon Marcus (09/19/04)
DEXTER - Leon Marcus, 91, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Danny Smith (09/19/04)
SCOTT CITY - Daniel S. "Danny" Smith, 27, died Sept. 16, 2004, in Jacksonville, N.C. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Dennis Fraser (09/19/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church for Dennis Fraser, 41, who died Sept. 16, 2004, will be: Jeff Sutton, Brad Whitlock, Gary Allen, Mike Bohannon, Chris Matthews, Jim Gleason, Steve Garrison and Charlie Moore...
Tommy Townsend (09/17/04)
NEW MADRID - Tommy H. Townsend, 75, died Sept. 13, 2004, at Beverly Healthcare in New Madrid. Born April 4, 1929, in Mississippi, he was the son of the late Ison and Mattie Townsend. Survivors include: three sons, Tommy Townsend Jr., Ison Townsend and Larry Townsend of Chicago; two daughters, Dorothy Wilson and Pamela Joyman of Chicago; seven brothers, Lester Townsend of Aurora, Ill., Otis Townsend of Racine, Wis., Roosevelt Townsend of Malden, Cubie Townsend of Charleston, Roy Chester Townsend of New Madrid and Willie Townsend and Bobby Townsend of St. ...
Cecil Lape (09/17/04)
CHAFFEE - Cecil Lape, 81, died at 5 p.m. Sept. 15, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 19, 1922, in Delta, son of the late Albert and Mabel Withers Lape, he retired as a maintenance foreman for the Frisco Railways Company in Chaffee. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and VFW Post 3127 in Chaffee...
Dennis Fraser (09/17/04)
SIKESTON - Dennis Fraser, 41, died Sept. 16, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 22, 1963, in Kennett, son of Tommy and Martha Northcutt Fraser Jr. of Sikeston, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he had served as a board member. ...
Glenda Brumley (09/19/04)
WYATT -- Glenda Butler Brumley, 54, of Wyatt, died at 4:34 p.m. Sept. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Monday at McMichael Funeral Home in Charleston. Other arrangements are incomplete.
Emma Robey (09/17/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Emma Jean Robey, 74, died Sept. 16, 2004, at her home. Born Aug. 27, 1930, in Swifton, Ark., daughter of the late Ross and Sarah Brewington Self, she worked at the Dexter Hospital and was an in-home caregiver for many people in the area before retiring...
Daisy Edwards (09/19/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Daisy Edwards, 96, who died Sept. 13, 2004, were: Mike Edwards, Chuckie Edwards, Danny Hunsaker, David Tussing, Lee Woodbury and Derek Williamson. Honorary pallbearer was Michael Vaughn...
Otho Brown (09/28/04)
DEXTER - Otho "Dink" Brown, 94, died Sept. 28, 2004, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jo Mason (09/28/04)
SIKESTON - Eula Jo Cline Mason, 89, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs will officiate...
Marty Gebhardt (09/28/04)
FESTUS - Marty Gebhardt, 62, died Sept. 27, 2004, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born Aug. 20, 1942, in Indianapolis, Ind., son of Cecil and June Hansen Gebhardt of Festus, he was a materials handler for the Nestle's Corporation and had also worked as a chemical operator for LaRoche Industries. A member of the Church of Our Lady in Festus, he was a member of the Joachim Golf Club and Plattin Rock Boat Club and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps...
Ruby Kitrel (09/28/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Ruby Kitrel, 92, formerly of St. Louis and Dexter, died Sept. 27, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Dexter. Born April 9, 1912, in Malden, daughter of the late John E. and Minnie Ola Roots Shelton, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Bill Sparks (09/29/04)
SIKESTON - William Earl "Bill" Sparks, 78, died at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 13, 1926, in Lutherville, Ark., son of the late Samuel Harrison and Mary T. Belling Sparks, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of VFW Post 3174 in Sikeston and Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Methodist belief and retired as an iron worker for LaSalle Iron Works in St. Louis...
James Milam (09/27/04)
MORLEY - James Arland "Kojak" "Jim" Milam, 71, died at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 7, 1933, in Benton, son of the late U.R. Milam and Anna B. Mainard Milam, he was a lifelong resident of the Sikeston area. He was a retired hand laster for Florsheim Shoe Company and member of Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Byron Moxley (09/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Byron S. Moxley, 80, died at 11:20 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Senath, son of the late Ernest and Pearl Shown Moxley, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a landowner and retired farmer. A member of the United Methodist Church in Charleston, he was a 50-year member of Masonic Lodge 407 AF&AM and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II...
Bill Sparks (09/28/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- William Earl "Bill" Sparks, 78, formerly of Sikeston, died at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 27, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ida Uthoff (09/28/04)
CHARLESTON - Ida M. Daniels Uthoff, 89, died at 8:45 p.m. Sept. 25, 2004, at her daughter's home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born Feb. 16, 1915, in Advance, daughter of the late William and Flora Smith Daniels, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston...
Danny Smith (09/20/04)
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. - Daniel Stephen "Danny" Smith, 27, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died Sept. 16, 2004, in Jacksonville. Born Oct. 25, 1976, in Blytheville, Ark., son of Floyd Smith of Scott City and the late Suzanne Shaw Smith, he was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. He was an air frames mechanic with Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302, Marine Aircraft Group 29 and member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Leon Marcus (09/20/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Leon W. Marcus, 91, died Sept. 18, 2004, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 1, 1912, at Greenfield, Tenn., son of the late H.T. and Berniece Wallace Marcus, he attended the Fagus General Baptist Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Before retiring, he had been a factory worker and night watchman in Chicago...
Mamie Heath (09/20/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mamie Pope Heath, 73, died at 2:07 a.m. Sept. 20, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Carol Lawrence (09/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Carol Lawrence, 66, who died Sept. 15, 2004, were: Terry Mason, Tommy Mason, Jay Tucker, Richard Tucker, Guy Foster and Shannon Foster.
John Hill (09/20/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for John Lee Hill, 54, who died Sept. 12, 2004, were: Larry Cole, Norman Cole, Joey Stewart, Benny Shaw, Daniel Hill and L.D. Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were: Charles Hill, Chester Hill, B.J. Hill, Ernest Hill and Donnie Hill...
Bobby Burke (09/20/04)
CHARLESTON - Bobby Joe Burke, 25, died at 11:50 p.m. Sept. 18, 2004, near Bertrand. Born June 10, 1979, in Sikeston, he was the son of Chuck Burke of Sacramento, Calif., and Sandy Reynolds Holmes of Benton. He lived most of his life in Charleston where he was employed with Hall Transport...
Glenn Masters (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - Glenn Masters, 72, died Sept. 20, 2004, at his home. Born Oct. 13, 1931, in McClure, Ill., son of the late Ellis A. and Julia Cundiff Masters, he was a truck driver for Hall Trucking in Charleston. On May 8, 1950, he married Helen Fern Lacquement who preceded him in death in March 1978...
Glenda Brumley (09/20/04)
WYATT - Glenda Butler Brumley, 54, died at 4:34 p.m. Sept. 17, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 21, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Marshall Lee and Mary Ethel Johnson Butler, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County. She was a sales clerk with Wal-Mart for 17 years and a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Leslie Strong (09/20/04)
VAN BUREN - Leslie Ann McSpadden Strong, 52, daughter of Coleman and Mabel Long McSpadden, was born Sept. 11, 1952, in Van Buren and departed this life on Sept. 17, 2004, surrounded by family and friends, at her residence in Van Buren. A lifetime resident of Van Buren, she was a 1970 graduate of the Van Buren High School and was employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation for the past 14 years. ...
Violetta McGee (09/20/04)
SIKESTON - Violetta Anderson McGee, 89, died Sept. 19, 2004, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Dec. 16, 1914, in Golconda, Ill., daughter of the late Henry Orson and Carrie Pinetta Bonnell Anderson, she was a member of the First Christian Church where she served as a deaconess and secretary of the church board. She was a teacher for Portageville and Marston schools and retired as a third grade teacher at Lee Hunter Elementary School in Sikeston...
Juanita Cobb (09/12/04)
DEXTER - Juanita Ann Cobb, 53, died Sept. 10, 2004, at her home. Born June 28, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Roland Robert and Dorothy Ann Meyrs Ziehm Jr. She was affiliated with the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter. On Oct. 13, 2000, at Bloomfield, she married Daniel Cobb who survives of the home...
Lillian Kelley (09/12/04)
DEXTER - Lillian Kelley, 90, died Sept. 10, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Audrella Kirby (09/10/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Audrella Huff Kirby, 67, died at 4:16 p.m. Sept. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 24, 1937, in Dorena, daughter of the late Eddie Watson and Inar Davis Busby, she was a lifelong resident of East Prairie, where she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church...
Denver Graham (09/10/04)
SIKESTON - Denver E. Graham, 86, died Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel.
Marie Muench (09/12/04)
SIKESTON - Marie Greenwood Muench, 61, died Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. Blanchard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Rachel Woods (09/12/04)
MORLEY - Rachel J. Woods, 83, died at 11:17 a.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 15, 1921, in Rector, Ark., daughter of the late Charley Allen and Mary Mae Hause Woods, she was a farmer and had worked at the International Hat Factory in Oran. She had also attended the Morley Baptist Church...
Denver Graham (09/12/04)
SIKESTON - Denver E. Graham, 86, died at 5:45 a.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Watts, Ark., son of the late J.J. and Danner Copeland Graham, he was a custodian for Sikeston Public Schools and a farmer before retiring. He served with the U.S. Army 32nd Division Infantry in World War II and member of the House of Prayer Independent Baptist Church in Grant City...
Larry Pool (09/12/04)
SIKESTON - Larry C. Pool, 68, died Sept. 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 4, 1935, in Sikeston, son of Lela May Noyes McElroy of Sikeston and the late William Clyde Pool, he served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War...
Arnebell Cooper (09/12/04)
ANNISTON - Arnebell Cooper, 84, died at 10:08 a.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1920, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of the late Daniel Lee and Allen D. Powell Fleming, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Anna Cannon (09/16/04)
OWENSVILLE - Anna B. Cannon, 84, formerly of Commerce, died Sept. 15, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 14, 1920, at Commerce, daughter of the late Garret W. and Edna Gaither Marshall, she was head maid at the Hotel Governor in Jefferson City for 14 years. She was also a volunteer at the French Valley Nursing Home in Owensville and member of the First Methodist Church in Jefferson City...
Bob Sanders (09/16/04)
ST. CHARLES - Robert L. "Bob" Sanders, 67, died Sept. 12, 2004, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born March 25, 1937, in St. Louis, he was the son of Lucille Payer O'Leary of St. Peters and the late Robert Sanders, he was retired from Krey Distributing in St. Charles and a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and VFW Post 2866 in St. Charles...
Rosalyn Laster (09/16/04)
CHARLESTON - Rosalyn C. Laster, 71, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Born July 18, 1933, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Charles Clarence and Helen Drury Aycock, she was a lifelong resident of Mississippi County. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Carol Lawrence (09/16/04)
BERNIE - Carol Lawrence, 66, died Sept. 15, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 19, 1938, near Kennett, daughter of the late Floyd Elbert and Ruth Wagster Mason, she lived in Bernie since 1971. A member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church, she was first employed by Swift Poultry and retired from Tyson Foods after 42 years of service...
Cecil Lape (09/16/04)
CHAFFEE -- Cecil Lape, 81, died Sept. 15, 2004. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Whitney Hannel (09/16/04)
BLOOMFIELD - Augustus "Whitey" Hannel, 72, died Sept. 14, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 16, 1932, in Louisville, Ky., son of the late John and Opal Jackson Hannel, he retired as a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force. He moved to Bloomfield in 1971 after retiring, where he was a member of American Legion Post 382...
Emma DeWitt (09/07/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services held Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Emma J. DeWitt, 94, who died Sept. 2, 2004, were: Marty Nelson, Mike DeWitt, Carl Kinnison, Buddy Makin, Chip Greene and Scott Hebler.
Ada Joiner (09/07/04)
DEXTER - Ada Joiner, 72, died Sept. 3, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 12, 1932, at Liverpool, England, daughter of the late John and Mary Grace Foley, she was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Mabel Robards (09/07/04)
SIKESTON - Mabel Irene Robards, 76, died Sept. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Kennett, daughter of the late David Cornelious and Willie Zella McGregor Childress, she had attended Calvary Temple Church in Sikeston. She was an inspector for the Ely Walker Shirt Company in Kennett for 25 years before retiring...
Alta Hyde (09/07/04)
MINER - Alta Hyde, 85, died Sept. 6, 2004, at her home. Born Feb. 12, 1919, in Fayette County, Ala., daughter of the late Charlie and Ethel Cox Garner, she was a foster grandmother with the Foster Grandparents' Program for 15 years. She was a member of Parker Memorial Pentecostal Holiness Church in Sikeston...
Melba Thurston (09/07/04)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Melba Thurston, 85, who died Sept. 2, 2004, were: Ed Edmonds, Tim Stevens, Michael Gibson, Kenneth Thurston, Barry Reynolds and Ed Linehan. Honorary pallbearers were: Ryan Edmonds and Clayton Stevens...
Bernice Mallard (09/14/04)
MORLEY - Bernice Mallard, 70, died at 10:19 a.m. Sept. 12, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 1, 1933, in Benton, daughter of the late Cleo Richard and Trula Mae Dowdy Traw, she was former owner and operator of Bea's Arts and Crafts in Poplar Bluff. She was a member of the Morley Church of Christ and Morley VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary...
Daisy Edwards (09/14/04)
ESSEX - Daisy Ann Edwards, 96, died Sept. 13, 2004, at her home. Born July 8, 1908, in Frisco, daughter of the late William and Mary Katherine Warren Baker, she lived in Essex all her life and was a member of the General Baptist Church. She was a nurse aide for the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter before retiring...
Mary Menz (09/14/04)
CHAFFEE - Mary Menz, 73, died Sept. 14, 2004, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Alta Hyde (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Alta Hyde, 85, of Miner, who died Sept. 6, 2004, were: Jesse McGee, Mike Bowles, Walter Hyde, Matt Barton, Matt Garner and Chris Heuring.
Larry Pool (09/09/04)
SIKESTON - Larry C. Pool, 68, died Sept. 7, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Arthur Davis (09/01/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Arthur E. Davis, 83, died at 8:28 a.m. Aug. 31, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late Arthur Elmer and Fannie Belle Weatherspoon Davis, he lived in East Prairie most of his life. He was a retired construction worker and member of the Assembly of God Church in East Prairie...
Harold Cogdill (09/02/04)
MONTICELLO, Ill. - Harold Cogdill, 72, died at 4:10 a.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Provena Covenant Hospital in Urbana. Born Oct. 10, 1931, in Mississippi County, Mo., son of the late James and Hazel Cogdill, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include: three sons and one daughter-in-law, Dale and Christie Cogdill of Monticello, Terry Cogdill of Las Vegas, Nev., and Greg Cogdill of Champaign; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tenna and Phil Knox of Monticello and Jaime and Brandon Upton of Bement; two brothers, Bill Cogdill of East Prairie, Mo., and George Cogdill of Charleston, Mo.; and 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.. ...
Wanda Street (09/02/04)
BLOOMFIELD -- Wanda Street, 91, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are pending at Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Louise Gardner (09/02/04)
DEXTER - Louise Gardner, 83, formerly of Hannibal and St. Louis, died Sept. 1, 2004, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Dec. 17, 1920, in Hannibal, daughter of the late Robert William and Lillie May Williams Gardner, she was a dietitian for St. John's Hospital in St. Louis for 10 years and Dexter Memorial Hospital for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of Faith Fellowship in Dexter...
Raymond Matheney (09/02/04)
EAST PRAIRIE - Raymond H. Matheney, 84, died at 9:50 p.m. Sept. 1, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home.
Melba Thurston (09/02/04)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Melba Thurston, 85, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 2, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where visitation is from 11 a.m. Sunday until service time at 2 p.m...
Carol Miller (09/02/04)
BERTRAND - Carol J. Miller, 61, died Sept. 1, 2004, at her home. Born July 7, 1943, at Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of Charlotte McConnell Haggerty of Conkin, Mich., and the late Fred Hanna, she lived in Bertrand for the past 10 years. She was a member of the National Fraternal Order of the Eagles...