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Obituaries from June 2005

Annetta Varble (06/18/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for services held Friday for Annetta Varble, 97, who died June 13, 2005, were: Terry Hood, Chris Hood, Greg Ramsey, Steve Watkins, Mike Watkins and Vaughn Wright.
Chlora Gilmer (06/18/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted June 18, 2005, at the First Baptist Church in Parma for Chlora E. Gilmer, 91, who died June 15, 2005, were: Tommy Daniels, Wendell Wagner, Ted Morgan, Bob Lowrey, Bobby David Lowrey and Oscar Sapp.
Sonny Gammons (06/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frank E. "Sonny" Gammons, 63, died June 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 14, 1941, in Dorena, son of the late Carol Gammons and Minnie L. Busby and Eddie Watson, he lived most of his life in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
Larry Walls Sr. (06/18/05)
BENTON - Larry Daniel Walls Sr., 61, formerly of Kennett, died June 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 15, 1944, at Kennett, he was the son of the late Artie and Leora Noble Walls. On Sept. 9, 1962, he married Helen Bryant who survives of Benton...
James Hensley (06/18/05)
RISCO - James McArthur Hensley, 58, died June 17, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 27, 1947, at Shirley, Ark., son of Ruby Sowell Hensley of Risco and the late Edward Hensley, he owned and operated a body shop and was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Campbell and the New Madrid County Alert Team Sheriff Department...
Edna Brown (06/27/05)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Edna Jeanetta Baker Brown, 81, formerly of Charleston, died at 5:20 a.m. June 26, 2005, at the Terrace Nursing Care Center in Daytona Beach. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mae Johnson (06/27/05)
SIKESTON -- Mae L. Johnson, 92, died June 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 30, 1913, in Indian Mound, Tenn., daughter of the late Grover Lewis Sr. and Commie Seay Gillum Lewis, she worked as a bookkeeper for Potashnick Truck Line before retiring. A member of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston, she was a past matron for the Eastern Star and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary...
Bill Trout (06/27/05)
PUXICO - James Wm. "Bill" Trout, 79, died June 24, 2005, at the Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis. Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Campbell, son of the late James Ora and Dottie Mae Wright Trout, he had lived in the Puxico area all his life and was a retired farmer. ...
Mary Fowler (06/27/05)
PUXICO - Mary Belle Fowler, 76, died June 25, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born May 22, 1929, near Dudley, daughter of the late Everett and Elizabeth Peck Scott, she was a homemaker. Having lived in Puxico most of her life, she was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico...
Hetty Finley (06/27/05)
ST. LOUIS - Hetty Wagner Finley, formerly of Mississippi County, died at 12: 18 p.m. June 26, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in St. Louis. Born July 28, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wagner, she had lived in the Charleston and Cape Girardeau areas a number of years before moving to St. Louis in 1997. She was of Episcopalian belief...
Rosalee McKuin (06/27/05)
BERNIE -- Rosalee McKuin, 76, died June 26, 2005, at her home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Kathaleen Adkisson (06/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lottie Kathaleen Adkisson, 91, died at 8:15 a.m. June 27, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Aaron Rapert (06/18/05)
SIKESTON - Aaron Esselman Rapert, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:18 p.m. June 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Maynard, Ark., son of the late Raymon and Jewell Rapert, he had lived in the Charleston area since 1941, moving to Sikeston in 2003. ...
Esther Carson (06/27/05)
BERNIE -- Esther Carson, 86, died June 27, 2005, at her daugther's home in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Wilda Menley (06/18/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Wilda Mae Menley, 73, died June 17, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born July 4, 1931, in Strawberry, Ark., daughter of the late Jess H. and Alie Eagan Horn, since 1954 she had lived in Bloomfield where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
Tom Jennings (06/18/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Tom Jennings, 63, died June 17, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Donald Dockins (06/18/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Donald Dockins, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died June 17, 2005, at St. John's Place. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at Ponder Funeral Home.
Velma Lawrence (06/01/05)
SIKESTON -- Velma Louise Lawrence, 45, died May 29, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1959, in Scott County, daughter of Lucy Reddix Lawrence of Memphis, Tenn., and the late James Lawrence, she had lived in Sikeston most of her life and attended Sikeston Senior High School. She was of the Baptist belief...
Willia Dodds (06/01/05)
SIKESTON - Willia Mae Dodds, 62, died at 6:23 p.m. May 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 2, 1943, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Joe and Mary Allen Dodds, she was an optician at the Wal-Mart Vision Center and had lived in Sikeston most of her life...
Roger Murphy (06/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roger Murphy, 51, died at 2:20 p.m. May 31, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby Funeral Home where services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday. E.J. McDougal will officiate...
Nadine S. Haley (06/01/05)
ANNISTON - Nadine Self Haley, 80, died at 7:30 p.m. May 30, 2005, at her residence in Anniston. Born April 29, 1925, in Lilbourn to the late Willie and Leoda Bashears Armer, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church...
Jerry R. Smith (06/01/05)
Jerry R. Smith SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Jerry Ray Smith, 66, who died May 26, 2005, were: Jeff Smith, Mike Sloan, Gene Shaw, Gerald Rogers, Dan Limbaugh and John Hooper.
Luona Buttrey (06/01/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Luona Buttrey, 97, died June 1, 2005, at West Plains. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Clara Dirnberger (06/01/05)
OLATE, Kan. ? Clara Ida Dirnberger, 96, formerly of Scott City, Mo., died May 31, 2005, at Villa St. Francis. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
John Jamison Jr. (06/01/05)
CHARLESTON -- John Henry Jamison Jr., 77, died May 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 16, 1927, in Ripley, Tenn., son of the late John and Bertha Jamison, he had lived in Missouri for over 40 years. He was employed by Hequembourg and Brewer Farms for many years...
Evelyn Richardson (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn Louise Richardson, 80, died June 11, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Oct. 9, 1924, in Birmingham, Ala., daughter of the late Lee and Frances Young Beard, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. She worked for the Missouri State Division of Family Services, where she was the director of the Division of Aging until her retirement...
Bertie Plunk (06/13/05)
SIKESTON - Bertie E. Plunk, 94, formerly of Matthews, died at 9:18 p.m. June 11, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 30, 1910, in Crump, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Laura Circely Duren. On July 17, 1927, in Crump, she married Virgil D. Plunk who preceded her in death on Aug. 25, 1970...
George Sweet (06/13/05)
NEW MADRID - George Sweet died at 6:30 a.m. June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Evelyn Mitchem (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Evelyn Mitchem, 92, who died June 10, 2005, were: Roy Jones, Wayne Mitchem, Dwayne Mitchem, Danny Parker, Eric Puffpaff, Howard Marshall, Royal Lockhart and Kevin Zimmerman...
Theresa Steagall (06/13/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Theresa Gaye Steagall, 43, died at 8:05 p.m. June 11, 2005, at her home. Born May 9, 1962, at Peoria, Ill., daughter of Cecil Claude Harris of Chillicothe, Ill., and Wanda Sue Jackson Harris Schwartz of Scott City, she was a registered nurse in the med-surge department at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was of the Baptist belief...
Bonnie Christman (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bonnie Christman, 78, who died June 8, 2005, were: Rick Sorbie, Tom Mayabb, Josh Rowland, John Cullum, Sarom Sung and Cecil McGarrah.
Red Arnold (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Richard "Red" Arnold, 64, died June 11, 2005, at the John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Christopher, Ill., son of the late Hobert Allen and Severina Corso Arnold, he lived in Illinois until moving to Dexter 27 years ago. A veteran of the U.S. Army who served two years during the Vietnam War, he was a retired farmer and of the Pentecostal belief...
Mary Rosier (06/13/05)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. -- Mary Lucille Rosier, 81, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 10, 2005. Born June 16, 1923, she was a native of Tiplersville, Mo. For the past 50 years, the Jackson-Beech Island area had been her home. A member of the Second Baptist Church of Beech Island and the Charlotte McElmurray Sunday School class, she was a former Sunday School teacher and choir member...
Rebecca Dukes (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Rebecca L. Dukes, 48, died June 13, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Elsie Ridenour (06/13/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services held Sunday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Elsie M. Ridenour, who died June 9, 2005, were: Freddy Ridenour, Devlin Ridenour, Jeremy Ridenour, Tim Temples, Garry Temples and James Dudley.
Sue Helton (06/13/05)
CHAFFEE - Sue Williams Helton, 51, died at 1:10 p.m. June 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 15, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Dovie Rice Williams, she was food court manager at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau...
Clyde Groves (06/13/05)
THEBES, Ill. -- Clyde E. Groves, 85, died June 3, 2005, at his home. Born Oct. 22, 1919, in McClure, son of the late Ephraim and Mary Elizabeth Rhymer Groves, he was a tri-state district supervisor with Martin Oil Co. of St. Louis from 1934 to 1965. ...
Colton Blankenship (06/13/05)
SIKESTON -- Colton Erwin Blankenship Jr., 74, died June 9, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 29, 1930, in Canalou, son of the late Colton Erwin and Cora Edna Helms Blankenship Sr., he was raised in the Church of Christ belief. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Korean War, he was a self-employed farmer before retiring...
Evelyn Mitchem (06/13/05)
ORAN -- Evelyn Mitchem, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died at 3 a.m. June 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born April 29, 1913, in Marston, daughter of the late Nelson and Dora Maples Pikey, she was a housewife and member of the Morley Church of Christ...
Bonnie Christman (06/10/05)
DEXTER -- Bonnie Christman, 78, died June 8, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Nov. 29, 1926, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Emmett and Ora Sager Parks, she had lived in the Dudley and Dexter communities most of her life. On Oct. 4, 1953, at Dexter, she married William Christman who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1989...
Maggie Sauls (06/10/05)
SIKESTON - Magalene "Maggie" Sauls, 76, died at 6:40 a.m. June 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 12, 1929, in Risco, daughter of Ethel Fuwell Rose of Fulton, Miss., and the late Luther Rose, she worked for Lambert's Cafe since 1967 for a total of 38 years...
Flat Brown (06/10/05)
WYATT - John O. "Flat" Brown, 81, died at 12:25 p.m. June 9, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 27, 1923, in Mississippi County, son of the late Samuel Oscar "S.O." and Gertrude Caldwell Brown, he had lived most of his life in the Wyatt community where he was a farmer. He was of the Baptist belief...
Evelyn Mitchem (06/10/05)
ORAN -- Evelyn Mitchem, 92, died at 3 a.m. June 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be held Monday with the time to be announced later...
Robert Whitfield (06/10/05)
CHICAGO -- Robert Earl Whitfield, 61, died June 6, 2005, at Oak Park. Born March 9, 1944, in Charleston, Mo., to Charlene Whitfield Mead of Lilbourn, Mo., and the late Jenneta Whitfield, he graduated from Howardville (Mo.) High School in 1965 and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving from 1968-1974...
Elsie Mae Ridenour (06/10/05)
DEXTER -- Elsie Mae Ridenour, 90, died June 9, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born May 25, 1915, near Dexter, daughter of the late Oscar Edward and Betty E. Jarrells Masterson, she had lived in the Dexter community most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of the Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter...
Colton Blankenship (06/10/05)
SIKESTON - Colton Erwin Blankenship, 74, died June 9, 2005 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Carrie Dickerson (06/06/05)
SIKESTON - Carrie G. Dickerson, 84, died at 5:15 a.m. June 4, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 5, 1920, in Blandville, Ky., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Emily Tinnon Dickerson. A graduate of Sikeston High School, she also graduated from the Draughons Business College and was a seed analyst with the Dan McCoy Seed Company until retiring...
Bill Stinnett (06/05/05)
HOUSE SPRINGS - William "Bill" Stinnett, 73, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5 p.m. June 2, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 4, 1931, in Ridgely, Tenn., son of the late E.B. and Cleone Lynch Stinnett, he retired from General Motors and lived in House Springs for the past 20 years...
Wayne McCain (06/06/05)
LILBOURN - Wayne McCain, 57, died June 5, 2005, at his home. Born July 23, 1947, in Baderville, he was the son of Vosie Riddell McCain of Lilbourn and the late Edgar McCain. A self-employed automobile mechanic, he owned and operated McCain's Auto Sales in Lilbourn...
Blanche Howard (06/06/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Blanche Howard, 92, died June 4, 2005, at her home. Born March 13, 1913, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harry and Isa Link Taylor, she was a lifelong resident of Stoddard County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and Rebeckah Lodge in Bloomfield...
Ruth Hamlin (06/06/05)
DEXTER - Ruth Hamlin, 88, died June 5, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 15, 1917, near Leora, daughter of the late Asa and Ada Kelley Clodfelter, she attended Zion Grade School and graduated in 1935 from Bloomfield High School. She was a member of the Dexter church of Christ...
Leta Bailey (06/26/05)
MINER - Leta Mae Scott Bailey, 70, formerly of Wyatt, died at 11:59 a.m. June 24, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 21, 1934, in Piggott, Ark., daughter of the late Robert and Zora Montgomery White, she lived most her life in Mississippi County, where she and her husband Fred Bailey owned and operated the Wyatt Junction Restaurant. She was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston...
Bertha LeGrand (06/26/05)
BENTON - Bertha Mary LeGrand, 94, formerly of Chaffee, died at 4:09 p.m. June 24, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 16, 1911, near New Hamburg, daughter of the late William M. and Lucy H. Grojean LeGrand, she had been a secretary at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee until her retirement. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton...
Dorothy Johnson (06/26/05)
DELTA - Dorothy Marie Johnson, 89, died at 9:50 p.m. June 23, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Dec. 30, 1915, in Allenville, daughter of the late Robert Newton and Myrtle Mae Byrne Amos, she was a retired housekeeper from the Chaffee General Hospital in Chaffee. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Delta where she worked in the nursery for many years. She was also a member of the WMU...
Frances Dodge (06/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Marie Brown Dodge, 78, died June 23, 2005, at the home of her sister in St. Louis. Born April 13, 1927, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Cashus Joseph and Mary Margaret Oliver England, she lived most her life in East Prairie, where she was a member of the First Church of God. She had worked at the former Brown Shoe Company in Charleston and was a Foster Grandmother at the Doyle School in East Prairie...
Grace Darby (06/26/05)
ESSEX - Grace M. Darby, 98, died June 24, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Nov. 30, 1906, in Frisco, daughter of the late Louis and Effie Branson Grim, she had worked as a machine operator at Elder's Manufacturing. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Lois Goza (06/26/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services held Friday at Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church, under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service, for Lois Charlene Cross Goza, 69, who died June 22, 2005, were: Jon Quentin Cross, Josh Rogers, Roger Barnes, John Abernathy, Joshua Long, Chris Cross, Charley Shull and Jacky Rogers...
Lois Morgan (06/26/05)
SIKESTON - Lois Ann Rhodes Morgan, 55, died at 12:19 a.m. June 24, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 16, 1949, in Matthews, daughter of the late Charles F. "Shorty" and Inell Moore Rhodes, she was a housewife and homemaker and attended the First Nazarene Church in Matthews...
Donald Culp (06/26/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Donald Earl Culp, 72, formerly of Gray Ridge, Mo., and Sikeston, Mo., died April 16, 2005, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis of acute leukemia. Born Jan. 14, 1933, son of the late Matthew and Thelma Culp, he was a veteran of the Korean War. A distribution manager for Keebler Co., he retired in 1994 after 33 years of service...
Aaron Rapert (06/17/05)
SIKESTON - Aaron Esselman Rapert, 79, formerly of Charleston, died at 8:18 p.m. June 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1926, in Maynard, Ark., son of the late Raymon and Jewell Rapert, he had lived in the Charleston area since 1941, moving to Sikeston in 2003. ...
Polly Schuerenberg (06/17/05)
SIKESTON - Polly Nora McWaters Schuerenberg, age 64, of Sikeston, Missouri, departed this life Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The daughter of the late William L. and Nora Colson McWaters, Polly was born February 10, 1941, in Charter Oak, Missouri...
Andrea Burford (06/17/05)
BENTON -- Andrea Dawn Burford, 16, died June 16, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1989, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Paul Edward and Marilyn Ella Brucker Burford of Benton, she was a junior at Kelly High School and a member of St. Denis Catholic Church...
Larry Walls (06/17/05)
BENTON - Larry Walls, 61, formerly of Kennett, died June 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitations are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Shady Acres Church of Christ in Sikeston where services will begin at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Dennis Lowe and Johnny Hester officiating...
Dorothy Johnson (06/24/05)
DELTA - Dorothy Johnson, 89, died June 23, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday.
Bill Howard (06/24/05)
LOUISVILLE, Colo. - Willie Nadine "Bill" Howard, 90, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 8 p.m. June 22, 2005, in Louisville. Born Sept. 26, 1914, in the Gravel Ridge Community of Mississippi County, Mo., daughter of the late Rufus Edgar and Ollie Zimmer Barnhill, she was a graduate of Anniston High School and was educated at the former Cape State College (Southeast Missouri State University). ...
Frances Dodge (06/24/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frances Brown Dodge, 78, died at 4:35 p.m. June 23, 2005, at the home of her sister, Sharon Schisler, in St. Louis. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Saturday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday. Rob Kespelher will officiate...
Gladys Shafer (06/24/05)
ST. LOUIS - Gladys Nadine Shafer, 77, formerly of Dexter, died June 21, 2005, in the Laclede Grove Nursing Center in Webster Groves. Born Oct. 20, 1927, in Malden, daughter of the late Orville and Ruth Shaffer Duley, she had been residing in St. Louis for the past few years...
Marvin Overby (06/05/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marvin Lee Overby, 68, died at 1:13 p.m. June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 22, 1936, at Salem, son of the late Fred and Floy Light Overby, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life, where he owned and operated the Overby Auto Body Shop. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church near Charleston and a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Ruby Triplett (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Ruby Story Triplett, 83, died June 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born April 29, 1922, in Sikeston, daughter of the late William and Etta Barnett Henley, she was a member of the East Side Church of the Nazarene. She had been a secretary for Righter Truck and a sales clerk for Graber's before retiring...
Sarah Smith (06/05/05)
SIKESTON - Sarah E. Smith, 77, died at 12:55 p.m. June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 2, 1928, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Elmer and Nora Couch, she worked for the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston and retired from the Florsheim Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau...
Russell Stilts (06/05/05)
WEATHERFORD, Texas - Russell O. Stilts, 82, formerly of Advance, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at the Campbell Health Systems in Weatherford. Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of the late Joseph Frederick and Pearl Marie Stilts Cato, he retired as a machinist from Wagner Electric Corporation in St. Louis County...
Bud Miller (06/05/05)
POINT PLEASANT - Harold "Bud" Miller Sr., 79, died June 2, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Born June 7, 1926, in Wardell, son of the late Fred and Pearly Rose Miller, he was a farmer for many years. On Sept. 8, 1951, at Osceola, Ark., he married Mary Birdwell who survives of the home...
Lindell Hitchcock (06/05/05)
SHORELINE, Wash. - Lindell B. Hitchcock, 80, formerly of Charleston and Sikeston, Mo., died June 2, 2005, at Shoreline. Born Jan. 10, 1925, in Charleston, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Hitchcock, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School. A World War II veteran, serving in the Battle of the Bulge where he was wounded in Luxembourg, he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. ...
Elvis Layton (06/21/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Elvis Layton, 82, died June 19, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born April 9, 1923, at Bloomfield to the late Albert and Elsie Grace Layton, he spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He worked several years at H and H Lumber Co. in Morehouse and had worked for Bennett Chicken Farms and for the city of Bloomfield. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Cooper Rushing (06/21/05)
CHARLESTON -- Cooper Riley Rushing, infant son of Bert Allen and Karen D. Housman Rushing of Charleston, died at birth at 5:28 p.m. June 18, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one brother, Ethan Parker Rushing of the home; paternal grandparents, Leon Rushing of Dorena and Cynthia Elder of Poplar Bluff; maternal grandparents, Louie and Deloris Housman of Bertrand; and paternal great-grandmother, Maxine Bounds of Alliance, Ohio...
Tom Jennings Jr. (06/21/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Dr. Tom (Joe) Jennings Jr., 63, died June 17, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 20, 1942, in Portageville to Tom Jennings Sr. of Howardville and the late Ozia Rowe Jennings, he earned a Bachelor of Science in zoology at Northeast Missouri State University at Kirksville and a Bachelor of Science in animal science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. ...
Truseal Kean (06/21/05)
BELKNAP, Ill. -- Truseal Kean, 91, died at 8:50 a.m. June 19, 2005, at the home of her daughter, Susan Hobbs, in Paducah, Ky. Daughter of the late Arthur and Ida Worman Hathaway, she was retired from the Anna State Hospital in Anna and was a member of the Belknap United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Johnson County Homemakers...
Winifred Guthrie (06/21/05)
SIKESTON - Winifred G. Guthrie, 95, died June 20, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 4, 1909, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of the late William and Margie Hargis Hulen, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and served as a volunteer Gray Lady at Missouri Delta Medical Center for many years...
Terry Femmer (06/21/05)
RICHARDSON, Texas -- Terry B. Femmer, 57, died June 15, 2005, at Richardson Medical Center. Born Feb. 21, 1948, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., son of Carlan Stone Femmer of New Madrid, Mo., and the late Bert Femmer, he was a civil engineer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot. He was a member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association...
Virginia Stucker (06/21/05)
KANSAS CITY -- Virginia Lucille Simmons Stucker, 69, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:50 p.m. June 20, 2005, at the Liberty Hospital in Liberty. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Charles Hill (06/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles H. Hill, 93, died June 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 3, 1912, in Charleston, son of the late Charles Nicholas and Mary Scott Hill, he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II having served in the European Theatre. A member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston, where he lived for many years, he had been employed with the area Knights Department Stores and the Buckner-Ragdale Department Store in Sikeston before retiring...
Bertha Sapp (06/21/05)
BERNIE -- Bertha Violet Wood Henely Sapp, 93, died June 18, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Aug. 30, 1911, in Bertrand, daughter of the late William and Martha Stenson Mills, she had lived in Risco and Parma for many years before moving to Bernie four years ago. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Bertie Butler (06/30/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bertie Almeda Butler, 72, died June 29, 2005, at her home in Portageville. Born Oct. 13, 1933, in Hornersville, daughter of the late Arthur and Emma McClain Young, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville and the manager at Sandy's Hallmark Shop in Portageville...
April Rhodes (06/30/05)
NEW MADRID - April Deanna Shipman Rhodes, 42, formerly of East Prairie, died at 12:15 a.m. June 29, 2005, at her residence in New Madrid. Born April 25, 1963, in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Alonzo Paul and W. Anna Babb Shipman, she lived in New Madrid for the past three months, moving from East Prairie...
Mary Jo Prater (06/30/05)
SOUTHGATE, Mich. - Mary Jo Prater, 82, formerly of Stoddard County, Mo., died June 27, 2005, in Ann Arbor. Born Sept. 18, 1922, daughter of the late Noah Richard and Manerva Riddle Garner, she was a former employee of R.L. Polk Advertising Company. On July 18, 1941, in Clay County, Ark., she married Fayette Parsons "Poss" Prater, who preceded her in death on March 18, 1981...
Verna Cameron (06/30/05)
PARMA - Pallbearers for the funeral service today at the General Baptist Church in Parma under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Verna B. Cameron, 90, who died June 27, 2005, were: Chad Cameron, Rodney Stogsdill, Allen Dugan, Chris Durham, Raymond Dickerson and Dean Medlin...
Harland Gilmer Jr. (06/30/05)
MATTHEWS - William Harland Gilmer Jr., 68, died at 8:30 p.m. June 28, 2005, at his residence, due to natural causes. He was born April 23, 1937, at LaForge, son of the late William Harland and Grace Hazel Owen Gilmer Sr. His birth mother died when he was 9 months old, and he was raised by his father and mother, Iler Bee Howell Gilmer, who also preceded him in death. ...
Mary Fowler (06/30/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Mary Belle Fowler, 76, who died June 25, 2005, were: Allen Clark, Jason Fowler, Chris Fowler, Rowe Arends, Stacy Langston and Jason Fortner.
Agnes Montgomery (06/30/05)
CHAFFEE - Agnes Jewell Montgomery, 85, died at 5:45 p.m. June 28, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Nov. 22, 1919, in Swifton, Ark., to the late Dewitt and Ethel Myra King Rowlett, she was a school teacher with the Chaffee Hill Top School and later a machine operator for Chaffee Sports Specialty Shoe Co. before becoming the owner of the Gas-A-Mat in Chaffee. A member of the General Baptist Church in Chaffee, she was a member of the Chaffee SOS Club also...
Larry Heckert (06/30/05)
BERTRAND - Lawrence David "Larry" Heckert, 84, died June 29, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Jackson. Born April 21, 1921, in Bertrand, son of the late Doyle and Cecil Meeks Heckert, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a self-employed carpenter and had been a Church of God minister for over 50 years...
Gary Lindsey (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Gary Wayne Lindsey, 49, died at 5:34 a.m. June 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 12, 1955, in Sikeston, son of Grover Cleveland and Pearl A. Zachary Lindsey of Sikeston, he was a truck driver for Big Lake Transport in Charleston...
Jessie Seabaugh (06/30/05)
SIKESTON - Jessie Seabaugh, 85, died June 29, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Delpha Higdon (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Delpha R. Higdon, 92, died at 12:55 a.m. June 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Eddie Parris (06/30/05)
GRANITE CITY, Ill. - Eddie Parris, 51, formerly of Dexter, died June 29, 2005, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lee Botts (06/30/05)
BERNIE - Everett Lee Botts died June 29, 2005, in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Gordon Beaver (06/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Gordon M. Beaver, 72, died at 11:10 p.m. June 28, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 8, 1933, in St. Joseph, son of the late Leroy C. and Julia Waite Beaver, he had been a member of the Army National Guard and received a degree in music arts at Central Methodist University in Fayette in 1955 and a master's degree in music education from the University of Missouri in Columbia. ...
Andrea Burford (06/16/05)
BENTON - Andrea Burford, 16, daughter of Paul and Marilyn Burford of Benton, died June 16, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Chlora Gilmer (06/16/05)
PARMA - Chlora E. Gilmer, 91, died on June 15, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 27, 1914, in Formosa, Ark., daughter of the late Scott and Nettie Jones, she had lived in Parma for the past 65 years. She was a dedicated believer in God and served Him faithfully at the First Baptist Church of Parma and in the community...
Clara Blackwell (06/16/05)
BOURBON -- Clara Jane Cullins Blackwell, 63, formerly of Washington, died June 8, 2005, at her home. Born June 6, 1942, in Morehouse, daughter of the late Allison and Wilma Stone Cullins, she completed her schooling in Sikeston. A member of the St. ...
Mary Drake (06/16/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Mary Drake, 101, died June 14, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1903, in Charleston, she was the daughter of the late John Daniel and Ella Minnie Goodin Deal. On May 6, 1933, in Charleston, she married Harvey Ernest Drake, who preceded her in death in June 1973...
Hugh Woods (06/16/05)
MARQUAND - Hugh Lambert Woods, 87, died June 14, 2005, at Madison Memorial Hospital in Fredericktown. Born Aug. 20, 1917, at Hunter, son of the late Otto and May Lambert Woods, he grew up in Bollinger County. Serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a pilot instructor during World War II, he and his brother established Woods Lumber Company in Portageville after the war. ...
Madalyn Wheetley (06/16/05)
BENTON -- Madalyn Marie Wheetley, daughter of Derick Wayne Wheetley and Melissa Marie Zimmerman of Benton, died at birth at 5:20 p.m. June 14, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one brother, Jordan James Zimmerman of the home; maternal grandparents, Roy and Jane Butler of Benton; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Lisa Wheetley of Benton; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Bashem of Barlow, Ky.; paternal great-...
Walter Bouie (06/29/05)
SIKESTON - Walter Bouie, 77, died June 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born July 16, 1927, he had been a resident of The Hunter Acres Caring Center since November of 2001. Private services will be held with Ponder Funeral Home in charge of arrangements...
Coy Jackson (06/29/05)
HOWARDVILLE -- Coy Lee Jackson, 73, died June 27, 2005, at his home in Howardville. Born Jan. 13, 1932, in McNeil, Ark., son of the late Roosevelt and Betty Handy Jackson, he was an instructor at the Shelby Williams Manufacturer Co. in North Brooks, Ill. He moved to Missouri in 1978 and was a member of the Baptist Temple in North Brooks...
Gordon Beaver (06/29/05)
SIKESTON - Gordon M. Beaver, 72, died at 11:10 p.m. June 28, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Harland Gilmer (06/29/05)
MATTHEWS - William Harland Gilmer, 68, died at 8:30 p.m. June 28, 2005, at his home in Matthews. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Larry Heckert (06/29/05)
BERTRAND - Larry Heckert, 84, died June 29, 2005, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon Thursday until time for services at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ryan Carr (06/29/05)
SIKESTON - Ryan Alan Carr, infant son of Philip and Amy Evans Carr of Sikeston, was stillborn June 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Katlyn Carr and Kylie Carr of the home in Sikeston; paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Jackie and Lease Carr of Blytheville, Ark.; paternal grandmother, Becky Carr of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, Terry and Donna Evans of Sikeston; paternal great-grandmothers, Smynthelee Hildebrand and Noralee Carr of Kennett; and maternal great-grandmother, Lucille West of Sikeston.. ...
Verna Cameron (06/29/05)
PARMA - Verna B. Cameron, 90, died June 27, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Nov. 14, 1914, in Newport, Ark., daughter of the late Perry and Nancy Eads Ruby, she had been a resident of Parma most of her life. A member of the Parma General Baptist Church, she had been a grocery clerk for many years in Parma and had been a cook on a river boat...
April Rhodes (06/29/05)
NEW MADRID -- April Rhodes, 42, formerly of East Prairie, died June 28, 2005, at her residence in New Madrid. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Gary Culbertson (06/29/05)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Gary L. Culbertson, 61, died June 14, 2005. A native of Sikeston, Mo., he lived for over 40 years in Jacksonville, where he was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, National Rifle Association and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
Pearl Whitney (06/03/05)
CHARLESTON - Pearl Mae Whitney, 64, died May 31, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 9, 1941, in Clarksdale, Miss., daughter of the late Walter and Susie Mix Whitney, she lived in Missouri since 1946. She was a member of the Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church in Wyatt...
Earl Eakins (06/03/05)
DELTA -- Earl A. Eakins, 85, died at 1:49 p.m. June 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 26, 1920, in Allenville, son of the late Robert and Louise Diamond Eakins, he was a self-employed farmer and ranger. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a Purple Heart recipient. ...
Richard Breland (06/03/05)
DEXTER - Richard Malcolm Breland, 52, died June 1, 2005, at his home. Born July 31, 1952, at Willow Springs, son of Bonnie Johnson Crayne of Russellville, Ark., and the late Richard C. Breland, he had been employed by the Chrisman Art Gallery in Dexter...
Annie Shrout (06/03/05)
CLEVELAND -- Annie Shrout, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died May 26, 2005. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until time for services at noon at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.
Sarah Smith (06/03/05)
SIKESTON - Sarah E. Smith, 77, died June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
David Brinkman (06/03/05)
MARION, Ill. - The Rev. David Brinkman, 58, died May 26, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 29, 1946, in Indianapolis, son of Ritta Elizabeth Stafford Brinkman of Sikeston, Mo., and Marvin Roy Brinkman, who died in 1996, he served with the U.S. Army from 1967-70 and was a Vietnam War veteran. ...
Marvin Overby (06/03/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Marvin Overby died June 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are pending at Shelby Funeral Home, where visitation begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and services will be conducted on Monday.
Harold Miller (06/03/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Harold Miller, 79, died June 2, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett. Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Ronnie King (06/03/05)
NEW MADRID -- Ronnie King, 40, died May 29, 2005. Born Oct. 4, 1964, in Chicago, he was the son of Edward and Georgia Mae Wilderness King. Survivors include: three sons, Matthew King of Sikeston and Ronnie King Jr. and Keith King of New Madrid; one daughter, Brittney R. ...
Sonny Gammons (06/20/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Frank "Sonny" E. Gammons, 63, died at 6 p.m. June 17, 2005, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 14, 1941, in Dorena, son of the late Carol Gammons and Minnie L. Busby and Eddie Watson, he lived most of his life in East Prairie and was of the Baptist belief...
William Eisenhart (06/20/05)
DEXTER - William George Eisenhart, 84, died June 18, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born Aug. 17, 1920, at St. Louis to the late William and Marie Meyer Eisenhart, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. A former maintenance superintendent for the University City School District in St. Louis, he lived his entire life in St. Louis until moving to Dexter upon retirement in 1982...
Winifred Guthrie (06/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Winifred Guthrie, 96, died June 20, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Wilda Mae Menley (06/20/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Wilda Mae Manley, 73, who died June 17, 2005, were: Joe Deprow, Wade Deprow, Richard Warren, Jerry Teeters, T.J. Vaughn and Jared Vaughn.
James Culverhouse (06/20/05)
DEXTER -- James L. Culverhouse, 69, died June 20, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 6, 1936, in Shreveport, La., son of the late Daniel Price and Jessie Lee Bass Culverhouse, he had lived in Mendin, La., most of his life and had lived in Dexter the past three years. He was a truck driver for Heavy Duty Trucks. A member of New Hope Baptist Church in Athens, La., he attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Donald Dockins (06/20/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Donald G. Dockins, 67, formerly of Sikeston, died June 17, 2005, at St. Johns Place in St. Louis. Born Aug. 7, 1937, in Sikeston, son of the late George Franklin and Cora Mae Ballard Dockins, he attended Tyler Redeeming Spiritualist Church. He was a lance corporal for the U.S. Marine Corps for four years and had worked for United Technologies in the automobile division before retiring...
Bertha Sapp (06/20/05)
BERNIE -- Bertha Violet Sapp, 93, died June 18, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donald Garner (06/15/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald Ross Garner, 66, died at 1 p.m. June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 16, 1938, near East Prairie in the 34 corner community, son of the late Charlie and Zella Faire Garner, he lived most of his life in East Prairie where he was a member of the St. James General Baptist Church. He was retired from the City of East Prairie...
Red Arnold (06/15/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service for Richard "Red" Arnold, 64, who died June 11, 2005, were: Ray Null, Paul Lawrence, Travis Orton, Dale Orton, Kenny Parris and Sean Jones.
Lorenzo Fennell (06/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Lorenzo D. Fennell, 14, died June 10, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He was born July 27, 1990, son of Henry and Carolyn Fay Bingham Fennell. Survivors in addition to his parents include: three brothers, Andrew Fennell of Bertrand, and Lee Fennell and Zachary Fennell of Charleston; and one sister, Shalonda Andrews of Charleston...
Julious Hampton (06/15/05)
MALDEN - Julious Lee Hampton, 83, died June 13, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 28, 1922, in Mt. Judea, Ark., daughter of the late Osmar and Sarah Emmaline Sexton Riddle, she was of the Pentecostal belief. On Feb. 25, 1944, at Mt. Judea, she married William Hampton who survives of the home...
Andrew Donaldson (06/15/05)
CLEVELAND -- Andrew Donaldson, 53, died June 9, 2005, at Marymount Hospital in Cleveland. Born Sept. 6, 1951, at Harvell, Mo., son of Lex Donaldson of Malden, Mo., and the late Earsie Mae Davis Donaldson, he had worked at the Brecksville Veterans Hospital for 15 years until illness forced an early retirement. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War...
Leon Gates (06/15/05)
SIKESTON - Leon Gates, 46, died June 8, 2005 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau resulting from an automobile accident. Born Sept. 11, 1958, in Hayti, son of Joe Gates of Howardville and Lula Mae Owens of Sikeston, he was a graduate of the class of 1978 of Matthews High School. A groundskeeper at Memorial Park Cemetery, he was a member of the U.S. Marines and received an honorable discharge...
Harland Maxwell (06/15/05)
SIKESTON - Harland Gilbert Maxwell, 91, of Sikeston, Mo. passed away at his home on June 14, 2005 at 12:25 p.m. He was born on April 29, 1914 in Bertrand, Mo., son of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell. On April 12, 1941, he was married to Gladys Stallings, who preceded him in death on Nov. 26, 2000...
Geraldine Welch (06/15/05)
CHARLESTON - Visitation for Geraldine Welch, 73, who died June 13, 2005, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Pallbearers at services, scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, will be: Michael Smith, Chad Smith, Michael Magee, Bill Riley, Scott Riley and Bobby Nally...
Maggie Sauls (06/09/05)
SIKESTON - Magalene "Maggie" Sauls, 76, died at 6:40 a.m. June 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery at Matthews...
Jean Mitchem (06/09/05)
SIKESTON - Norma Jean Mitchem, 58, died at 10:45 p.m. June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Dec. 15, 1946, in Burdette, Ark., daughter of the late Oscar and Lillie Irene Bowers Watkins, she graduated from Richland High School. She was a dental assistant for Dr. John Doggett and was of the Baptist belief...
James Ross (06/09/05)
COLUMBIA -- James E. Ross, 75, died May 19, 2005, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Born Nov. 13, 1929, in Parma, son of the late Edgar and Adelia Brennecke Ross, he retired as a printer from the Columbia Daily Tribune. He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church...
Nora Brown (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Nora Frances Brown, 80, died at noon June 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 5, 1924, in Farrenburg, daughter of the late Ralph Brown and Lillie Violet Moss, she was a waitress at Grecian Steakhouse in Sikeston, where she lived for the past 30 years. She was of the Baptist belief...
Rose Kinney (06/07/05)
NEW MADRID -- Rose Marie Kinney, 74, died June 4, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 2, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Marie Gray. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Schwab and Harriett Homo...
Mary Alice Springs (06/09/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Alice Springs, 82, died at 7:04 p.m. June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1922, in Stoddard County to the late Henry F. and Christine York Stanley, she was a homemaker and a member of Tanner Street Church of God, where she was a Children''s Sunday school teacher for many years...
Sheryl Greenburg (06/09/05)
SIKESTON -- Sheryl Greenburg, 52, died June 7, 2005, at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. Born May 8, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of Minnie Byrd Boone of Sikeston and the late Robert Boone, she was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and had worked as an accounting clerk...
Eleanor Hahn (06/07/05)
SIKESTON -- Eleanor Elizabeth Hahn, 84, died at 3:16 a.m. June 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 19, 1921, in Sikeston, to the late Benjamin F. and Anna J. Brown Hahn, she was a secretary at the Bank of Sikeston for over 50 years. Before beginning her banking career with the Bank of Sikeston, she was the first secretary for the Scott-Mississippi Electric Cooperative. A member of the 50-...
James Matthews (06/07/05)
REPUBLIC - James A. Matthews, 76, died at 11:58 a.m. May 28, 2005, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Born Oct. 27, 1928, in Sikeston, son of the late Jack and Elsie Sullivan Matthews, he had worked in sales for B.F. Goodrich Tire Company and later owned and operated Matthews Real Estate in Cape Girardeau. He moved to Republic eight years ago, where he was a member of the First Christian Church...
Christopher Gifford (06/07/05)
DEXTER - Christopher Lynn Gifford, 25, died June 5, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 24, 1980, in Charleston, son of Rickey Eauing and Margaret Leona Colt Gifford, he had been employed by WW Wood and was a painter. On April 26, 2003, at Bernie, he married Edris Marleney Decker who survives of the home...
Doris Tejeda (06/07/05)
SIKESTON - Doris L. Tejeda, 79, died at 7:10 p.m. June 5, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born March 14, 1926, in Illmo-Fornfelt, daughter of the late John and Rose Holmes Wooley, she was of the Pentecostal belief. She had been a certified nurses aide for Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City and at area nursing homes...
Tom Seyer (06/07/05)
CHAFFEE - Tom W. Seyer, 51, died June 5, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 25, 1954, in Chaffee, son of the late Peter Bernard and Cora Leona Schaefer Seyer, he was a member of Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810 and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a truck driver for Quality Carriers of Memphis, Tenn...
Cory Lee (06/07/05)
BELL CITY - Cory Ray Lee, 27, died June 5, 2005, at his home, following an extended illness. Born Oct. 15, 1977, in Sikeston, son of Dale Lee of Brownwood and Sheila Adams Holloway of Gordonville, he had attended Bell City schools and was a member of the Advance Eagles...
Bertha Sapp (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Dexter for Bertha Violet Sapp, 93, who died June 18, 2005, were: David Wood, Kenny Wood, James Wood, Donnie Price, Jackie Palmer and William Pritchett.
Linzel Spicer (06/23/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Linzel Leroy Spicer, 45, died June 21, 2005, at his residence. Born Oct. 12, 1959, in Charleston, son of the late Scott and Betty Knupp Spicer, he lived in Mississippi county for the past ten years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include: two sons, William Scott Spicer of East Prairie and Brian Keith Spicer of Charleston; one daughter, Kylie Renee Spicer of St. ...
Jenny Stucker (06/23/05)
NORBORNE -- Virginia Lucille "Jenny" Stucker, 69, formerly of East Prairie, died at 5:50 p.m. June 20, 2005, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty. Born Sept. 8, 1935, in Hickman County, Ky., daughter of the late Finas Ashley and Ester Mae Gordon Simmons, she lived in the Kansas City area for the past several years, moving from East Prairie...
Sheila Vaughn (06/23/05)
LEE'S SUMMIT - Sheila Jean Vaughn, 49, formerly of Sikeston, died June 22, 2005, at her home in Lee's Summit. Born Sept. 14, 1955, in St. Louis, daughter of Dollie Hensley Vaughn of Sikeston and the late William Henry Vaughn Sr., she worked as a Certified Nurse's Aide and Certified Medical Technician in Warrensburg until ill health forced her retirement. She was then cared for in the home by her special friend, Kelly Roberts, until her death...
Bill Howard (06/23/05)
LOUISVILLE, Colo. - Willie "Bill" Barnhill Howard, 90, formerly of Charleston, died June 22, 2005, in Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Sandra Rogers (06/23/05)
ALEXANDRIA, Ind. - Sandra F. Casey Rogers, formerly of Morehouse, Mo., died June 21, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Waltham, Mass., daughter of the late Frederick Casey and the late Loretta Ramsey Casey Thieme, she moved to Indiana three years ago upon retirement...
Harold Aarant (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Harold A. Aarant, 84, died June 22, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 29, 1920, in Chidister, Ark., son of the late Minor and Anne Long Aarant, he worked for Bud Shell Ford in Dexter and was a retired truck driver for Hart Transportation. He was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
James Culverhouse (06/23/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for James L. Culverhouse, 69, who died June 20, 2005, were: Ronnie Culverhouse, Jesse Culverhouse, Larry Culverhouse, Tony Culverhouse, Brandon Cobb and DeWayne Boyles...
Vernett Bigam (06/23/05)
CHARLESTON - Vernett Bigham, 72, died June 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Johnny H. and Emma Mae Henderson Johnson, she was of the Baptist belief and a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church in Deventer where she served as a member of the Usher Board...
Lois Goza (06/23/05)
DEXTER - Lois Charlene Cross Goza, 69, died June 22, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born March 4, 1936, in Poplar Bluff to the late Charley and Sarah Wilson Carl, she had lived in Dexter since 1977. She was a member of the Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Edna Cummins (06/23/05)
SIKESTON - Edna Mae Cummins, 73, died at 9:15 a.m. June 22, 2005, Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 31, 1931, in Mount Pleasant, Texas, daughter of the late True Bardo and Ather Leo Dethridge Whorton, she was a housewife and homemaker and of the Baptist belief...
Kathaleen Adkisson (06/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Lottie Kathaleen Adkisson, 91, died at 8:15 a.m. June 27, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 10, 1913, in East Prairie, daughter of the late John Daniel and Grace Ellen Moore Metheny, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Church of God. She and her late husband farmed and she also kept children as a babysitter for several years...
Bertha LeGrand (06/28/05)
BENTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at St. Denis Catholic Church for Bertha Mary LeGrand, 94, who died June 24, 2005, were: Larry Glaus, Paul Heuring, Ted LeGrand, Larry LeGrand, Bill LeGrand and Rick Hipes. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements...
John E. Mouser (06/28/05)
SALT LAKE CITY - John Edwin Mouser, the son of the late Neal and Minnie McDaniel Mouser, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 8, 1928, and passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 21, 2005, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 13 days. His valiant fight over, John succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson's disease on June 21, 2005. ...
Edna Brown (06/28/05)
PORT ORANGE, Fla. - Edna Jeanetta Brown, 81, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 5:20 a.m. June 26, 2005, at the Terrace Nursing Care Center in Daytona Beach. Born Sept. 13, 1923, in Wyatt, Mo., daughter of the late Lawrence and Mary Etta Baker, she moved to Florida seven years ago. She lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church and had been employed as an LPN at the Bertrand Nursing Center until her retirement in 1994...
Woodrow Evens (06/28/05)
DURAND, Mich. -- Woodrow Wilson Evens, 88, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died June 25, 2005, at the Durand Convalescent Center. Born Feb. 17, 1917, in Copmish, to the late William Robert Mott and Emma Johnson Evens, he had served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from A.C. Spark Plugs in Flint. He had belonged to the V.F.W. in Swartz Creek and was a Boy Scout leader for many years...
Clara Hormann (06/28/05)
SIKESTON - Clara Pearl Hormann, 99, died at 8:30 a.m. June 26, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Oct. 18, 1905, in Flat River, daughter of B. and Laura Belle Walton, she was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal belief. She was married to Wilbur Hormann, who preceded her in death...
Martha Ash (06/28/05)
JACKSON -- Martha Jeanette Williams Ash, 84, of Jackson died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Lake County, Tenn., the daughter of the late Boyd and Mabel Hart Williams. She is survived by her husband of 68 years James D. Melvin Ash...
Esther Carson (06/28/05)
BERNIE -- Esther Elloise Carson, 86, died June 27, 2005, at her daughter's residence in Dexter. Born Sept. 4, 1918, at Essex, daughter of the late Bransford and Ida Phillips Wilmath, she was a resident of Bernie, where she had worked at Brown Shoe Company and cleaned houses. She was also a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, a farmer and of the Nazarene belief...
Mattie Thompson (06/28/05)
LILBOURN -- Mattie Thompson, 92, died June 27, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born May 8, 1913, in Bristol, Va., daughter of the late J.C. and Etta L. Hunter, she was a member of the Catron Baptist Church and had owned and operated Mattie's Package in Catron for many years before retiring...
Rosalee McKuin (06/28/05)
BERNIE - Rosalee McKuin, 76, died June 26, 2005, at her home. Born Oct. 4, 1928, at Clinton, Ark., daughter of the late Jesse Bryant and Ethel Marie Williams Collins, she was a homemaker. On March 9, 1946, in Piggott, Ark., she married Aaron O. McKuin who survives of the home...
Grace Darby (06/28/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service Monday for Grace M. Darby, 98, who died June 24, 2005, were: Jason Darby, Clarence Putney, Donald Weiher, Richard Holecamp, Ray Ruching and Jerry Darby.
Winifred Guthrie (06/22/05)
SIKESTON - Winifred G. Guthrie, 95, died June 20, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. Born Aug. 4, 1909, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of the late William and Margie Hargis Hulen, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and served as a volunteer Gray Lady at Missouri Delta Medical Center for many years...
Edward M. Harris Jr. (06/22/05)
GOLDSTON, N.C. -- Edward Milton Harris Jr., 85, died June 17, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Evelyn Klein Harris, who was from Sikeston, Mo. Born July 28, 1919, in Goldston, he graduated from Campbell College in 1938. He then attended North Carolina State College in Raleigh, taking aeronautical engineering and King's Business College, taking accounting. ...
Leroy Spicer (06/22/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Leroy Spicer, 45, died June 21, 2005, at his residence near East Prairie. Shelby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Donald Garner (06/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Donald R. Garner, 66, died June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Bertie Plunk (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services at 2 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Bertie E. Plunk, 94, formerly of Matthews, who died June 11, 2005, will be: Alex Holman, Matt Eversmann, Eric Eversmann, Scott Marshall, Dean Kraft and Darrin Kraft.
Gracie Welch (06/14/05)
CHARLESTON - Gracie Geraldine Welch, 73, died at 3:30 p.m. June 13, 2005, at her residence in Charleston. Born Feb. 18, 1932, in Deventer, daughter of the late Raymond and Lorene Cherry Field, she had lived in St. Louis for 44 years, where she had been employed with Town House Furniture Company retiring in 1983. She moved back to Mississippi County in 1997, where she attended the Wyatt Baptist Church...
T.E. Hicks (06/14/05)
BENTON - Theodore Edgar "T.E." Hicks, 65, died at 6:57 p.m. June 13, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1940, in Blodgett, son of the late A.Y. and Viola Isabel Webber Hicks, he was a retired auto mechanic, having been self-employed at Hicks Garage in Morley and Bell City...
George Sweet (06/14/05)
NEW MADRID -- George E. Sweet, 78, died at 6:38 a.m. June 13, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 14, 1926, in Farrenburg, to the late Edgar and Clara Gardener Sweet, he was a retired farmer and a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, having served at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii...
Becky Dukes (06/14/05)
SIKESTON - Rebecca "Becky" Lynn Dukes, 48, died at 7:15 a.m. June 13, 2005, at her home. Born Sept. 1, 1956, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Donald Ceifus and Mary Ellen Parks Crone, she was a secretary for insurance companies and banks. She was also a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church...
Annetta Varble (06/14/05)
LEORA -- Annetta Varble, 97, died June 13, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 28, 1907, in Uniontown, Ky., daughter of the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, she had lived most of her life in the Leora community, where she and her husband owned and operated a store. She was a member of the Leora Missionary Baptist Church and the Puxico Eastern Star...
Roger Murphy (06/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Roger Murphy, 51, died at 2:20 p.m. May 31, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Feb. 15, 1954, in Hayti, son of Mary Louise Johnson Murphy of East Prairie and the late Robert Junior Murphy, he lived in East Prairie most of his life, where he worked for Budget Laundry and Cleaners. He was a member of the Christian Tabernacle in Sikeston...
China Williamson (06/02/05)
ESSEX -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Essex Cemetery under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter for China Williamson, 84, who died May 29, 2005, were: Randy Corlew, Jeff Corlew, Mark Hux, Mark Kelley, Brett Williamson and Johnathan Williamson...
Earl Eakins (06/02/05)
DELTA " Earl A. Eakins, 85, died at 1:49 p.m. June 1, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Larry Mier (06/02/05)
ADVANCE -- Larry Wayne Mier, 66, died May 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 27, 1938, in Randles, son of the late Landon and Jewell Sheets Mier, he was a 1958 graduate of Delta High School. A retired truck driver, he was a member of Owner/Operators Independent Driver Association...
Mary Watts (06/02/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Mary Watts, 84, died June 1, 2005, at her home. Born July 25, 1920 in Conran, daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Williams Dockery, she was a long time member and Sunday School Teacher at Garden RIdge General Baptist Church. On Oct. 22, 1945, at Bloomfield, she married Otis Watts, who survives of the home...
Richard Breland (06/02/05)
DEXTER - Richard Breland, 52, died June 1, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Luona Buttrey (06/02/05)
WEST PLAINS - Luona Mae Buttrey, 97, formerly of East Prairie, died at 1:57 a.m. June 1, 2005, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains. Born Jan. 21, 1908, in Illinois, daughter of the late Levi and Hattie Manley, she lived most of her life in East Prairie before living in West Plains for the past few years...
Exa Hodge (06/02/05)
FLINT, Mich. - Exa Fair Hodge, 85, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died May 31, 2005, at the McLaren Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 25, 1920, in Fulton, Miss., daughter of the late Oscar and Florence Delaney Steele, she was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter...
Gloria Pratcher (06/08/05)
LILBOURN -- Gloria Dean Tillman Pratcher, 52, died May 31, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Born June 6, 1952, in Jaywye, daughter of Mattie Johnson of Lilbourn and the late Tom Johnson, she attended Howardville High School and was employed by Missouri Delta Medical Center for over 23 years and was currently serving as a surgical technician. She was a member of New Jerusalem Ministries of Parma...
Carrie Dickerson (06/08/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Carrie G. Dickerson, 84, who died June 4, 2005, were: Mike Bartlett, Tom Godwin, Jim Godwin and Ray Haley.
Mary Springs (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - Mary Alice Springs, 82, died June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Glenn Collins (06/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Glenn Wesley Collins, 42, died at 9:15 p.m. June 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 22, 1963, in Cairo, Ill., son of Thomas Everett and Marilyn Joyce Adkisson Collins of East Prairie, he was a computer technician and a member of the First Church of God in East Prairie...
Norma Mitchem (06/08/05)
SIKESTON - Norma Jean Mitchem, 58, died June 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.