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Obituaries from August 2005

Margaret Mast (08/23/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Margaret Mast, 47, died Aug. 22, 2005, at her home in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Iva Harty (08/23/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Pallbearers at funeral services conducted today at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Iva Louise Harty, 85, who died Aug. 20, 2005, were: Ricky Crawford, Stanley Lawrence, Kyle Lawrence, Shawn Harty, Justin Harty, Clay Harty and Cody Clark...
Martha Hood (08/23/05)
MATTHEWS - Martha J. Hood, 75, died at 9:05 p.m. Aug. 18, 2005, at Sells Rest Home from an extended illness. Born March 13, 1930, in New Madrid County, she was adopted by the Sells family and lived in the boarding and rest home for the past 54 years...
John Nelson Jr. (08/23/05)
LILBOURN -- John Nelson Jr., 64, died Aug. 19, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 14, 1941, in Arkansas, son of the late John and Inora Nelson Sr., he was a farm laborer for Raymond Atchley Farms before retiring. Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Otis and Margaret Nelson of Oswego, Ill.; one sister, Bertha Mae Rise of Parma; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren...
Sean Morgan (08/28/05)
FLORISSANT - Michael Sean Morgan, 30, formerly of Charleston and Bloomfield, died Aug. 25, 2005, at his home. Born July 22, 1975, in Charleston to Charles David Morgan of Florissant and Margie Ellen Blasingain Morgan of St. Louis, he had lived in the St. Louis area since 1990. He was of the Baptist belief...
Edwin F. Birk (08/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Edwin F. Birk, 94, passed away Aug. 25, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1911, at Tilsit, Mo., son of Otto J. and Freda Lange Birk, he was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. On Feb. 4, 1934, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, he married Alma Fluegge. They were married 64 years when she passed away April 22, 1998...
Geneva Finely (08/28/05)
CHARLESTON - Geneva Finley, 90, died at 6:20 a.m. Aug. 27, 2005, at The Arbors in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 2, 1915, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Jim Ben and Delphia Murphy Greer, since 1938 she had lived in Charleston where she was an active member of the First Baptist Church serving as a member of the kitchen committee and as a worker in the nursery department and vacation Bible school. She had also served as a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star...
Pansy P. Jones (08/28/05)
DEXTER - Pansy P. Jones, 94, died Aug. 26, 2005, at the Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born Oct. 3, 1910, in Aid, daughter of the late Thomas P. and Roxie Rittenberry Davis, she had lived in Aid as a young woman and later in Oregon and East St. Louis, Ill. In 1965 she moved to Dexter where she lived until moving to the Gideon Care Center. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Ralph Borton (08/28/05)
CATRON - Ralph W. Borton, 48, died Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 20, 1957, in Placercille, Calif., son of the late Ralph I. and Thelma Davis Borton, he was employed at Noranda, was a member of the CB's in the U.S. Navy, and was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie No. 4206. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and archery...
Floyd Stevens (08/28/05)
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - Floyd Earl Stevens, 88, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2005, at the San Leandro Hospital. Born Nov. 13, 1916, in Missouri, son of the late George A. and Harriet Vaughn Stevens, he was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy having served 1941-1961, a former sheet metal mechanic, a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge No. 532, and a member of the Retired Enlisted Association...
Mary Jane Prince (08/28/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lillian Marie "Mary Jane" Bivins Prince, 82, died Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 3, 1923, at Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Henry and Asellee Cavender Bivins. On Oct. 2, 1938, in Portageville, she married Haggard E. Prince who preceded her in death on May 4, 1997...
Jake McGowen (08/28/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for funeral services held Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico for Cecil A. "Jake" McGowen, 74, who died Aug. 25, 2005, were: Brandon McGowen, Davie Hobbs, Robert Midgett, Allen Clark, Rick Payne and Ben Clark.
Herbert Rhine (08/28/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Pallbearers for services conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Herbert C. Rhine, 56, who died Aug. 18, 2005, were: Jamie Rhine, Grant Snyder, Joey Rhine, Luke Rhine, Deward Philpott and George Jaco.
Rosanne Mansker (08/09/05)
SHINER, Texas -- Rosanne Mansker, 57, died at 4:46 p.m. Aug. 4, 2005, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kan. Born Dec. 30, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., daughter of Jewell Vaughn Williams of Sikeston, Mo., and the late George Williams, she had worked as a sewing machine operator at Oran (Mo.) Hat Factory and Thorngate Ltd. and retired as the owner of Rosanne's Cleaning Service Inc. in Fort Worth. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oran...
Ellen Glass (08/09/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for the funeral mass scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston for Ellen Dean Glass, 67, who died Aug. 7, 2005, are: Martin Stallings, Jeff Stallings, Dr. Jeffrey Patton, Joe Fuchs, Tom Graham and Eddie Marshall...
Mary Faulkner (08/09/05)
NEW MADRID - Mary Mae Olhausen Faulkner, 91, died Aug. 8, 2005, at her home. Born Jan. 11, 1914, at Ridgely, Tenn., to the late Walter and Naomi Olhausen, she was a member of the New Madrid Baptist Church and a devoted wife, mother and Mimi. On July 29, 1939, in Portageville, she married Hugh Faulkner, who preceded her in death on Nov. 18, 1988...
Virginia Houchin (08/09/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia R. Houchin, 74, died Aug. 9, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Miranda Dowdy (08/09/05)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Miranda Dowdy, 12, died Aug. 7, 2005, at rural Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Criss Ward (08/09/05)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Criss Ward, 56, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 8, 2005, in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Murlin Andrews (08/14/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Shelby Funeral Chapel for Murlin Andrews, 85, who died Aug. 11, 2005 will be: Leo Hankins, Kent Chappell, Eddy Stockman, Denny Cole, Jim Cowger and Andrew Cowger. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Davis and A.D. Luster...
Mildred Senciboy (08/14/05)
CHAFFEE - Mildred Louise Senciboy, 75, died at 9:14 p.m. Aug. 12, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 19, 1930, in Bayliss, Ark., to Maggie Ann Cochran Dodd of Chaffee and the late Joe Hampton Pleasant Burton, she was a homemaker. On Feb. 11, 1950, she marred James "J.P." Senciboy, who preceded her in death on March 1, 2000...
Margaret Pritchard (08/14/05)
DEXTER -- Margaret Pritchard, 87, died Aug. 12, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor at Dexter. Born June 6, 1918, at Buford, Ga., daughter of the late Augustus and Ida Mae Coleman Grier, she was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. She was the former nurse to Dr. Harold Poe in Dexter...
Sylvester Hamilton (08/18/05)
CHARLESTON - Sylvester Hamilton, 52, died Aug. 17, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center from an apparent heart attack. Born Oct. 12, 1952, in Charleston, son of Lue Bertha Snell Hamilton of Charleston and the late Lee Virgil Hamilton, he attended Kelly School in Benton and Lincoln School in Charleston. A member of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday school teacher...
Pauline Terry (08/18/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Venious Pauline Barnes Terry, 83, died Aug. 15, 2005, at McNeal Hospital in Berwen, Ill., following an extended illness. Born Sept. 10, 1921, in Moulton, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Rufus and Victoria Gillespie Barnes. On Feb. 2, 1942, she married Luke Terry who preceded her in death in 1986...
Leona Patterson (08/18/05)
GRAYRIDGE -- Leona May Patterson, 91, died Aug. 16, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Born June 11, 1914, in Johnson County, Ark., to the late Joe Cecil and Beulah Smith Hyatt, she had lived in the Grayridge area most of her life...
Mike Cowan (08/18/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Terry Michael Cowan, 56, who died Aug. 16, 2005, will be: Bob McCord, Tom Ryan, David Moyers, Steve Jones, Jasper Grant and Charlie Riddle. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel...
David Patterson (08/04/05)
NEW MADRID -- David Allen Patterson, 49, died Aug. 2, 2005, at his home in New Madrid. Born Dec. 28, 1955, in Sikeston, to Ruth Hardin Clark of New Madrid and the late Arnold Patterson, he was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie 420 and attended the New Life Assembly Church in New Madrid...
Ruby Uthoff (08/04/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Ruby Uthoff, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital at Collierville. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Donald Ray (08/04/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers are services Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Donald Ray, 64, who died July 31, 2005, were: Von Baker, Wayne Baker, Jerry Baker, Gary Baker, Glen Watkins and Danny Miller.
Lena Carter (08/10/05)
SIKESTON - Lena Fitzgerald Carter, 101, died Aug. 7, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. Born April 25, 1904, in Horn Lake, Miss., to the late James and Cora Holloway Fitzgerald, she moved to Sikeston in 1946, where she joined Traveler's Baptist Church for many years. In 1961 she became a member of St. John's Baptist Church in Sikeston where she served in the choir and was a member of the Mother's Board...
Criss Ward (08/10/05)
JEFFERSON CITY - Master Sergeant Criss Ward, 56, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 8, 2005, at the residence of his mother-in-law in Dexter. Born Nov. 4, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., to Joyce McComb Ward of Cherokee Village, Ark., and the late James Eugene Ward, he was affiliated with the Baptist Church and on active duty with the Missouri National Guard in Jefferson City...
Miranda Dowdy (08/10/05)
POPLAR BLUFF - Miranda Celeste Dowdy, 12, died Aug. 7, 2005, near Acorn Ridge in Stoddard County. Born Jan. 8, 1993, at Poplar Bluff to Cynthia Dowdy of Polar Bluff, she attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at Poplar Bluff and had completed her sixth grade year in the Poplar Bluff School District...
Juel Farmer (08/08/05)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Juel Wilson Farmer, 83, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7, 2005, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Born Oct. 19, 1921, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Earl B. and Emma Nance Wilson, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Charleston where she served as pianist and organist for many years. ...
Margaret Ward (08/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Ward, 88, died at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1917, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late Frank and Eddie Colston Loomis, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was a member of the First General Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Glen Duckworth (08/08/05)
DEXTER - Glen Duckworth, 70, died Aug. 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 14, 1935, at Dexter, son of the late Earl "Tump" and Verna "Susie" Escue Duckworth, he was a supervisor for the Department of Corrections in the Probation and Parole office and a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Gene Slayden (08/08/05)
CHARLESTON - Eugene "Gene" Slayden, 72, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1932, in Light, Ark., son of the late William Robert and Myrtle Elizabeth Crisel Slayden, he had lived most of his life working in the heavy equipment construction industry. ...
John Van Dover (08/08/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at Saturday services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, for John R. Van Dover, 68, who died Aug. 4, 2005, were: Larry Van Gerpen, Gordon Orr, Josh Ayers, Neal Ayers, Don Aubuchon and Bill Fischer...
"Red" Phillips (08/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - James Ray "Red" Phillips, 76, died at 6 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at his residence in the Dogwood Community. Born April 23, 1929, in the Dogwood Community to the late Thomas Milas and Bernetta A. "Nettie" Johnson Phillips, he lived all his life in the Dogwood Community where he was a farmer and attended the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Jewel Wright (08/03/05)
RIPLEY -- Jewel Francis Wright, 95, died July 29, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Ripley. Daughter of the late Daniel and Dora Street Shelton, she was a homemaker and a member of the North Ripley Baptist Church. Her husband, Billy C. "Bill" Wright, preceded her in death...
Sibyl Wilson (08/03/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services held Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse for Sibyl Wilson, 89, who died July 30, 2005, were: Mike Dillard, Neal Hahn, Brent Hahn, Mike Boshell, Larry Boshell and Terry Cagle. Honorary pallbearers were: Garod Brooks, Nicholes Brooks, Hayden Brooks, Brandon Wilson, Matthew Wilson and Jacob Wilson...
Vernon Teeters (08/03/05)
BERNIE -- Vernon P. Teeters, 84, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Born March 29, 1921, at Leachville, Ark., son of the late Jacob A. and Cora Herring Teeters, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Word War II. He had been a salesman during his life and was a member of the Sunnyvale General Baptist Church of rural Malden and The Gideons International...
Leona Patterson (08/22/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Leona May Patterson, 91, who died Aug. 16, 2005, were: Brian Gray, Jimmy Lewis, Mike Stroud, Ronald Bowling, Luke Hogan and Brent Shipman.
Margaret Alger (08/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services for Margaret Catherine Alger, 85, of Sikeston, formerly of St. Louis, who died Aug. 19, 2005, will be: James Stallings, Timothy Stallings, Nathan Stallings, Kenneth Stallings, Carroll Couch and Jim Leigh. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Leota Rievley (08/22/05)
Chaffee -- Leota Rievley, 84, died Aug. 21, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born March 3, 1921, in Rombauer, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Foster. She and Philip Rievley were married May 29, 1937. He died Jan. 22, 1965. Survivors include: a son, Donald Rievley of Chaffee; two daughters, Mary Martin of Illiopolis, Ill., and Roberta Grojean of Chaffee; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren...
Charles Menees (08/22/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 1 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Charles B. Menees, 75, who died Aug. 18, 2005, were: Michael Collier, Woodrow Glass, Tyler Glass, John Culbertson, Reggie Stotts and Don Culbertson Jr. Burial followed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery...
Iva Harty (08/22/05)
WAPPAPELLO - Iva Louise Harty, 85, died Aug. 20, 2005, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Aug. 9, 1920, in Wayne County to the late Clayton and Nona Haney Wilfong, she had lived in St. Louis from 1968 until 1987 when she moved to Wappapello. She was affiliated with the Baptist church...
Charles Wathen (08/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles Dawson Wathen, 72, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in New Madrid, to the late Luke and Glodine Lamb Wathen, he worked as a lineman for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 31 years and 10 years for New Madrid Municipal Utilities. ...
Harold Thatcher (08/22/05)
FESTUS - Harold Thatcher, 81, formerly of East Prairie and Clinton, Ky., died at 6:02 p.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at the John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. Born May 5, 1924, in Morrillton, Ark., to the late Hogan and Junie Tiner Thatcher, he lived in Festus for the past two months moving from Clinton, where he lived for 15 years, having moved there from East Prairie. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, serving during World War II...
Hazel Randell (08/22/05)
SIKESTON -- Hazel Mildred Randell, 88, died Aug. 21, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 21, 1916, in Hayti, daughter of the late Barney and Eva Edmundson Dailey, she was a member of North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston. In 1935 at Wardell, she married Francis Randell, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1992...
Mary Faulkner (08/08/05)
LAFORGE -- Mary Faulkner, 91, died Aug. 8, 2005, at her home in LaForge. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home Inc. in New Madrid.
Ellen Glass (08/08/05)
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Ellen Dean Love Glass, 67, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 7, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 5, 1938, in Cairo, Ill., daughter of the late Charles William and Marguerite Dean Love, she had lived in Charleston most of her life, where she was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church. A farmer and landowner who had served on the Mississippi County Port Authority Board, she had attended the University of Mississippi...
Marie Kinder (08/31/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Tuesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Marie Kinder, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Steve Ingalls, Jeff Schlattman, Chris Burton, Ishmael Smith, Steve Watkins and Darrell Penberthy.
Jessie Newson (08/31/05)
NEW MADRID - Jessie Newson, 76, formerly of North Lilbourn, died Aug. 27, 2005, at the home of his daughter. Born Nov. 10, 1928, in Tate County, Miss., to the late Willie Dean and Irine Lyons Newson, he had lived in Missouri for 50 years. A member of the Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Lilbourn, he was the president and guitarist for the singing group, "The Wandering Five," and was a retired printer for the Standard Democrat in Sikeston...
Jimmy Powers (08/31/05)
SIKESTON -- Jimmy Warren Powers, 60, died Aug. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 27, 1944, in Sikeston, to the late Warren and Eureda Robinette Powers, he had been a truck driver for Halls Trucking in Charleston and also Triangle Wire Co. in Sikeston...
Junior Durham (08/31/05)
DEXTER -- Junior Lee Durham, 71, died Aug. 30, 2005, at Marion Veterans Hospital in Marion, Ill. Born Nov. 20, 1933, at Parma, son of the late John Randolph and Nora Victoria Ogelvie Durham, he had been a welder in Illinois until his retirement. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles...
Helen Hamman (08/31/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. - Helen Baker Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Healthcare and Rehab Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jessica Poe (08/12/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessica Ann Bridwell Poe, 26, formerly of Benton, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Born June 13, 1979, in Cape Girardeau to Jerry W. and Betty Roberts Bridwell of Benton, she was employed at Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston. On Sept. 15, 2001, in Blodgett, she married Roy L. Poe Jr. who survives of the home...
Ben Chambers (08/12/05)
SIKESTON - Benjamin Franklin Chambers, 81, died Aug. 11, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 26, 1924, in Anniston to the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma Pollock Chambers, he was a member of the Shady Acres Church of Christ and owner and operator of Chambers Electric in Sikeston for many years...
Norma Pride (08/12/05)
NEW MADRID - Norma Jean Minner Pride, 67, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Born May 23,1938, in New Madrid, to the late Albert and Norma Burns Minner, she was a member of BB Memorial CME Church in New Madrid. On Sept. 2, 1993, in New Madrid, she married Sylvester Pride, who survives of the home...
Rana Hendrix (08/12/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 2 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville for Rana Ann Hendrix, 42, who died Aug. 9, 2005, were: Boe Mathis, Gerald Mathis, Ryan Braswell, Gary Braswell, Richard Altise and Jeremy Rhoades...
Dorothy Thomason (08/12/05)
SIKESTON -- Dorothy Marie Thomason, 84, died Aug. 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1920, in Harrell, Ark., to the late I.L. and Irene Abernathy Williams, she had worked for the Accent Shop for 27 years before retiring and was a member of the Tanner Street Church of God...
John Whiteside (08/12/05)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - John W. Whiteside, 79, died Aug. 11, 2005 at his residence in Evansville. Born May 28, 1926, in Essex, Mo., to the late Cecil and Belma Whiteside, he was employed by Inland Container for 25 years, he also worked for five years, as a mechanic at Charlie's Gulf Station at Boeke and Riverside Drive. He was a lifetime member of Vann Avenue Baptist Church...
Murlin Andrews (08/12/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Murlin Wallace Andrews, 85, died Aug. 11, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Facility. Born Jan. 5, 1920, in Bowman, Ark., to the late James Rowland and Elizabeth Jane McCullers Andrews, he had lived in East Prairie several years, he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church and was retired from the railroad. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army...
Beulah Miller (08/12/05)
SIKESTON -- Beulah H. Miller, 88, formerly of Wyatt, died at 10:04 a.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 8, 1917, in Chester County, Tenn., to the late Andy A. and Dosha Melinda King, she had lived most of her life in Wyatt and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Charleston...
Margaret Pritchard (08/12/05)
DEXTER - Margaret Pritchard, 87, died Aug. 12, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Charesl Wathen (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles Dawson Wathen, 72, died at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in New Madrid, to the late Luke and Glodine Lamb Wathen, he worked as a lineman for the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities for 31 years and 10 years for New Madrid Municipal Utilities. ...
John Laster (08/21/05)
CHARLESTON -- John Junior Laster, 78, died at 2:24 a.m. Aug. 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 2, 1927, in Deventer, to the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster, he had lived most of his life in Charleston, where he and his wife were co-owners and operators of J&L Upholstery until their retirement in 2000. He was of the Baptist belief...
Goldie Asher (08/21/05)
CHAFFEE -- Goldie Elizabeth Asher, 82, died Aug. 19, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Feb. 7, 1923, in Benton, daughter of the late Robert Eugene and Sophia Frances Stuppy McBride, she was a homemaker and member of the First United Methodist Church in Chaffee...
Charles Menees (08/21/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Charles B. Menees, 75, died at 10 p.m. Aug. 18, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Sept. 14, 1929, in Morehouse, son of the late Charles Clifford and Velma Irene Landers Menees, he had worked as a salesman for Moore's Missouri Company, Riverside Building Company and C&K Building Materials Company before retiring. ...
Marvin Minner (08/21/05)
CHICAGO -- Marvin Minner, 54, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 14, 2005. Born Aug. 17, 1950, in New Madrid, son of the late Albert and Norma Burns Minner, he served in the U.S. Navy from March 10, 1969, until he was honorably discharged on Feb. 10, 1975. He then worked as a deputy sheriff at Cook County Hospital in Chicago for 12 years...
Margaret C. Alger (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Margaret Catherine Alger, 85, formerly of St. Louis, died at 12: 55 P.M. Aug. 19, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 3, 1920, in Lexington, Ky., daughter of the late Henry and Amanthes Moody Faith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and the Kingsdaughter's Sunday school class. ...
Jerry Bridgeman (08/21/05)
QULIN -- Jerry Dewain Bridegman, 54, died Aug. 18, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. Born Dec. 28, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of Sylvester and Almeda Ladd Bridgeman of Advance, he was a retired carpenter and veteran of the U.S. Army. On July 28, 1975, he married Emma "Sue" Baucom who survives of the home...
Dolly Carroll (08/21/05)
SIKESTON -- Dolly Faye Chapman Carroll passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at her home in Sikeston. She was born Jan. 1 in Texas to James Franklin Chapman and Amy Wheat Chapman. She was married to Thomas Brice Carroll Sr.; he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1978...
Libbie Dillon (08/26/05)
SIKESTON - Libbie Dillon, 93, died Aug. 26, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born May 29, 1912, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of the late Hollie and Nora Ester Scott Holifield, she had been employed by International Shoe Company and the Scott County Collectors office and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Jetessa Polk (08/26/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Jetessa Mariaka J'neice Polk, the eight-month-old daughter of Jessica Gordon and Jeffrey Poke of Portageville, died Aug. 25, 2005, at the Children's Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 7, 2004, at Hayti. Surviving in addition to her parents are: four sisters, Janika Mcintyre of Portageville and Sherica Robinson, Genecia Polk and Jasmine Polk of Hayti; two brothers, Carlos McGee and Jesston Polk of Portageville; and her grandparents, Maude Gordon Conrad and Michael Conrad of Portageville, Ruby Polk of Hayti and Robert Polk of Toledo, Ohio.. ...
Tammy Burnett (08/26/05)
DEXTER -- Tammy Burnett, 38, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 23, 1966, in St. Louis, daughter of Frank and Rita Turner Hunsperger of Dexter, she had lived in Dexter most of her life. In addition to her parents, survivors include: one son, Travis Burnett of Dexter; one daughter, Tosha Burnett of Dexter; two brothers, Tom Hunsperger of Dexter and Larry Hunsperger of Malden; three sisters, Kay Stafford of Essex, Bobbie Turnbow of Bloomfield and Joanna Hunsperger of Grayling, Mich.; and two grandchildren.. ...
Patricia Johnson (08/26/05)
BERNIE -- Patricia Louise Owens Johnson, 75, died Aug. 26, 2005, at her home. Born Feb. 27, 1930, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Orlie and Esley Stephens Owens, she was a lifelong resident of the Bernie area and a 1948 graduate of Bernie High School. She and her husband operated the J&B Grocery in Bernie for several years. She was also active in the Bernie Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess and taught Sunday school for many years...
Alicia Godbey (08/26/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Alicia Lee Godbey, 62, formerly of Risco, died Aug. 24, 2005, at her home. Born Dec. 7, 1942, in Malden to the late James Aldon and Anna Lee Williams Hamlett, she was a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. On March 27, 1970, at Portageville, she married Melvin Larry Godbey who preceded her in death on June 13, 2002...
Jake McGowen (08/26/05)
PUXICO - Cecil A. "Jake" McGowen, 74, died Aug. 25, 2005, at his home in Puxico. Born Feb. 25, 1931, in Dudley, son of the late William Andrew and Mezella Jane Craft McGowen, he was a resident of Puxico, where he attended the Hobbs Chapel Church, his entire life...
Curtis D. Coffey (08/26/05)
DEXTER -- Curtis D. Coffey, 72, died Aug. 25, 2005, at his home. Born March 15, 1933, near Essex, son of the late Otto and Edna Zile Coffey, he had lived in Dexter most of his life and was a former employee of AmerenUE. He had a passion for hunting, golfing and woodwork. He enjoyed great friendships through the years...
Orion Baker (08/07/05)
SIKESTON - Orion Markell Baker, infant son of Diann Graham and Torress Baker of Sikeston, died at birth Aug. 4, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors in addition to his parents include: two half-brothers, Damarlon Baker and Nicco Houston of Sikeston; maternal grandparents, T.W. and Linda Graham of Sikeston; paternal grandparents Kim Baker of Sikeston and Lee Allen Jones of Sikeston; and paternal step-grandfather, Elex McKracken of Sikeston...
Eugene Slayden (08/07/05)
CHARLESTON - Eugene Slayden, 72, of Charleston died 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Terry McClendon (08/07/05)
ANNISTON - Terry Gilbert McClendon, 51, died Aug. 5, 2005, at his home. Born Aug. 28, 1953, in Anniston, to the late Henry "Pete" and Elva Justine Williams McClendon, Terry lived all his life in Anniston. He was employed at Alan Wire and Cable in Sikeston...
Rosann Mansker (08/07/05)
SHINER, Texas - Rosann Mansker, 57, died Aug. 5, 2005, at Geary Community Hospital in Geary, Kan. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Margaret Ward (08/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Margaret Ward, 88, died at 5:25 a.m. Aug. 6, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Leah Eskew (08/07/05)
LILBOURN -- Leah Rashae Mainord, 30, died Aug. 1, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Born Aug. 7 ,1974, in Rockford, Ill., daughter of Debbie Baldwin and Jimmie "Duke" Mainord Jr. of Lilbourn, she lived and worked in Colorado Springs as a consultant...
Punkin Schott (08/07/05)
PERKINS - Carl "Punkin" Schott, 55, died Aug. 5, 2005, at his home. Born April 24, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Leo and Faye McDaniel Schott, he was a farmer and owner of Schott Trucking Co. in Advance. A 1968 graduate of Oran High School, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army 25th Infantry in Vietnam...
Glen Duckworth (08/07/05)
DEXTER - Glen Duckworth, 70, died Aug. 5, 2005, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Christina Lowe (08/26/05)
SIKESTON -- Christina "Tina" Lowe, 93, died Aug. 24, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 30, 1912, in Anniston, daughter of the late Razz and Maude Glover, she was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston. She had worked for the International Shoe Company before retiring...
Mary Jane Prince (08/26/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Lillian Marie "Mary Jane" Prince died Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home.
Lillie Dillon (08/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Libbie Dillon, 93, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Russell Ryan, Charles Holifield, Dennis Tidwell, Ralph Tidwell, Brad Ryan and Phil Tidwell.
Elsie Johnson (08/30/05)
ALAMOSA, Colo. -- Elsie Perry Johnson, 78, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Alamosa. Born March 24, 1927, in New Madrid, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Herbert Perry and Mary Alice Perry Holland. One brother also preceded her in death. Survivors include: one brother, Niles Perry of Sanford; one stepsister, Betty Moore of Matthews, Mo.; and one stepbrother, Bobby Holland of Pekin, Ill...
Lowell Finley (08/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Lowell Eugene Finley, 66, died Aug. 26, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Born Aug. 28, 1938, in Charleston, son of the late Ike and Ruby Brown Webb Finley, he was a retired U.S. Air Force tech sergeant having served during the Vietnam War...
Leotis "T" Odom (08/30/05)
ESSEX -- Leotis "T" Odom, 92, died Aug. 29, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Oct. 20, 1912, in Giltedge, Tenn., son of the late George Buchanan and Vera Rebecca Turnage Odom, he moved to Southeast Missouri in 1924 when he was 12 years old. He had lived Essex most of his life. A retired farmer, he had also worked for McMullin Asphalt for several years and served on the Road District for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex...
Pansy Jones (08/30/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Pansy P. Jones, who died Aug. 26, 2005, were: Dallas Berry, Steve Underwood, Doran Vancil, Sherman Berry, Rick Smelser and Brandon Wilson.
Junior Durham (08/30/05)
MARION, Ill. -- Junior Durham, 71, died Aug. 30, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Mo.
Billy Dunn (08/30/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Billy Earnest Dunn, 65, died at 7:35 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born May 7, 1940, at Dorena to the late Everett and Alta Voner Brown Dunn, he lived all his life in Mississippi County where he operated Bill Dunn Farms Inc. He was of the Baptist faith...
Margaret Mast (08/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Margaret Elizabeth Mast, 47, died Aug. 22, 2005, at her residence near Bloomfield after a brief illness of cancer. Born March 4, 1958, at Virginia Beach, Va., to the late Joseph Overholt and Mary Ann Hershberger Overholt, she was a homemaker and a member of the Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church in Bell City...
Jetessa Gordon (08/25/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Jetessa Gordon, infant daughter of Jessica Gordon, died Aug. 25, 2005, at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Virginia Roe (08/25/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia "Ginny" Roe, 60, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 22, 2005, at the Green Meadows Retirement Home. Born Jan. 17,1945, in Ellington, daughter of the late Lonel and Clearcy Johnson Collins, she was a member of the Smith Street Temple of Life in Sikeston...
Herbert Rhine (08/25/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Herbert Cleo Rhine, 56, died Aug. 18, 2005, at his home in Bloomfield. Born Aug. 18, 1949, in Mount Clements, Mich., son of Elsie Bolden Rhine of Dexter and the late Cleo "Joe" Rhine, he was a carpenter and had lived in Bloomfied all of his life. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was highly decorated...
Christina Lowe (08/25/05)
SIKESTON -- Christina "Tina" Lowe, 93, died Aug. 24, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jay Sampietro (08/19/05)
ROGERSVILLE - Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., 36, died Aug. 17, 2005, in Springfield. Born June 26, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn., to John Anthony Sampietro Sr. of Sikeston and the late Judy Sparks Sampietro Tumblson, he was a corporal for Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, serving in the Webster County office since 2003. A member of the 64th Recruit Class of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, he received his associate's degree in law enforcement from Mineral Area College...
Marvin Minner (08/19/05)
CHICAGO -- Marvin Minner, formerly of New Madrid, Mo., died Aug. 14, 2005, in New Madrid. Visitation is from 11 a.m. Saturday until time for services at 1 p.m. at Richards Funeral Home Inc. in New Madrid. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery...
Charles Menees (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Charles B. Menees, 75, previously of Morehouse, died Aug. 18, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Martha Hood (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Martha Jane Hood, 75, died Aug. 18, 2005, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Bettie Pansky (08/19/05)
SIKESTON - Bettie Cecilia Pansky, 79, died Aug. 18, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 7, 1925, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Dr. Edward E and Gertrude Cullen, she graduated from DePaul Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1946 and had worked at Frisco Hospital and DePaul Hospital before retiring...
Virginia Houchin (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Virginia R. Houchin, 74, died Aug. 9, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center. She was born July 3, 1931, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Sam and Anna Lee Gross Lands. In 1952, she married Vincent Vernon Houchin Sr., who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1986...
Charity Chesire (08/11/05)
SIKESTON - Charity Lee Acree Cheshire, 80, died July 29, 2005, in Sikeston. Born Sept. 13, 1924, in Brownsville, Tenn., daughter of the late Willard and Dora Lee Sanders Acree, she was a member of the Jesus Name Tabernacle Church. In 1973, in Caruthersville, she married Tommy Cheshire who preceded her in death in 2002...
Rena Hendrix (08/11/05)
ELLSINORE -- Rena Ann Hawkins Hendrix, 42, formerly of Portageville, died Aug. 9, 2005, at Three Rivers Healthcare in Poplar Bluff. Born Jan. 16, 1963, in Hayti, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Wanda Mathis Hawkins of Portageville. In addition to her parents, survivors include: two sons, John Stricklin of St. ...
Jessica Poe (08/11/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jessica Poe, 26, died Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Michael Sullivan (08/11/05)
MATTHEWS - Michael Sullivan, 51, died Aug. 10, 2005, at his home. Born Sept. 8, 1953, in Sikeston, son of Judith Schurenburg of Matthews and the late Odell Sullivan, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had worked as an equipment operator for Nova Brik MidAmerica for 15 years...
Beulah Miller (08/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Miller, 87, formerly of Wyatt, died at 10:04 a.m. Aug. 11, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Marie Kinder (08/29/05)
ST. LOUIS - Marie Kinder, 97, formerly of Dexter, died Aug. 26, 2005, at the Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis. Born Aug. 19, 1908, in Zalma to the late Lee and Clara Morgan Kinder Peterson, she had resided in Dexter most of her adult life, moving to St. Louis in 1989. She was a retired employee of the Elder Manufacturing Co. where she worked as a machine operator and was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Blake Hall (08/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Army Spc. Blake Wade Hall, 20, died Aug. 21, 2005, near IVO Baylough, Afghanistan. Born Oct. 20, 1984, in Charleston, son of Glen and Vickie Henry Hall of East Prairie, he was a 2003 graduate of East Prairie High School. Following his graduation, he joined the United States Army, where he was in the Airborne Infantry at the time of his death...
Stephen Jones (08/29/05)
WAPPAPELLO -- Stephen Edward Jones, 52, died Aug. 26, 2005, at a family home in Poplar Bluff. Born April 17, 1953, in Chaffee, he was the son of the late Junior and Margaret Barlow Kinder Jones. Survivors include: two brothers, David Jones of Sikeston and Keith Chapman of Oran; and two sisters, Connie Archuletta of Vallejo, Calif., and Tracy Whitaker of Chaffee...
Lillie Heavener (08/29/05)
SIKESTON - Lillie Mae Heavener, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. Aug. 28, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner. Born Oct. 1, 1920, in Athens, Ala., daughter of the late Bennie W. and Minnie Roberts Holt, she lived most of her life in Sikeston and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blodgett. Co-owner and operator of Heavener Produce with her husband until her retirement in 1983, she volunteered for 11 years at Miner Nursing Center prior to becoming a resident there...
Elsie Warren (08/29/05)
DEXTER - Elsie Warren, 86, died Aug. 29, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Born May 4, 1919, in Grayridge to the late Isaac Leander and Falya Julian Harlan, she had lived in the Grayridge and Dexter communities all her life, moving to Dexter in 1975. She was a member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church, the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and the DAV Ladies Auxiliary...
Pauline Hohe (08/29/05)
DELTA - Pauline Eva Hohe, 88, died at 2:20 p.m. Aug. 28, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 7, 1917, in Oran to the John and Allie McIntosh Hall, she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Bill Buell of Delta. No services are scheduled. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements...
Bill Dunn (08/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Bill Dunn, 65, died at 7:35 a.m. Aug. 29, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Marge Sikes (08/02/05)
ST. JOSEPH -- Hazel "Marge" Sikes, 86, died July 27, 2005, at a local health care center. Born in Sikeston to the late Ross and Mary McGee Sikes, she retired from Lever Brothers in St. Louis. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Barbra Hitchcock...
Effie Falkoff (08/02/05)
ST. LOUIS - Effie Mae Falkoff, 100, formerly of East Prairie, died July 7, 2005. Born April 22, 1905, in Arkansas to the late Andrew J. and Martha Ann Ryker, she was a well-known teacher of dance, piano and the social graces for more than 80 years in East Prairie and the surrounding communities and Creve Coeur. She was the queen at the opening of the Mississippi River Bridge at Cairo. She moved to St. Louis 25 years ago to live with her daughter...
Jack Pirtle (08/02/05)
CHARLESTON -- Jackson R. "Jack" Pirtle, 74, died at 9 p.m. July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 17, 1930, in the state of Indiana, he had lived in the Charleston area for a number of years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Theresia Whitworth (08/02/05)
SELMER, Tenn. - Theresia Ann Whitworth, 51, formerly of Parma, Mo., died July 30, 2005, in Selmer. The daughter of the late Opal and Lucille Wakefield, she moved from Parma to Selmer a few years ago. Survivors include: one sister, Francis Fay Pipkins of Selmer; and several nieces and nephews...
Vernon Teeters (08/02/05)
BERNIE -- Vernon Teeters, 84, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Donald Ray (08/02/05)
DEXTER - Donald Ray, 64, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died July 31, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born April 29, 1941, in Manila, Ark., son of the late James Henry and Violet Cook Ray, he had lived in Cape Girardeau for 30 years and had resided in Dexter for the past 17 months. A U.S. Army veteran, he was retired from Sams Club 6479 in Cape Girardeau and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau...
Larry Yeargain (08/02/05)
EAST WANATCHEE, Wash. -- Larry Q. Yeargain, 71, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died July 30, 2005, at his home. Born July 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Thadeaus and Annie Yeargain. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Teresa...
Douglas Hendrix (08/02/05)
NEW MADRID - Douglas "Dougie Do-Rite" M. Hendrix Jr., 40, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his home in New Madrid. Born June 21, 1965, to Patsy S. Clark Ray of Lilbourn and the late Douglas McAuther Hendrix, he was a member of the New Madrid Eagles Aerie and a member of the New Madrid Sportsman's Hunting Club...
Sammy Robbins (08/02/05)
SIKESTON - Sammy L. Robbins, 56, died July 31, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Facility in Miner. He was born Oct. 11, 1948, in Sikeston, son of the late James William and Juanita Hampton Robbins. On Oct. 11, 1974, in Sikeston, he married Ruth Wells Robbins who survives of the home...
Lela G. Marquis (08/01/05)
DEXTER - Lela G. Marquis, 87, died July 31, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 5, 1917, in Dyer, Tenn., daughter of the late Willie and Hattie Mae Warren Duck, she had lived in Malden until 1954 when she moved to Dexter. She retired from Elder Manufacturing where she was a seamstress for over 30 years...
Jackson Pirtle (08/01/05)
CHARLESTON - Jackson R. Pirtle, 74, died at 9 p.m. July 30, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home.
Sibyl Wilson (08/01/05)
MOREHOUSE - Sibyl Wilson, 89, died July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 6, 1915, in Monett, Ark., daughter of the late Tom S. and Annie Barnes Woodson, she had been a resident of Ft. Hood, Texas; Flint, Mich.; and Florida before moving to Morehouse in 1969. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Oneness Pentecost church...
James Crawford (08/01/05)
MORLEY -- James Crawford, 73, died July 30, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in East Prairie, son of the late James David and Juanita Pruit Crawford, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On June 29, 1954, he married Beatrice Brashear who survives of the home in Morley...
Harry Friend Jr. (08/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Harry D. Friend Jr., 92, formerly of Sikeston, died July 30, 2005, at The Lutheran Home. Born June 22, 1913, in Caruthersville to the late Harry Davenport and Grace Liles Friend Sr., he was a self-employed farmer in the Matthews area and a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau...
Jay Sempietro (08/24/05)
SIKESTON -- A memorial service for Cpl. John Anthony "Jay" Sampietro Jr., 36, who died Aug. 17, 2005, in Springfield will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Sikeston Field House. The service is a collaboration of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Pearline Dooley (08/17/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pearline Moore Dooley, 75, formerly of Randles, died Aug. 15, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. On Sept. 20, 1929, she was born at Randles to the late Robert Lee and Mae Belle Lynn Moore. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delta...
Mike Cowan (08/17/05)
SIKESTON - Terry Michael "Mike" Cowan, 56, died at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 13, 1949, in St. Louis to Virginia Holt Cowan of Sikeston and the late John Cowan, he was the manager of Cowan Construction Co. in Sikeston and a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Gladys Wilhelm (08/17/05)
GIDEON - Gladys Lavern Wilhelm, 94, died Aug. 16, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Gideon to the late L.R. and Bessie Quinn Pope Sr., she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gideon. On July 1, 1933, in Gideon, she married Doyle D. Wilhelm who preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1997...
Daniel Gregory (08/17/05)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Daniel Gregory, 53, formerly of Harrison, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Born Aug. 24, 1951, in Flora, Ill., son of Clifford Albin and Carolyn Laverne Davis Gregory of Sikeston, Mo., he was a member of First Baptist Church in Harrison and a store manager for J.C. Penney...
Maxine Dodson (08/17/05)
BRANSON -- Maxine Dodson, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 15, 2005, at her home in Branson. Born Aug. 15, 1918, in Tiptonville, Tenn., daughter of the late Edgar and Jessie Figgins Boals, she was a member of the Church of Christ and had been employed by the Hunter family in New Madrid before retiring...
Sharon Williams (08/17/05)
SIKESTON -- Sharon Kay Williams, 40, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 10, 1965, in Hughes, Ark., daughter of Florida Lee Mitchell Williams of Sikeston and the late Joe Louis Williams, she was a graduate of New Dawn State School and was a member of Powerhouse of God Church, where she served as an usher...
Kathleen Corbin (08/16/05)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mary Kathleen "Kay" Corbin, 93, died Aug. 15, 2005, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Born March 23, 1912, in Bloomfield, to the late Charles and Zelma Jackson Maupin, she was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. Mrs. Corbin attended Bloomfield Schools and Stephens College. She served as secretary to the late Judge George Munger and for many years was secretary to the superintendent of Bloomfield schools...
Charles Wathen (08/16/05)
SIKESTON -- Charles D. Wathen, 72, died Aug. 15, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Tentative plans are for a memorial service to be held Aug. 23 with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
'Bo' Lowery (08/16/05)
FORISTELL - Jerry L. "Bo" Lowery, 61, formerly of Lilbourn, died Aug. 14, 2005, at the Crossroads Hospital in Wentzville. Born Jan. 3, 1944, in Lilbourn to the late Bluford and Essie Lowery, he had worked for the Jones Co. in St. Louis. A member of the Living Lord Lutheran Church at Lake St. Louis, he was also a member of the Masons...
Pearline Dooley (08/16/05)
CHAFFEE -- Pearline Juanita Dooley, 75, died Aug. 15, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Maxine Dodson (08/16/05)
BRANSON -- Maxine Dodson, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 15, 2005, at her home in Branson. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Jimmie Ward (08/05/05)
NEW MADRID -- Jimmie Lee Ward, 93, died July 30, 2005. Born July 18, 1912, he grew up in Mississippi. In 1934, he married Julie Ward, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one brother and one sister. Survivors include: two daughters, Shirley Gibbs of New Madrid and Hattie Gibbs of Sikeston; three sons, Jimmy Ward Jr. ...
Barbara Barnett (08/05/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Barbara Rebecca "Bobbi" Barnett, 68, died at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4, 2005, at her home in Cape Girardeau. Born July 12, 1937, in Kennett to the late Rella Alice White and William Howard Linam Sr., she was a retired riverboat cook and had worked for Luhr Brothers of Cape Girardeau. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Morley VFW Post 5368 and the native American tribe Ah-Ni-Yu-Wi-Ya...
Ruby Uthoff (08/05/05)
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. - Ruby Lain Uthoff, 91, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 4, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville. Born Aug. 10. 1913, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of the late George Allen and Henrietta Cottum Lain, she was a factory worker in Anderson, Ind., for Delco-Remy, a division of General Motors Company, until her retirement in May 1972. A member of the United Automobile Workers, she was of the Methodist belief...
Orion Baker (08/05/05)
SIKESTON - Orion Markell Baker, infant son of Diann Graham and Torress Baker of Sikeston, died Aug. 4, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Therisa Whitworth (08/05/05)
PARMA -- Pallbearers for services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Parma for Therisa Ann Whitworth, 51, who died July 30, 2005, were: Terry Swims, Stacey Swims, Joe Wallis, Mike Cook, Michael Downer, Michael Sheffield and Ron Sheffield...
Charlene Humphreys (08/05/05)
DICKSON, Tenn. -- Charlene Humphreys, 89, died July 21, 2005, at Dickson Health Care Center. Daughter of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., she was a homemaker. Her husband, J.R. Humphreys Sr., preceded her in death. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death...
John Van Dover (08/05/05)
DEXTER - John T. Van Dover, 68, died Aug. 4, 2005, at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter. Born Oct. 3, 1936, in St. Louis, son of the late Grover D. and Eva F. Richardson Van Dover Sr., he was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and the Knights of Columbus. He had resided in the St. Louis area before moving to Dexter...
Daniel Gregory (08/15/05)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Daniel Gregory, 54, formerly of Sikeston, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Beulah Heuiser (08/15/05)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. - Mrs. Beulah Freeman Heuiser, 92, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 13, 2005, at Pine Lane Healthcare in Mountain Home. Born Aug. 4, 1913, neat Center Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Grayton Freeman...