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Obituaries from September 2005

Vivian Statler (09/29/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Vivian Lee Statler, 76, died Sept. 27, 2005, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. Born March 20, 1929, in Stoddard County, daughter of the late Leonard and Ophra Walker Rose, she was affiliated with the Christian and Trinity United Methodist Churches, Girl and Boy Scouts of America, Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary and other community organizations. She retired from the Western Electric Company in February 1989 after 20 years of service...
Clarence Sitz (09/29/05)
ESSEX - Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Clarence Sitz, who died on Sept. 24, 2005, were: Red Burns, Mike Fowler, William Mangum, Floyd Edwards, Jeromy Wood and Colby Brandon.
Bud Maloney (09/29/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Earl "Bud" Maloney, 94, died Sept. 28, 2005, at his residence. Born Jan. 19, 1911, in Portageville, he was the son of the late Leas and Lela F. Parker Maloney. He was a member of the Portageville First Baptist Church. On Oct. 30, 1937, he married Nora Frances Estes, who survives of the home...
Earl Faire (09/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Earl B. Faire, 84, died at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 27, 2005, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 5, 1921, in Liberty, Ky., son of the late Welby L. and Maude Young Faire, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer...
Carl Parks (09/29/05)
NEW MADRID - Carl F. Parks, 91, died Sept. 27, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare. Born Dec. 24, 1913, in New Madrid County, he was the son of the late John and Myrtle Parks. He was married to Justine Weeks Parks, who preceded him in death. One brother, Herman Parks, also preceded him in death...
Joe Davis (09/28/05)
SIKESTON - Joe Reginald Davis, 92, died Sept. 25, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born June 1, 1913, in Regent, N.D., son of the late Raymond W. and Hallie McKinney Davis, he was a precision machinist for Greenlee Brothers in Rockford, Ill., before retiring...
Earl Faire (09/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Earl Faire, 84, died at 12:15 p.m. at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Mary Jones (09/28/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Mary Elizabeth Jones, 69, died Sept. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 14, 1936, in Dorena, daughter of the late George and Hattie Wilson Simpkins, she had lived in Missouri all her life and was a member of Union Baptist Church of Pinhook...
Jeanne Pettit (09/28/05)
PERKINS - Jeanne R. Pettit, 56, died Sept. 26, 2005, at her home. Born Aug. 13, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Lowell and Betty Owens Stephens, she was a 1967 graduate of Advance High School and Postmaster of the Perkins post office. On March 8, 1968, in Flint, Mich., she married Don Pettit who survives of the home...
Doc Stover (09/30/05)
JACKSON -- Hershel "Doc" Stover, 78, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at his home. He was born September 3, 1927, in Italla, Ala., son of the late Lonnie and Odella (Freeman) Stover. At the age of seven, he moved to LaForge where he met Freda J. ...
Ozzie Henderson (09/28/05)
LILBOURN - Ozzie Henderson, 87, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Aug. 8, 1918, in Pinchye, Ark., he worked for Noranda before retiring in 1990. Survivors are: four sons, Eric Blair of Minneapolis, Minn., Dr. Orzie Henderson Jr. ...
Donald Gremard (09/28/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Donald R. Gremard, 58, died at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born May 4, 1947, in St. Louis, son of the late Ralph W. and Lowanda l. Young Gremard, he had worked as an auto mechanic for many years and had served in the U.S. ...
Louise Marshall (09/30/05)
CHARLESTON -- Evelyn Louise Marshall, 92, died at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2005, at her home. Visitation is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. until time for services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Jespersen, pastor, officiating...
Lawrence Ray (09/30/05)
PARROTSVILLE, Tenn. - The Rev. Lawrence E. Ray, 97, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 29, 2005, in Newport, Tenn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Vera Sellers (09/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Vera Jean Sellers, 88, formerly of Diehlstadt, died Sept. 29, 2005, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Aug. 15, 1917, in Pontotoc, Miss., daughter of the late H.W. and Maudie Warren New, she was a member of the Vanduser Church of Christ and a homemaker. ...
Joe Davis (09/30/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Ponder Funeral Home for Joe Davis, 92, who died Sept. 25, 2005, are: Phil Hubbert, David Hubbert, Johnny Shaver, Raymond Shaver, David Helms and Ivan Beattie.
Ruby Chardwell (09/30/05)
SCOTTSBORO, Ala. -- Ruby Faye Smotherman Chardwell, 78, formerly of East Prairie, died Sept. 3, 2005, at a Huntsville hospital. Born Sept. 21, 1926, in Kentucky, daughter of the late Hurshall and Bessie Smotherman, she had worked at Stark Mfg. of Charleston, Prairie Mfg. of East Prairie and Brown Shoe Co. of Charleston...
Jessie Jean Plunkett (09/07/05)
DEXTER - Jessie Jean Plunkett, 73, died Sept. 4, 2005, at Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born July 10, 1932, in Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Sherman and Vada Wisdom Biggs, she had lived in Poplar Bluff and moved to Dexter 38 years ago. She had worked as a clerk and bookkeeper at an insurance office and at area banks...
Lottie Clark (09/07/05)
BLOOMFIELD- Lottie Clark, 85, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 21, 1919, at Red Bay, Ala., she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Smith Armstrong. She became a resident of Bloomfield in 1951, where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church...
Mary Brutsche (09/07/05)
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Mary Alice Fox Brutsche, 44, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Monday, at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. Born Aug. 29, 196l, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Leslie Fox of Charleston and the late Alice Lee Burnett Fox. A graduate of Charleston High School, she received an Associate of Arts degree from Bauder Fashion College in Ft. ...
Virginia Wilkins (09/07/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Virginia Ann Wilkins, 65, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Floyd W. Liley (09/07/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Floyd W. Liley Sr., 93, formerly of Sikeston, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born June 15, 1912, at Lutesville, he was the son of the late David and Lucretia (Eaker) Liley. He graduated from Lutesville High School in 1929, he received his B.S. in education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in education from the University of Tennessee in Memphis...
Merline Gaddis (09/12/05)
NEW MADRID - Merline Gaddis, 86, died at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 11, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born July 13, 1919, in Hornersville, daughter of the late John E. and Etta Farmer Shipley, she was a housewife and a member of Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church...
Ruby Rhoades (09/12/05)
DEXTER - Ruby Thelma Rhoades, 86, died Sept. 10, 2005, at Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born March 29, 1919, in Conway County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late George W. and Julie M. Riley Frazier. She was a former custodian at Furguson, Florissant R-2 School District and a member of First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Margaret Garner (09/12/05)
DEXTER - Margaret Garner, 92, died Sept. 9, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born April 14, 1913, in Dexter, daughter of the late Fred and Christa Haynes Temples, she was a homemaker and member of the Dexter Church of Christ. On Feb. 9, 1941, in St. Louis, she married Milton Garner who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2000...
Albert R. Laster (09/12/05)
CHARLESTON -- Albert R. "Doc" Laster, 69, formerly of Bertrand, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Alan Carlyle (09/07/05)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alan Carlyle, 48, died Sept. 7 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Layton Pickard (09/12/05)
CHARLESTON - Layton Pickard, 91, died at 5:33 a.m. Sept. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Donald Heiligtag (09/23/05)
PUXICO -- Donald G. Heiligtag, 68, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center in Puxico. Born Nov. 28, 1936, in St. Louis, son of the late Raymond and Esther Pogue Heiligtag, he live din St. Louis until moving to Puxico seven years ago. He was a heavy equipment operator with Perkins Contracting in St. Louis and was a member of Local Union 513...
Ruth Williams (09/23/05)
DESOTO -- Ruth Marie Williams, 87, died Sept. 21, 2005, at her home in DeSoto. Born Sept. 14, 1918, in Dexter, daughter of the late John Lewis and Stella Nelson Barber, she had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to her daughter's home several weeks ago. She had retired from McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis and was a member of Stephens Memorial United Methodist Church in Overland...
Donna Thomas (09/23/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Donna Marie Thomas, 65, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., died Sept. 22, 2005, at her home in Dexter. Born July 3, 1940, near Bloomfield, daughter of the late Harvey and Mabel Darr Green, she was retired from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas where she worked as a change maker. She returned to Bloomfield in 1994 and then moved to Dexter. She attended the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church...
Hallie Hight (09/23/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Hallie Hight, 92, died at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Jerry Gregory (09/23/05)
DEXTER - Gerald "Jerry" Gregory, 57, died Sept. 22, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Patricia Owens (09/21/05)
CHARLESTON -- Patricia Ann Owens, 29, died Sept. 17, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 18, 1975, in Charleston, to Larry G. and Lillie B. Owens Smith of Charleston, she was a 1994 graduate of Charleston High School and a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church in Charleston...
Betty Waltrip (09/21/05)
FULTON - Betty Waltrip, 78, died Sept. 17, 2005, at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Essex, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth Hux Allstun. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in journalism and earned a certificate of teaching from Lincoln University in Jefferson City. ...
Bob Stafford (09/21/05)
CHAFFEE -- Robert J. Stafford, 77, died at 6:50 a.m. Sept. 20, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Oct. 29, 1927, at Silverdale, son of the late Robert and Ethel Cox Stafford, he was a retired laborer for Bob's Lawn Service for many years, had also worked for Columbia Construction Company in Cape Girardeau, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Ruth Ellen Swanson (09/21/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Ruth Ellen Swanson, 56, died Sept. 19, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Ruth N. Gray and James Muse. She was married to Robert Swanson, who preceded her in death on June 19, 1986...
Anne Ford (09/21/05)
SIKESTON - Anne Elizabeth Ford, 57, wife of Dan Ford and mother of Ashley and Blake Ford, died Sept. 20, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
'Doc' Lane (09/21/05)
WILSON CITY - Lommie "Doc" Lane, 79, died Sept. 19, 2005, at his home. Born March 6, 1926, in Sikeston, son of the late Leondas and Clara Hall Lane, he lived most of his life in Missouri. He was a retired farmer and was a former mayor of Wilson City for 16 years. He was a member of Sanders Chapel A.M.E. Church since 1944, and was a trustee and the pastor's steward for 43 years...
Killion Fisher (09/21/05)
COLUMBIA -- Henry Killion Fisher, 86, formerly of Portageville, died Sept. 20, 2005 at The Bluffs in Columbia. Born Feb. 24, 1919, in Portageville, son of the late John Wesley and Zenobia Crawley Fisher, he was a farmer and cotton classer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for many years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Portageville...
Michael Huey (09/16/05)
CHAFFEE - Michael Huey, 61, died at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 22, 1943, in St. Louis, son of the late Joel and Avis Lorene Mansker Huey, he was a retired truck driver with Jerry Lipps Trucking of Cape Girardeau. ...
Janeice Ayers (09/16/05)
JACKSON, Tenn. - Clara Janeice Ayers, 72, formerly of Bertrand, Mo., died at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15, 2005, at her home. Born Nov. 4, 1932, in Bertrand, daughter to the late Raymond Clay and Leota Mae Baker Layne, she had lived most of her life in Bertrand. She was a member of Cornerstone Church, where she served as the church pianist for many years. Upon her retirement from the East Prairie Manufacturing Co., she moved to Jackson, where she was a member of the First Baptist Church...
Dale J. Eskew (09/16/05)
DEXTER - Dale J. Eskew, 64, formerly of St. Louis, died Sept. 14, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 15, 1941, in Dexter, the son of the late Curtis and Eva Martin Eskew, he was retired and had worked at Bodine Aluminum as a maintenance mechanic...
Ella Turner (09/16/05)
SIKESTON - Ella B. Turner, 94, died at 7:25 p.m. Sept. 14, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born Sept. 16, 1910, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Lynn and Delia Grogan Ingram, she was a housewife and a homemaker and attended the Eastside Church of the Nazarene. She formerly worked at International Shoe Factory, had been a cook at Lee Hunter Elementary School and was a foster grandmother at Southeast Elementary School...
Patricia Hicks (09/16/05)
BERTRAND - Patricia Jobe Hicks, 70, died at 7:13 a.m. Sept. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Myrtle Ice (09/16/05)
LILBOURN - Myrtle Ice, 88, died Sept. 15, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Matthews, daughter of the late George and Carrie Lambert Taylor, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Civic Improvement Club and past worthy matron of the Eastern Star at Lilbourn...
Jenny Roberson (09/16/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jenny Roberson, 54, died Sept. 15, 2005, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Laura P. Hunter (09/27/05)
NEW MADRID - Laura Pinnell Hunter, 59, died Sept. 26, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 8, 1945, daughter of the late Samuel L. and Patti Hunter Jr., she attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School, graduating from the 8th grade at Visitation Academy in St. Louis. A 1965 graduate of Nazareth Academy in Bardstown, Ky., she attended college at St. Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, Kan. She was a member of the Lilbourn United Pentecostal Church...
William Fortner (09/27/05)
DEXTER - William Fortner, 76, died Sept. 24, 2005, at his home in rural Dexter. Born July 13, 1929, in Flint, Mich., son of the late Clyde and Lillie Allstun Fortner, he was a retired carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran. On April 1, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Violet Lee who preceded him in death on April 25, 1990...
Patricia Scott (09/27/05)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for a funeral Mass scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Patricia Scott, 70, who died Sept. 25, 2005, will be: James L. Scott, Paul K. Scott, Jameson Scott, Keith Bogard, Michael Bogard and Charles David Springs. Msgr. Richard Rolwing will officiate...
Donald Gremard (09/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Donald Gremard, 58, died at 7:20 p.m. Sept. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Floyd Liley (09/06/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Floyd Liley, 93, died Sept. 6, 2005, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Virdie May Shaver (09/06/05)
DEXTER - Virdie May Shaver, 92, died Sept. 2, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 1, 1913, at Savannah, Tenn., to the late Hiram Franklin McCanless and Lucinda Emerson McCanless, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church at Dexter and a licensed practical nursing working in government...
Jane Smith (09/06/05)
DEXTER - Hattie Jane Smith, 70, died Sept. 4, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Feb. 16, 1935, at Poplar Bluff to the late Fielen Young Johnson and Virginia Medley Johnson, she was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter and was a former welder for Arvin-Meritor in Dexter...
Robert Glastetter (09/06/05)
CHAFFEE - Robert Michael Glastetter, 51, died at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 2005, at the family home. Born Sept. 2, 1954, in New Hamburg to the late Al and Beatrice Evylin Mock Glastetter, he was a retired welder with the Wheeler Truck Trailer Equipment Co. in Morley. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Chaffee VFW Post 3127...
Myron Nelson (09/06/05)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Myron A. Nelson, 81, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Pemiscot County Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
William Adams (09/06/05)
LILBOURN -- William Fay Adams, 95, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born April 9, 1910, in Portageville, he was son of the late Alfred and Maggie Phillips Adams. On Sept. 28, 1932, in Portageville, he married Dora B. Bell who preceded him in death on June 23, 1996...
Gabby Jones (09/06/05)
DEXTER -- Ira Dale "Gabby" Jones, 59, died Sept. 4, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Dec. 22, 1945, in Puxico, son of the late Ira and Verna Sue Neighbors Jones, he had spent many years in Washington and California, returning to Puxico in 1999. He was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Puxico...
John Toombs (09/06/05)
SIKESTON -- John Charles Toombs, 26, died Sept. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Brent Robinson (09/06/05)
DEXTER - Brent Alan Robinson, 22, died Sept. 3, 2005. Born June 28, 1983, at Poplar Bluff to Alan and Jeanie Averett Robinson of Dexter, he was a senior at Southeast Missouri State University. A 2001 graduate of Bernie Senior High School, he was active in Future Farmers of America, Beta Club and basketball...
Mary Carter (09/06/05)
SPRINGFIELD - Mary Irene Sisk Carter, 77, died Sept. 4, 2005. Born May 5, 1928, in Dexter to the late William and Bertha Wader, she was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Carter. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday...
Katherine Sheppard (09/06/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter for Katherine Sheppard, 78, who died Sept. 1, 2005, were: James Terrance, Greg Norrid, Eric Norrid, Cary Crites, Bruce Jones and Michael Carlew.
John Livingston (09/06/05)
CHAFFEE -- John Marion Livingston, 71, of Chaffee died Sept. 3, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Sept. 22, 1933, in Swinton, son of the late Marion and Eldora Ellen Elledge Livingston, he was a retired truck driver employed by McDonald Concrete and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Hallie Hight (09/27/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Pallbearers for services conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Hallie Hight, 92, who died Sept. 22, 2005, were: Harry Hight, Bob McReynolds, Alton Bohannon, Kevin Sadler, Garland Hughes and Monte Nesser. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Vivian Gary (09/27/05)
DEXTER -- Vivian Harris Gary, 84, formerly of Bernie, died Sept. 25, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born Feb. 27, 1921, in Jackson, Tenn., daughter of the late Oren L. and Emma Weeks Harris, she was a housewife and a member of the Bernie Methodist Church...
Dave Hodge Sr. (09/27/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dave Vincent Hodge Sr., 95, died at 9:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 9, 1910, in Alabama, to the late Sara Hodge, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired farmer. On March 29, 1930, he married Vivian Arington, who was preceded him in death on July 31, 1971...
Monica P. Starr (09/27/05)
ST. LOUIS - Monica P. Wolfe Starr, 82, died Sept. 23, 2005, in Florissant. Born May 6, 1923, she was a music teacher. Survivors include: her husband, Edward E. Starr; two son, Chris J. Starr of Charleston and Martin G. Starr; and four grandchildren;...
Elsie Warren (09/01/05)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Elsie Warren, who died Aug. 29, 2005, were: Dennis Ritch, David Ritch, Donald Ritch, Doug Ritch, Eric Ritch and Bryan McMullin. Honorary pallbearers were: Ralph McGarity and Cory Bone...
Lucille Tidwell (09/01/05)
SIKESTON - Lucille Tidwell, 90, died at 7:42 a.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 6, 1915, in Matthews to the late James Edward and Alice Cordelia Starkey Cox, she was a homemaker. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston, she sang in the church choir for many years, was member of the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school and Bible school...
Donald Lemons (09/01/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU- Donald Earl Lemons, 49, died at 3:45 a.m. Aug 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 25, 1955, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Cleo Lemons and Marjorie Crader Clubb. He was of the Baptist belief...
Virginia Cox (09/01/05)
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Virginia Rapert Cox, 68, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Aug. 31, 2005, at her home in Lafayette. Born April 16, 1937, in Middlebrook, Ark., daughter of the late Orvin Raymon and Lelia Jewell Johnston Rapert, she had lived in Lafayette since 1962 where she was a member of the Battle Ground Bible Church and had worked as an administrative assistant for ALCOA for 18 years, retiring in 1992...
Helen Hamman (09/01/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Helen Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Health Care and Rehab in O'Fallon. Born July 21, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Washington and Essie Waldman Baker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and was an elementary school teacher in Sikeston and Lilbourn, Mo., before retiring...
Roger Brigman (09/01/05)
BERNIE- Roger Brigman, 38, died Aug. 30, 2005, near Bernie. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Leotis "T" Odom (09/01/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearer at services conducted Wednesday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Leotis "T" Odom, who died Aug. 29, 2005, were: Roy Lee Odom, Christopher Odom, Dennis Ward, Scott Clark, David Sanders and Jack Lemons.
Annie Singleton (09/11/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn for Annie Singleton, 91, who died Sept. 8, 2005, will be: Tim Sullenger, Terry Hawkins, Jerry Lewis, Roger Lewis, Jim Steward and Charles Swain. Visitation begins at 10:30 a.m. today at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn...
Iva May Gregory (09/11/05)
MALDEN - Iva May Gregory, 91, died Sept. 9, 2005, at Beverly Healthcare. Born July 10, 1914, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late John Royal and Mary Melissa Graham Skidmore, she was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ in Malden. On Feb. 9, 1931, she married Oriel D. Gregory who preceded her in death on March 4, 1989...
Alfreda Cline (09/11/05)
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Alfreda Lynn Cline, 83, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 26, 2005, in Muscle Shoals. Born Oct. 12, 1921, in Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late Ulise and Stella Bonifield Lynn, she was a 1939 graduate of Sikeston High School...
Ruby Rhoades (09/11/05)
DEXTER - Ruby Rhoades, 86, died Sept. 10, 2005, in the Cypress Point Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Margaret Garner (09/11/05)
DEXTER - Margaret Garner, 92, died Sept. 9, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in the Dexter Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery...
Annie Singleton (09/09/05)
LILBOURN - Annie Laura Singleton, 91, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born April 8, 1914, in West Port, Tenn., daughter of the late Ezra and Elizabeth Bailey Flowers, she had worked in the dietary department at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid before retiring...
Betty Mitchell (09/09/05)
CENTRALIA, Ill. - Betty J. Myers Mitchell, 57, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., and O'Fallon, Mo., died at 1:51 a.m. Sept. 9, 2005, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Born Sept. 8, 1948, at East Prairie, daughter of the late Joe B. and Kathleen Couch Myers, she had lived in Centralia for the past 10 years after moving from O'Fallon...
James Richardson (09/09/05)
BERNIE - James Richardson, 95, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Malden Nursing Center in Malden. Born Jan. 4, 1910, in Versailles, Ky., son of the late Henry David and Annie Gentry Richardson, he was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. On Jan. 13, 1930, in Gideon, he married Wilma Myers who preceded him in death on April 21, 1994...
Elizabeth Shackles (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - Elizabeth J. Shackles, 55, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born June 27, 1950, in Greenville, Miss., daughter of the late Ernest Y. and Mamie Long Chan, she was a member of the Sikeston Community Church. In 1973, she graduated from the College of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi and was a registered pharmacist for Randy's Rx in Sikeston...
Fern Littleton (09/09/05)
SIKESTON - Fern Littleton, 94, formerly of Matthews, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1910, in New Madrid, daughter of the late Jim and Laura Hale Ball, she was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Matthews. In 1938, she married Dave Littleton who preceded her in death in 1970...
Gabby Jones (09/09/05)
PUXICO - Pallbearers at services conducted Thursday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Ira "Gabby" Jones, 59, who died Sept. 4, 2005 were: Roy Conner, Lester Hemby, James Jones, Carl Jones, Scott Jones and Johnny Clark.
Clara Watkins (09/09/05)
CHAFFEE -- Clara Louise Watkins, 46, died Sept. 8, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 22, 1959, in Alton, Ill., she was the daughter of the late John and Wanda Saws McNish. On Feb. 14, 1982, she married Gary Watkins who survives of the home...
Betty Henley (09/09/05)
PORTLAND, Ore. - Betty Donnell Henley, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Sept. 6, 2005, at Portland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Henley. Survivors include one son, Clay Donnell Henley of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Betsy MacKay of Portland; two sisters, Margaret Donnell of Bloomington, Ind., and Mary Em Woods of New Castle, Ind.; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, John and Robert MacKay...
Joe Davis (09/26/05)
SIKESTON - Joe R. Davis, 92, died Sept. 25, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Blanche Blackman (09/26/05)
DOGWOOD - Blanche Blackman, 84, died at 12:40 a.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at her home. Born April 5, 1921, at Bertrand, daughter of the late Walter and Nettie Holland Maxwell, she had lived all her life in Mississippi County. She had taught school in Dorena and East Prairie and was a member of the Dogwood United Methodist Church...
Billy Joe Richard (09/26/05)
PUXICO - Billy Joe Richard, 68, died Sept. 23, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 16, 1937, in Stoddard County, son of the late John W. and Eva Duren Richard, he had been a resident of the Puxico area all his life and owned Bills Market there with his wife, Judy. He also formerly owned Richards service station and other markets in the Puxico area. He was a member of the Puxico Masonic Lodge 596 AF&AM and was a U.S. Army veteran...
Dave Hodge (09/26/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dave V. Hodge, 95, died at 9:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2005, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Ruth Williams (09/26/05)
DESOTO - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Ruth M. Williams, who died Sept. 21, 2005, were: Christopher Williams, Patrick Williams, Monty Krueger, Mike Lane, Joe Barber and Ray Barber.
Patricia Scott (09/26/05)
SIKESTON - Patricia Scott, 70, died Sept. 25, 2005, at her residence. Born Sept. 22, 1935, in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Claude John and Marie Emma Laufer Jameson, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a 1953 Sikeston High School graduate. A graduate of DePaul School of Nursing in St. Louis in 1956, she was a registered nurse for 50 years, working for Missouri Delta Medical Center for 35 years until her retirement as night nursing supervisor in 1993...
Clarence Sitz (09/26/05)
ESSEX - Clarence H. Sitz, 97, died Sept. 24, 2005, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Nov. 1, 1907, in Essex, son of the late James and Grace Land Sitz, he had lived in Michigan from 1926 until 1955 when he returned to Essex where he farmed for many years...
Flow May (09/15/05)
SIKESTON -- Flow P. May, 86, longtime resident of the Gideon area, died Sept. 14, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Lola, Ky., daughter of the late Lacy C. and Lola Tharp Bateman, she was a member of the General Baptist Church in Clarkton...
Rob Penn (09/15/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - William Robert "Rob" Penn, 44, died Sept. 14, 2005, in Hayti. Born June 14, 1961, in Washington, D.C., son of Emily Ann Marvel Penn of Poplar Bluff and the late William McHenry Penn, he was actively involved in the Portageville community. ...
Ella Turner (09/15/05)
SIKESTON - Ella Turner, 94, died at 7:25 p.m., Sept. 14, 2005 at Clearview Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Myrtle Ice (09/15/05)
LILBOURN - Myrtle Ice, 88, died Sept. 15, 2005, at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid. Born Aug. 1, 1917, in Matthews, daughter of the late George and Carrie Lambert Taylor, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Civic Improvement Club and past worthy matron of the Eastern Star at Lilbourn...
Dale Eskew (09/15/05)
DEXTER - Dale Eskew, 64, died Sept. 14, 2005, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service at Dexter.
Bill White (09/15/05)
NEW MADRID -- William Robert "Bill" White II, 82, died Aug. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 25, 1923, in Dexter, son of the late William Robert and Ida Bell Jones White I, he was a retired shoe cobbler in New Madrid. A veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 595 in New Madrid...
J.D. Akins (09/15/05)
LAFORGE - J. D. Akins, 74, died Sept. 12, 2005, at his home. Born Feb. 27, 1931, in Marston, son of the late J.D. and Avis Autry Akins Sr., he was a member of Boilermakers Union 27, New Madrid Eagles Aerie 4206 and the Powerhouse Church of God in Sikeston...
Robert Stafford (09/20/05)
CHAFFEE -- Robert Stafford, 77, died Sept. 20, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Melvin Taylor (09/20/05)
SIKESTON - Melvin L. Taylor, 73, died Sept. 18, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 24, 1932, in Idaho, son of the late Eldred and Bonny Clifford Taylor, he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War and was a member and past commander of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114...
John W. Goodall (09/20/05)
Gassville, Ark. - John William Goodall, 86, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died at 8:10 p.m. Sept. 18, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Born May 15, 1919, in Olive Branch, Ill., he was the son of the late Charlie Richard and Lue Etta Fowler Goodall. He had lived in Wyatt most of his life and had been employed as grain elevator maintenance supervisor with Bunge Corporation until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Ben F. Slaten (09/20/05)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers at services conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Benjamin Franklin Slaten, 91, of Scott City, who died Sept. 18, 2005, were: Mike Moseley, Paul Johnson, Todd Slaten, Michael Moseley, Chad Slaten and Brent Slaten. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Jack Powell (09/01/05)
BERTRAND -- Calvin Arthur "Jack" Powell, 95, died at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at the Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Oct. 29, 1909, in Meridian, Miss., son of the late Joseph and Effie Brown Powell, he was employed in farming until his retirement. He had lived most of his life in Bertrand, where he was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Charleston Masonic Lodge 407 AF&AM...
Leo Warford (09/04/05)
KEVIL, Ky. -- Lonnie "Leo" Warford, 76, died at 1:15 p.m. Aug. 31, 2005, at his home in Kevil. Son of the late Lonnie and Lela Joiner Warford, he was a member of Newton Creek Baptist Church, where he had been a Sunday school teacher and choir director. He was on the ASCS Committee for 18 years and a member of the Grahamville Lodge...
Roy L. Coy (09/04/05)
MADISON, Ill. -- Pallbearers at services for Roy Lee Coy, 87, formerly of Morley, Mo., who died Sept. 1, 2005, at John Cockran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo., will be: Randy Coy, James Burden, Charles Freed, Mark Freed, David Freed and Ray Gene Emerson...
Brent Robinson (09/04/05)
DEXTER -- Brent Robinson, 22, died Sept. 3, 2005, near Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Virdie Shaver (09/04/05)
DEXTER -- Virdie May Shaver, 92, died Sept. 2, 2005, at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Katherine Sheppard (09/04/05)
HERNANDO, Miss. -- Katherine Sheppard, 78, died Sept. 1, 2005, at her daughter's home in Hernando. Born Sept. 14, 1926, in Russellville, Ark., daughter of the late H. Berkley and Jewel Turner Talkington, she grew up in Risco, Mo., where she graduated from high school. ...
Harold Fallert (09/04/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Harold G. Fallert, 76, died Sept. 2, 2005, at deGreeff Hospice House in St. Louis, Mo. Born Oct. 3, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Andrew A. and Catherine Grass Fallert, he graduated from Notre Dame High School and St. Louis University. He was retired from a career as a CPA at Schott and Vandeven. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson and Missouri Society of Public Accountants and St. Louis University Alumni Association...
Lavonia Overfield (09/14/05)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Lavonia D. Overfield, 82, died Sept. 11, 2005, at Fremont Care Center. Born May 22, 1923, in Marmaduke, Ark., daughter of the late Carl and Lula Stoker, she was a 1941 graduate of Lilbourn (Mo.) High School. She was employed by United Airlines in Omaha until her retirement. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church...
Cyril Elfrink (09/14/05)
KELSO - Cyril Jacob Elfrink, 72, died at 6:15 a.m. Sept. 13, 2005 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born May 23, 1933, in Leopold, son of the late Martin and Anna Beel Elfrink, he was a farmer. A a veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso...
Snap Turner (09/14/05)
HAYWOOD CITY - John "Snap" Turner, 92, died Sept. 9, 2005, at his home. Born July 6, 1913, in Pleasant Grove, Miss., son of the late Fletcher and Clemente Drake Turner, he had lived in Missouri since 1926 and was a member of St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Willie Peat (09/14/05)
BELL CITY -- Willie Peat, 78, died at 9:55 a.m. at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. Born June 15, 1927, in Crawford, Miss., son of the late Arste and Lizzie Owen Peat, he worked for many years in the Bell City community as a farmer until his illness...
Francis Simpher (09/14/05)
DELTA -- Frances Evelyn Simpher, 82, died Sept. 13, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 3, 1923, in Chaffee, daughter of the late Otto B. and Maude Ina Dowdy Golightly, she was a retired nurse technician from Chaffee General Hospital in Chaffee...
Christopher Gore (09/19/05)
ST. LOUIS -- Christopher Michael Gore, 25, died Sept. 16, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 6, 1980, in St. Louis, he was the son of Michael W. Gore and Sheila D. Northern of St. Louis. Other survivors include: his stepfather, Louis Northern of St. Louis; one brother, Matthew Gore of the home; his paternal grandmother, Jean Gore of Matthews; his maternal grandparents, Charlie and Dorothy Northern of St. ...
Ben F. Slaten (09/19/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Benjamin Franklin Slaten, 91, died at 9:35 a.m. Sept. 18, 2005, at Clearview Nursing Center. Born April 17, 1914, in Randles, son of the late William B. and Mary B. Pollard Slaten, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and had worked as route supervisor for Bluff City Beer Company. He was of the Baptist belief...
Iris Shumaker (09/19/05)
BELL CITY - Iris lee Shumaker, 81, died Sept. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was the only child of George N. and Ina Henderson Oakley, beloved wife of Dale Shumaker of Bell City; dear mother of the late Jeane Dale Anthony; dear mother-in-law of Fred W. ...
Clarence Wessel (09/19/05)
Clarence Wessel CHAFFEE - Clarence Gus Wessel, 90, died Sept. 18, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Dutchtown, he was the son of the late H.W.A. and Lily Fronie M. Muster Wessel. He was one of ten children, two brothers and seven sisters. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church where he remained a member until moving to Chaffee in 1955 where he has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church...
Gladys Norton (09/19/05)
LILBOURN -- Gladys Woods Norton, 85, went home to be with the Lord Sept. 17, 2005. Born Feb. 7, 1920, in Eva, Tenn., she was one of nine children born to the late Claude and Frances Allen Woods. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn, where she served as the church secretary for 25 years. She was a dedicated gardener who enjoyed reading, cooking, canning, sewing and St. Louis Cardinals baseball...
John Goodall (09/19/05)
GASSVILLE, Ark. - John Goodall, 87, formerly of Wyatt, Mo., died at 9 p.m. Sept. 18, 2005, at the Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, until services at 11 a.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo...
Ruth E. Swanson (09/19/05)
CARUTHERSVILLE - Ruth E. Swanson, 56, formerly of Portageville, died Sept. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Dale J. Eskew (09/19/05)
DEXTER - Pallbearers at services conducted Saturday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Dale Eskew, who died Sept. 14, 2005 were: Zach Davis, Greg Davis, Jim Copeland, Danny Gales, James Lewis, Royal Elliott and Raymond Davis.
J.D. Akins (09/13/05)
LAFORGE -- J.D. Akins died Sept. 12, 2005, at his home in LaForge. Arrangements are incomplete at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Roy Hastings (09/13/05)
BELL CITY - Roy Vernon Hastings, 77, died Sept. 11, 2005 at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Born July 22, 1928, in Poplar Bluff, the son of the late Sherdan and Amy Huback Hastings, he moved to Bell City after living many years in St. Louis. He was a retired custodian and maintenance worker with the St. Louis County Library and attended the Apostolic Church of God. He was a U.S. Air Force World War II veteran...
Albert R. Laster (09/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Albert R. "Doc" Laster, 69, formerly of Bertrand, died at 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born January 12, 1936, in Charleston, son of the late Herman H. and Goldie Groves Laster. Having lived in Mississippi county most of his life, he was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand and was employed with Charleston R-I Schools and the Reliable Trucking Company until his retirement...
Layton Pickard (09/13/05)
CHARLESTON - Joseph Layton Pickard, 91, died Sept. 12, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 7, 1914, in Benton, he was the son of the late Lee Andrew and Mary Alma Layton Pickard. After graduating from the University of Missouri-...
Hallie Hight (09/25/05)
MOREHOUSE -- Hallie Harvey Hight, 92, died at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 22, 2005, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 19, 1913, in Morehouse, son of the late Joe and Ethel Grisham Hight, he was a member of the Morehouse First Baptist Church and had worked for Peoria, Ill., public schools. He was a 32nd-degree Mason with the Sikeston Masonic Lodge 310 AF&AM,...
Edith Barker Robinson (09/23/05)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Edith Inez Barker Robinson, 83, died at 9:40 p.m. Sept. 22, 2005, at the Chateau Health Center. Born July 5, 1922, in Red Bay, Ala., daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Mary Elizabeth McCullough Jones, she was emplyoed by the Missouri Division of Aging for many years until her retirement. She had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a member of the First Christian Church...
Jerry Gregory (09/25/05)
DEXTER - Gerald "Jerry" Gregory, 57, died Sept. 22, 2005, at his home. Born Jan. 8, 1948, in St. Louis to Margaret Frensko of Benld, Ill., and the late Lester Gregory, he attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter. A cement finisher, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Vietnam War...
Ruby N. Johnson (09/24/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Ruby Nell Johnson, 88, died at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 23, 2005, at her residence. Born April 10, 1917, in Tipton County, Tenn., to the late Henry Taylor and Ruby Estelle Sough, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life. A retired seamstress having worked at the Prairie Manufacturing in East Prairie, she was a member of the Full Gospel Church in East Prairie...
Dorothy Sebright (09/25/05)
SCOTT CITY - Dorothy Mae Sebright, 84, died at 1:27 p.m. Sept. 23, 2005, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 9, 1920, at Fort Smith, Ark., daughter of the late William Green and Nora Light, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Scott City and of the St. Mark's Chapter 167 of the Eastern Star in Cape Girardeau...
Martha Floyd (09/25/05)
SIKESTON - Martha Floyd, 70, died Sept. 24, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born Jan. 26, 1935, in Arkansas to the late Tom and Vernice Pride, she was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Temple. On Aug. 10, 1950, in Osceola, Ark., she married Willard Floyd, who survives of the home...
Bertha Parker (09/23/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bertha Irene Parker, 79, died Sept. 22, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born May 16, 1916, in Parma, daughter of the late John and Amanda Harris Huntington. Her husband, Frank Parker, preceded her in death...
Kenneth Ledermann (09/22/05)
WHITEWATER -- Kenneth John Ledermann, 88, died Sept. 21, 2005, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Anne E. Ford (09/22/05)
SIKESTON - Anne Elizabeth Ford, 57, died at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, 2005, at her residence. Born Dec. 24, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Vincent A. "Buck" and Kathleen "Elizabeth" Spalding Wissman, she was a 1965 Sikeston High School graduate and a member of the First United Methodist Church. ...
Linda Schrum (09/22/05)
SCOTT CITY - Linda Darlene Schrum, 60, died at 8:32 a.m. Sept. 21, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 28, 1945, in Illiniois, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Coleen Brady Jimerson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Chaffee CBers...
George Kotoff (09/22/05)
DEXTER - George P. Kotoff, 80, died Sept. 22, 2005, at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield. Born Feb. 1, 1925, in Bitol, Yugoslavia, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Pando Kotoff. He was an electrician for various contractors in St. Louis and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Carl Foster (09/22/05)
DEXTER - Carl Foster, 82, died Sept. 21, 2005, at his residence near Dexter. Born Feb. 25, 1923, at Fornfelt, he was the son of the late William Edgar Foster and Laura Boss Foster. He was of the Assembly of God belief, a retired plaster contractor and a World War II U.S. Navy veteran...
Nita Peel (09/22/05)
NEW MADRID - Nita F. Northcutt Peel, 72, was born April 28, 1933, in Hardin County, Tenn., to the late Dwight K. and Norma I. Alexander Northcutt, and passed away Sept. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. On Aug. 3, 1952, in New Madrid County, she married the late Samuel H. "Sonny" Cooper Jr. On April 20, 2003, she married John Glen Peel, who survives of the home...
Darla Jean Wilburn (09/22/05)
ADVANCE - Darla Jean Wilbur, 62, died Sept. 20, 2005 at her home in Advance. Born Aug. 10, 1943, in Swinton, daughter of Opal Walker Livingston of Advance and the late Leon Livingston, she was a certified nurse's aide. In 1958, she married Danny Gibson, who preceded her in death in 1992...
Mildred Maddox (09/22/05)
CUMINS, Mich. - Mildred M. Maddox, 92, died Sept. 19, 2005, at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins. Born Aug. 26, 1913, in Puxico, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Willis Goble. She had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. ...
Virginia Wilkins (09/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Virginia Ann Wilkins, 65, died Sept. 6, 2005, at the Gideon Care Center in Gideon. Born March 9, 1940, in Savannah, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late John and Zilphia Evans Sweat. In 1973, in St. Louis, she married Louie Wilkins, who survives of the home...
Allen Carlyle Sr. (09/08/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Allen Dale Carlyle Sr., 48, died at 5:32 a.m. Sep. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 6, 1957, in Wyatt, son of Bonnie L. Weems Carlyle-McLain and the late P.L. Carlyle, he had lived all of his life in Mississippi County. He was a truck driver and of the Pentecostal belief...
Mary Brutsche (09/08/05)
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Mary Alice Fox Brutsche, 44, formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Sept. 5, 2005, at her home in Boca Raton, Fla. Born Aug. 29, 196l, in Sikeston, she was the daughter of Leslie Fox of Charleston and the late Alice Lee Burnett Fox. A graduate of Charleston High School, she received an Associate of Arts from Bauder Fashion College in Ft. ...
Myrtle Joye Lee (09/08/05)
Denver, Colo. - Myrtle Joye Lee, 87, died July 30, 2005, in Denver, Colo., from complications of a long illness. Born Jan. 22, 1918, in Prescott, Ark., the daughter of Dr. Arthur Augustus and Gertine Worth Hamilton Reeder, in the early 1920s she moved to Portageville where she was active in school, church and community affairs...
Patricia Dabbs (09/08/05)
HERNANDO, Miss. - Patricia Gail Dabbs, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 1:10 a.m. Sept. 7, 2005, in Memphis, Tenn. Born March 27, 1944, in Risco, Mo., the daughter of the late Adolph and Carrie Williams Miller, she was employed for 10 years with Federal Express and a member of North Acres General Baptist Church...
John Toombs (09/08/05)
SIKESTON - John Charles "R.D." Toombs, 26, died Sept. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born July 9, 1979, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Albert Toombs of East Prairie and the late Beatrice Lillian Toombs, he was employed with Taco Bell in Sikeston...
Ivan E. Lesch (09/08/05)
DELTA - Ivan E. Lesch, 86, died at 8:07 p.m. Sept. 6, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 22, 1919, in Allenville, son of the late Guy and Ruth Mansker Lesch, he was a retired heavy equipment operator with Shelby Brown Construction Co. in Jackson. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Mary Sisson (09/02/05)
ORAN -- Mary Maxine Sisson, 60, died Aug. 31, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital. Born March 15, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late Willie W. and Virginia P. Segers, she was a member of Christ Sanctuary Church of God in Christ in Bell City, where she was a member of the Usher Board...
Roger Brigman (09/02/05)
BERNIE - Roger Wayne Brigman, 38, died Aug. 30, 2005, near Bernie. Born Nov. 12, 1966, at Dexter, he was the son of Quitman Jack Brigman of McRae, Ar., and the late Jean Elizabeth Tillet Brigman. He was a farm laborer and resident of rural Bernie. On Apr. 27, 2001, at Piggott, Ark., he married Jana Fitzgerald who survives of the home...
Jack Powell (09/02/05)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers at services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at McMikle Funeral Home for Calvin A. "Jack" Powell, 95, who died Aug. 31, 2005, will be: Bob Laseter, Marshall Linebaugh, Dennis Quertermous, Richard Gage, James DeHart, Larry Miller, Sonny Bickford, Jimmy Jones and Riley Brown...
Roy L. Coy (09/02/05)
MADISON, Ill. - Roy L. Coy, 87, formerly of Morley, Mo., died at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 1, 2005, at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Born Nov. 27, 1917, in Elfie, Ky., son of the late Clarence Arthur and Pearl Beasley Coy, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II, was a locomotive crane operator for LaClede Steel Co. in Alton and previously worked for the St. Louis and South Western Railroad at Illmo, Mo., from 1942 to 1944...
Helen Hamman (09/02/05)
O'FALLON, Ill. -- Helen Hamman, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Aug. 30, 2005, at O'Fallon Health Care and Rehab in O'Fallon. Born July 21, 1911, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James Washington and Essie Waldman Baker, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston for over 50 years. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and was an elementary school teacher in Sikeston and Lilbourn, Mo., before retiring...
Geneva Redfering (09/02/05)
EAST PRAIRIE - Geneva Mildred Organ Redfering, 89, died at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 2, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 10, 1915, at Morley to the late Linson and Jessie Fern Jenkins Dabbs, she lived all her life in Mississippi and New Madrid counties. A member of the First Church of God in East Prairie, she was a retired cook for the Charleston R-1 School District...
Katherine Sheppard (09/02/05)
DEXTER -- Katherine Talkington Sheppard, 78, died Sept. 1, 2005, in Hernando, Miss. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gary Melrose (09/18/05)
RECTOR, Ark. -- Gary Leland Melrose, 69, died Sept. 12, 2005. Born July 9, 1936, he was the son of the late Herbert and Clara Garrett Melrose. His wife, Rebecca Stahl Melrose, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, Herbert, Phillip, Grantland, Kenneth and Byron Melrose; and four sisters, Amelia Jones, Mary Ruth Melrose, Velma Stewart and Mercede Jones...
Bessie McEwen (09/18/05)
PORTAGEVILLE - Bessie Dockery McEwen, 95, died Sept. 15, 2005, in Chicago. She is survived by one daugher, Sherry Allchin of Buffalo Grove, Ill. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Portageville Cemetery. The Rev. Ronald Allchin will officiate...
Patricia Hicks (09/18/05)
BERTRAND - Patricia Ann Jobe Hicks, 70, died at 7:13 a.m. Sept. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 28, 1935, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Harvey Lee and Lillie Mae McKinley Jobe, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life, where she was a member of the Cornerstone Church in Bertrand...
Jenny Roberson (09/18/05)
BLOOMFIELD - Jenny Lynne Roberson, 54, died Sept. 15, 2005, at her residence in Bloomfield. Born July 2, 1951, at Dexter, daughter of Judy Gaddis Foushee of Bloomfield and the late J.B. Foushee, she was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield and a housewife...