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Obituaries from March 2006

Edith Cossey (03/31/06)
WYATT - Edith Adell Cossey, 96, died at 1 a.m. March 31, 2006, at her home. Born Aug. 19, 2006, in Dardanelle, Ark., to the late Wiley and Virgie Turner Hicks, she had lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Wyatt Baptist Church...
Otis Gregory (03/31/06)
DEXTER - Otis Gregory, 75, died March 29, 2006, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Born April 28, 1930, in Vinson, son of the late James W. and Lily Boone Gregory, he was a former foreman for Sundstrand Aviation at Rockford, Ill., had worked as a bus driver for the Dexter Public School System and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Charles Gemeinhardt (03/31/06)
CHARLESTON - Charles Clark Gemeinhardt, 70, died at 2:15 p.m. March 30, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 10, 1936, in Chaffee, son of the late Richard Charles and Anna Margaret McKee Gemeinhardt, he was employed as a truck driver with Big Lake Transportation until his retirement, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was of the Catholic belief...
Ruth Sharp (03/31/06)
SIKESTON - Ruth Inez Felker Sharp, 92, died March 29, 2006, at her home. Born October 21, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of the late C. E. "Daddy" and Bertie Utterback Felker, she lived her entire life in Sikeston except for two years in Poplar Bluff during World War II. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, having joined that congregation seventy years ago...
Maxine Sweat (03/30/06)
SAN FRANCISCO - Maxine E. "Mack" Sweat died March 27, 2006, in South San Francisco. She was united in marriage to Raymond L. Sweat, who preceded her in death. One daughter, Janice; three brothers, Milburn, Lee and Garland Burchfield; and two sisters, Una Mae Rhodes and Elizabeth Burchfield, also preceded her in death...
Richard Greene (03/30/06)
BLOOMFIELD - Richard A. Greene, 38, died March 28, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1967, in Lucedale, Miss., son of Charlotte K. Lawrence Greene of Bloomfield and the late Rev. Charles Greene, he had lived in Southeast Missouri for the past 25 years ...
Dorothy McCarty (03/30/06)
DEXTER - Dorothy Catherine McCarty, 80, died March 29, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter. Born May 31, 1925, in Fredericktown, daughter of the late Charles O. and Henrietta Louise Ostoff Hale, she had lived for many years in the Dudley and Dexter areas...
Wilma Goar (03/30/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Wilma Jean Goar, 68, died at 12:25 a.m. March 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1937, at East Prairie, daughter to the late Paul and Sylvia Patterson Sisk, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County and was a member of the Harvest Time Apostolic Church in East Prairie...
Bernice Buck (03/30/06)
SIKESTON - Bernice A. Buck, 86, died at 7:55 a.m. March 29, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 4, 1919, in Benton, to the late Theodore and Rosa Logel Bollinger, she was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella and the Altar Sodality...
Otis Gregory (03/30/06)
DEXTER - Otis Gregory, 75, died March 29, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday.
Ruth Sharp (03/30/06)
SIKESTON -- Ruth Inez Felker Sharp, 92, died March 29, 2006, at her home. Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church.
Linda Garner (03/30/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for services conducted today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Linda Louise Garner, 55, who died March 25, 2006, were: Sonny Garner, Tim Garner, David Garner, Jonathan Maloyed, Dennis Morgan, Pete Eckhoff and Alex Eckhoff.
Glen Hupp (03/29/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glen Hupp, 72, died March 27, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 28, 1933, in Essex, son of the late Louis Alonzo and Elizabeth Smith Hupp, he was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War. An avid bowler, golfer and fisherman, he retired Aug. 18, 1988, after 31 years of service for Procter and Gamble in California...
Myrtle Bassett (03/29/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Myrtle Virgie Bassett, 93, formerly of Risco, died March 27, 2006, at her home. Born May 8, 1912, in Lutes, Tenn., daughter of the late Harvey Clarence and Minnie Florence Reautheford Berry, she attended First General Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau...
Jimmie Byrd (03/29/06)
SIKESTON -- Jimmie Lee Byrd, 70, died March 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 12, 1936, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late Buddy and Annie Mae Barnhill Byrd, he lived in Missouri for over 40 years and was of the Baptist belief...
David Noyes (03/29/06)
SIKESTON -- David Oliver Noyes, 75, died at 5:21 p.m. March 27, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 8, 1930, in Sikeston, son of the late Oliver Simpson and Othel Rebecca Brooks Noyes, he had lived his entire life in Sikeston where he was a self-employed building contractor and wood worker for a number of years until his retirement. ...
Bessie Franks (03/29/06)
CEDAR HILLS -- Bessie Evelyn Franks, 86, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:45 p.m. March 28, 2006, at Cedar Hills Manor in Cedar Hills. Born Oct. 26, 1919, in Dorena, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Allie Adams Gilliam. Her husband, Dalton D. Franks, preceded her in death...
Peggy Morris (03/29/06)
PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Peggy Morris, 80, died March 26, 2006, at a nursing facility in Panama City. Born June 9, 1925, she had been a resident of the Panama City area for 55 years, coming from Ellijay, Ga. Her husband, Jack Morris, preceded her in death...
Wilma Goar (03/29/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Wilma Jean Goar, 68, died at 12:25 a.m. March 29, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
David Noyes (03/28/06)
SIKESTON - David Oliver Noyes, 75, died at 5:21 p.m. March 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston.
Glen Hupp (03/28/06)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Glen Hupp, 72, died March 27, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Paul Montgomery (03/28/06)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Rev. Paul E. Montgomery, 73, died March 25, 2006, at Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born Nov. 29, 1932, in Gideon, Mo., son of the late John Silas and Charity Mae Kiefer Montgomery, he was a retired minister, member of the Shamrock Drive Baptist Church, taught first and second grade Sunday school for 17 years, and had served as pastor for the Black River General Baptist Church in Broseley, Mo. ...
Linda Garner (03/28/06)
CEDAR PARK, Texas - Linda Louise Garner, 55, died at 7 p.m. March 25, 2006, at the Seton Medical Center in Austin. Born Sept. 24, 1950, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Thomas L. Hawkins of Austin and Johnnie Dale Hawkins of Pflugerville, she was a former member of the Morehouse, Mo., First General Baptist Church and was in human resources for the Accent Food Services of Austin...
Richard Greene (03/28/06)
DEXTER -- Richard Greene, 39, died March 28, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Rik Lambert (03/12/06)
SIKESTON - Rikki "Rik" Dale Lambert, 47, died March 10, 2006, at his home. Born June 16, 1958, in Sikeston, son of Larry Lambert of Sikeston and Sandy (Cauthorn) and Bob Lutes of Sikeston, he followed in the family business and was a self-employed floor contractor and a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge...
Marie Trucks (03/12/06)
FESTUS - Marie Trucks, 78, formerly of Sikeston, died March 11, 2006, at the Festus Manor in Festus. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Ethel Sloan (03/12/06)
SENATH - Ethel Sloan, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died March 10, 2006, at Senath Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Dorthy Wasson (03/12/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dorthy Wasson, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. March 10, 2006, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Jan. 27, 1922, in Commerce, daughter of the late T.J. and Mary Alice Edgeman Hockersmith, she lived in Mississippi County most of her life and was of the Baptist belief...
Connie Graham (03/12/06)
SIKESTON - Connie Faye Graham, 55, died at 12:30 a.m. March 11, 2006, at her home. Born July 31, 1950, in Sikeston, daughter of Ruth Burns Webb Phillips of Sikeston and the late Kenneth L. Webb, she was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Sikeston and a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Cheryl Peet (03/12/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for funeral services held Saturday at Ponder Funeral home for Cheryl Peet, 37, who died March 9, 2006, were: Gary Peet, Kem Peet, Danny Peet, Steve Peet, David Peet and Aaron Peet.
Charlie Garner (03/12/06)
ADVANCE - Charlie Garner, 92, died March 9, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1914, at Hiram, son of the late Bob and Roselyn McCollough, he was a retired farmer and had worked as a mechanic at Mirly's Implement Co. in Advance...
Sadie Jenkins (03/04/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home for Lena Sadie Ann Jenkins, 67, who died March 2, 2006, will be: Jeremy Lewis, Randy Burns, Britt Thomas, Tom Sterling, Mike Burns and Bobby Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be: Lenny Burns, Mike Wamble, Shawn Burns and Melvin Youst...
Maggie Dodd (03/05/06)
CHAFFEE - Maggie Ann Dodd, 97, died at 7:28 p.m. March 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 15, 1908, in London, Ark., the daughter of the late John Thomas and Loe Amy Freeman Cochran, she was a homemaker. In 1926, she married Joe Pleasant Hampton Burton, who preceded her in death in 1946. She then married Cleveland Dodd on Oct. 9, 1948, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1997...
James Franklin (03/05/06)
CHARLESTON -- James R. Franklin, 81, died at 7:15 a.m. March 3, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born July 28, 1924, in Cairo, Ill., son of the late Harry and Gertrude Riggs Franklin, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He later lived in San Francisco where for 15 years he managed the Forrester restaurant chain. In 1978, he moved to Charleston where he was a member of the United Methodist Church...
Kelvin Black (03/03/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Kelvin Lee Black, 35, died at 6:46 p.m. March 2, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born April 7, 1970, in Sikeston, to Willis Lee and Betty Beyerbach Black, he was a 1988 graduate of East Prairie High School and was of the Christian belief...
Edith Dumay (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services that will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Church for Edith Frey Dumay, 91, who died on Feb. 26, 2006, will be: Jeff Frey, Mike Frey, Joe Frey, Dave Dumay, Dean Matthews and Brian Meadows. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery...
Sadie Jenkins (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Lena Sadie Ann Jenkins, 67, died March 2, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Aug. 7, 1938, in Jerseyville, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Gertrude Burns. She married Gerald Graham who preceded her in death. She later married Jackie Jenkins who also preceded her in death...
James Franklin (03/03/06)
CHARLESTON - James Robert Franklin, 71, died March 3, 2006, at Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Willie Eckles (03/03/06)
COLUMBIA - Willie Eckles, 57, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born June 5, 1948, in Dundee, Miss., he was the son of the late Lewis and Carrie Walley Eckles. Survivors include: four sons, Willie Edwards, Jeff Edwards and Stewdrick Jackson of Columbia and Mark Eckles of St. ...
Mattie Sharkey (03/03/06)
SIKESTON -- Mattie Sharkey, 105, died Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter's home, where she resided. Born Dec. 21, 1900, in Swan Lake, Miss., to the late Eliza Harris, she had lived in Missouri since 1930 and was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville and attended Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Marcia Sikes (03/03/06)
SIKESTON - Marcia Weber Sikes, died March 1, 2006, at her home. She was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Feb. 14, 1914, the daughter of Carl Weber and Elizabeth O'Ferrall Weber. She was one of the founding members of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was the organist for many years. ...
Roscoe Smith (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - Roscoe Leon Smith, 77, died March 9, 2006, at his home. Born Oct. 1, 1928, in Washington County, Ind., son of the late Henry Winfield and Margaret Elizabeth Nelson Smith, he was a 1946 graduate of Washington High School. He was retired from the Washington Fire Department after 20 years and had also been a farmer and builder. ...
Karen Webster (03/10/06)
JACKSON -- Karen L. Webster, 49, died March 7, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 26, 1957, in Sikeston, daughter of Albert Sullenger and the late Doris Ramage Sullenger, she had worked several years at Just Kids Day Care Center and was a member of Crossroads Fellowship Baptist Church in Jackson...
Ronnie Ferguson (03/10/06)
CHARLESTON - Pallbearers for services scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church in Charleston for Ronnie Eugene Ferguson, 45, who died at 3:15 p.m. March 7, 2006, will be: Rodney Jones, Ozell Jones Jr., Allen Jones, Byron Jones, Jerrod Jones and Joe Combest...
Mary Richardson (03/10/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary K. Richardson, 104, died March 8, 2006, at her home in Portageville. Born Oct. 21, 1901, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William F. and Mary Rohrer Kimes, she was the oldest living member of the First United Methodist Church in Portageville and a graduate of the Springfield Business College...
Lulu Wasson (03/10/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Lulu Dorthy Wasson, 84, died at 1:15 a.m. March 10, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Cheryl Peet (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - Cheryl Elizabeth Peet, 37, died March 9, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 25, 1968, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Doris Peet Harris of Oran and the late O.V. Peet Jr., she was a 1987 graduate of Scott Central High School...
Christine McKenzie (03/10/06)
CHAFFEE - Christine McKenzie, 84, died March 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Born Jan. 31, 1922, in Bollinger, son of the late William Arthur and Ida Mae Mansfield McKenzie, she worked for 33 years, until retirement in 1984, as a bookkeeper at Thorngate Ltd...
Randy Riley (03/10/06)
SIKESTON - William Randall "Randy" Riley II, 23, died March 8, 2006, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Aug. 29, 1982, in Sikeston, son of Robbyn Schmidt Riley of Sikeston and the late William Randall "Randy" Riley, he was a 2001 Sikeston High School graduate, a member of First Christian Church and an employee of Good Humor-Breyers...
Edward Todd (03/10/06)
WYATT - Edward Hedgeman "Ed" Todd, 88, formerly of Bardwell, Ky., died at 11:34 a.m. March 9, 2006, at his home in Wyatt. Born Jan. 10, 1918, in Bardwell, son of the late Willie and Willie Hogancamp Todd, he had lived most of his life in Carlisle County, Ky., where he was engaged in farming. He moved to Wyatt in 1968. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, he was of the Baptist belief...
Margaret Ward (03/10/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Pallbearers for services held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston for Margaret Marie Ward, 90, who died March 5, 2006, were: Travis Smith, Luther Smith Jr., Dave McHenry, Dave Yeary, Larry Ward and Jamie Ward.
Geneva DeWitt (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for Geneva Newton DeWitt who died on March 15, 2006, will be her sons: Lynell DeWitt, Lonnie DeWitt, Jeff DeWitt, Larry DeWitt, Gary DeWitt, Phil DeWitt and Steven DeWitt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Jason Grubbs, associate pastor of Miner Baptist Church, will officiate...
Earl Cross (03/17/06)
KENNETT - Earl Junior Cross, 63, died March 16, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 15, 1943, in Elaine, Ark., son of the late Ernest Buddy and Lula McGhee Cross, he had been a farmer for many years. Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tim Andrew Cross of Poplar Bluff and David and Angela Cross of Kennett; three daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Cross of the state of Tennessee, Tammy Cross of Wardell and Lynn and James Marlow of Campbell; one brother, Gerald Cross of Ashflat, Ark.; four sisters, Joyce Butteo and Faye McGill of Poplar Bluff, Kathy Foster of the state of Michigan and Modean Parson of the state of Arkansas; and a special friend, Connie Simms of Kennett.. ...
Hazel Pratt (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Hazel Jeanette "Miss Hazel" Pratt, 65, died at 10:28 a.m. March 16, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 9, 1940, in Kewanee, daughter of the late Charlie and Vivian Neal Clayton, she was a school bus driver for 23 years for Sikeston Public Schools. She lived most of her life in Sikeston and was of the Baptist belief...
Frances Schulte (03/17/06)
KEOTA, Okla. - Frances Ann Schulte, 87, formerly of Powe, Mo., died March 15, 2006, in the Stigler-Haskell County Hospital in Stigler, Okla. Born June 20, 1918, in Brownwood, Mo., daughter of the late Tony Hosenfield, she was a homemaker and a member of the Powe Community Church...
Mary F. Bucher (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers at services for Mary Frances Bucher, who died on March 14, 2006, will be: Dr. John Askew, Phil Barkett, Bruce Barnes, Don Bellah, Lee Bowman, Jim Klein, Richard Montgomery and Ron Underwood. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St. Frances Xavier Church, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday...
Russell Hester (03/17/06)
DELTA -- Russell Hester, 65, died March 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Gladys Hale (03/17/06)
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Gladys Hale, 95, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died March 16, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo.
Roscoe Smith (03/17/06)
SIKESTON - Roscoe Leon Smith, 77, died March 9, 2006, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in the Stafford Center Conference Room at the Tanner Street Church of God. The Rev. Carl Addison, pastor, will officiate. Ponder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Doris Lynch (03/06/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Doris Faye Lynch, 68, died at 4:11 p.m. March 5, 2006, in East Prairie Nursing Center at East Prairie. Born March 18, 1937, in Commerce, daughter of the late Oliver and Gladys Hockersmith Haney, she was a lifelong area resident. She had been a beautician for over 30 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of East Prairie...
Nellie Pittman (03/06/06)
MATTHEWS - Nellie Carnley Pittman, 79, died March 4, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 25, 1926, in Coffee County, Ala., she was the daughter of Ira and Nellie Smith Carnley. On May 6, 1950, she was united in marriage to Isaac Pittman, who preceded her in death on April 11, 1985...
Sarah Vaughn (03/06/06)
MALDEN - Sarah Mae Vaughn, 63, died March 3, 2006, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Dec. 7, 1942, in Calhoun City, Miss., daughter of the late Louis A. and Hallie Trammell Parker, she lived most of her life in the Dexter, Bloomfield and Essex area and was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church of Dexter...
Marcia Sikes (03/06/06)
SIKESTON - Marcia Weber Sikes, died March 1, 2006, at her home. She was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Feb. 4, 1914, the daughter of Carl Weber and Elizabeth O'Ferrall Weber. She was one of the founding members of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was the organist for many years. ...
Margaret Ward (03/06/06)
ST. LOUIS - Margaret Marie Ward, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died March 5, 2006, at Sunset Hills Retirement Home in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Margaret Davis (03/06/06)
PARMA - Margaret Jean Graham Davis, 67, died March 4, 2006, at her home. Born May 23, 1938, in Parma, daughter of the late Harvey D. and Mary Ellen Sanders Graham, she was a lifelong resident of Parma and member of the Parma First Baptist Church. Survivors include: three sons, Randy Weeks, Kent Weeks and Vernon Weeks of Texas; one daughter, Anita Anne Allgood of Texas; one brother, Raymond Graham of Morehouse; three sisters, Faye Choat of Morehouse, Jeanette Thornhill of Texas and Pansy Wyman of Parma; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.. ...
Beulah Summers (03/06/06)
DEXTER -- Beulah May Summers, 93, died March 4, 2006, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Born Nov. 17, 1912, at Bernie, daughter of the late John Neal and Elizabeth Robinson Murphy, she had previously lived at Essex and Bernie. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter where she was a choir member and a Ladies Aid Society member...
Lary Glaus (03/06/06)
CHAFFEE - Lary Lee Glaus, 67, died at 1:30 a.m. March 5, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 14, 1938, in Commerce, the son of the late Joseph Ulrich and Beatrice Fay Knight Glaus, he was a self-employed farmer and had retired from Local 513 in Cape Girardeau where he was a heavy equipment operator. A veteran of the U.S. Marines, he was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and St. Ambrose Mens Club in Chaffee...
Peggy Boshear (03/06/06)
PUXICO - Peggy J. Boshear, 67, died March 4, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Watkins and Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Norman Evans (03/13/06)
SIKESTON - Norman Lee "Punk" Evans, 72, a resident of rural Sikeston, died at 3:40 p.m. March 12, 2006, at his home after an extended illness. Born Sept. 10, 1933, in Scott County to the late Roy V. and Frances Yeakey Evans, Norman lived most of life in the Scott County area. Engaged in farming and the cattle business, Norman served for 30 years, from 1963-1993, on the Scott County ASCS. He attended the Morehouse Church of Christ...
Marie Trucks (03/13/06)
FESTUS -- Marie Trucks, 78, formerly of Sikeston, died March 11, 2006, at the Festus Manor. Born Nov. 3, 1927, in Manila, Ark., daughter of the late Cleve Alden and Sylvia Roe McCann, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston and had worked for Shuffit's Nursing Home on Ruth Street...
Connie Graham (03/13/06)
SIKESTON - Pallbearers for the services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Blanchard Funeral Chapel for Connie Faye Graham, 55, who died March 11, 2006, will be: Craig Williams, Darrell Williams, Bob Williams, Ron Cullins, Gary Graham and Josh Webb...
Ethel Sloan (03/13/06)
SENATH -- Ethel Sloan, 81, formerly of Sikeston, died March 10, 2006, at the Senath Nursing Center in Senath. Born Nov. 29, 1924, in Himmell, daughter of the late Thomas William and Allie Lingle, she was a member of the Morehouse General Baptist Church in Morehouse. She had worked for the International Shoe Factory, Pittman Cleaners and had been a cook for Lambert's Cafe and Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston before retiring...
Helen Polk (03/13/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Helen Nance Polk, 73, died at 11:36 p.m. March 12, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, Mo.
Peggy White (03/13/06)
CHARLESTON - Peggy Edwards White, 74, died at 5:30 a.m. March 12, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Arrangements are incomplete with the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Vernetta Williams (03/13/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Vernetta Edna Williams, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died March 13, 2006, at Delmar Gardens in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Juanita Slinkard (03/14/06)
DEKALB, Ill. - Juanita Lorene Slinkard, 90, formerly of Scott City, died March 13, 2006, in DeKalb. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bill Sappenfield (03/14/06)
LEESBURG, Fla. - Dr. William Paul (Bill) Sappenfield, 82, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 9, 2006 in Leesburg. He served in World War II as a staff sergeant aerial engineer with the 331st Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group stationed in Bury St. Edmund, England. ...
Helen Polk (03/14/06)
CAIRO, Ill. - Helen Nance Polk, 73, died at 11:36 p.m. March 12, 2006, at the Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Born Jan. 4, 1933, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late George and Sadie Lee Singleton Nance, she moved from Wolf Island to Cairo in 1981 and was of the Baptist belief...
Vernetta Williams (03/14/06)
ST. LOUIS - Vernetta Edna Williams, 92, formerly of Sikeston, died March 13, 2006, at Delmar Gardens in St. Louis. Born Nov. 3, 1913, in Sikeston, daughter of the late Edgar H. and Lucy Levella Ruffin Smith, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston for over 80 years, where she served as the financial secretary for 25 years...
Walter Lynn (03/14/06)
CHAFFEE - Walter Lee Lynn, 78, died March 14, 2006, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
Bonnie Schindler (03/14/06)
DEXTER - Bonnie Schindler, 82, died March 13, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bernice Sandlin (03/24/06)
IMPERIAL -- Bernice Yvonne Sandlin, 85, died March 21, 2006, at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City. Born Feb. 12, 1921, in Flippin, Ark., daughter of the late John Fred and Grace Reed Flippin, she had lived in Dudley until 1979 before moving to Imperial...
Lucille Lee (03/24/06)
CHAFFEE - Lucille Lee, 88, died March 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Visitation is at 4 p.m. Sunday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday.
Alice Carney (03/24/06)
DEXTER - Alice Rebecca Aarant Combest Carney, 88, died March 22, 2006, in the Springfield Rehab and Health Care Center at Springfield. Born July 22, 1917, at Chidester, Ark., daughter of the late Minor Anthom and Mary Annie Long Aarant, she was a former nurse...
Louella Dowdy (03/24/06)
SIKESTON - Louella Dowdy, 90, formerly of East Prairie, died at 3:05 p.m. March 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 19, 1915, in Steele, daughter of the late Phines King and Grace Goodwin, she was of the Baptist belief. On Sept. 23, 1939, she married James Thomas Dowdy who preceded her in death on July 5, 1991...
Carla Brown (03/24/06)
ADVANCE -- Carla Jo Brown, 41, died March 23, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Mary 15, 1964, at Fort Riley, Kan., daughter of Jerry and Yong Cha Kang Philpott of Kingman, Ariz., she was a homemaker. On Nov. 30, 1993, at Zalma, she married James Brown who survives of the home...
Patricia Patrick (03/24/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Patricia Patrick, 34, died at 2:30 a.m. March 24, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Russell Hester (03/19/06)
DELTA - Russell Hester, 65, died at 2:03 a.m. March 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 2, 1941, in Delta, son of the late Watson Russell Hester and Mary Immogene Sanford Hester, he was a retired mill wright and a member of Arbor General Baptist Church and the Advance Order of the Eagles...
Fern Hency (03/02/06)
BENTON - Katherine Fern Hency, 65, died at 4:15 a.m. March 1, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Feb. 11, 1941, in Oriole, daughter of Mary Katherine McLain Wissman of Cape Girardeau and the late Jesse Eugene Wissman, she was a seamstress and babysitter, a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Ladies Auxiliary Scott City V.F.W. Post 6407 and a former member of Scott City Garden Club...
Mary Christian (03/02/06)
DEXTER - Mary Magalene Christian, 93, died March 1, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care at Dexter. Born Nov. 11, 1912, at Hornersville, daughter of the late Oscar and Rosalee Adkins Wells, she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked for Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter. A former LPN, she worked private in-home care...
Thomas Nieters (03/02/06)
DEXTER - Thomas W. Nieters, 93, died Feb. 27, 2006, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter. Born Nov. 2, 1912, at St. Louis, son of the late George and Mayme Ellison Nieters, he was a retired machinist for McDonald-Douglas at St. Louis, a veteran of World War II and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Vicki Pedroza (03/02/06)
SIKESTON - Vicki Lynn Pedroza, 46, died at 3:30 a.m. March 1, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 22, 1959, in Sikeston, daughter of the late James T. and Florene Marcella Golightly Crowson, she had worked as a waitress. Survivors include: one brother and sister-in-law, Glen and Kathy Grigsby of Morehouse; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Donna and Steve Alexander of Sikeston and Gail Ryan of Pilot Grove...
John Mick (03/02/06)
BLOOMFIELD -- John Hughlon Mick, 83, died March 2, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Blytheville, Ark., son of the late Hughlon and Maude Mick, he had lived in the Bloomfield community since 1957 and was a former member of the West Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. He was a retired farmer, a member of Bloomfield Lodge 153 AF&AM and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II...
Marcia Sikes (03/02/06)
SIKESTON - Marcia Weber Sikes, 92, died at 1:45 p.m. March 1, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Charles Kirkman (03/19/06)
KIRKWOOD - Charles Laudrum "C.L." Kirkman, 70, died Jan. 30, 2006, at his home. Born July 26, 1935, in Kennett, son of the late Clyde Laudrum and Evelyn West Kirkman, he was a retired school teacher from St. Louis Public Schools, where he taught for 27 years. He was a 1953 graduate of Kennett High School and a graduate from what is now the Harris Stowe State College. He appeared with the St. Louis Opera Company for several years...
Elze Graham (03/19/06)
SIKESTON - Elze Andrew Graham, a wonderful and beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend of many, died at 2 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2006, at the age of 85. Elze Andrew was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Bartlesville, Okla. He moved to Mississippi in 1932, and then to Essex in 1935...
Dorothy Jackson (03/02/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Dorothy Evelyn Jackson, 88, died at 12:35 a.m. Feb. 28, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Oct. 14, 1917, in Fulton County, Ky., to the late Thurman and Hallie Poley Craddock, she had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston...
Velma Elfrink (03/20/06)
MONTGOMERY CITY - Velma Carr Elfrink, 78, formerly of Williamsburg, died at 7:35 p.m. March 16, 2006, at the New Florence Nursing and Care Center. Born April 3, 1927, in Hopewell, to the late Homer and Dezilla Brugere McClelland, she retired in 1991 as postmaster of Williamsburg after 35 years of service. ...
Charles Day (03/20/06)
SIKESTON - Charles C. Day, 88, died at 11 a.m. March 18, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born April 1, 1917, in the Henderson Mounds community, near East Prairie, to the late John H. and Rhoda Lee Cooper Day, he lived in Hammond, Ind. ...
Neoma Johnson (03/20/06)
SIKESTON -- Neoma Johnson, 82, died March 18, 2006, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born March 15, 1924, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of the late John Elsie and Ida Elizabeth Evans Sledge, she was a member of Miner Baptist Church. On Dec. 5, 1944, in Mississippi, she married Billy F. Johnson, who preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 1997...
Elze Graham (03/20/06)
SIKESTON - Active pallbearers for Elze Andrew Graham, who died on March 18, 2006, will be: Clem Scheffer, Jerome Rennier, James Urhahn, Mike Rennier, John Turner and Jim Leigh. Honorary pallbearers will be: Kenny Wasson, Clem Scheffer, John Southern, Murray Sullivan, Clyde Launius, Bob Patterson, Charles Manley and Dr. David Pfefferkorn...
Neal Hendrix (03/20/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Saturday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Neal Hendrix, who died on March 15, 2006, were: Carl Jones, Ronnie Martin, Keith Hancock, Scott Burge, Brian Franklin and S.L. Cates.
Gladys Hale (03/20/06)
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Gladys Hale, 95, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 1:24 a.m. March 16, 2006, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. Born Dec. 1, 1910, in the Dogwood community near East Prairie, to the late Arch and Josephine L. Ponder Hale, she lived in Phoenix since 1950 moving from North Carolina, was a retired accountant and was of the Methodist belief...
Wayne Stevens (03/20/06)
ESSEX - Wayne Maurice Stevens, 67, died March 18, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Born Jan. 27, 1939, near Dexter, son of the late Linous and Beulah Campbell Stevens, he was a farmer and a veteran of the United States Navy. In 1958, he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Walters...
Gertrude Downie (03/20/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico for Gertrude Olia Ryan Downie, who died March 10, 2006, were: Donald Downie, Rod Downie, Bob Downie and Norman Noel.
Jeremy Wienkauf (03/20/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. - Jeremy Wayne Weinkauf, 19, died March 15, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville, Mo. Funeral services will be conducted with full military honors at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dry Bayou Baptist Church in Pemiscot County, Mo. The Rev. Bobby Quinn will officiate...
Beulah Hartz (03/20/06)
PUXICO - Beulah "Boots" Hartz, 84, died March 18, 2006, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center. Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Victoria, La., daughter of the late William J. and Ora Bates Johnston, she worked for the Puxico Handle Factory. She and her husband had lived in Bakersfield, Calif., where she worked for 30 years for Sears Federated Stores before returning to Puxico. She had also lived in St. Louis and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Assembly of God Church...
Raymond Parker Sr. (03/15/06)
FESTUS - Raymond Parker Sr., 92, died March 13, 2006, at the Arbor Place in Festus. Born Jan. 7, 1914, in Perkins, son of the late William and Evelyn McDaniel Parker, he had worked as a farmer for many years. He married Caroline Blanche Surface, who preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1983...
Peggy White (03/15/06)
CHARLESTON - Peggy Edwards White, 74, died at 5:30 a.m. March 12, 2006, at the Charleston Manor. Born Dec. 30, 1931, in Charleston, to the late Crawford and Tishe Elizabeth Marable Edwards Sr., she had lived most of her life in Charleston and was of the Christian Church belief...
Olene Greenwood (03/15/06)
RICHLAND, Miss. -- Elizabeth Olene Greenwood, 72, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died at 11 p.m. March 13, 2006, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Born Feb. 5, 1934, in Cardwell, Mo., daughter of the late Howard Bruce and Mary Lucille (Bradley) Greenwood, she was a graduate of East Prairie High School. ...
Henry Keeton (03/15/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Harry Alvin Keeton, 59, died at 1 a.m. March 14, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 11, 1946, in St. Louis, to the late Roland N. and Emma P. Johnson Keeton, he was a diesel mechanic and a United States Army veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was of the Pentecostal belief...
Walter Lynn (03/15/06)
CHAFFEE - Walter Lee Lynn, 77, died at 5:20 a.m. March 14, 2006, at his home. Born Sept. 27, 1928, in Randles, son of the late William Thomas and Lillie Mae Thompson Lynn, he was a retired self-employed truck driver and a veteran of the United States Army, Air Force and Marines. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 615 and VFW Post 3127, all in Chaffee...
Glenda Johnson (03/15/06)
DEXTER -- Glenda Johnson, 61, died March 14, 2006, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Arrangements are incomplete at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary F. Bucher (03/15/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Frances Bucher, 85, died at 10:15 p.m. March 14, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Ashley Parr (03/22/06)
POPLAR BLUFF - Ashley Renee Burnett Parr, 17, formerly of Sikeston, died at 11:03 a.m. Feb. 4, 2006, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital. Born July 7, 1988, in Scott County, daughter of Gary Parr of Marston and Christina Burnett of Vanduser, she had been disabled since birth and had lived in Poplar Bluff since June 2005...
Pansy Woolverton (03/22/06)
GRANT PARK, Ill. - Pansy Larue Wheatley Woolverton, 68, died at 7:38 a.m. March 20, 2006, at Crown Point Hospice in Crown Point, Ind. Born March 9, 1938, near East Prairie, to the late Robert and Annie Beatrice Redfering Wheatley, she attended the Methodist Church...
Willie Harris (03/22/06)
CHARLESTON - Willie James Harris, 62, died March 17, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Born April 8, 1943, in Wyatt, he was the son of the late Paul F. and Carrie B. Wheat Harris. In 1964, he married Daisy L. Robinson who survives of the home. Other survivors include: five sons, Donald W. ...
Beulah Hartz (03/22/06)
PUXICO - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Tuesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home for Beulah "Boots" Hartz who died on March 18, 2006, were: Christopher Hartz, Nicholas Hartz, John Reiter, Paul Johnston, Donald Johnston and Marvin Johnston...
Carolyn Oden (03/23/06)
APOPKA, Fla. -- Carolyn Oden, 68, died March 21, 2006. Born Sept. 13, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of the late Geneviev Mills and Adrian Baugher, she was a bookkeeper. Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Andrew Oden and Teri Golling-Oden and Rick Proven; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Ann Oden-Daddio and Phil J. ...
Zachary Gore (03/23/06)
WAPPAPELLO -- Zachary Gore, 10, died March 22, 2006, at his home in Wappapello. Born June 16, 1995, in Sikeston, son of Claude "Chip" Gore III and Wendi Burchett Gore of Wappapello, he had lived in Wappapello most of his life. In addition to his parents, survivors include: two brothers, Mark Gore and Logan Gore of Wappapello; two sisters, Dawn Gore and Kathleen Gore of Puxico; his paternal grandparents, Claude and Anita Gore of Wappapello; his maternal grandparents, Lindy and Jan Burchett of Stillwell, Okla.; his paternal great-grandmothers, Juanita Gore of Rector, Ark., and Imogene Holifield of Piggott, Ark.; and his maternal great-grandparents, James and Wynette Williams of Fairdealing; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.. ...
Frank Bain (03/23/06)
DEXTER - The Rev. Frank Bain, 67, died March 22, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 30, 1939, at Pocahontas, Ark., son of the late Lester F. and Naomi Lingle Bain, he was the pastor of Liberty Hill General Baptist Church at Aid. Prior coming to Aid, he was the pastor at Unity Baptist Church in Benton, the Iona Baptist Church near Cape Girardeau, The Bethany Baptist Church at Anna, Ill., and the General Baptist Church at Clay, Ky. ...
Joseph Tisher (03/23/06)
PARK HILLS - Joseph Daniel "J.D." Tisher, 83, died March 14, 2006, at Mineral Area Hospital in Farmington. He was born May 24, 1922, in Hickman, Ky., son of Isaac Joseph and Anna Nora Higgerson Tisher. He and Ruby Bailey were married in 1947, and she survives of the home...
Johnny Coon (03/23/06)
LEE'S SUMMIT - Arthur W. "Johnny" Coon, 84, formerly of Sikeston and New Madrid, passed away on March 21, 2006, at Lee's Summit Hospital in Lee's Summit, following a brief illness. Born may 31, 1921, at New Madrid, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee Coon and Hermina Unseld Coon. ...
Arvel Menley (03/23/06)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Arvel N. Menley, who died on March 19, 2006, were: Wade DeProw, Joey DeProw, Mark Boyt, Rick Boyt, Richard Warren and Micah Stevens...
Annie Neel (03/23/06)
PIGGOTT, Ark. - Annie Lois Ramey Neel, 89, formerly of Deering, Mo., died March 21, 2006, at Piggott. Born March 20, 1917, in Dyer County, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Freeman E. and Mary Maude Ramey. In 1934, at Caruthersville, she married A.L. Neel Jr. who preceded her in death...
Hershel Boyt (03/23/06)
DEXTER - Hershel Boyt, 91, died March 22, 2006, at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter. Born Feb. 22, 1915, near Essex, son of the late John Henry and Marie Linneman Boyt, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a retired mechanics teacher at Sikeston Public Schools, a former airline mechanic with TWA and Ozark Airlines. ...
Charles Yeakey (03/23/06)
TAYLOR, Mich. - William Charles Yeakey, 75, formerly of Aid, Mo., died March 21, 2006, in the Oakwood Hospital at Taylor. Born March 27, 1930, at Aid, son of the late William David and Holly Fern Teer Yeakey, he was an inspector for Chrysler Corporation...
Mildred Payne (03/27/06)
DEXTER - Mildred Marie Payne, 83, died March 26, 2006, in the Cypress Point Health Care. Born Nov. 7, 1922, at Gibson, daughter of the late James and Fannie Cashion Stafford, she and her husband were the owners of Payne's Shoe Store in downtown Dexter for over 30 years. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Larry Miller (03/27/06)
EDMOND, Okla. -- Larry J. Miller, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 24, 2006, in Edmond. Born Aug. 16, 1941, in Sikeston, son of Bernice Miller Hartlein and the late Leon Miller, Larry graduated from Sikeston High School in 1959 and served three years in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 22, 1961, in Sikeston, he married Carolyn McClanahan. After retirement from Noranda Aluminum, Larry and Carolyn moved to Edmond to spend their retirement years near where their children now reside...
Celia Ross (03/27/06)
SIKESTON - Celia "Maw" Ross, 75, died March 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Jan. 28, 1931, in Eddyville, Ky., son of the late Joe E. Robertson and Tyline Tucker, she was a teacher in the D.A.E.O.C. Headstart Program for over 20 years and a member of the Temple of Faith General Baptist Church...
Linda Garner (03/27/06)
CEDAR PARK, Texas - Linda Louise Garner, 55, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died at 7 p.m. March 25, 2006, at Seton Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Nunnelee Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Sally McGowen (03/27/06)
PUXICO - Sally McGowen, 49, died March 24, 2006, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Born April 5, 1956, in Bloomfield, daughter of Eva Mae Hazel Phillips and the late Everett Phillips, she had lived in Puxico and Dexter all her life. On Dec. 17, 1981, she married Rick McGowen who survives of the home...
Mike Witzel (03/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Mike Witzel, 52, died March 25, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 11, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Gus and Josie Schriener Witzel, he had worked for Nova Brik for 21 years and was a member of Tanner Street Church of God. On June 30, 1972, he married Linda Hency who survives of the home...
Imogene Butler (03/27/06)
SIKESTON -- Imogene Butler, 89, died March 25, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 10, 1916, in Idalia, daughter of the late John Frank and Bertha Ora Triplett Rankin, she had attended Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston and before her retirement had worked for the Rural Electric Association in Sikeston...
Andy Smithson Jr. (03/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Andy Smithson Jr., 62, formerly of Osceola, Ark., died March 26, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti. Born Nov. 9, 1943, in Savannah, Tenn., son of the late Andrew Walter Smithson and Mamie Fay Cummings, he had lived in the Osceola area during his lifetime and was a truck driver...
Max Jenkins (03/27/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - Max Elmer Jenkins, 63, died at 5:15 a.m. March 26, 2006, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 31, 1942, in East Prairie, to the late Max Leonard and Irene Boyd Jenkins, he had lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was a self-...
Michael Swilley (03/27/06)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Michael Glenn Swilley, 38, died March 24, 2006. Born Oct. 26, 1967, in Sikeston, son of Donald Lee and Glenna Luell Childers Swilley of Sikeston, he was a 1986 graduate of Sikeston High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Sikeston...
Lucille Graham (03/27/06)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Lucille Louise Graham, 83, died March 26, 2006, at the Portageville Nursing Center. Born Aug. 24, 1922, in Greenway, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Westley and Sally Vannada. On Dec. 18, 1937, she married William Cecil Graham who preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1984...
H.T. Roberts (03/27/06)
HAYWARD - H.T. Roberts, 76, died March 24, 2006, at his home. Born Feb. 23, 1930, in Pemiscot County, son of the late Talmus and Dona McKnight Roberts, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War, and a member of the Assembly of God Church in Portageville...
Lucille Lee (03/27/06)
CHAFFEE -- Lucille Lee, 88, died at 10:15 p.m. March 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1917, in Rockview, daughter of the late Leonard August Tucker and Lena Caroline Hoefler, she was a homemaker and member of Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
Christine McKenzie (03/09/06)
CHAFFEE -- Christine McKenzie, 84, died March 9, 2006, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
James Varnon (03/08/06)
ST. LOUIS - James Stanley Varnon, 67, died March 6, 2006, at his home. Born Dec. 12, 1939, in Harviell, to the late John Sam and Pauline Varnon, he attended school in Morley, where he spent most of his early life. He was retired from his St. Louis nursery business, Varnon Tree Service...
Randy Riley (03/09/06)
SIKESTON -- William Randy Riley II, 23, died March 8, 2006, of injuries sustained in a car accident. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Friday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Mary Richardson (03/09/06)
PORTAGEVILLE - Mary K. Richardson, 104, died March 8, 2006, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Ronnie Ferguson (03/09/06)
CHARLESTON - Ronnie Eugene Ferguson, 45, died at 3:15 p.m. March 7, 2006, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Born April, 13, 1960, in St. Louis, son of Freddie Eugene Ferguson of St. Louis and Joyce Jo Bailey Jones of Charleston, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County and was of the Protestant faith...
Jewell Elsperman (03/09/06)
CHAFFEE - Jewell Marie Elsperman, 78, died at 7:28 a.m. March 8, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 25, 1927, in Morley, to the late Thomas Johnathan and Myrtle Mae Cruse Jackson, she had worked as a machine operator at Convair Aeronautical in San Diego and retired as a cook from the United States Army in Yuma, Ariz...
Paul Todd (03/08/06)
GIBSON - Paul Todd, 77, died March 5, 2006, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 13, 1928, in Gibson, son of the late Jim and Jane Floyd Todd, he was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Campbell, the Odd Fellow Lodge and the Four Mile Masonic Lodge 212 AF and AM in Campbell. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he was a retired farmer and of the Presbyterian faith...
Alva Couch (03/08/06)
MADISON, Ala. - Alva William Couch, 94, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 6, 2006, at Valley View Nursing Home in Madison. Born Jan. 28, 1912, in Sikeston, to the late George and Susie Newton Couch, he had worked at International Shoe Company and Jay's Fried Chicken in Sikeston and was of the Nazarene faith...
Cheryl Peet (03/09/06)
SIKESTON - Cheryl Peet, 37, died March 9, 2006, at Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Ronnie Ferguson (03/08/06)
ST. LOUIS - Ronnie E. Ferguson, 45, died March 7, 2006, at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie.
April Homan (03/08/06)
DEXTER -- April Lynn Island Homan, 24, died March 3, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born June 1, 1981, in Kennett, daughter of Pearl Mayner Island and the late Connie Eugene Island, she had lived in Dexter most of her life and worked as a prison guard in Charleston. She had served in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist belief...
J.C. Irby (03/08/06)
EAST PRAIRIE - J.C. Irby, 71, died at 12:43 p.m. March 7, 2006, in the Charleston Manor. No services will be held. Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Ramsey (03/01/06)
ADVANCE - Helen Ramsey, 94, formerly of Advance, died Feb. 28, 2006, at the Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 30, 1911, at Fisk, daughter of the late Harrison and Hattie Tyree Granget, she was a homemaker and a member of the Landmark Apostolic Church. An avid quilter and crocheter, she loved to travel in her later years...
Floyd Matthews (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Floyd Alfred Matthews Jr., 58, died Feb. 27, 2006, at his home. Born Aug. 16, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Floyd A. and Mable Caruthers Matthews Sr., he was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1997, and then worked for Midway Wholesale Florist. He started his own karaoke business in 2002...
Emma Ernst (03/01/06)
AURORA, Ill. -- Emma Marie Phillips Ernst, 80, passed away peacefully Feb. 28, 2006, in Aurora. Emma was born July 8, 1925, in Braggadocio, Mo. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Henry Sullenger; a granddaughter, Sheila Smith; and two brothers, Jean Phillips and Jay Phillips...
Edith Dumay (03/01/06)
HARRISONVILLE - Edith Frey Dumay, 91, formerly of Sikeston, died Feb. 26, 2006, at Crown Care Center in Harrisonville. Born Jan. 27, 1915, in Bonne Terre, daughter of the late George William and Mary Stephanie Bouchard Frey, her family moved to a farm just north of Sikeston in 1917. ...
Richard Ginder (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Richard Ginder, 65, died Feb. 28, 2006, at his home. Born March 12, 1940, in Mattoon, Ill., son of Helen Thurman Ginder of Mattoon and the late Raymond Willard Ginder, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Shriners in Sikeston and JCI Senator in Illinois. He was a pyrotechnician and shot fireworks at Union City, Tenn., for 20 years and worked for DeCota Electric in Sikeston from 1977 until his retirement in March 2005...
Mickey Turner (03/01/06)
HAYWOOD CITY -- Lucille "Mickey" Turner, 67, died Feb. 25, 2006. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Pop City, she was the daughter of the late John Henry "Snap" and Elnater "Luster" Turner. Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Elliott and Lanelle Turner and Tommy and Raynette Turner of Sikeston and Alphonso and Mary Turner of Haywood City; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Annette and Robert Jones, Debbie and Jeff Davis Jr., Lavonda and Eddie Robinson of Sikeston and Cynthia and Isaiah McCray and Staffane Turner of Haywood City; three brothers, John Henry Turner and Don Turner of Nashville, Tenn., and David Turner of Haywood City; eight sisters, Ella Mae, Gertrude Harrington, Geneva McClinton, Rose Peet and Mary Baker of Sikeston, Doris Turner of Haywood City, Joann Jackson of Chicago and Helen Tate Jr. ...
Mucy Wooley (03/01/06)
ALVIN, Texas -- Mucy Belle Wooley, 69, formerly of Portageville, Mo., died Feb. 23, 2006, in Webster. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Portageville, the daughter of James and Ruth Gray Muse, she moved to Alvin from Portageville in 1991. She married Darrel Wooley who survives...
Mattie Sharkey (03/01/06)
SIKESTON - Mattie Sharkey, 105, died Feb. 27, 2006, at her daughter's home, where she resided. Born Dec. 21, 1900, in Swan Lake, Miss., to the late Eliza Harris, she had lived in Missouri since 1930 and was a member of Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Portageville and attended Hunter Memorial First Presbyterian Church in Sikeston...
Hobson Brock Jr. (03/07/06)
RIDGELAND, Miss. - Dr. Hobson Darney Brock Jr., 68, died Feb. 25, 2006, at Rankin Medical Center. Born July 9, 1937, in McComb, to the late Dr. Hobson and Hazel Packwood Brock Sr., he graduated in 1955 from McComb High School. He was loved and respected by everyone he met throughout his life and was elected president of his class for four years. ...
Sarah Vaughn (03/07/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted Monday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Sarah Mae Vaughn, who died March 3, 2006, were: Donnie Riley, Todd Riley, Scott Riley, Josh Miller, Billy Spence and Luke Frazier.
Margaret Davis (03/07/06)
PARMA - Pallbearers for services conducted Monday under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Parma for Margaret Jean Graham Davis who died on March 4, 2006, were: Danny Biggs, Ryan Smith, Pat Johnson, Jim Goforth, Paul Miller and Bobby Miller...
Doris Lynch (03/07/06)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Pallbearers at services for Doris Faye Lynch, 68, who died March 5, 2006, will be: Kenny Haney, Bill Haney, Richard Haney, Jerry Haney, Darren Haney and Dallas Sherrod. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday...
Lois Sweet (03/07/06)
NEW MADRID - Lois "Losie" Allen Sweet, 84, died March 5, 2006, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in the Dogwood community in Mississippi County, to the late Edgar and Clara Gardner Sweet, he was a retired farmer, a veteran of the United States Army and a member of the Farrenburg Church of the Brethren...
Margaret Ward (03/07/06)
ST. LOUIS -- Margaret Marie Ward, 90, formerly of Sikeston, died March 5, 2006, at Sunset Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis. Born Nov. 16, 1915, in New Madrid County, daughter of the late William Roy and Pearl Mae Bruce Parks, she was of the Baptist belief...
James Byassee (03/07/06)
SCOTT CITY - James Marlin Byassee, 62, died at 10:21 a.m. March 6, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 18, 1934, in Fulton, Ky., son of the late Horace James and Marie Humphrey Byassee, he was a truckdriver and had worked for the Benjamin Moore Paint Co. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean War...
Arvel Menley (03/21/06)
DEXTER - Arvel N. Menley, 88, died March 19, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility. Born April 23, 1917, in Stoddard County, son of the late Henry Everet and Sarah Ellen Leffel Menley, he had lived all his life in Southeast Missouri. He had worked as a farmer and at Swift's Poultry Plant in Dexter...
Ruby Mabrey (03/21/06)
CHAFFEE - Ruby A. Mabrey, 80, died at 10:40 p.m. March 20, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born March 30, 1925, in Allenville, to the late Robert and Louise Diamond Eakins, she had retired from Thorngate Ltd. in Chaffee where she was a presser...
Jeremy Weinkauf (03/21/06)
ORLANDO, Fla. - Services for Jeremy Wayne Weinkauf, 19, who died March 15, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq, will now be held at a later date in Orlando. DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville, Mo., is in charge of local arrangements.
Louise Bohannon (03/21/06)
CARLOCK, Ill. - Olive "Louise" Bohannon, 71, died at 12:30 a.m. March 20, 2006, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Born May 6, 1934, in Blodgett, Mo., daughter of the late Chap and Ruby Loretta Bonnifield Myers, she was a homemaker, a former cook for the Olympia School and was of the Baptist belief...
Billy Moore (03/26/06)
FLINT, Mich. - Willis P. "Billy Paul" Moore, 69, formerly of Parma, Mo., died March 7, 2006, at the Geneseys Regional Medical Center in Flint. Born May 8, 1936, the son of the late Lonnie C. and Lena Streeter Moore, he had lived in Flint for many years. He had served in the United States Air Force and worked at General Motors V-8 Engine Plant, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of UAW 659, American Legion Post 225 and Fraternal Order of Eagles 51 Burton Chapter...
Lucille Lee (03/26/06)
CHAFFEE -- Lucille Lee, 88, died at 10:15 p.m. March 23, 2006, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 28, 1917, in Rockview, daughter of the late Leonard August Tucker and Lena Caroline Hoefler, she was a homemaker and member of Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston, where she taught Sunday school for many years...
H.T. Roberts (03/26/06)
HAYWARD - H.T. Roberts, 76, died March 24, 2006, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with the DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Mike Witzel (03/25/06)
SIKESTON - Mike Witzel, 52, died March 25, 2006, at his home. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Bernice Sandlin (03/26/06)
DEXTER - Pallbearers for the funeral service conducted on Friday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter for Bernice Sandlin, who died on March 21, 2006, were: John Cox, James Goff, John Sandlin, Ron Sandlin, Steve Moore, Jason Moore and Greg Moore...
Gertrude Downie (03/16/06)
NEVADA - Gertrude Olia Ryan Downie, 91, died March 10, 2006, at the Christian Health Care in Nevada. Born March 7, 1915, in Union County, Miss., daughter of the late Joseph Patrick and Olia Elgin Bryant Ryan, the family moved to Southeast Missouri when she was a child, and she graduated from Portageville High School. ...
Bonnie Schindler (03/16/06)
CHESTERFIELD - Bonnie Lou Schindler, 82, formerly of Morehouse and Dexter, died March 13, 2006, in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis. Born May 18, 1923, at Dry Valley, daughter of the late William and Virginia Snider, she was a homemaker and a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary at Wappapello...
Glenda Johnson (03/16/06)
DEXTER - Glenda Fay Wren Johnson, 61, died March 14, 2006, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare. Born July 7, 1944, in Flint, Mich., daughter of the late Lloyd and Geneva Henson Wren, she was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Apostolic Church in Sturdivant...
Joseph Tisher (03/16/06)
PARK HILLS - Joseph Tisher, 83, died March 14, 2006, at Mineral Area Hospital. He was born May 24, 1922, in Hickman, Ky. His wife, Ruby Bailey Tisher, survives of the home. Other survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Ralph and Lori Tisher of Hermann and Ron and Regina Tisher of Park Hills; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamala and Gary Brownfield of St. ...
Neal Hendrix (03/16/06)
PUXICO - Neal Hendrix, 71, died March 15, 2006, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Sept. 27, 1934, in Puxico, son of the late Wilburn and Pauline Hancock Hendrix, he returned to Puxico in 1967 after having lived several years in Alton, Ill. He owned and operated Neal's Garage and was a transmission specialist...
Manny Leuer (03/16/06)
NEW MADRID - William Mann "Manny" Leuer, 63, died March 10, 2006, at his home. Born Jan. 30, 1943, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the late Harry F. and Mary Claire Mann Leuer, he was in radio sales and a graduate of Murray State University. Survivors include: one brother, Harry Francis Leuer Jr. of Snowlake, Miss.; and one aunt, Sallie Marie Sterling of Valley Park...
Jimmy McKeel (03/16/06)
SPRINGVILLE, Tenn. -- James Webb "Jimmy" McKeel, 64, died at his home March 15, 2006, following an illness. Born April 16, 1942, in Paragould, Ark., son of James Clark and Willo Mae Webb McKeel of Rector, he taught school for 31 years in New Madrid County, Mo., where he was a basketball and baseball coach. For the last six years he served as minister of Bethlehem Church of Christ...
Geneva DeWitt (03/16/06)
SIKESTON - Geneva DeWitt, 86, died March 15, 2006, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 9, 1919, in Hagarville, Ark., to the late Earl Jefferson and Criner Snow Newton, she was a housewife and of the Baptist faith. In 1938, she married Wallace "Link" DeWitt, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1975...
Mary F. Bucher (03/16/06)
SIKESTON -- Mary Frances Bucher passed away Tuesday evening, March 14, 2006, at her home after an extended illness. She is survived by: three daughters, Melinda Shelton of Houston, Texas, Mary Beth Woodward of Atlanta, Ga. and Martha Pearce of Mobile, Ala.; and one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Cathy Bucher of Sikeston. ...
Juanita Slinkard (03/16/06)
DEKALB, Ill. - Juanita Lorene Slinkard, 90, died at 12:35 p.m. March 13, 2006, at Pine Acres Care Center. Born April 16, 1915, in Diehlstadt, daughter of the late William Harvey and Stella Jennings Griffith, she had worked as a seamstress for a clothing manufacturer...