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Obituaries from March 2012

William Pentecost (03/30/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- William Homer "Bill" Pentecost, 72, a resident of Poplar Bluff, died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 2, 1939, in St. Louis, to the late Clint and Aldine Pentecost, Bill was an ordained minister of the Church of God in Anderson, Ind., and pastored churches in Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. The Rev. Pentecost attended the First Church of God in Poplar Bluff since retiring in September...
Pauline Levart (03/30/12)
DEXTER -- Pauline Levart, 71, died March 28, 2012, at her home. Born June 26, 1940, in Dexter, to the late Paul Parker and Vivian Hunt Patterson, she was a homemaker. A former employee of Elders Manufacturing and co-owner of Malden Lime Company, she attended the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Grace Hill and Sarah Hill (03/30/12)
HUXLEY, Iowa -- Sarah Lynn Hill and Grace Elizabeth Hill died shortly after birth on Jan. 6, 2012, in Huxley. They are survived by: their father, Steven Hill of New Madrid, Mo.; grandparents, Sherry Hill of New Madrid and Hank Hill of Wardell, Mo.; a great-grandmother, Mary Slayton of Portageville, Mo.; and three uncles, Bradley Hill of New Madrid and Chase Hill and Aiden Hill of Wardell...
Jan Campbell (03/30/12)
PARMA -- Jannis "Jan" Campbell, 60, died March 28, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 16, 1951, in Sikeston, to the late Albert Lavern and Virginia Evelyn Harralston Halterman, she had lived in St. Louis and Lilbourn before moving 40 years ago to Parma where she was a member of the Church of Christ...
James Jones (03/30/12)
DEXTER -- James Raymond Jones, 86, died March 29, 2012, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center. Born Oct. 22, 1925, at Wylie, Texas, he lived in Texas until 1999 and was of the Jehovah's Witnesses belief. On Feb. 20, 1999, he married Pauline who survives of the home near Dexter...
Marla Hyde (03/30/12)
SIKESTON -- Visitation for Marla Jo Husk Hyde, 51, who died March 22, 2012, will be from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie. Online condolences can be made at www.shelbyfuneral.com.
Raymond Blattel (03/30/12)
ORAN -- Raymond Blattel, 91, died March 29, 2012 at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Patsy Anderson (03/29/12)
BENTON -- Patsy Lee Anderson, 78, died March 28, 2012, at her home. Born Oct. 29, 1933, in Chaffee, to the late Leo M. and Loraine Edna Matthews Halter, she was a secretary for attorney Tom Arnold, and worked in the county clerk and recorder's office in Scott County and for First State Bank of Belgrade. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Benton and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Quilting Club in Belgrade...
Alan Carter (03/29/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Alan D. Carter, 57, died at 1:30 a.m. March 28, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born March 16, 1955, in East Prairie, to Betty Jo Secoy Carter Archie of Oran and the late James Kenneth Carter, he lived all his life in East Prairie where he was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He was employed as a printer with the Moll Printing Company in Sikeston...
Gladys Welch (03/29/12)
CHAFFEE -- Gladys Marie Welch, 72, died March 27, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born June 18, 1939, in Marble Hill, to the late Jim and Virginia Pouge Long, she worked at Columbia Sportswear in Chaffee. Survivors include: one son, Tracy Welch of Dalton, Ga.; one sister, Mary Horton of Jackson; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren...
Junior Coatney (03/29/12)
DOE RUN -- Pallbearers for funeral services conducted Wednesday at Ponder Funeral Home for Wayne Junior Coatney, 76, formerly of Morehouse, who died on March 25, 2012, were: Tommy Stanley, Ferrell Wilson, Gary Ozment, Mike Dillard, Tim Harris and Matthew Landers...
Demp Holden (03/29/12)
DEXTER -- Verlin Dempsey "Demp" Holden, 86, died March 27, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 1, 1926, in Shannon County, to the late Roy and Leona Kyle Holden, he was a founding member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter and later attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, he was the owner of Verlin Holden and Sons Sawmill and Lumber Company and Holden Pallet Company in Dexter...
Teresa Norville (03/29/12)
ANNISTON -- Teresa Jean Bell Norville, 56, died at 8:50 a.m. March 28, 2012, at her daughter's home. Born Dec. 11, 1955, at Wyatt, to the late Ralph Glen and Dorothy Parker Bell Bard, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she had worked as a waitress at the Russell Cafe and Charleston Inn. She was of the Pentecostal belief...
Martha Ward (03/29/12)
WAPPAPELLO -- Martha L. Ward, 93, died March 28, 2012, at the Puxico Nursing Center. Born Nov. 20, 1918, in Wappapello, to the late Albert S. and Mollie C. Carnes Lincoln, she lived all her life in the Wappapello area where she was a member of the New Life Baptist Church...
Allen Carter (03/28/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Allen D. Carter, 57, died at 1:30 a.m. March 28, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Demp Holden (03/28/12)
DEXTER -- Demp Holden, 86, died March 27, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Duane Chronister (03/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Visitation is scheduled from 2 p.m. until time of memorial services at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home for Earnest Duane Chronister, 88, who died on March 15, 2012, in Cape Girardeau. Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com...
Mildred Unger (03/28/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mildred Unger, 88, died March 26, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born April 11, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Herman and Lillian Hincke Macke, she was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and a member of the Bloomfield Chapter No. 385 Order of the Eastern Star. She had been employed as a secretary for IXL in Dexter and Bernie and Griffin Contracting in Bloomfield and as a cashier at the Bank of Bloomfield...
Richard McCall (03/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Richard Allen McCall, 59, died March 26, 2012, at his home. Born April 15, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Richard Lee and Betty June Stobaugh McCall, he was a counter salesperson for D&S Salvage for many years. On May 11, 1973, in Sikeston, he married Linda Lecroy, who survives of the home...
Russ Garner (03/28/12)
SIKESTON -- Wilburn Austin "Russ" Garner, 90, died at 2:45 p.m. March 25, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Oct. 12, 1921, in Hornersville, he was the son of the late Wiley Houston Garner and Effie Elizabeth McArthur Garner. He first worked for Brown-Root Pipeline Construction in Oran and in 1950, was employed by Associated Natural Gas until his retirement in 1986. ...
Junior Coatney (03/27/12)
DOE RUN -- Wayne Junior Coatney, 76, formerly of Morehouse, died March 25, 2012, at the John J. Pershing Veterans Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Born Dec. 6, 1935, in Parma, to the late James Coatney and Lola Mae Goodwin Coatney Landers, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1954 to 1957, and worked as a psychiatric assistant at Farmington State Hospital before retiring...
Spurlin Beck (03/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Spurlin Beck, 85, died March 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. He was born April 23, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin Beck Sr. and Birdie Duke Beck. He was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine serving in World War II and again in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He farmed and was involved in many other business ventures...
Ricky Cavitt (03/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Ricky Leon Cavitt, 54, died March 19, 2012, at Sikeston. Born June 20, 1957, in Success, Ark., to the late Richard Leon and Dorotha Rice Cavitt, he was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a lineman for SEMO Electric. On July 16, 1988, at Cooter, he married Jackie Burton, who survives of the home...
Richard McCall (03/27/12)
SIKESTON -- Richard Allen McCall, 59, died March 26, 2012, at his home. Born April 15, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Richard Lee and Betty June Stobaugh McCall, he was a counter salesperson for D&S Salvage for many years. On May 11, 1973, in Sikeston, he married Linda Lecroy, who survives of the home...
Ralph Patterson (03/27/12)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ralph Patterson, 75, formerly of Charleston and Morehouse, Mo., died March 19, 2012, at a hospital in Colorado Springs. Born Dec. 28, 1936, at Charleston, son of the late Clarence and Emma Lingle Patterson, he attended Morehouse schools before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force in 1954. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 and had been employed as a school bus driver in Colorado Springs at the time of this death...
Mildred Unger (03/27/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Mildred Unger, 88, died March 26, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Russell (03/26/12)
CANALOU -- Shirley Russell, 66, died March 24, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Jan. 13, 1946, in Jonesboro, Ark., to the late Robert and Nannie Lou Williams, she was a member of the Canalou Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, having served as 50th district deputy grand matron in 2005, past worthy matron of the Morley Order of Eastern Star and was currently serving as worthy matron of Coronation 141 in Bernie. ...
Joe Brown (03/26/12)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Billy "Joe" Brown, 78, died March 24, 2012, at his home. Born March 31, 1933, near East Prairie, Mo., to the late Wallace and Gladys Bard Brown, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University, his master's degree from Southern Illinois, and his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. ...
Russ Garner (03/26/12)
SIKESTON -- W.A. "Russ" Garner, 90, died March 25, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Billy Young (03/26/12)
NEW MADRID -- Billy Young passed away March 23, 2012, at his home in New Madrid at the age of 69. He was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Bernie, to Dilmos Young who survives of New Madrid and the late Myrtle "Ella" Coleman Young. He was employed at Associated Electric Co-op where he worked in many positions and was the operations supervisor when he retired in 2005 after 34 years. ...
Dorothy Hartlein (03/26/12)
FLORESVILLE, Texas -- Dorothy Hartlein, 89, formerly of the Sikeston and Matthews, Mo., died March 23, 2012, at Regency Manor in Floresville. Born March 17, 1923, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Andrew and Mattie Revelle Houser, she was retired from International Shoe and a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Sikeston...
Thomas McClarty (03/26/12)
LILBOURN -- Thomas Jefferson McClarty, 92, of Lilbourn was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Cardwell, to the late Oliver Nemar and Curtis Owens McClarty and passed away March 24, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in New Madrid. On July 13, 1941, in Senath, he married Mrs. Eva Marie Hickerson McClarty who survives of the home...
Wayne Coatney Jr. (03/26/12)
DOE RUN -- Wayne Coatney Jr., 76, formerly of Morehouse, died March 25, 2012, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff. Arrangements are incomplete at Ponder Funeral Home.
Thomas McClarty (03/24/12)
LILBOURN - Thomas Jefferson McClarty, 92, died March 24, 2012, at the Golden Age Living Center in New Madrid. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Lilbourn where funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.
John Cerny (03/25/12)
EUREKA -- John Cerny of Eureka died at home on March 21, 2012, at the age of 76. He was the husband of Patricia Letsinger Cerny for 56 years. He also was the father of Timothy M. Cerny (Jan Anderson Cerny) and Kimberly A. Cerny (Jay Divine); grandfather of Leslie Cerny, Albert Huebner, Jessica Huebner, Joshua Divine and Madeline Divine; brother of Betty Rose Scott (Thomas M. ...
Marla Jo Hyde (03/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Marla Jo Husk Hyde, 51, died at 3:15 a.m. March 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born March 25, 1960, in Sikeston to the late Donald Richard and Martha Sue Childers Husk, she lived in Sikeston most of her life. On March 26, 1977, at the Miner Baptist Church she married Ronald Steven Hyde who survives of the home...
Peggy Oliver (03/25/12)
CHARLESTON -- Peggy Ann Alcorn Oliver, 71, died March 22, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Oct. 27, 1940, in rural Sikeston, to the late Delmar H. and Helen Marie Wyman Alcorn Sr., she was a graduate of Charleston High School. She studied at William Woods College at Fulton and then later at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. In 1980, she moved to Marion, Ark., where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She returned to Charleston in 1998...
Rena Andrews (03/25/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Rena Andrews, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of New Madrid, died March 22, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Born April 16, 1929, in Mount Levi, Ark., to the late George and Rhoda Lund Warren, she was a member of the New Madrid Church of Christ and the Order of the Eastern Star...
Evelyn Sanders (03/25/12)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn Sanders, 94, formerly of East Prairie, died at 7:20 p.m. March 21, 2012, in the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Nov. 5, 1917, in Mississippi County to the late Charles and Maude Kidd Jackson, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she worked at the Ben Franklin Dime Store for over 50 years...
Albirdie Ritch (03/25/12)
CHARLESTON -- Albirdie Vines Ritch, 75, died March 24, 2012, at her home in rural Charleston. Born July 28, 1936, in the Deventer community of Mississippi County, to the late Walter Lee and Eliza Ann Nolen Vines, she had lived in Mississippi County her entire life...
Billy Young (03/25/12)
NEW MADRID -- Billy Young, 69, died March 23, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid.
Alfred Menz (03/23/12)
KELSO -- Alfred A. Menz, 88, died March 21, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 2, 1923, in New Hamburg, to the late Theon and Bertha Hahn Menz, he was U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II. He worked at Missouri Electric Works, Missouri Utilities and retired from Procter and Gamble. ...
Bill Anderson (03/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- William G. "Bill" Anderson, 77, died March 22, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 25, 1934, in Mississippi County, to the late Clarence Kirb and Vern Rose Baker Anderson, he had lived in Mississippi County his entire life, was engaged in farming until his retirement and was of the Baptist belief...
Lillian Ann Gross (03/23/12)
SIKESTON -- A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for Lillian Ann Gross, 55, who died on March 19, 2012. The Rev. Glenn Eftink will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sunset of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with Williams Funeral Home of Sikeston in charge of arrangements...
Peggy Oliver (03/23/12)
CHARLESTON -- Peggy Ann Alcorn Oliver, 72, died March 22, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Daniel Gruen, Charleston's city manager, dies at age 49 (03/22/12)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston's City Manager Daniel Gruen died March 19, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was 49. Born Sept. 14, 1962, son of Richard and JoAnn Mataya Gruen, who survive of St. Louis, he was a 1989 graduate of St. ...
Rena Andrews (03/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Rena Andrews, 82, died March 22, 2012, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Marla Jo Hyde (03/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Marla Jo Hyde, 51, died March 22, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Evelyn Sanders (03/22/12)
SIKESTON -- Evelyn Sanders, 94, formerly of East Prairie, died March 21, 2012, at East Prairie Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Spurlin Beck (03/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Spurlin Beck, 85, died March 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 23, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine serving in World War II and during the Korean War. He farmed and was involved in many other business ventures...
Floyd Allen (03/21/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Floyd Allen, 96, died March 20, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born Oct. 3, 1915, in Shelby County, Ill., to the late Jack and Bessie Harlow Allen, he had grown up in Pana, Ill., and moved to the Aid community in 1959. He had worked raising chickens for the Swift Chicken Co. in Dexter before his retirement. He was of the Protestant belief...
Claudeen Russell (03/21/12)
BERTRAND -- Memorial services will be conducted from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of God of Prophecy at 104 East Elm Street in Bertrand for Claudeen Myracle Russell, 64, who died on Dec. 21, 2011. Shelby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements...
Lloyd Evans (03/21/12)
SIKESTON -- Lloyd Barton "Beans'"Evans, 89, died March 20, 2012, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Born Feb. 15, 1923, in Sikeston, to the late Lloyd Wilson and Lucy Culbertson Evans, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and had worked as a truck driver for Valley Steel before retiring...
Lillian Gross (03/21/12)
SIKESTON - Lillian Ann Gross, 55, died March 19, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born March 28, 1956, in Tunica, Miss., to the late Acie and Jewell Hatchett Dixon, she was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston and formerly attended Travelers Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Sikeston. She was former owner of Lil's Little Rascals Day Care Center in Sikeston...
Quarley Johnson (03/20/12)
WYATT -- Quarley Johnson, 51, died at 1:40 p.m. March 18, 2012, at his home. Born May 4, 1960, at Fort Campbell, Ky., to Lela Maumee Miller Brown of Talladega, Ala., and the late Norvel Napoleon Johnson, he was a U.S. Army veteran and had lived in Wyatt for the past several years...
Jerry Busby (03/20/12)
BLOOMFIELD -- Jerry Busby, 66, died March 18, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 17, 1946, in Bunny, Ark., to the late J.B. Franklin Busby and Ruth Mary Busby, he retired after 33 years as a maintenance technician for Arvin Automotive, now known as Faurecia Emissions Technologies, in Dexter. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Bible Tabernacle Church in Bloomfield where he served on the church board...
Mary McCloskey (03/20/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary "Moddy" Wilson McCloskey, 54, died March 18, 2012, at Portageville. Born Dec. 23, 1957, in Hayti, to the late Billy and Wynette Totty Wilson, she was a health care worker with White and Associates of Missouri. Survivors include: one son, Josh Wilson of Portageville; one sister, Jo Crockett of Portageville; two aunts, Pat Totty of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Karen Goodman of St. ...
Levi Collom (03/20/12)
BENTON -- Levi Stephen Collom, 3, died March 18, 2012, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis of a cause yet to be determined. Levi's life was filled with joy, a loving family and many pre-school and church friends. He enjoyed many activities such as going to the Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau, going to Current River with his family and playing with his sister, Victoria. ...
Gordon Albrecht (03/19/12)
SCOTT CITY -- Gordon Louis Albrecht, 92, died March 17, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 5, 1919, in Illmo, son of the late Louis and Edna Roth Albrecht, he was owner of Albrecht Insurance Agency in Scott City and Sikeston and also was a dairy farmer. ...
Lottie Mon (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Lottie J. Mon, 87, of Sikeston, died March 14, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Casa, Ark., to the late J.T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough. She was a homemaker and real estate broker, and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Mary Miller (03/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lynn Miller, 78, died March 16, 2012, at Heritage Gardens in Portageville. Born May 24, 1933, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Florence and Edith Crockett Birdwell. On Sept, 8, 1951, in Osceola, Ark., she married Harold Miller who preceded her in death on June 2, 2005...
Spurlin Beck (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Spurlin Beck, 85, died March 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born April 23, 1926, in Matthews, son of the late Spurlin and Birdie Duke Beck Sr., he was a veteran of the U.S. Merchant Marine serving in World War II and during the Korean War. He farmed and was involved in many other business ventures...
Mary McCloskey (03/19/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Wilson "Moddy" McCloskey, 54, died March 18, 2012, in Portageville. Arrangements are incomplete at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville.
Amy McCord (03/19/12)
SIKESTON -- Amy Irene Wilkinson McCord, 85, died March 17, 2012, at her home in Sikeston. Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Louisiana, Mo., to the late Carl Crow Wilkinson and Ruth Barrow Wilkinson, she was a graduate of Sikeston High School, where she was a Red Pepper, and attended Kansas State University. ...
Spurlin Beck (03/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Spurlin Beck, 85, died March 16, 2012, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home of Sikeston.
Duane Chronister (03/18/12)
SIKESTON -- Earnest Duane Chronister, 88, died March 15, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born July 13, 1923, in Oregon County, son of the late George C. and Floy Sifford Chronister, he was a member of First Baptist Church in Germantown, Tenn. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as a glider pilot and mechanic, stationed in North France and Central Europe during World War II, and had been a district manager for Case IH for 35 years before retiring...
Nina Engram (03/18/12)
BRANSON -- Nina Ruth Engram, 90, died March 14, 2012, in Springfield. Born Dec. 29, 1921, in Monroe County, to the late Alva F. and Minnie Jo Utterback Vaughn, she was a homemaker and bookkeeper in Palmyra. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Branson and had served as a volunteer at the Skaggs Medical Center, Veterans Task Force and the Downtown Branson Business Association...
Misty Strube (03/18/12)
DEXTER -- Misty JoAnn Strube, 35, died March 15, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 11, 1976, in Fresno, Calif., she had lived in Calfornia and Thayer before moving to Dexter in 2011. She had worked as a cashier at Walmart in Thayer and was of the Catholic belief...
Charles Chaney (03/18/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Charles Vanduser Chaney Sr., 89, formerly of Sikeston, died March 13, 2012, at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. Born July 10, 1922, in Morley, to the late Thomas J. and Alberta Vanduser Chaney, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and was a former member at the First Baptist Church in Sikeston. ...
Duane Chronister (03/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Duane Chronister, 88, died March 15, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home.
Rose Nichols (03/16/12)
PARMA -- Rose Marie Nichols, 80, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born March 17, 1931, in Parma, to the late Nathaniel and Ida Wilson Lewis, she had lived all her life in Parma where she worked as a secretary at the Parma Public Schools and was a member of the General Baptist Church...
Lottie Mon (03/16/12)
SIKESTON -- Lottie J. Mon, 87, of Sikeston, died March 14, 2012, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Casa, Ark., to the late J.T. and Florence Hubbard Yarbrough. She was a homemaker and real estate broker, and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sikeston...
Louise Hughes (03/16/12)
HOUMA, La. -- Louise Hughes, 89, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died March 12, 2012, at the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. Born June 4, 1922, in Essex, Mo., to the late Ollie C. and Leila Kamplain Pruitt, she was a retired manager of the Holiday Inn...
Dorothy Faris (03/16/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Marylou Herndon Faris, 84, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 31, 1927, in Helca, S.D., to the late Charles and Pearl Wassaaner Herndon, she and her husband moved to Charleston in 1962. They owned and operated Faris Shoe Repair and Boot Store in Charleston and Sikeston until they retired in 1994. She was a former member of the Trinity Pentecostal Church until its closing...
Julia Morse (03/15/12)
ESSEX -- Julia Ruth Morse, 96, died March 14, 2012, at her home near Essex. Born Feb. 20, 1916, in Horine, to the late John and Emma Schwebel Day, she had lived St. Louis and Jefferson County before moving to Southeast Missouri 71 years ago. She was a member of the Beech Grove General Baptist Church and had worked at Maupin's Variety Store for many years...
Walter Tilley (03/15/12)
BOLIVAR -- Walter Junior Tilley, 71, died March 13, 2012, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1940, in Bloomfield, to the the late Walter Tilley and Lydia Lucresia Elledge Vonruedgisch, he had lived most of his life in Bloomfield where he attended the First General Baptist Church and was a member of the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 153 and the Bloomfield American Legion. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had worked as a salesman for Haque Quality Water Conditioning...
Merrill Silman (03/15/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Merrill Dee Silman, 78, died March 13, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Gideon, to the late A.J. and Ercil Pavey Silman, he had worked as a roofer and was self-employed until retirement. Survivors include: one daughter, Bernice Simmons of Alton; five sons, Delbert Silman and Danny Silman of Portageville, Robert Silman of Marston, Jerry Silman of Hitchcock, Texas, and Phillip Silman of Lilbourn; four sisters, Jo Ann Little of Yorba Linda, Calif., Nancy Edgar of Portageville, Barbara Dabney of Columbus and Terri Joiner of Malden; and four grandchildren.. ...
Brenda Chandler (03/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Brenda Sue Chandler, 59, died Jan. 31, 2012, in St. Louis. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston. The Rev. Gerald Penn, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Charleston, will officiate...
Lottie Mon (03/15/12)
SIKESTON -- Lottie Mon, 87, died March 14, 2012, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bernice Bradley (03/15/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Bernice Faye Bradley, 64, died March 15, 2012, at her home. Born July 6, 1947, in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Willie "Bill" and Bernice Olene Springer. On Sept. 15, 1962, in New Madrid she married Richard Lee Bradley Sr. who survives of the home...
Dorothy Faris (03/15/12)
CHARLESTON -- Dorothy Marylou Herndon Faris, 84, died March 14, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home.
Barbara Glispie (03/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Barbara Ann Glispie, 55, died March 11, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 26, 1956, in Pinhook, to Bernice Haley Flye of Sikeston and the late Roy Lee Flye Sr., she was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Sikeston where she was a member of the choir...
Benjamin Carter (03/14/12)
CHARLESTON -- Benjamin John Lee Carter, newborn son of Amanda Lee Duty and Benjamin John Carter of Charleston, died March 11, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. In addition to his parents, he is survived by: his maternal grandparents, Lee and Alma Harvey Duty of Anniston; paternal grandmother, Bonnie Bronson of Borculo, Mich.; and a number of cousins...
Beulah Osburn (03/14/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Virginia Osburn, 97, of Sikeston, died March 10, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 3, 1914, in McMullin, to the late Jason Henry and Janetta Lee Knight Unsell, she worked for the Foster Grandparent Program for 20 years and also had been employed for many years by the New Dawn State School in Sikeston. She was a member of the Church of God in Vanduser...
Britton Davis (03/13/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Britton Tyler Davis, 24, died March 11, 2012, at his home. Born June 8, 1987, at Sikeston, to Jeffrey Scott Davis and Susie Thurman Oatsvall of East Prairie, he lived all of his life in East Prairie where he graduated from East Prairie High School in 2005 and worked for Reece Christian's Construction...
Wesley Jones Sr. (03/13/12)
PERKINS -- Wesley Leroy Jones Sr., 71, of Perkins, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Sept. 6, 1940, in Bernie, he was the son of the late Leonard and Gwendolyn Anderson Jones. He was a sewing machine mechanic for many years for International Hat Company and later the Paramont Hat Company in Oran and Marble Hill. He was a disabled veteran of the U.S. Army...
Jewell Crawford (03/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Jewell Crawford, 87, died March 8, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Pollard, Ark., to the late Chappie and Ada Grissom Crawford, he was a carpenter for over 50 years and had been employed by Matthews Farms Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Dale Whittenberg (03/13/12)
DEXTER -- Dale Whittenberg, 76, died March 9, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Aug. 31, 1935, in Como, son of the late Rolla and Hynthia Jackson Whittenberg, he was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. The former owner of Dale's Shell Service Station in Dexter, he had also worked for various service stations and oil companies in the Dexter area...
Robert Blankenberker (03/13/12)
SIKESTON -- Robert Brooks Blankenbeker, 95, died at 4:10 a.m. March 12, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Sept. 20, 1916, in Hudsonville, Ill., to the late William H. "Pete" and Edna Lulu Wolverton Blankenbeker, he was a railcar dispatcher for the Houston Belt and Terminal and a ticket agent for Burlington-Northern Railroad. ...
Beulah Osburn (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Beulah Virginia Osburn, 97, of Sikeston, died March 10, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Oct. 3, 1914, in McMullin, to the late Jason Henry and Janetta Lee Knight Unsell, she worked for the Foster Grandparent Program for 20 years and also had been employed for many years by the New Dawn State School in Sikeston. She was a member of the Church of God in Vanduser...
Jessie Abernathy (03/12/12)
MORLEY -- Jessie Lee Abernathy, 92, died March 9, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Born April 15, 1919, at Oran, to the late William and Ada Taylor Black, she was a member of the Morley Baptist Church and a retired machine operator with the International Hat Co. in Oran...
Grayson Malloy (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Grayson Charles Malloy, newborn son of Ryan Malloy and Trista Keener of Sikeston, died March 9, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. In addition to his parents, survivors include: one brother, Arlin Malloy; paternal grandparents, Bobby and Stephanie Malloy; and maternal grandparents, Hope and David Lucas. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Britton Davis (03/12/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Britton Davis, 24, died March 11, 2012, at his home in East Prairie. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Tennie Houchins (03/12/12)
ESSEX -- Tennie L. Houchins, 86, died March 9, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Born April 12, 1925, in Risco, to the late William Louis and Lucy Ann Branch Tate, she had lived at Sikeston for many years and had moved to Essex in 1980. She was a member of the Full Gospel Pentecostal Church and was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone for many years...
Mary Pyles Leary (03/12/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Mary Lee Pyles Leary, 86, died March 9, 2012, at her home. Born Feb. 10, 1926, in Portageville, she was the daughter of the late Monroe and Ocie Lee Byers Morefield. She married David Pyles who preceded her in death. She later married Kebie Leary who also preceded her in death...
Anna Forsythe (03/12/12)
SIKESTON -- Anna Marie Forsythe, 91, died March 11, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born July 3, 1920, in Lilbourn, to the late James B. and Nellie Elliott Ward, she was a self-employed beautician for 23 years and was employed by Anchor Toy Co. for 16 years. She was a member of the North Acres General Baptist Church in Sikeston, where she also worked as the custodian for 23 years...
Benjamin Carter (03/12/12)
CHARLESTON -- Benjamin John Lee Carter, newborn son of Amanda Lee Duty and Benjamin John Carter, died March 11, 2012, at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Dale Whittenberg (03/10/12)
DEXTER -- Dale Whittenberg, 76, died March 9, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tennie Houchins (03/10/12)
ESSEX -- Tennie L. Houchins died March 9, 2012, at The Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Harold Hayes (03/10/12)
MARSTON -- Harold L. "Pee Wee" Hayes, 80, died March 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born June 7, 1931, in Ridgely, Tenn., to the late Jack and Clara Faucett Hayes, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville where he served as a deacon. He was a farmer, served in the National Guard and was a board member of the New Madrid County Ambulance District...
Jessie Abernathy (03/10/12)
MORLEY -- Jessie L. Abernathy, 92, died March 9, 2012, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick Burnett Funeral Home in Oran.
William Malone III (03/10/12)
SIKESTON -- William Bridges Malone III, 69, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Bridges and Marie Rigdon Malone Jr., he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was of the Catholic belief...
William Malone III (03/10/12)
SIKESTON -- William Bridges Malone III, 69, died March 3, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 1, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, to the late William Bridges and Marie Rigdon Malone Jr., he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was of the Catholic belief...
Abner Beck (03/10/12)
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- Abner Mansfield Beck, 75, a resident of Marco Island, Fla., and Collierville, Tenn., and formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 5, 2012, at the NCH Hospital in Naples. Born March 2, 1937, at Cape Girardeau, Mo., to the late John Abner and Hazel Mansfield Beck, he graduated from Charleston High School and from the University of Missouri where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho. ...
Jewell Crawford (03/10/12)
SIKESTON -- Jewell Crawford, 87, died March 8, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Born Nov. 20, 1924, in Pollard, Ark., to the late Chappie and Ada Grissom Crawford, he was a carpenter for over 50 years and had been employed by Matthews Farms Inc. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Murray Lane Baptist Church in Sikeston...
Marie DeShazier (03/10/12)
ORAN -- Marie DeShazier, 69, died March 8, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 22, 1942, in Alabama, daughter of the late Noke and Maylene Tidwell Dozier, she was of the Pentecostal belief. She married Granville DeShazier who preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2011...
Agnes Elfrink (03/10/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Agnes Elfrink, 92, died March 8, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born June 8, 1919, at Glennon, daughter of the late Jacob and Rose DeBrock Beel, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church in Portageville and Immaculate Conception in Jackson...
Beverly Stark (03/10/12)
CHARLESTON -- Beverly Dianne Chandler Stark, 67, died March 8, 2012, at her home. Born Dec. 12, 1944, at Jonesboro, Ark., to the late J.C. and M. Ernestine House Chandler, she was a 1962 graduate of Charleston High School. She had worked for the Charleston R-1 School District a number of years. ...
Kiley Parr-Allison (03/09/12)
CHAFFEE -- Kiley Parr-Allison, 33, formerly of Oran, died March 5, 2012, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Born Sept. 28, 1978, in Sikeston, daughter of Troy Parr Jr. of Dexter and Maxann Parr Eftink of Oran, she worked at Heartland Moving Systems as an agent for Stevens Worldwide Van Lines in Cape Girardeau. She was of the Christian belief...
Thelma Beaird (03/09/12)
NEWPORT, Ark. -- Thelma Juanita Beaird, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Harris Hospital in Newport. She was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Hornersville, Mo., to the late A.L. and Dorsie Brown Horner. She graduated from business school in Memphis, Tenn., then received a bachelor's degree in education from Arkansas State University and a master's degree in education from Mississippi State University. ...
Beverly Stark (03/09/12)
CHARLESTON -- Beverly Dianne Chandler Stark, 67, died March 8, 2012, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Jewell Crawford (03/09/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Jewell Crawford, 87, formerly of Sikeston, died March 8, 2012, at the Cape Girardeau Veterans Home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel of Sikeston.
Harold Hayes (03/09/12)
MARSTON -- Harold Hayes, 80, died March 8, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Reva Curtner (03/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Reva "Noyes" Curtner, 84, died March 7, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Born June 26, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late James Arthur and Anna Myrtle Counsil Noyes, she was a homemaker and member of the Trinity Gospel Church in Sikeston...
Wilma Shively (03/09/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Wilma Lee Shively, 70, died at 9:24 a.m. March 8, 2012, at her home. Born Aug. 20, 1941, at Bear Creek, Ala., to the late Cora Cagle Fourthman, she lived most of her life in East Prairie where she was a member of the First Church of God. She was the custodian at the First United Methodist Church in Charleston for 22 years...
Randy Johnson (03/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for services held Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Randy Johnson, 57, who died on March 5, 2012 were: Rickie Drake, Gene Drake, Andrew Merrick, Jacob Merrick, John David Spencer and Ross Irwin. Honorary pallbearers were: Jesse Pierce and Stephen Pierce...
Pearlene Starks (03/09/12)
SIKESTON -- Pearlene Starks, 63, died March 7, 2012, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston. Born Dec. 22, 1948, in Osceola, Ark., to the late Lonnie and Nettie Powell Mitchell, she retired from AT&T in 2000 and was of the Baptist belief. She married James Starks who preceded her in death...
Elsie Burge (03/09/12)
PUXICO -- Elsie Burge, 96, died March 5, 2012, at her home. Born Sept. 23, 1915, in White Oak, to the late Lee and Jenny Oler Harris, she was a member of the First Christian Church in Puxico and the Christian Women's Fellowship. A former member of the Business & Professional Women organization, she and her husband were co-owners of Burge Electric and Burge Drilling Company...
Ida Maben (03/08/12)
NEW MADRID -- Ida B. Maben, 75, died Feb. 26, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Feb. 16, 1937, she was the daughter of the late George and Rosetta Smith. She married the Rev. Wilbert Maben who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by: one son, Will Taylor; one daughter, Aritha Clark; three brothers, A.G. Smith, George Smith and Willie Smith; and five sisters, Sara Smith, Laura Currie, Alberta Maben, Josephine Brown and Georgia Mae...
Kiley Parr-Allison (03/08/12)
CHAFFEE -- Kiley Parr-Allison, 33, formerly of Oran, died March 5, 2012, at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Reva Curtner (03/08/12)
JACKSON -- Reva Curtner, 85, formerly of Sikeston, died March 7, 2012, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete with the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Thelma Beaird (03/08/12)
NEWPORT, Ark. -- Thelma Beaird, 85, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 8, 2012, at Newport. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Abner Beck (03/07/12)
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- Abner Mansfield Beck of Marco Island and Collierville, Tenn., and formerly of Charleston, Mo., died March 5, 2012, at the NCH Hospital at Naples. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Alexander Davis (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Alexander B. "Boo" Davis, 51, died March 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born Nov. 8, 1960, in Bell City, to the late Honey Davis and Beatrice Holland, he was employed with Tyson Foods in Dexter until retiring due to health reasons...
James Tanner (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Tanner, 90, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Portageville, to the late Benjamin and Lillie Mae Bodi Tanner, and worked as a carpenter for over 50 years. On June 20, 1942, in Sikeston, he married Martha Jane Stoner, who preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2003...
Ronald Freeman (03/07/12)
CHAFFEE -- Ronald Freeman, 74, died March 5, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Born July 9, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Woodrow and Elsie Merrie Arnold Freeman, he was a member of the United States Air Force and fought in the Korean War. He was a retired supervisor for Ford Motor Co. in Mahwah N.J...
Rome Scroggins (03/07/12)
MATTHEWS -- Rome R. Scroggins, 67, died March 6, 2012, at his home in rural Matthews. Born Sept. 10, 1944, in Matthews, son of the late Roma and Lavada Kirtley Scroggins, he was a member of Church of Christ in Arkansas and had farmed for Matthews Cotton Company before retiring...
Jack Smith (03/07/12)
SIKESTON -- Jack Douglas Smith, 60, died March 3, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Bonnie Jack "B.J." and Wilma Barnes Smith, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a self-employed painter. Survivors include: one son, Joshua Smith of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter, Tasha Richardson of Summerville; one sister and brother-in-law, Chrissie and Richard Pyland of Sikeston; one grandchild, Jackson Smith; and one nephew, Ricky Pyland...
Kenneth Phelps (03/07/12)
NEW MADRID -- Kenneth Dalton Ray Phelps, 60, died March 4, 2012, at his home. Born Nov. 26, 1951, in Kankakee, Ill., he was the son of the late Dalton Junior and Patricia Ann Ferguson Phelps. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one son, Kristopher Dalton Ray Phelps...
Velma Jackson (03/07/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Velma Ruth Jackson, 90, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 17, 1921, in Vanduser, daughter of Thomas F. and Bertha R. Robinson Irvin. She and Willard Eugene Hankins were married June 13, 1938, in Vanduser. On Aug. 18, 1951, she married Finnas Andrew "Bill" Jackson. He passed away June 25, 1979...
Acie Myers (03/06/12)
DOGWOOD -- Acie L. Myers, 71, died at 8:43 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Jan. 1, 1941, at Vicksburg, Miss., to the late Acie and Eva Mae Warren Myers, he lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a retired construction worker and was of the Baptist belief. He was a member of the former East Prairie Masonic Lodge and was a veteran of the United States Army...
Randy Johnson (03/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Randy Johnson, 57, died March 5, 2012, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 23, 1955, in Dexter, to the late James Riley and Fern Brewington Johnson, he had been employed by Market Place in Sikeston and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sikeston...
Pat Thomason (03/06/12)
DEXTER -- Pat J. Thomason, 75, died March 4, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter. Born June 1, 1936, in Leachville, Ark., she was the daughter of the late John Harvey Thomason and Flossie Evans Thomason. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Thomason and Jerry Thomason, and one sister, Jewell Batchelor...
Jerry Rosson (03/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jerry Wayne Rosson, 63, died March 4, 2012, at his home. Born Sept. 21, 1948, at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Stevie and Veliah "Billie" Simpson Rosson, he was a 1968 graduate of Charleston High School. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Missouri National Guard, serving until 1980. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church...
Jack Smith (03/06/12)
SIKESTON -- Jack Douglas Smith, 60, died March 3, 2012, at his home. Born Jan. 11, 1952, in Sikeston, to the late Bonnie Jack "B.J." and Wilma Barnes Smith, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a self-employed painter. Survivors include: one son, Joshua Smith of Summerville, S.C.; one daughter, Tasha Richardson of Summerville; one sister and brother-in-law, Chrissie and Richard Pyland of Sikeston; one grandchild, Jackson Smith; and one nephew, Ricky Pyland...
Ella Moore (03/06/12)
CHARLESTON -- Ella Mildred Moore, 97, formerly of Houston, Texas, died March 5, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Dec. 6, 1914, on the Goodin farm in Mississippi County, to the late Charles and Maude Kidd Jackson, she was employed as a supervisor for Weingarten's Supermarket in Houston for over 30 years and was of the Baptist belief...
Dale Geske (03/05/12)
MATTHEWS -- Dale Frederick Geske, 84, died Saturday March 3, 2012, at the Sells Rest Home. Born Oct. 16, 1927 , in Sikeston, to the late Fred and Cora Gruen Geske, he lived and farmed near Matthews. On Nov. 27, 1946, he married Nelva Jean McCann who preceded him in death...
Jack Smith (03/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Jack Douglas Smith, 60, died March 3, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Wilma Ball (03/05/12)
VAN BUREN -- Wilma Bedell Ball, daughter of Ura Vincent and Beulah (Short) Buffington, was born Jan. 5, 1917, in Great Falls, Mont., and departed this life March 2, 2012, in the Riverways Manor Nursing Home in Van Buren. She had attained the age of 95 years, 1 month and 28 days...
Acie Myers (03/05/12)
EASET PRAIRIE -- Acie Myers, 71, died at 8:43 a.m. March 3, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete with Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
John Bradford Sr. (03/05/12)
BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- Dr. John C. Bradford Sr., 79, affectionately known as "Gaga" by his grandchildren, died peacefully Friday, March 2, 2012, at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Diehlstadt, Mo. ...
Jerry Rosson (03/05/12)
CHARLESTON -- Jerry Rosson, 63, died March 4, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Benson Forrest (03/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Benson Presnell Forrest, 85, died at 11:45 p.m. March 2, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Sikeston, to the late Benson Bayliss Forrest and Florence Cox Forrest, he had worked as a shoe machinist at the International Shoe Factory and was a member of Life Church...
William Fender (03/05/12)
BENTON -- William Douglas Fender, 55, of Benton, previously of Kennett, died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home. Born May 24, 1956, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Douglas Fender of Jonesboro and the late Neva Lou Mock Fender, he graduated from Kennett High School and attended Southeast Missouri State University and Arkansas State University. ...
James Tanner (03/05/12)
SIKESTON -- James A. Tanner, 90, died March 4, 2012 at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
John Meyer (03/05/12)
NEWTON, Mass. -- John I. Meyer, formerly of Benton and St.Louis, Mo., died March 1, 2012. A former vice president of the international architectural and engineering firm of Sverdrup and Parcel, Inc., his design projects included major sports arenas and many government and NASA related structures as well as some of the larger initial Saudi Arabian ministry buildings. ...
Martha Cox (03/05/12)
SIKESTON -- Martha Lou Cox, 66, of Sikeston, died March 4, 2012, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born June 6, 1945, in Sikeston, to the late Hubert and Leona Blackburn Boyer, she was the owner of The Accent Shop in Sikeston for 17 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston...
Vernon Ayers (03/05/12)
DEXTER -- Oscar Vernon Ayers Jr., son of the late Oscar Vernon Sr. and Dessie Jane Godwin Ayers, was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Sikeston and passed away March 3, 2012, at the age of 77 years and 7 months at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He had lived in Sikeston before moving to Dexter 40 years ago. ...
Jean Walters (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Thelma Jean Walters, 74, died March 2, 2012, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born June 1, 1937, in Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Elmer L. and Masil (Sewell) Marcus. She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Larry Ray and Brenda Marcus of Matthews; and one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Lex Perrin of Tipton, Ind...
Gloria Clark (03/04/12)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Gloria June Wallace Clark, 79, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Jan. 30, 2012, in Overland Park. Born June 29, 1932, in Sikeston, she had lived in Overland Park since 1962, where she worked for the Shawnee Mission School District from 1973-1998, and attended The Church of the Resurrection in Leawood...
Garland Butler (03/04/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Garland Butler, 81, died March 2, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Born Sept. 23, 1930, in Wynne, Ark., he was the manager at Portageville Food Rite until his retirement. A U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and a member of the First Baptist Church in Portageville where he served as a deacon and a choir member...
Benson Forrest (03/04/12)
SIKESTON -- Benson Forrest, 85, died at 11:45 p.m. March 2, 2012, at the Miner Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete with the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Sikeston.
Bill Fender (03/04/12)
BENTON -- William Douglas "Bill" Fender, 55, died March 1, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete with Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Dale Geske (03/04/12)
MATTHEWS -- Dale Geske, 84, died March 3, 2012, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Arrangements are incomplete at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.
Ralph Freese (03/02/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Ralph John Freese, 64, died at 1:24 p.m. Feb. 23, 2012, at the East Prairie Nursing Center. Born Aug. 2, 1947, at Morris, Minn., to the late Zollie and Alabelle Laura Roberts Pochie, he lived for the past 20 years in East Prairie where he was a retired truck driver and was of the Catholic belief. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War...
Ray Putnam III (03/02/12)
FENTON -- Everett Raymond "Ray" Putnam, 69, formerly of Charleston, died Feb. 24, 2012, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. Born Sept. 2, 1942, to the late E.R. Putnam Jr. and Dorothy Lee Waller Putnam, he graduated from Charleston High School and attended Murray State University. ...
Barbara Cook (03/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Barbara C. Cook, 88, died March 1, 2012, at Portageville. Born June 30, 1923, in Hitchin, England, to the late Earnest and Rose West Gray, she served with the British Royal Air Force during the war with Germany and worked in the mess hall serving British and American troops. She came to the United States in February 1946 and moved to Portageville...
Garland Butler (03/02/12)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Garland Butler, 81, died March 2, 2012, at the Portageville Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete with DeLisle Funeral Home of Portageville.
Opal Sims (03/02/12)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Opal Sims died March 1, 2012, at The Manor in Poplar Bluff,. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements which are incomplete.
Philip Bucher (03/01/12)
NEW HAMBURG -- Monsignor Philip Andrew Bucher, 76, of New Hamburg, died Feb, 27, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M. Born Dec. 31, 1935, in New Hamburg, to the late Philip S. and Leocadia Dirnberger Bucher, he was ordained a priest on March 18,1961, and served as pastor of St. ...
Geraldine Wilson (03/01/12)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Geraldine Moore Wilson, 68, died at 10:05 a.m. Feb. 29, 2012, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Born May 6, 1943, in Mississippi County, to the late William A. "Toots" and Rudell Wilson Moore, she lived most of her life in East Prairie. She worked for Children's Treatment Services for many years, with child abuse and neglect, until retiring in 1998...
Beulah Lee (03/01/12)
SIKESTON -- Pallbearers for funeral services held today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel for Beulah L. Lee, 75, who died on Feb. 26, 2012, were: Adam Russell, Jack Lee, Shawn Lee, Daniel Lee, Jesse Lee and Bryan Todd.
Ralph Hawkins (03/01/12)
SPRINGFIELD -- Dr. Ralph G. Hawkins, 81, died Feb. 15, 2012, peacefully in his home with his family. Born June 12, 1930, he was the son of the late Ralph N. Hawkins and Marguerite Hawkins (Landrem). He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patty Hawkins Kalushe...
David Rendleman (03/01/12)
ST. LOUIS -- David Scott Rendleman, 61, formerly of Dexter, died Feb. 27, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. Born Oct. 29, 1950, in Sikeston, to the late Gabe and Margaret Rendleman Jr., he was a 1968 graduate of Dexter Public Schools and graduated in 1973 from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in economics. ...
Jeffrey Livesay (03/01/12)
ESSEX -- Jeffrey Alan Livesay, 52, died Feb. 28, 2012, in Scott City. Born April 27, 1959, in Anna, Ill., to Bonnie Cochran Livesay of Dexter and the late George Ben Livesay, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a former truck driver for W.W. Wood in Dudley...