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Obituaries
Hobert Voss (09/30/14)
Hobert Voss, son of Mina Unger Voss and the late Hobert Marion Voss was born on Sept. 29, 1961, in Springfield, Ill., and died on Sept. 26, 2014, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, at the age of 52. Mr. Voss was a resident of Dexter...
E. R. "Sonny" Newsom (09/29/14)
E. R. "Sonny" Newsom of Puxico, died Sept. 29 at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 73 Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.
Police Reports (09/26/14)
Dexter Police Sept. 24-25, 2014 Amanda E. Davison, 36, of Dexter was arrested for possession of drugs (Amphetamine) and drug paraphernalia at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at 708 W. Fannetta. Virginia A. Lewis, 49, of Bloomfield was arrested on a Dexter warrant for failure to appear to pay a fine. She posted a $475 fine, and she was released...
Clarence Franklin "Frank" Von Ruedgisch (09/25/14)
Clarence Franklin "Frank" Von Ruedgisch, 67, of Dexter, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Golden Living Center, in Malden. Mr. Von Ruedgisch was born in Dexter on Nov. 6, 1946, to Fred and Margaret McFarlen Parker Von Ruedgisch. He had worked in the construction business as an electrician and retired from the military, serving his country in the United States Navy and the United States Army during the Vietnam War. ...
Joyce H. Riddle (09/23/14)
How do you write an obituary for your mother? No one ever thinks they will be doing that. Today this became our reality---Jeff, Kenny and Janis---today our mother left this world. Are we sad? Of course. But then we remember where and who she is with now and know that our tears are only going to last for a very short time. Our joy for her "trumps" everything...
Mildred Scott (09/22/14)
Mildred Scott, 95, formerly of Puxico, died at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 20. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Scott (09/20/14)
Mildred Scott, 95, formerly of Puxico, died at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 20. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Puxico is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Hart (09/19/14)
Richard Hart, son of Ora Calvin Hart of Advance, Mo., and the late Amos Hart, was born on Feb. 4, 1940, in Catron, Mo., and died on Sept. 18, 2014, at his residence in Essex, Mo., at the age of 74. Mr. Hart was of the Baptist faith and had worked as a safety engineer for Oxidental Petroleum for 33 years and as a environmental engineer for the Dexter Hospital for nine years. ...
Madaline Wilhelm (09/19/14)
Madaline Wilhelm, daughter of the late Harold Fern and Minnie Pearl Owens Thomas, was born in St. Louis on June 10, 1924, and died in Dexter on Sept. 18, 2014, at the age of 90. She had lived in St. Louis, Kansas City and Pacific Grove, Calif., before returning to Puxico in 1946. ...
Bobby W. Stone (09/18/14)
Bobby W. Stone, son of the late Harold Stone and Pauline Chandler Stone, was born on May 3, 1949, in Malden, Mo., and died at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on Sept. 17, 2014, at the age of 65. Bobby attended the University of Missouri and Sterling College where he obtained a degree in Business Management. He was employed at Arvin for thirty-two years as a Quality Engineer when he retired in 2011...
Lillie Mae Foster (09/18/14)
Lillie Mae Foster, daughter of the late Jack and Beatrice Sapp Foster, was born in Parma, Mo., on Dec. 23, 1947, and died at SoutheastHEALTH of Stoddard County in Dexter on Sept. 18, 2014, at the age of 66. She had lived in Parma until the 1990's when she moved to Essex and moved to Dexter one year ago...
Opal Irene LaRue Coffey (09/17/14)
Opal Irene LaRue Coffey, daughter of the late Charles Brown LaRue and Anna Barker LaRue, was born Jan. 21, 1918 at Frisco, south of Essex, Mo., and died on Sept. 16, 2014 at Cypress Point Nursing Home in Dexter at the age of 96. Mrs. Coffey made a profession of faith at a young age. ...
Opal M. Edwards (09/17/14)
Opal M. Edwards, daughter of the late John A. Cornelison and Myrtle Summers Cornelison, was born on Dec. 17, 1924, in Stoddard County, Mo. and died on Sept. 15, 2014, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. at the age of 89. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Dexter First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. She had worked at Elders Manufacturing as a seamstress and was a resident of Dexter...
Opal Coffey (09/16/14)
Opal Irene LaRue Coffey, 96, of Dexter, died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's Daily Statesman.
Opal Edwards (09/16/14)
Opal M. Edwards, 89, of Dexter passed away on September 15, 2014 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Jean Lee (09/15/14)
Jean Lee, was born Feb. 17, 1928, and died at her daughter's home in Sewanee, Tenn., Sept. 12, 2014, at the age of 86. Mrs. Lee was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK., to William David Blatch and Eva Maude Goss Blatch. Mr. Blatch moved the family to Coventry where they lived within sight of 12th Century St. ...
Jo Alyce "Jody" Mason (09/15/14)
Jody Mason, daughter of the late Joseph Britt and Ada Davis Britt, was born on June 13, 1925, in Luray Tenn., and died on Sept. 13, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 89. Mrs. Mason had been a resident of Dexter for the past 29 years. Prior to returning to Dexter, she was a long time employee of the Memphis City School System...
Rose Annetta Heskett (09/15/14)
Rose Annetta Heskett of Advance, was born Nov. 1, 1919, and died at her home Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Joan Lee (09/15/14)
Jean Lee, was born Feb. 17, 1928, and died at her daughter's home in Sewanee, Tenn., Sept. 12, 2014, at the age of 86. Mrs. Lee was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK., to William David Blatch and Eva Maude Goss Blatch. Mr. Blatch moved the family to Coventry where they lived within sight of 12th Century St. ...
Jo Alyce "Jody" Mason (09/15/14)
Jody Mason, daughter of the late Joseph Britt and Ada Davis Britt, was born on June 13, 1925, in Luray Tenn., and died on Sept. 13, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 89. Mrs. Mason had been a resident of Dexter for the past 29 years. Prior to returning to Dexter, she was a long time employee of the Memphis City School System...
Rose Annetta Heskett (09/15/14)
Rose Annetta Heskett of Advance, was born Nov. 1, 1919, and died at her home Sept. 13, 2014, at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Gordon Noland (09/12/14)
Gordon Noland, 54, of Bloomfield, was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Aug. 3, 1960, and died at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo. on Sept. 11, 2014. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald D. Cooper (09/11/14)
Ronald D. Cooper, son of Travis Cooper and Clara McFarlin Cooper of Bernie, was born on April 27, 1960, in Poplar Bluff and died on Sept. 10, 2014, at Mulberry Manor in Dexter at the age of 54. Mr. Cooper had worked as a compliance officer for First Midwest Bank in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Charles V. Orr (09/10/14)
Charles Victor Orr, son of the late Nicholas Cleveland and Ita Whittington Orr, was born in Dudley, Missouri on January 11, 1923, and passed away at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Missouri on September 10, 2014, at the age of 91 years, 7 months and 30 days...
Michael D. Whitley, Sr. (09/10/14)
Michael D. Whitley, Sr., 61, of Dexter died on Sept. 8, 2014 at Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County at the age of 61. Arrangements are being handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter.
Harold Junior Foster (09/09/14)
Harold Junior Foster, of Bloomfield, son of the late Issac Howard and Susie Foster, was born in Maynard, Ark., on Dec.7, 1929, and died at the V. A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Sept. 7, 2014, at the age of 84. He had lived in Bloomfield most of his life and had worked as a janitor at the Stoddard County Courthouse for 24 years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army...
Erica Lyn Gentry (09/09/14)
Erica Lyn Gentry of Dexter, was born April 1, 1986, and died Sept. 8, 2014, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 28. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Jerry Wiley Richard (09/04/14)
Jerry Wiley Richard of Wappapello, was born on Sept.17, 1944, in Puxico, and died at his residence on Aug. 28, 2014, at the age of 69. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Jerry Wiley Richard (09/03/14)
Jerry Wiley Richard of Wappapello, was born on Sept.17, 1944, in Puxico, and died at his residence on Aug. 28, 2014, at the age of 69. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements.
Everlena "Bigmomma" Herrion (09/02/14)
Everlena "Bigmomma" Herrion, was born Jan. 20, 1936, and died Aug. 30, 2014, at the age of 78. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Barbara "Barbie" Finch (09/02/14)
Barbara "Barbie" Finch, of Bloomfield, daughter of Wanda Kem Standridge and the late Charles Edward Standridge, was born at the Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston, on Sept. 1, 1971, and died at her home in Bloomfield, on Sept. 2, 2014, at the age of 43...
Melvin E. "Gene" Stegall (09/02/14)
Melvin E. "Gene" Stegall, son of the late Benjamin Stegall and Elizabeth Hancock Stegall, was born on Feb. 6, 1926, in Gideon, Mo., and died on Sept. 1, 2014, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 88. Mr. Stegall was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Dexter, had worked in construction for Rockford Blacktop in Rockford, Ill., was a resident of Dexter and a veteran of the United States Army...
Bobby Lee Lentz (09/02/14)
Bobby Lee Lentz, was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Cleveland, Ark., to Bob E. Lentz and Sarah L. (Bryant) Lentz, and died at his home in Blue Eye, Mo., on Aug. 31, 2014, at the age of 69. After his school years, he enlisted into the United States Army where he served in Vietnam. He earned the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter commendation for his service. Upon returning home, he became a truck driver...
Beulah Summerfield (08/31/14)
Beulah Summerfield, daughter of the late John Thomas Lamunion and Pearlie Mae Felts Lamunion, was born on June 13, 1926, in Powe, Mo. and died on Aug. 30, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Summerfield was a member of the Malden Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Lonus E. Caudle (08/31/14)
Lonus E. Caudle, son of the late Jiles T. Caudle and Bessie Churchill Caudle, was born on Oct. 31, 1926 in Hector, Ark. and died on Aug. 30, 2014, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 87. Mr. Caudle attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, was the former owner of Caudle Custom Backhoe Service, a livestock farmer, a trader of farm equipment and with his wife, Doris, was involved in rental property in the area. ...
Carol J. Adams Blagg (08/29/14)
Carol J. Adams Blagg, of Dexter, was born July 10, 1951, in Risco to James Edward Adams and Dixie Marie Gremore Adams, and died Aug. 24, 2014 at the age of 63. Ms. Blagg was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one son, Michael Allen Canoy of Poplar Bluff; and one daughter, Angela Dawn Canoy of Malden; six grandchildren; two brothers, George Wayne Adams of New Madrid and Ronald Adams of Gideon; four sisters, Dixie Corn and Pat Taylor of Risco, Vicki Klein of North Little Rock, Ark., and Sandy Turner of Warrenton, Mo.. ...
James Franklin "Jim" Jarrell (08/29/14)
James Franklin "Jim" Jarrell, the son of the late Lloyd Leslie and Pauline Wilburn Jarrell, was born in Pyletown, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1939, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 74. Mr. Jarrell had lived in Arizona for many years and moved to Dexter in 1973...
James F. "Jim" Jarrell (08/28/14)
James Franklin Jarrell, the son of the late Lloyd Leslie and Pauline Wilburn Jarrell, was born in Pyletown, Mo., on Sept. 20, 1939, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau on Aug. 26, 2014, at the age of 74. Mr. Jarrell had lived in Arizona for many years and moved to Dexter in 1973...
Ella Mae Christian (08/27/14)
Ella Mae Christian, daughter of the late Luther Tim and Anna Robinson Temples, was born in rural Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 16, 1917, and died at her home in Dexter, Missouri on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the age of 96. She had lived in Dexter all her life. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Mildred Hill (08/25/14)
Mildred Hill, daughter of the late William and Harriet McKeller Hill, was born in Parma, Mo., on Jan.15, 1952, and died at her daughter's home in Pontiac, Mich., on Aug. 21, 2014, at the age of 62. Ms. Hill had lived in Flint, Mich., most of her life and had moved to Sikeston 14 years ago having worked at the Hunter Acres Nursing Home in Sikeston...
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