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Obituaries
Emily Noel Doolin (02/26/15)
Emily Noel Doolin, infant daughter of George Doolin, Sr. and Amanda King, was born in at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 21, 2015, and died a short time later. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of all arrangements...
Beverly Jane Lewis (02/26/15)
Beverly Jane Lewis of St. Louis, Mo., was born on Dec. 16, 1934, and died on Feb. 24, 2015, at the age of 86. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Rita L. Bader (02/24/15)
Rita L. Bader, daughter of the late Michael Litzler and Mary Dietsch Litzler, was born on Oct. 27, 1921, in Dexter and died on Feb. 22, 2015, at the Malden Nursing Center at the age of 93. Mrs. Bader was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter. She had worked as a Small Farm Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension Office and retired in 1991...
Rev. Donald L. Cooper (02/23/15)
Rev. Donald L. Cooper was born on October 6, 1926 in Bernie, and died on Feb. 21, 2015, at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 88. Mr. Cooper was a General Baptist Minister for 46 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and served in World War II. He was also known for his watch repair abilities. For the past 12 years, Brother Cooper had worked at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home as a night greeter for visitations...
Imogene Arnold (02/23/15)
Imogene Arnold, daughter of the late Ottie Miles and Adel Taylor Miles was born on April 12, 1916 in Essex, Mo. and died on Feb. 22, 2015 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 98. Mrs. Arnold was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She had worked in the Stoddard County Recorder of Deeds office for a number of years. She will also be remembered as a strong Democrat...
Brenda Kay Evans (02/23/15)
Brenda Kay Evans, daughter of Ettie DeJournett Mayo and the late Claude Mayo, was born at the Davis-Mephill Clinic in Bloomfield, Missouri on May 15, 1951, and passed away at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on February 19, 2015, at the age of 63 years...
David Elliott Green (02/20/15)
David Elliott Green, son of Charlotte Blackwell Green of Jefferson City, Mo., and the late Eugene Green, was born on Oct. 24, 1950, in St. Louis, Mo., and died on Feb. 19, 2015, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 64. Mr. Green was a resident of Dexter, a self-employed insurance/investment advisor working mainly with American National Insurance Company...
Hans Warren Porter (02/17/15)
Hans Warren Porter, son of the late James E. Porter Jr. and Anna Reffert Porter was born on Dec. 24, 1953, at Dexter and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Feb. 15, 2015 at the age of 61. Mr. Porter was baptized at the Rivers Of Life Ministries near Dexter, a former seam buster for Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, a former carry out for Town and Country Super Market both in Dexter, a former resident of Dexter. He was residing in Puxico at the time of his death...
Norman Gillespie (02/16/15)
Norman Gillespie, a Dexter resident, died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 85. Funeral services are incomplete, but will be handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Hans Porter (02/16/15)
Hans Porter, a former resident of Dexter, Mo. died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 61. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will be handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Terry Lynn Cravens Freeman (02/10/15)
Terry Lynn Cravens Freeman of Euclid Ohio, daughter of Chester G. Cravens and Marcelene Bowman Cravens, was born on July 31, 1951, in Dexter, and died on Feb. 4, 2015, at her home in Euclid, Ohio at the age of 64. Terry was a Dexter High School graduate and graduated from SEMO University in Cape Girardeau. After earning her Master's Degree in Education, Terry became the literary instructor for the Euclid School District where she worked for 25 years...
Eva Jane Gregory (02/09/15)
Eva Jane Gregory, daughter of the late Troy Vernon Bell and Flora Keathley Bell, was born on Oct. 12, 1926, in Enola, Ark., and died on Feb. 6, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Cape Girardeau at the age of 88. Mrs. Gregory was a member of the Parma Church of Christ and had owned and operated G & E Grocery Store in Parma with her husband for 21 years. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Carl Lee "Dub" Griffin (02/09/15)
Carl Lee "Dub" Griffin, son of the late Thomas H. and Ruby Harvey Griffin, was born in Vanduser on Sept. 25, 1933, and died at his home in Puxico on Feb., 7, 2015, at the age of 81. Dub had lived in the Puxico area most of his life. He had worked at Arvin and was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church in Puxico...
Eva Jane Gregory (02/06/15)
Eva Jane Gregory, a resident of Dexter died on Feb. 6, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harry William (Bill) Litzler (02/06/15)
Harry William (Bill) Litzler, son of the late Leonard Litzler and Clara Parkinson Litzler, was born on June 30, 1942, in Dexter and died on Feb. 4, 2015, at Venice Hospice House in Venice, Fla., at the age of 72. Mr. Litzler was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Vietnam War. He had worked as an equipment operator for the United States Navy CB's and was presently residing in Venice, Fla...
Murlene Patterson (02/06/15)
Murlene Patterson of Bell City, daughter of the late Clarence and Muriel Kirby Wingfield, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 13, 1936, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on February 5, 2015, at the age of 78. She had lived in the Bell City area most of her life where she had worked as a cook at Head Start and was a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church...
Harry William (Bill) Litzler (02/05/15)
Harry William (Bill) Litzler, 72, of Venice, Fla. died on Feb. 4, 2015. Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Bernice Wilson (02/05/15)
Bernice Wilson of Poplar Bluff, daughter of the late Ralph and Mammon Harvell, was born in St. Louis on July 6, 1928, and died at the Westwood Hills Health and Rehab Center in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 86. Bernice had worked for many years at the Prince Gardner Billfold Factory...
Murlene Patterson (02/05/15)
Murlene Patterson of Bell City died at the St. Francis Medical Center on Feb. 5, 2015, at the age of 78. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Clorene Alberta Glass (02/03/15)
Clorene Alberta Glass, daughter of the late Robert Owens Calvin McDowell and Mary Ethel Henson McDowell, was born on May 8, 1932, in Stoddard County Mo., and died on Feb. 2, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 82...
Mildred Jarrell (02/03/15)
Mildred Jarrell of Dudley, daughter of the late Ila Kennedy Northington, was born in Smithville, Miss., on Aug. 22, 1926, and died at the SoutheastHEALTHCare of Stoddard County in Dexter on Feb. 2, 2015, at the age of 88. Mildred was a homemaker and was a member of the Dudley Community Church. She had lived in Dudley since 1940...
Norma Moore (02/02/15)
Norma Moore, daughter of the late Abe Brotherton and Priscilla Green Brotherton, was born on Aug. 23, 1922, in Bollinger County and died on Jan. 29, 2015, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 92. Mrs. Moore worked at Elders Manufacturing in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Carolyn Sue Hilderbrand (02/02/15)
Carolyn Sue Hilderbrand, 65, of Dexter, died on Jan. 23, 2015 in Dexter. Funeral services are under the direction of Watkins & Sons of Dexter.
R.G. Langley (02/02/15)
R. G. Langley, son of the late Randall Greenfield Langley and Sarah Jane Taylor Langley was born on Nov. 7, 1919 near Essex, Mo. and died in the SoutheastHealth Center of Cape Girardeau on Feb. 1, 2015 at the age of 95. Mr. Langley was a farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in World War 2 and a lifelong resident of Essex...
William Fred Baker (01/29/15)
William Fred Baker, 76, of Dexter, left for the big golf game in the sky on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. He was born on March 4, 1938, to Gervis and Ethel Kirby Baker in Poplar Bluff. "Billy Fred" was loved dearly by his parents, as he was their only child...
Starling Guinn (01/28/15)
Starling Guinn, son of the late Charles Guinn and Erdie McCastlin Guinn, was born on April 29, 1924 in Senath and departed this life on January 27, 2015 at Dexter at the age of 90. Starling was known as a man of honesty and integrity. His word was his word. He was respected for his common sense and sound advice...
Fred "Buddy" Ward (01/27/15)
Fred "Buddy" Ward, son of the late Cary Ward and Nanny Jeter Ward, was born on March 24, 1911, in Brownsville, Tenn., and died on Jan. 26, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 103. Mr. Ward was a veteran of the United States Army and served in WW II. He was in the American Calvary in the late 1920s stationed out of Fort Bliss, Texas. Mr. Ward was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Dexter...
Dolly Ann Taylor (01/27/15)
Dolly Taylor of Bloomfield, daughter of the late Floyd and Ruby Black Pearcy, was born in Corning, Ark., on May 14, 1932, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 27, 2015, at the age of 82. Dolly had worked for many years as the house parent at the Stoddard County Children's Home. She had attended the New Life Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Jackie Leo Duffie (01/27/15)
Jackie Leo Duffie, son of the late Doyal Leo Duffie and Jackie Louise Jenkins Duffie, was born on April 27, 1948, in Dexter and died on Jan. 22, 2015, at the St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 66. Mr. Duffie was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in the Vietnam War. After his years in service, he was an aircraft mechanic for numerous private aviation companies. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, classic rock and flying RC airplanes...
James C. Daniels (01/27/15)
James C. Daniels, son of the late James W. and Thelma Deane Daniels, was born in Peckerwood Point, Tenn., on May 22, 1944, and died at his home in Dexter on Jan. 20, 2015, at the age of 70. He had lived in Bloomfield before moving to Dexter three years ago. He was a Baptist and enjoyed fishing and his family, and was known as the family joker. He had worked as a cook at the Hickory House Restaurant...
Jerry Don Heflin, Sr. (01/27/15)
Jerry Don Heflin, Sr., son of the late Gleyn and Gladys Brotherton Heflin, was born in Russellville, Ark., on Nov., 6, 1942, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Jan. 24, 2015, at the age of 72. Jerry had lived in the Dexter area most of his life where he had worked at Purolator and had run a trash business...
Mary Ellen Boner (01/26/15)
Mary Ellen Boner of Malden, was born Sept. 23, 1942, in Kennett to the late Fred Henry Green and Bertha May Young and died at her residence in Bernie on Jan. 27, 2015, at the age of 72. Mrs. Boner was a self-employed child care provider and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Bernie...
Patricia L. Shipman Elmore (01/26/15)
Patricia L. Shipman Elmore was born on Dec. 29,1935, in Dexter, to the late Edward M. and Doris L. (Tweedy) Shively. She died on Jan. 22, 2015, at her home. Mrs. Elmore graduated from Bloomfield High School and Southeast Missouri State University and was a retired librarian with the Dexter Public Schools. ...
Dale Wooten (01/26/15)
Dale Wooten, son of the late Christopher Noah Wooten and Mamie Henderson Wooten was born on August 11, 1939, in Norfolk, Ark., and died on Jan. 23, 2015, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 75. Mr. Wooten was a farmer for many years. He was affiliated with the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Martha Mae Palmer (01/26/15)
Martha Mae Palmer, daughter of the late Leslie Spence Day and Ethelyn Dillingham Day was born on Jan. 1, 1928, in rural Dexter and went to be with Jesus on Jan. 23, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 87. She was born a New Year's baby in the year of 1928. ...
Patricia L. Shipman Elmore (01/23/15)
Patricia L. Shipman Elmore of Dexter died at her residence on Jan. 22, 2015 at the age of 80. Arrangements are pending at this time and are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Martha Louella McCamish Reynolds (01/23/15)
Martha Louella McCamish Reynolds, 84, of Bernie, was born Sept. 1, 1930, in Bernie to the late Richard H. McCamish and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, died Jan. 20, 2015, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a longtime funeral home office manager and Funeral Director for Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie. ...
Eddie Dwain Holman (01/23/15)
Eddie Dwain Holman, 55, of Hurst, Texas died Jan. 16, 2015, at his home. Mr. Holman was born May 27, 1959, in Festus, Mo. He worked in construction and enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and visiting with friends and family. He was of the Pentecostal faith...
Fred Wethington (01/23/15)
Fred Wethington, son of the late Hudson and Bertha Condict Wethington, was born on Nov. 9, 1932, in Clines Island and died on Jan. 21, 2015, at his residence in Bloomfield at the age of 82. Mr. Wethington was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. ...
Chris Huls (01/20/15)
Chris Huls, son of Bonnie Lea Adkins Huls of Dexter and the late Cecil F. Huls, was born on March 13, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo. and died on Jan. 19, 2015, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 54. Mr. Huls worked for Mid-South Paint and Drywall in Dexter for 19 years. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman...
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