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Obituaries
Shirley May Scherer (12/31/15)
Shirley Mae Scherer, daughter of Pansy Mills Worley of Dexter and the late Herman Maxwell Mills, was born on Aug. 2, 1952, in St. Louis, and died on Dec. 29, 2015, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 63. Mrs. Scherer was a member of the Hills General Baptist Church in rural Bloomfield...
Delcie Waltrip (12/31/15)
Delcie Rosabell Hector Waltrip, daughter of the late Richard Gipson and Carrie Norman Gipson, was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Mississippi County, Ark., and died on Dec. 30, 2015, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 86. Mrs. Waltrip was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She had worked at Gossard Manufacturing in Malden and Elders Manufacturing in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Bertha Mallory (12/31/15)
Bertha Marcella Ross Mallory age 79, died in her Roby, Mo., home on Dec. 27, 2015. Marcy was born on Feb. 4, 1936, in Parma. She married longtime family friend Charles Ross on May 7, 1954. In October of that year she became an Air Force spouse and joined her husband on assignments around the world including Turkey, Iran, Alaska, and the Philippines. They retired in 1983 to their farm in Roby where she resided until her death...
Rev. David Hardin (12/29/15)
Rev. David Hardin, son of the late Jessie Lee and Ruth McConnaughhay Hardin, was born in Saginaw, Mich., on March 28, 1956, and died at his home in Dexter on Dec. 26, 2015, at the age of 59. David had lived most of his life in Dexter and was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church Ministries in Dexter. He had been the minister at the Ark of Hope non-denominational church before he retired...
"JR" Ivan O'Daniell, Jr. (12/29/15)
"JR" Ivan O'Daniell, Jr., son of the late Ivan Delmar O'Daniell, Sr. and Beatrice Klipstein O'Daniell, was born on June 17, 1935, in Sidney Iowa and died on Dec. 29, 2015, at his residence in Bloomfield at the age of 80. Mr. O'Daniell's initial career in the newspaper industry began as a young boy under the tutelage of his father. ...
Gary E. Launius (12/28/15)
Gary E. Launius, son of the late Ervin "Nub" Launius and Ruby June Hopkins Launius, was born on Sept. 24, 1944, in Bloomfield and died on Dec. 28, 2015, at his residence in Bloomfield at the age of 71. Mr. Launius had worked as the manager of three grocery stores, Big Star, Piggly Wiggly and Swindles in Dexter and Poplar Bluff and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam Era...
Edward D. Pry (12/28/15)
Edward D. Pry of Bloomfield, son of the late Edgar William and Dollie Steward Pry, was born in Flint, Mich., on Sept. 20, 1929, and died at his home near Bloomfield on Dec. 25, 2015, at the age of 86. He had lived in Michigan where he had worked as a meat cutter for the A & P Supermarkets and then was a car inspector with General Motors when he retired. He moved back to Bloomfield in 1989. He was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses and had served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Wanda Lee McDonald (12/28/15)
Wanda Lee McDonald was born on June 25, 1930, in Risco to the late James A. Levart and Octa E. Cook Levart. She died on Dec. 24, 2015, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 85. Wanda Lee McDonald was the former owner/operator of McDonald's Drive-In in Malden. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Malden. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Junior McDonald. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2005...
Norma K. Hix (12/28/15)
Norma K. Hix, daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Minnie Hodge Glenn, was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on July 10, 1922, and died at the Saint Anthony Hospital in Alton, Ill., on Dec. 25, 2015, at the age 93. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements...
Cassandra A. Breece (12/28/15)
Cassandra A. Breece, daughter of the late Arzie and Bertie Barnett Baldwin, was born in Charter Oak, Mo., on May 7, 1943, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 24, 2015, at the age of 72. Mrs. Breece had lived most of her life in the Jackson, Mo., area. She was a licensed beautician and was a member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting bears and loved flowers...
Weda J. Davis (12/24/15)
Weda Joyce Davis, daughter of the late L. B. Freeman and Muriel Patten Freeman, was born on Aug. 7, 1936, in Spadra, Ark., and died on Dec. 22, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 79. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Spadra Baptist Church in Spadra, Ark. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Darla J. Grossman (12/24/15)
Darla Jean Grossman of Dexter, daughter of the late Eugene Gerber and Dorothy Baker Gerber was born on March 29, 1945, in Pensacola, Fla., and died on Dec. 19, 2015, at the age of 70. Darla adored her husband of 51 years, Rick Grossman, and together they raised two strong, beautiful, and successful daughters, Wendy and Kimberly...
Delma Madine Williams (12/21/15)
Delma Madine Williams, daughter of the late Dee Vess Griffin and Florence Corene Horn Griffin was born in New Madrid County, Mo., on Oct. 7, 1936, and died at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Dec., 20, 2015, at the age of 79. Mrs. Williams had been a cook at the Bernie Public Schools until her retirement and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church and a resident of Bernie...
Freeman L. O'neal (12/21/15)
Freeman L. O'neal, son of the late Lestie and Minnie Mossman O'neal, was born in Puxico on Nov. 26, 1931, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Dec. 20, 2015, at the age of 84. He was married to Jeanette Torgrude and she preceded him in death in 1980...
Terri Lynne Bryan Manes (12/21/15)
Terri Lynne Bryan Manes was born on Sept. 5, 1962, in Beach Grove, Ind., to Clarence Bryan and Sylvia Mae Grigery Bryan Oliver and Curtis Oliver. She died on Dec. 15, 2015, in Sikeston at the age of 53. Terri Lynne Bryan Manes was a homemaker. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Manes. He survives of the home in Sikeston...
Darla Grossman (12/21/15)
Darla Grossman, 70, of Dexter died Dec. 19, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Annalee Cates (12/21/15)
Annalee Cates, 80, of Dexter died Dec. 19, 2015, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jerry Dean Noyes (12/18/15)
Jerry Dean Noyes, son of the late Lincoln James Noyes and Bessie Bowman Noyes, was born on July 17, 1937, in Parma and died on Dec. 17, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 78. Mr. Noyes was a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church in Bernie. He was a former lineworker for General Motors in Kansas City and was a resident of Dexter, formerly of Bernie...
Mamie Elizabeth "Libby" McNew (12/18/15)
Mamie Elizabeth "Libby" McNew, daughter of the late Clyde Vincent and Mamie Etta Passley Vincent, was born on Aug. 4, 1952, in Wyatt, Mo., and died on Dec. 18, 2015, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau at the age of 63. Mrs. McNew was a resident of Dexter and had worked as a certified nurse's aide at Green Meadows Retirement Home in Sikeston and was a homemaker...
Jerry Lee Pennington, Sr. (12/15/15)
Jerry Lee Pennington, Sr., son of the late William Jasper and Lillie Mae Carmack Pennington, was born in Kennett, Mo., on June 24, 1942, and died at the Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Dec. 12, 2015, at the age of 73. He had lived in Puxico for many years. ...
Mary Ellen Pippins (12/11/15)
Mary Ellen Pippins died on Dec. 7, 2015, at the Country Club Care Facility in Warrensburg, Mo. Mary was born on Feb. 13, 1931, in Dexter, the daughter of the late Edison and Hallie Evans. She was one of five children. Mary Ellen was a farm wife, pharmacist tech and teacher's aid to the Dexter Public Schools T. ...
Clodina Mann (12/10/15)
Clodina Mann, 89, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Aquilla, to Johnie W. and Mary E. Osborne Pruett. She and the Rev. Charles H. Mann were married May 15, 1943, in Benton, Mo. They had been married 48 years when he passed away on Dec. 27, 1991...
Margaret Cox (12/10/15)
Margaret Cox daughter of the late P.D. Allen and Ilah Oberbey Allen was born on June 21, 1926, in Lamar, Ark., and died on Dec. 9, 2015, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 89. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ and a resident of Dexter. She had worked at the Collier Company as a licensed real estate agent before retiring...
Darrell Swinger (12/10/15)
Darrell Swinger, son of the late Otis and Bonnie Curd Swinger, was born in Dexter on June 11, 1952, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County on Dec. 4, 2015, at the age of 63. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Bob Smiley (12/10/15)
Bob Smiley, 65, of Jonesboro, Ark., died on Tuesday, Dec. 08, 2015, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould, Ark. Bob was born in Bernie on Nov. 2, 1950, to the late Leo and Velma Hoosier Smiley. He was drafted into the military where he served overseas for two years with the US Army. ...
Sherman L. Carter (12/08/15)
Sherman Loyd Carter, son of the late Joseph Loyd Carter and Edith Cates Carter was born in Ellsinore, Mo., on Jan. 28, 1943, and died at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 6, 2015, at the age of 72. Mr. Carter served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, he was the owner and operator of Carter's Wholesale Furniture of Bernie and was of Baptist faith and a resident of Bernie...
Peggy Jean Denny (12/08/15)
Peggy Jean Denny of Puxico, daughter of the late Gene and Ina Loyd DeShaw, was born in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 7, 1928, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Cape Girardeau on Dec. 7, 2015, at the age of 87. Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements...
Charlotte Cooper (12/08/15)
Charlotte Cooper, daughter of the late Clarence Ivy Reynolds and Margaret Reynolds was born on March 1, 1950, in Jackson, Miss., and died on Dec. 7, 2015, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 65 after a year long illness...
Mary Ellen Pippins (12/07/15)
Mary Ellen Pippins, 84, of Dexter died Dec. 7, 2015, in Warrensburg, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy P. Carter (12/07/15)
Dorothy P. Carter of West Bloomfield, Mich., daughter of the late John and Nettie Hester, was born in Bloomfield on Dec. 26, 1924, and died in Detroit, Mich., on Dec. 3, 2015, at the age of 90. She had lived in Michigan from 1965 to 1983 when she returned to Dexter. She had lived in DeSoto, Mo., and returned to Michigan three years ago. She was a member of the Sugar Tree General Baptist Church near Bernie and had attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in DeSoto...
Dennis O. Lacy (12/07/15)
Dennis Odell Lacy, age 67 of Bloomfield died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Lacy was born March 23, 1948, in St. Louis. He had lived around Fisk while growing up. He had worked in construction and was a truck driver. On July 14, 1979, he married Connie Boggs. She survives...
Francis Joy Russell (12/04/15)
Francis Joy Layton Russell was born Aug. 22, 1939, in Poplar Bluff to the late W.B. and Elsie (Tuttle) Layton and died Dec. 3, 2015, in Crystal River, Fla., at the age of 76. Francis moved to Crystal River in the 1970s and worked as a sales consultant with Farmers Furniture for 26 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She was Protestant by faith...
Mary M. Cox (12/03/15)
Mary M. Cox, died at the Saint. Francis Medical Center on Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 83 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on June 9, 1932, in Hackleburg, Ala., daughter of the late James Sherman and Mable Bama Yielding Morgan. She had lived in Southeast Missouri most of her life and moved to Bloomfield in 1989. ...
Delmer Lynn Becker (12/03/15)
Delmer Lynn Becker, son of the late Delmer Lee Becker and Sybil Louise Malugen Becker, was born on April 27, 1947, in Portageville and died at his residence in Bernie on Dec. 1, 2015 at the age of 68. Mr. Becker retired from Walmart working in building maintenance. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1966 to 1972...
Geneva Margaret Baker (12/03/15)
Geneva Margaret Baker of Dexter, daughter of the late William and Pearl Dowdy Ellis, was born near Essex on Feb. 15, 1930, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Dec. 3, 2015, at the age of 85. She lived her life in the Essex and Dexter area. She had worked at the Professional Linen in Dexter before retiring. She was of the Baptist Faith...
Delmer Lynn Becker (12/03/15)
Delmer Lynn Becker, son of the late Delmer Lee Becker and Sybil Louise Malugen Becker, was born on April 27, 1947 in Portageville, Mo. at died at his residence in Bernie, Mo. on Dec. 1, 2015, at the age of 68. Mr. Becker retired from Walmart working in building maintenance. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1966 to 1972...
Mary M. Cox (12/03/15)
Mary M. Cox, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was ushered to her heavenly home with the angels and saints, at the St. Francis Medical Center on December 2, 2015, at the age of 83 years, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on June 9, 1932, in Hackleburg, Alabama, daughter of the late James Sherman and Mable Bama Yielding Morgan...
Glenda Metcalf (12/03/15)
Glenda Metcalf, daughter of the late James Silas and Allie Virginia Latham Churchill, was born in Caglesville, Ark. on March 18, 1930, and deid at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo. on Nov. 21, 2015, at the age of 85. Mrs. ...
Betty Anne Gilmore (12/02/15)
Betty Anne Gilmore, daughter of the late Paul G. and Beatrice Faulkner Hester, was born in St. Louis on Sept. 16, 1937, and died at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston on Nov. 30, 2015, at the age of 78. She had lived in Bloomfield most of her life and attended the Garden Ridge General Baptist Church. She had retired after 28 years with the Mercantile Bank where she had been a vice-president...
Jayne Elynn Brown (11/30/15)
Jayne Elynn Brown, the daughter of Janet McDonald Meadows and the late T. R. Meadows, was born in Dexter on Oct. 5, 1956, and died at her home in Dudley on Nov. 29, 2015, at the age of 59. Mrs. Brown had lived in Dudley all her life. She had worked as a shipping clerk at Faurecia in Dexter...
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