Dennis Lee Claeys
Dennis Lee Claeys, son of Julius Claeys and Miriam Blair Claeys was born Jan. 7, 1949, in Moline, Ill., and died at his residence in Malden on Dec. 16, 2014, at the age of 65. Mr. Claeys was a furniture salesman for Kesler Furniture in Poplar Bluff and was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Ora Mae Hart
Ora Mae Hart, 96, of Advance, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born May 7, 1918, in Harold, Ill., to the late Ed and Rosa Cooter Perrigan, she was a member of the First General Baptist Church of Advance. She was a homemaker and loved to play Bingo. On Dec. 24, 1935, in Dexter, she married Amos Hart, who died May 5, 1994...
Ada "Granny" Robey
Ada "Granny" Robey of Sikeston, was raised by her grandparents, the late John and Clair Morlan, was born in Greenbriar on Aug. 18, 1923, and died at her home in Sikeston on Dec. 17, 2014, at the age of 91. She lived in the Avert area most of her life and moved to Sikeston 24 years ago. She worked at the International Hat Company for many years. After her retirement she was a Foster Grandmother at Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston...
Lloyd Edward Zimmerman
Lloyd Edward Zimmerman, son of the late John Ernest Zimmerman and Nora Ethel McGowen Zimmerman, was born in Bernie on Nov. 3, 1920, and departed this life at the Golden Living Center in Malden on Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 94. Mr. Zimmerman had worked in Michigan and California for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier until his retirement. He attended the Nazarene Church in Bernie and in Dexter...
Betty Lou Davis Minton
Betty Lou Davis Minton, daughter of the late Dr. Sam Severy Davis and Nola Parmenter Davis, was born on Nov. 10, 1927, in Bloomfield, Mo. and died on Dec. 16, 2014 at her residence near Dexter at the age of 87. Mrs. Minton had the longest membership in the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Maggy Bess, daughter of the late Nolan Travis and Virginia Williams Thomason, was born in Harrell, Ark. on Nov. 28, 1944, and died at her home in Puxico, Mo. on Dec. 12, 2014, at the age of 70. Maggy had lived in Florida for 10 years and returned to Puxico, where she has lived the past 18 years. She was a member of the Christian Church and most enjoyed spending time with her family. She worked for Mel's Diner in Puxico as a cashier...
Francis Eugene "Gene" Rhodes
Francis Eugene "Gene" Rhodes, 88, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., died Dec.16, 2014, at Chateau Girardeau surrounded by his daughters. He was born on July 24, 1926, in Toga, Mo., eldest son of the late Helen (Zimmer) and Asa Rhodes. Raised in a humble upbringing, he was one of seven children. On Nov. 24, 1948, he married Edvira A. Messmer at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo...
Joseph E. "Shorty" Kestner
Joseph E. "Shorty" Kestner, son of the late Joseph Kestner and Birdie Scates Kestner, was born on Feb. 4, 1927, in Dudley and died on Dec. 8, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 87. Mr. Kestner was a member of the Pleasant Grove Church in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter. He retired from the Missouri Pacific Railroad and was a veteran of the United States Navy...
Wylie DeJournett, son of the late Marshall and Mary Annis DeJournett, was born in Essex on Aug. 14, 1927, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on Dec. 15, 2014, at the age of 87. Mr. DeJournett had worked for Sam Scism Motors in Park Hills, Mo., for 25 years and worked for Scism Motors in Bloomfield for seven years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and had served in the Army Engineers during WWII...
Wilma Ping of St. Louis, daughter of the late Steven and Jewell Riles Barker was born Nov. 27, 1932, and died on Dec. 14, 2014 at the age of 82.
Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield is in charge of all arrangements.
Ladell Norman, son of the late Everett Norman and Estella Smith Norman, was born on Feb. 12, 1929, in Paragould, Ark. and died away on Dec.13, 2014, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 85. Mr. Norman was a farmer and a member of the New Hope General Baptist Church. He enjoyed working with leather and horses...
Lloyd Zimmerman, 93, of Dexter died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Malden.
Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie and are incomplete at this time.
Faye M. Little
Faye M. Little, daughter of the late Willard Stafford and Vada Dale Stafford was born on Nov. 1, 1925, in Senath, Mo., and died on Dec. 13, 2014, at the Elsberry Health Care Center at the age of 89. Mrs. Little was a home-maker and retired from the Drury Inn in Maryland Heights as a house-keeper. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
J. C. Bissel was born on May 25, 1928, in Newport, Ark., and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 14, 2014, at the age of 86.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Parma is in charge of all arrangements.
Jason Brett Vaughn
Jason Brett Vaughn of Rolla, Mo., was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on Nov. 30, 1973, and died Dec. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig Disease). Jason graduated from Rolla High School in 1992. Prior to his illness, Jason was the owner/operator of the TLC Landscaping Company of Rolla. ...
Patsy Anne Quattlebaum
Patsy Anne Quattlebaum was born March 27, 1935, in Essex to the late Roy Harry and Minnie Lee Crutcher Williamson and died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Cleburne, Texas at the age of 79. She married James Quattlebaum in the spring of 1979 in Ft. Worth, Texas...
Ada Mae Snider
Ada Mae Snider, daughter of the late Niny W. and Helen Smith Persfull, was born in Parma on Dec. 22, 1916, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Dec. 3, 2014, at the age of 98. Mrs. Snider had lived in St. Louis for many years before returning to Bloomfield 14 years ago. She had attended the Trotter General Baptist Church...
Gerald Lynn Hessling
Gerald Lynn Hessling, son of the late Ralph "Eugene" Hessling, Sr. and Freddie Pearl Lucy Hessling, was born on March 22, 1950, in Bell City and died on Dec. 6, 2014, at SoutheastHEALTH in Cape Girardeau at the age of 64. Mr. Hessling had worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a resident of Bloomfield. He enjoyed St. Louis Cardinal Baseball and was a former coach of a little league team...
Glen Medler, son of the late Raymond William and Mayme Lucus Medler, was born in Frisco on Nov. 28, 1917, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Dec. 3, 2014, at the age of 97. Mr. Medler had lived in lived in Dexter where he owned and operated Medler's Cleaners. He retired and moved to Poplar Bluff 30 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and the Sunshine Sunday School class...
Charlotte K. Avery
Charlotte K. Avery of Dudley, daughter of the late John and Mary Heaton Prince, was born in Cairo, Ill., on Dec. 4, 1946, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on Dec. 2, 2014, at the age of 67. She was raised in the Cahokia, Ill., area and lived most of her adult life in Missouri. She had lived Poplar Bluff for many years before moving to Dudley 12 years ago...
Jovada June Kincy
Jovada June Kincy, daughter of the late James Earl Kincy and Hazel Garner Kincy, was born on July 24, 1940, in Dexter, Mo. and died on Dec. 3, 2014, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 74. Ms. Kincy worked at Wal-Mart as an associate for 14 years and was a resident of Dexter...
Kenneth Wayne Hurley
Kenneth Wayne Hurley, son of John Hurley of Canalou, Mo., and the late Hazel I. Hinkley Hurley, was born on May 20, 1960, in St. Louis, Mo., and died on Dec. 2, 2014, in Bloomfield at the age of 54. Mr. Hurley had worked as a farm hand for Paul Clary Farms and was a resident of Bloomfield...
Brenda J. Stuckey
Brenda J. Stuckey, daughter of the late Herron and Velma Gaylord, was born on May 15, 1944, in Stoddard County and died Dec. 1, 2014, at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., at the age of 70. Mrs. Stuckey was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. She was a lifelong educator, a high school teacher for 12 years in New Madrid, Mo., and for 27 years in Little Rock...
Brenda J. Stuckey
Brenda J. Stuckey, daughter of the late Herron and Velma Gaylord, was born on May 15, 1944 in Stoddard County, Mo. and died on Dec. 1, 2014, at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas at the age of 70. Mrs. Stuckey was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a lifelong educator, a high school teacher for twelve years in New Madrid, Mo. and for 27 years in Little Rock, Ark...
Araceli "Shelly" Kuhnell
Araceli "Shelly" Kuhnell, daughter of the late Carlos Bustos and Maria Cabello Bustos, was born on April 18, 1958, in Laredo, Texas and died on Dec. 1, 2014 at her residence in Sikeston at the age of 56. Ms. Kuhnell was of the Catholic faith and had worked as a forklift driver at Cott Beverage Company in Sikeston...