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Obituaries

Sue Sturgess (04/24/15)
Sue Sturgess, daughter of the late Oliver White and Mary Edith Garner White, was born on Nov. 19, 1938, at Pyletown and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Care of Cape Girardeau on April 23, 2015, at the age of 76. Mrs. Sturgess was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. In her early years, she worked at Elder Manufacturing in Dexter. She had also worked as an independent sales consultant and was a local business owner...
Debra Blunt (04/23/15)
Debra Blunt, daughter of Dortha Blunt of Dexter and the late Martin Blunt, was born on June 4, 1957, in Dexter and died on April 22, 2015, at her residence in Sikeston at the age of 57. She was a member of the Cape First Church of Sikeston, had worked in claims for the Dewitt Company in Sikeston and was a member of the Dexter Senior High Class of 1975...
Virginia Mae Ezell Jones (04/23/15)
Virginia Mae Ezell Jones of Dekalb Ill., the daughter of Armstead Gillman Ezell and Dona Mae Ezell was born March 17, 1931, and died March 19, 2015, at the age of 84. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery...
Linda Nea Patrick (04/23/15)
Linda Nea Patrick, daughter of the late Willard Nea and Jean Beard Nea, was born on April 24, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., and died on April 17, 2015, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 78. Mrs. Patrick had worked as a timekeeper for McQuay-Norris in St. Louis and was a resident of Dexter...
William "Bill" Moore (04/23/15)
William "Bill" Moore, son of the late James W. Moore and Katie Adell Sprinkle Moore, was born on Sept. 21, 1942, in Dexter and died on April 22, 2015, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 72. Mr. Moore was of the Lutheran faith. He had worked for Chrysler Corporation in St. Louis as a line worker and also as a truck driver for Safety Klean. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in the Vietnam War...
Jim Franklin Jerls (04/23/15)
Jim Franklin Jerls, 42 of St. Louis, Mo., died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the St. Louis University Hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 1972 in McHenry, Ill., to Jerry and Mary Allen Jerls. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary and Kenneth Kinder of Scott City, Mo.; one brother, John (Tammy) Jerls of Scott City, Mo.; one stepbrother, Michael Reinbott of St. James, Mo.; a half-brother, Rocky Jerls of Cape Girardeau; a half-sister, Jennifer Jerls of Cape Girardeau...
Willa M. Gaede (04/21/15)
Willa M. Gaede, daughter of the late Marshall Cloud and Zoe Turlington Cloud, was born on Feb. 10, 1935, in Dexter and died on April 19, 2015, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 80. Mrs. Gaede was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked as the secretary for the First Baptist Church for many years and was the Salutatorian for the Dexter High School graduating class of 1953...
T. J. "Bud" Stephens, Jr. (04/21/15)
T. J. "Bud" Stephens, Jr., son of the late Thomas Joel, Sr. and Iva Mae Evans Stephens, was born in Bloomfield on Sept. 21, 1936, and died at his home in Dexter on April 18, 2015, at the age of 78. He had lived in St. Louis before returning to Dexter over 40 years ago. He had served in the Air Force, worked at General Cable in St. Louis and was a self employed plumber. He was of the Methodist faith...
Bernice T. Dutton (04/20/15)
Bernice T. Dutton, daughter of the late Ira V. Thompson and Bessie Crane Thompson, was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Bloomfield and died on April 17, 2015, at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 96. Mrs. Dutton was of the Baptist faith. She had been the owner of a beauty shop in Dexter and she and her husband were owners of the Moonlight Motel in Dexter...
Bob Hisaw (04/20/15)
Bob Hisaw, son of the late Henry Lee and Dona Elizabeth Singleton Hisaw, was born near Dexter on July 23, 1934, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on April 17, 2015, at the age of 80. He had lived in the Puxico area all of his life where he had worked as a farmer, at the Best Grain Elevator and had retired from the Lucy Lee Hospital. He attended the Brown General Baptist Church near Puxico...
Bernice T. Dutton (04/17/15)
Bernice T. Dutton of Dexter died April 17, 2015, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 96. Arrangements are being handled by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Geraldine "Jerri Ann" Temples (04/16/15)
Geraldine "Jerri Ann" Temples, daughter of the late Thomas Thumb and Mabel Dutton Webb, was born in Thayer, Mo., on July 1, 1923, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on April 16, 2015, at the age of 91. Mrs. Temples had spent 45 years in Pontiac, Mich. She moved back to Dexter in 1981 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter...
Anthony Hill (04/16/15)
Anthony Hill died at his home on April 14, 2015. All arrangements are under the direction of McDaniel Funeral Services in Kennett.
Nora Yvonne Bennett (04/16/15)
Nora Yvonne Bennett, daughter of the late Orvil and Nora Mae Carter Jackson, was born in Bernie on Feb. 29, 1936, and died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on April 14, 2015, at the age of 79. She had lived in the Dexter area all her life and was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene in Dexter...
Pauline E. Bess (04/16/15)
Pauline E. Bess, daughter of the late Oma Nelson and Frank and Louella Gunter, was born on Aug. 3, 1924, in Advance and died on April 14, 2015, at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico at the age of 90. Mrs. Bess was a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and a former resident of Cape Girardeau...
James "Jim" Monroe Overby (04/14/15)
James "Jim" Monroe Overby, 84, of Bernie died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Saxony Lutheran Village in Cape Girardeau, Mo., with his family at his side. He was born July 2, 1930, in Eagle Grove, Iowa, the son of the Rev. James M. and Minnie Belle Sutton Overby. He and Joyce Petty were married May 6, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., by the Rev. Overby at Maple Avenue Methodist Church...
Gloria Jean McRoy (04/13/15)
Gloria Jean McRoy, daughter of the late Ralph Cecil and Juanita Aliene Parker Becraft, was born in Bloomfield, Mo., on Jan. 22, 1933, and died at her home in Bloomfield on April 11, 2015, at the age of 82. She had lived in Bloomfield most of her life...
Geraldine L. Pyle (04/13/15)
Geraldine L. Pyle, daughter of the late Lloyal Cooper and Dawsey McMillion Cooper was born on March 10, 1929, in rural Bernie and died on April 10, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 86. Mrs. Pyle was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ. She retired from Elders Manufacturing in Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Darrell Denny Willis (04/13/15)
Darrell Denny Willis, age 72, of Newark, Del., died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Born in Bloomfield, Mo., on April 13, 1942, Darrell was the son of James Hugh and Irene Denny Willis. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army specializing in intelligence. Darrell made his career with the former MBNA, where he worked as an executive vice president, retiring after 40 years of dedicated service...
Shirley Triplett (04/13/15)
Shirley Triplett daughter of the late Rex and Mable Phillips Keller was born on October 17, 1941, in Hayti and died on April 11, 2015, at the Southeast HEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 73. Mrs. Triplett was a resident of Dexter and a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439...
John Shanks (04/13/15)
John Shanks, age 90, of Bloomfield, Mo., went home to be with his Lord on April 12, 2015. Mr. Shanks' celebration of life and funeral service will be Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bloomfield. His family will receive friends at the church at 9 a.m., until service time. Rev. Jim Matthews will officiate with Rev. Jerry Darby assisting. Interment will follow at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield...
David O. Dudley (04/13/15)
David O. Dudley, son of the late George Jackson and Alma Lee Cherry Dudley, was born in Doniphan, Mo., on May 31, 1956, and died at his home in Wappapello, Mo., on April 12, 2015, at the age of 58. He had lived in the Puxico area most his life and was a member of the V.F.W. Post in Wappapello...
Darrell Denny Willis (04/10/15)
Darrell Denny Willis, age 72, of Newark, Del., died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Born in Bloomfield, Mo., on April 13, 1942, Darrell was the son of James Hugh and Irene Denny Willis. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army specializing in intelligence. Darrell made his career with the former MBNA, where he worked as an executive vice president, retiring after 40 years of dedicated service...
George Melvin Suiter (04/10/15)
George Melvin Suiter, son of the late Mathie Edward and Omie Effie Mann Suiter, was born in Martin, Tenn., on March 6, 1932, and died at his residence in Parma on April 8, 2015, at the age of 83. He had lived in Michigan for many years and moved to Parma 25 years ago. He had worked as a line supervisor at a corrugated box manufacturing plant...
Geraldine Pyle (04/10/15)
Geraldine Pyle, 86, of Dexter died on April 10, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter and are incomplete at this time.
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Bob St. Clair
    Bob St. Clair was a football player, who played offensive lineman for the San Francisco 49ers from 1953 to 1963. He made 5 Pro Bowls, and earned 9 All-Pro selections. He was a 1990 inductee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the 49ers have retired his number (79). He was nicknamed The Geek […]
  • Percy Sledge
    Percy Sledge was an American singer best known for his hit “When a Man Loves a Woman”. The 1966 song has been named one of the greatest tracks of all time and has been covered by numerous musicians – most notably Michael Bolton in 1991. Sledge released eight full-length albums, the last in 2013.
  • James Best
    James Best was an actor best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard. He was also on In the Heat of the Night, The Twilight Zone, and in a number of other films and TV shows dating back to 1950.
  • Fredric Brandt
    Fredric Brandt was a dermatologist known for treating celebrities like Madonna. He is said to be the “likely inspriration” for a character portrayed by Martin Short on Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmmy Schmidt. These comparisons reportedly “devastated” him.
  • Robert Burns Jr.
    Robert “Bob” Burns Jr. was an American drummer, known for his work with southern rock bank Lynyrd Skynyrd. Burns was in the original lineup, and played on the band’s first two official albums – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) and Second Helping.
  • Tom Towles
    Tom Towles was an actor best known for his efforts in the horror genre with roles in Henry: Portrait of Serial Killer, the Night of the Living Dead remake, and Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He also appeared in Fortress, Mad Dog and Glory, Blood in Blood Out, Miami Vice […]
  • Lee Kuan Yew
    Lee Kuan Yew was a Singaporean politician, who was the first Prime Minister of Singapore. He governed the country for three decades, and was considered a founding father of the modern Singapore. He is also credited with being the only leader known to bring an entire country from third world to first world status in […]
  • Terry Pratchett
    Sir Terry Pratchett was an English writer who specialized in fantasy novels. His massive Discworld series, about a world contained in a flat disc resting atop elephants (and a turtle), contains 40 books. Pratchett’s work was comic and satirical, and he was prolific. His books have sold over 85 million copies worldwide.
  • Windell Middlebrooks
    Windell Middlebrooks was an actor, who appeared on numerous television shows including Body of Proof, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Recreation, Scrubs, ER, Entourage, Hannah Montana, and others. He was also recognizable from Miller High Life commercials.
  • Sam Simon
    Sam Simon was an American writer, director, and cartoonist best known as a co-creator of the longest-running sitcom in television history, The Simpsons. Simon was integral in getting the show off the ground, and stuck around for four season before leaving the show in 1993. Before that, Simon had worked as a writer and producer […]