Marie Louise Medcalf
Marie Louise Medcalf, 90, was born in Essex on March 14, 1925, to John Logan Kirkpatrick and Ida (Sifford) Kirkpatrick. She was united in marriage to Gene Medcalf on June 30th, 1941. Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and, she was a devoted Christian. Marie attended The First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Victorine (Vicky) Bryant
Victorine (Vicky) Reynolds Bryant, a retired Dexter teacher, was born on May 6, 1923, and died on June 30, 2015, at the age of 92. She was a 1940 graduate of DeSoto High School and was graduated in 1944 from Southeast Missouri State Teachers' College (now SEMO)...
Dorothy Juanita Manley Bloomfield-Gamble
Dorothy Juanita Manley Bloomfield-Gamble, 84, of Farmington, Mo., died on July 1, 2015. She was born on Jan. 13, 1931, at Canalou, Mo., the daughter of Audie Lee and Bernice Manley. Dorothy was the bookkeeper at Richland High School for 31 years and a resident of Farmington. She was a member of Farmington Church of the Nazarene...
Displaced workers find hope for future in diesel school
Charles Gambling was an employee for Nordyne in Poplar Bluff for 11 years. He worked as a Set-up 4 operator. He liked his job, and he didn't anticipate losing it. "We heard rumors," Gambling said. "Everyone heard rumors. But, when they decided to shut the plant down, they held a big meeting and told us what all was going on."...
Marie L. Medcalf of Dexter died on June 30, 2015, at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., at the age of 90.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary (Nonnie) Tanner
Mary (Nonnie) Tanner, 91, long time residence of Bernie, died on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Saint Francis Regional Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Tanner, daughter of Columbus and Ethel Mitchell Collier, was born on July 28, 1923, in Scott City, Mo. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Bernie Christian Church...
Blanton Kenneth King, son of the late Herman King and Edith Proffer King, was born on March 31, 1921, in Bloomfield and died on June 28, 2015, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau at the age of 94. Mr. King was a member of the Oak Ridge General Baptist Church in rural Bloomfield. He had worked as a farmer and was a resident of Advance...
Karsyn Andrew Payne
Karsyn Andrew Payne, age 2 months, died June 27, 2015, at his home in Dexter. He was born April 23, 2015, in Cape Girardeau, to Jonathan Payne and Samantha Harriel, who survive of the home. Additional survivors include one brother, Colton Payne of the home; paternal grandparents Orvill and Judy Payne II of Wildomar, Calif., and maternal grandfather Leonard Harriel of Grayridge...
Naman Caldwell, son of the late Overton Alexander and Orpha L. Caldwell was born in Stoddard County on Nov. 7, 1919, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on June 27, 2015, at the age of 95. Mr. Caldwell had been a bus driver for the Puxico School District and attended the Egypt Church near Puxico. He enjoyed being active in the Mingo Saddle Club, Mingo Tractor Club and was a member of Mel's Diner...
Loree Ann Brown
Loree Ann Brown, the daughter of Carolyn Yoder Shomaker and the late Albert Shomaker, Sr., was born in Alton, Mo., on May 23, 1966, and died at her home in Dexter on June 29, 2015, at the age of 49. Mrs. Brown had lived in Urbana and Winona, Mo., before moving to Dexter 10 years ago. She had worked as a server at the Elderland Restaurant in Bloomfield. She enjoyed camping and loved her family. She and her late husband, Michael, enjoyed buying and selling things they collected together...
Dexter Police June 24-25, 2015 At 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, Dexter Police issued a summons to Cayce Noelle Halsey, 23, of Dexter, on charges of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. At 9:58 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, Dexter Police arrested Dean Thomas Main, 26, of Dexter, on charges of possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $750...
Naomi Ruth Wiseman
Naomi Ruth (Ball) Wiseman, 76, of Advance, died June 26, 2015, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. She was born Nov. 12, 1938, at Matthews, Mo., the daughter of Forest and Josie Fulkerson Ball. Naomi had been a homemaker most of her life, but she also worked for the Inland Shoe Company in Advance. She was a lifelong active member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Dexter...
Bryant Sylvester Jackson
Bryant Sylvester Jackson, age 90 of Fort Myers, Fla., previously of Waterford, Mich., died peacefully on June 22, 2015. He was born in Dexter to the late Robert and Hazel (Foster) Jackson. Bryant was married for 67 years to the late Doris (Holt) Jackson. He was a devoted member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church in Ft. Myers. He retired from General Motors Truck and Bus in 1984, as a skilled tradesmen...
Sandra Sue Quick
Sandra Sue Quick, daughter of the late Floyd and Gladys Stephens Leathers, was born in East Alton, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1944, and died at her home in Arnold, Mo., on June 12, 2015, at the age of 70. Sandra had lived in Dexter and attended grade school and high school until 1967 when she moved to Arnold. She had worked at the Good Samaritan Retirement Home until she retired. She enjoyed collecting Hummel figurines...
Brenda Faye Williamson
Brenda Faye Williamson, daughter of the late James Evin and Audrey Christine Brown Fletcher, was born in Dexter on Oct. 27, 1950, and died at her home in Bloomfield on June 24, 2015, at the age of 64. She had lived in Florida about 10 years and returned to Bloomfield in 1976. ...
Chelcy Bernell "Barney" Bradish
Chelcy Bernell "Barney" Bradish, son of the late Frank Bradish and Grace Marler Bradish, was born on April 18, 1921, in Satulpa, Okla., and died this life on June 13, 2015, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 94. Mr. Bradish was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Dexter. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a resident of Bloomfield. He was also a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp...
Cynthia Goings Anderson
Cynthia Goings Anderson of House Springs, Mo., was born March 4, 1957, in Gideon, Mo., to Earl and Lois Goings and died at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis on June 11, 2015, at the age of 58. Cynthia had retired from Chrysler of Fenton, Mo. She is survived by her husband, Chuck Anderson of House Springs; her parents, Earl and Helen Goings of Dexter and Lois Schmidt of Imperial, Mo.; two daughters, Jennifer Porter and Jamie Garner; one son, Josh Garner; one brother, Gary Goings of Festus, Mo., one step-sister, Janet Smith of Bell Fountain, Mo.; two step-brothers, Marvin Smith of Poplar Bluff and Kenneth Smith of Marble Hill; and one aunt, Movilene Downey of Catawissa, Mo.. ...
Evelyn June Hester
Evelyn June Hester, daughter of the late Alva "Stubby" Walker and Lacy Hill Walker was born in Bernie on June 15, 1931, and died at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on June 21, 2015, at the age of 84. June was a homemaker. She attended grade school in the Sugar Tree Community. ...
Pansy Illine Peck Hutchcraft
Pansy Illine Peck Hutchcraft, daughter of the late James and Dora Dorris Peck, was born in Essex on March 7, 1924, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on June 20, 2015, at the age of 91. Mrs. Hutchcraft was raised in Essex and had lived in St. Louis for 22 years before moving to Dexter in 2005. She had worked for 19 years at Elder Manufacturing and then worked at Dental Products in St. Louis for 22 years before moving back to Dexter...
Billy Dean Dozier, 80, of Doe Run, Mo., died June 15, 2015, at the Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born Jan. 1, 1935, in Puxico to the late Fredrick and Effie (Morgan) Dozier. Billy proudly served his country in the United States Army. After 26 years of service in the Army he retired and then worked as a civil servant for the Department of the Army. He enjoyed remodeling homes, gardening and fishing...
Shirla Jean Rathjen Howard
Shirla Jean Rathjen Howard daughter of the late Fred Rathjen and Melba Noland Rathjen was born on June 27, 1935 in Gouldbusk, Texas and died on June 17, 2015, at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County at the age of 79. Mrs. Howard was an avid Democrat; she was a board member of the Missouri Federated Democratic Woman's Club, served as secretary for the State Democratic Party and had received the Bess Truman Award. ...
A memorial service for Richard Williams, 39, of Dexter will be held Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. The service will take place at 6 p.m. Richard is survived by his son, Tayton; his brother, Roy Williams and wife, Shaunti; by his paternal grandmother, Katherine Williams; his maternal grandmother, Mary-Ellen Taylor; by many other relatives and several friends...
Elzora Robey, daughter of the late John Davenport and Mamie Ellis Davenport, was born on July 18, 1926, in Bertrand, Mo. and died on Jan. 24, 2015, at North Village Park Care Center in Moberly, Mo. at the age of 88. Mrs. Robey had worked in nursing and was a former resident of Dexter...
Sarah Lynne Hillis
Sarah Lynne Hillis, daughter of the late Harlan B. Heffelfinger and Audrey Mae Ellwood Heffelfinger, was born on June 24, 1939, in Beatrice, Neb., and died on June 4, 2015, at her residence in Essex at the age of 75. Mrs. Hillis was a member of the United Methodist Church in Essex and she worked as the Postmaster for the U.S. Post Office in Essex...
Sandra Sue Quick
Sandra Sue Quick, daughter of the late Floyd and Gladys Stephens Leathers, was born on Oct. 21, 1944, and died at her home in Arnold, Mo., on June 12, 2015, at the age of 70.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.