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Obituaries

Virgie G. WIlson (03/04/15)
Virgie G. Wilson, daughter of the late William W. Asbell and Grace Davis Asbell, was born on Dec. 27, 1926, in Bloomfield and died on March 4, 2015, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing in Dexter at the age of 88. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. She retired as a teacher from the Dexter Public Schools, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a resident of Dexter...
Karen Jo Norman (03/04/15)
Karen Jo Norman, daughter of Benny Jo Jackson and the late Shirley Jean Evans Jackson, was born in Wichita, Kan., on Feb. 7, 1961, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center in Cape Girardeau on March 2, 2015, at the age of 54. Mrs. Norman was a secretary at the Just Rite Cleaners of Malden and was a resident of Bernie...
Sam Lee Powell (03/03/15)
Sam Lee Powell, son of the late Virgil Leon Powell and Nell Downing-Powell, was born March 29, 1940, in Kennett, Mo., and died March 1, 2015, at his residence in Malden, Mo., at the age of 74. Mr. Powell was a graduate of Malden High School in 1958 and Central Methodist College in 1962. ...
Earl Joseph Hubenthal (03/03/15)
Earl Joseph Hubenthal, 98, died Feb. 24, 2015, at his residence in Dexter. He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo., to Joseph and Marie (Stahl) Hubenthal. Earl married Myrtle Margaret Scott on Aug. 27, 1943, in St. Louis. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2010, after 66 years of marriage...
Violet W. Smith (03/02/15)
Violet W. Smith, daughter of the late Wilburn and Julia C. Self Raybron, was born on April 18, 1920, in Morehouse and died at the Golden Living Center in Malden, on Feb. 28 2015, at the age of 94. Violet grew up in the Essex area where she owned her own restaurant. She then moved to St. Charles, Ill., where she worked for Continental Plastics where she retired. She moved to Bernie in 1985...
Fern Evelyn Smith Kirby (03/02/15)
Fern Evelyn Smith Kirby, daughter of the late Fred Smith and Ora Mae Triplett Smith Black, was born on Sept. 24, 1927, in Dexter and died on March 1, 2015, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 87. Mrs. Kirby attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex. ...
Dorothy Cobb (03/02/15)
Dorothy Cobb, daughter of the late Logan Abbott and Emma Gertrude Matthews Abbott was born on April 21, 1921, in Grayridge and died on Feb. 28, 2015, at Central Gardens Residential Care Facility in Dexter at the age of 93. Mrs. Cobb was a home-maker, member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church and a former resident Grayridge...
Stella Linson (02/27/15)
Stella Linson, daughter of the late John C. and Georgia Potter Hodge, was born in Harrisburg, Ill. on June 9, 1924, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico, Mo., on Feb. 25, 2015, at the age of 90. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Puxico is in charge of all arrangements...
Fern M. McGuire (02/27/15)
Fern M. McGuire, daughter of the late Harold Shipman and Dorothy Richards Shipman, was born on Sept. 11, 1962, in Advance and died on Feb. 24, 2015, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 52. Mrs. McGuire worked at Fuwell Residential Care and was a resident of Dexter...
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...
Celebrity Obituaries
  • Daniel von Bargen
    Daniel von Bargen was an actor best known for his role as Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld and Commandant Edwin Spangler on Malcolmn in the Middle. He also appeared in a number of films including London Betty, RoboCop 3, Basic Instinct, Broken Arrow, Universal Soldier: The Return, Truman, The Majestic, Philadelphia, A Civil Action, Thinner, O […]
  • Leonard Nimoy
    Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Spock in the original Star Trek TV series, and later in additional series and films. Nimoy was a prolific actor outside of Star Trek, however, having roles in over 130 movies, TV shows, and video games. Nimoy was also a poet and a […]
  • Movita Castaneda
    Movita Castaneda was an actress who appeared in films like Flying Down to Rio (1933) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1935). She was the second wife of actor Marlon Brando and mother of Miko Castaneda Brando and Rebecca Brando Kotlizky
  • Lesley Gore
    Lesley Gore was a singer, songwriter, actress and activist known best for the song “It’s My Party”. Other notable songs included “Judy’s Turn to Cry” and “You Don’t Own Me”.
  • Louis Jourdan
    Louis Jourdan was an actor best known for roles in The Paradine Case (1947), Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of Everything, The V.I.P.s and Octopussy.
  • Taylor Negron
    Taylor Negron was an actor and comedian who appeared in over 120 films and TV shows. On the big screen, Negron is best known for roles in Angels in the Outfield, Better Off Dead, Bio-dome, Fast Times and Ridgemont High, Stuart Little, and Nothing but Trouble. On the small screen, Negron had guest roles on […]
  • Greg Plitt
    Greg Plitt was an American model and actor, best known for being on Bravo’s TV series Work Out. As a model, he was a spokesperson for various fitness/beauty products such as Old Spice, Under Armour, Bowflex, and Calvin Klein.
  • Darren Shalavi
    Darren Shalavi was an actor, martial artist, and stuntman known best as Taylor “The Twister” Milos in Ip Man 2. He also portrayed Kano in Mortal Kombat: Legacy and appeared on Arrow.
  • Jerry Tarkanian
    Jerry Tarkanian was a basketball coach, who coached for UNLV from 1973 to 1992, for the San Antonio Spurs in 1992, and for Fresno State from 1995 to 2002.
  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith was a college basketball coach and a member of the hall of fame. He was an assistant coach at Kansas, Air Force, and North Carolina, before becoming the head coach of North Carolina from 1961 to 1997. He also coached the U.S. Men’s national team in 1976.