Obituaries from August 2001
Laddie May Smith, a resident of Dexter, the daughter of the late Walter Neff and Veda Neff Oliver was born on Dec. 15, 1918 at Dexter and died on Aug. 11, 2001 in the Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 82. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the former librarian for Dexter Senior High School, retiring in 1981 after serving 31 years in education, a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teachers Assoc., the past matron of the Dexter Chapter of the O.E.S., a member of the Missouri Southern Healthcare Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter. ...
Charles D. Choat, son of the late Albert Edward Choat and Essie Pullum Choat, was born on Jan. 3, 1928 at Puxico and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Aug. 11, 2001 at the age of 73. Mr. Choat attended the Mt. Pisgah General Baptist Church near Bloomfield, was a self-employed heavy equipment operator and a resident of Bloomfield. ...
Hallie Maureen Howard Bennett, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at Sharon Towers Nursing Home in Charlotte, N.C. at the age of 93. She is survived by one daughter, Anne Edwards of Rolla; one son, Dan Bennett of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield...
Mary Morgan, a former resident of Puxico, was born Dec. 7, 1919 at Risco and died Aug. 12 at the Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield at the age of 80. She was united in marriage to Virgil Morgan who preceded her in death. Mary had worked as a nurses' aid for the Puxico Nursing Center for many years. ...
Rose E. Rush
Rose E. Rush, 78, was born June 15, 1923 at Poplar Bluff and died at her residence in Puxico on Aug. 10, 2001. She was united in marriage to Harold Rush Sr. on Oct. 6, 1945 and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2000. Mrs. Rush lived in the Puxico area many years and had attended Oak Grove General Baptist Church near Puxico. ...
Calvin Rodgers, a resident of Dexter, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at his residence. He was 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey Funeral Home in Dexter.
John William Hartwell Sr., son of the late James Alexander Hartwell and Sarah Wigington Hartwell, was born at Hayti on July 31, 1911 and died in the V.A. Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn. on Aug. 30, 2001, at the age of 90. He was united in marriage to Gladys C. ...