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Obituaries from June 2002

Robert Bratcher (06/28/02)
Robert David Bratcher, the son of Edward Cupp and Bertha Bratcher Sherritze, was born in Dexter, on July 23, 1982, and died on June 26, 2002 at the age of 19, due to injuries received in an automobile accident near New Madrid. Robert was a farm laborer and had lived the past 8 years in Risco. ...
Jack Parsons (06/21/02)
Clinton H. "Jack" Parsons, the youngest son of Joseph W. and Matilda Sanders Parsons, was born near Herrin, Ill. February 19, 1910 and died on June 19, 2002, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, at the age of 92. Mr. Parsons, a 75 year resident of Stoddard County, is survived by one son, C.H. ...
Jack Parsons (06/20/02)
Jack Parsons, a resident of Dexter, died on June 19, 2002, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter at the age of 92. Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m., on Friday, June 21. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m. in the Dexter Cemetery. A complete obituary will be announced in Friday?s paper...
Herschel Miller (06/20/02)
Herschel P. Miller, age 64, of Essex, and formerly of St. Louis, was born on January 21, 1938, and died on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 12:30 a.m. at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters. He was married to Nina Deal and she survives of the home in Essex. ...
Mary L. Moore (06/18/02)
Mary Lou Moore, daughter of the late Herbert and Luciell Harget Haney was born at Dexter, Mo on September 22, 1929 and died at Cape Girardeau, on June 15, 2002 at the age of 72. Mrs. Moore had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield Community and was a resident of Bloomfield at the time of her death. ...
Lois Shain (06/18/02)
Lois Warren Shain, 73, Festus, died June 6, 2002, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug, 9, 1928, in Arceola, Mo, the daughter of Ivery and Inez (Cox) Warren. She was a credit adjuster for the Union Electric Co. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Festus-Crystal city, Eastern Star and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. ...
Maxine Rampley (06/18/02)
Maxine Rampley, daughter of the late Archie Lee Proffer and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer was born on December 27, 1932 at Zadock, Missouri and died in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on June 16, 2002 at the age of 69. ...
Jim Fox (06/18/02)
Jim Fox, son of the late Claude Fox and Emma Ivy Fox was born on September 17, 1927 at McCamry, Tx. and died in the Missouri Baptist Medical Center at St. Louis on June 16, 2002 at the age of 74. Mr. Fox was a member of the Dudley Community Church, a retired Chief Boat Swain?s Mate in the United States Navy, a retired agent with the Butler County Soil Conservation Service, a member of the Fleet Reserve and a resident of Dexter. ...
L. Fulkerson (06/18/02)
Linda Lou Carney Fulkerson, daughter of Alice Carney, of Dexter, and the late James H. Carney, was born on April 8, 1947, at Poplar Bluff and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on June 17, 2002, at the age of 55 years. Mrs. ...
Allan D. Meers (06/18/02)
Allan D. Meers, son of the late William Alfred Meers and Emily Babbs Meers was born on February 24, 1928 at Danville, Ill., and died at his residence near Dexter on June 16, 2002 at the age of 74. Mr. Meers was a former track repairman for Conrail Railroad, a veteran of the U.S. ...
W. "Gary" Clay (06/18/02)
Wilson ?Gary? Clay of High Ridge, Mo., son of Ansel and Margaret Clay of Dexter, was born March 19, 1950 in Sikeston and died June 15, 2002, at the age of 52. Mr. Clay was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He was the manager of auto sales at Sapaugh Auto Sales in Herculaneum, Mo. ...
Janet Bunch (06/17/02)
Janet Bunch of Gray Ridge, was born on September 7, 1940, and died at Beverly Health Care in New Madrid on June 13, 2002, at the age of 61 years. She is the daughter of Opal Brazzel Duncan and the late Eugene Haskins of Gray Ridge. Janet had resided in Gray Ridge before moving to Memphis Tenn. ...
Dr. Michael John Bader (06/21/02)
Dr. Michael John Bader, a former resident of Dexter, died on June 17, 2002 at Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 50. Graveside services will be conducted Monday, June 24, at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter, with Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The complete obituary will be in Sunday?s paper...
William Jenkins (06/24/02)
William Jenkins of Advance was born Nov. 17, 1926 near Tillman in Stoddard County, the son of the late Freeman and Jewel Devore Jenkins and died Friday, June 21, 2002 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 75. Mr. Jenkins graduated from Advance High School in 1945. ...
Donna F. Bunch (06/28/02)
Donna Faye Bunch daugher of the late John Wesley and Georgia Ann Klee McRoy was born at St. Louis, and died on June 25, 2002 at St. Louis at the age of 46. Mrs. Bunch had spent her life in the St. Louis Community. She was an employee of Koller Enterprises, Inc. ...
Esther A. Daniels (06/27/02)
Esther Alice Daniels, the daughter of the late Shirley and Gertrude May Barker was born near Lutesville, on January 22, 1919, and died at her daughters home in Linn, on June 25, at the age of 83. Mrs. Daniels was a former resident of Kinder and Puxico before moving to Florissant, in 1943. ...
Donna Bunch (06/27/02)
Donna Bunch, a resident of St. Louis died June 25, 2002 at St. Anthonys Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Rosetta Cox (06/26/02)
Rosetta Cox of Malden, daughter of George Kean and Lucille (Johnson) Kean, was born on Febuary 21, 1929 in Greenville, and died at her residence in Malden, on June 24, 2002. She was United in marriage on Oct 28, 1943 to Arvel Elmer Cox, who besides her parents, preceded her in death on September 9, 1991. ...
Stevan D. Hicks (06/26/02)
Stevan Dale Hicks, Sr., the son of Clifford and Mary George Hicks, was born in Bloomfield on Nov. 24, 1957 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on June 24, 2002, at the age of 44. Mr. Hicks had lived in Essex for several years and had lived in Dexter the past two years. ...
Martin F. Britt (06/25/02)
Martin F. Britt of Clarkton, son of Joseph F. and Ada G. (Davis) Britt, was born on August 28, 1930 in Kennett, and died at his residence in Clarkton, at the age of 71 on Monday, June 24, 2002. Joseph was married to Wanda (Cruce) Britt of Clarkton, on May 29, 1955, she is employed at the County Executive Director for the Department of Agriculture and was a former school teacher, she survives. ...
R. McClain (06/25/02)
Raymond Eugene McClain, son of the late Foster McClain and Lillie McGowen McClain was born on January 23, 1930 at Tyronza, Ark. and died at his residence in rural Bernie, on June 24, 2002 at the age of 72. Mr. McClain served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, he was a repairman at General Motors in St. ...
R. Barnard (06/25/02)
Ruth E. (Merkel) Barnard died Saturday, June 22, 2002, at the age of 81. She is survived by one son, Ron Barnard; by two daughters, JoAnn Frank and Brenda Barnard; by four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Barnard was united in marriage to the late Eugene A. ...
Billy Gene Glass, Sr. (06/25/02)
Billy Gene Glass, Sr. of the late Murl ?Bill? and Ruth Virginia Carter Glass was born in Bernie, on Sept 9, 1939, and died at his home near Bloomfield, on June 22, 2002, at the age of 62. Mr. Glass had lived in Bernie for many years before moving to Bloomfield 25 years ago and was a retired foreman with the Brown Shoe Co. ...
M. J. Bader (06/25/02)
Dr. Michael John Bader, of 509 East Willingham Street, Sylvester, Ga. was born January 26, 1952 and died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Shands University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 50. Dr. Bader was a native of Dexter, but had lived in Sylvester for the last 13 years and was an Extension engineer with the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Georgia Rural Development Center in Tifton. ...
Lucille Wright (06/24/02)
Lucille Wright of Advance was born Nov. 3, 1907 at Zadock, the daughter of the late James and Minnie Bell Morris Duffey, and died June 21, 2002 at the Advance Nursing Center at the age of 94. Mrs. Wright worked at Ward?s Store in Advance for around 20 years before retiring. ...
Byron H. Smith (06/17/02)
Byron H Smith, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Juenger Smith, was born in Okawville, Ill., on March 13, 1904, and died at the National Health Care in Maryland Heights on June 14, at the age of 98 years. He was a resident of Puxico for many years before moving to St. ...
Janet Burch (06/14/02)
Janet Burch of Dexter died at the New Madrid Nursing Center in New Madrid on June 13, 2002. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Byron H. Smith (06/14/02)
Byron H. Smith, age 98, of Puxico died June 14, 2002 in Maryland Heights, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Clearance Parr (06/04/02)
Clarence Russell ?Pop? Parr, the son of the late Andy and Monica Lee Lowery Hutton Parr, was born in East Prairie, Mo., on Oct. 20, 1929, and died at his home in Morehouse on June 1, 2002, at the age of 72. Mr. Parr had lived in Morehouse the past 23 years and was an alderman at the time of his death. ...
Floyd W. Harris (06/04/02)
Floyd William Harris, son of the late John and Bertie Sims Harris, was born near Advance on Aug. 29, 1917, and died in the Beverly Healthcare at Bloomfield on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the age of 84. On Jan. 13, 1940, he was united in marriage to the former Thelma Williams and she survives of the home in Dexter. ...
Myrtle McIntosh (06/04/02)
Myrtle McIntosh, the daughter of the late Frank and Stella Whitaker Hearren, was born in West Plains, Mo., on Dec. 26, 1918, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Sunday, June 2, at the age of 83. Mrs. McIntosh had lived in the Parma area for 65 years. ...
Bessie Summers (06/04/02)
Bessie Naomi Summers, daughter of the late Walter Alexander Summers and Allie Davenport Summers, was born at Dexter on July 26, 1927, and died in the University of Chicago (Ill.) Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the age of 74. Formerly of Dexter, she was a homemaker and resided in Dowagiac, Mich. ...
Arvona Walker (06/04/02)
Arvona Costella Walker, the daughter of the late Archie Arvel and Gladys Cooper Warren, was born in Stoddard County of Missouri on May 3, 1937 and passed away at her home near Salem, Mo. on May 30, 2002, at the age of 65. Mrs. Walker had lived in Dexter until 1987 and then moved to Salem and lived until her death. ...
Loyeal Hoskins (06/04/02)
Loyeal Hoskins, the son of the late Norman and Abbie Baremore Hoskins, was born in Sikeston on Jan. 4, 1937 and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on May 29, 2002, at the age of 65. Mr. Hoskins had lived in Morehouse all of his life and was a retired diesel mechanic. ...
C. Fullerton (06/04/02)
Charlie Fullerton, son of the late Clarence E. Fullerton and Ira Ann Mary Frances Inman Fullerton, was born on May 11, 1913 at Parsons, Tenn. and passed away in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on May 29, 2002, at the age of 89. Mr. Fullerton was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a retired farmer, a former employee of the Arlington, Texas Parks & Recreation Department and a resident of Dexter. ...
Barney Martin (06/04/02)
Bernard John (Barney) Martin, the son of Bernard Jacob Martin and Agnes Margaret McGrath Martin, was born on October 14, 1911 in Paola, Kansas and died on May 29, 2002, after a short illness, at the age of 90. Mr. Martin attended elementary school in Paola and graduated from Paola High School. ...
?Moose? Moore (06/04/02)
Ronald ?Moose? Moore of North Little Rock, Ark., the son of the late Gay Moore and Georgia McCullough Smith, was born May 29, 1945 at Greenbriar and died May 30, 2002 at the Redsamen Hospital in Jacksonville, Ark., at the age of 57. Ronald worked for Whit Davis Lumber Plus in Jacksonville, Ark. ...
Barney Martin (06/04/02)
Bernard John (Barney) Martin, the son of Bernard Jacob Martin and Agnes Margaret McGrath Martin, was born on October 14, 1911 in Paola, Kansas and died on May 29, 2002, after a short illness, at the age of 90. Mr. Martin attended elementary school in Paola and graduated from Paola High School. ...
Noel Hunt (06/03/02)
Noel Hunt, son of the late Harlen Nelson Hunt and Collie Mae Hughes Hunt, was born ta Bernie on Feb. 3, 1945, and died in the Lutheran Home at Cape Girardeau on Friday, May 31, 2002, at the age of 57. He was a resident of Scott City, formerly of Bernie. ...
Dennis Jackson (06/04/02)
William Dennis Jackson, son of the late Ernest Jackson and Clara McFarlen Jackson, was born on March 20, 1926 at Dexter and died in the emergency room of the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on June 3, 2002, at the age of 76. Mr. Jackson was a farmer, a veteran of the United States Marines, serving in World War II, and a resident of Bernie. ...
Clayton Gaines (06/05/02)
Clayton L. Gaines, son of the late Fount Gaines and Josie White Gaines was born on January 26, 1927 at Pontiac, Mich. and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on June 4, 2002, at the age of 75. Mr. Gaines attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Dexter, retired from International Hat Company in Dexter and then operated a nursery business. ...
Leo Renfro (06/14/02)
James Leo Renfro, son of the late Martin A. Renfro and Mae Churchill Renfro was born on Febuary 24, 1924 at Hector, Ark. and died at his residence in Bernie on June 13, 2002 at the age of 78. Mr Renfro was the former co-owner of Belle?s Freeze Queen in Bernie, a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II, a member of Bernie Masonic Lodge # 573, a resident of Bernie and an avid golfer. ...
N. Sherfield (06/12/02)
Norman ?Toby? Sherfield, the son of the late Otis and Iva JO Hunt Sherfield, was born in Bernie, on April 30, 1919, and died at his home in Dexter, on June 9, 2002, at the age of 83. Mr. Sherfield had lived in Dexter all of his life and retired after working for 31 years on the Dexter Street Department. ...
Jesse Swarm (06/11/02)
Jesse M. Swarm, son of the late Archie M. Swarm and Agnes John Swarm was born on March 11, 1922, at Idabel, Okla., and died at his residence in Bell City on June 4, 2002, at the age of 80. Mr. Swarm was a former agriculture laborer, a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II, and was a resident of Bell City. ...
Doris "Dee" West (06/11/02)
Doris Dee West, daughter of Patricia Hoffman of Poplar Bluff and John Snyder of Fond Du Lac, Wis.., was born in Birmingham, Ala., on June 11, 1959, and died near Bloomfield on June 10, 2002, as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident at the age of 42. ...
Louise Jackson (06/10/02)
Louise Jackson, daughter of the late George A. Pledge and Betty Elizabeth Thompson Pledge, was born on October 5, 1914 at Lane?s Ferry, Tenn. and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on June 7, 2002 at the age of 87. Mrs. Jackson was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, a former employee of Swift Hatchery in Dexter and a resident of Dexter. ...
Bernal Murphy (06/10/02)
Bernal Clayton Murphy, of Cape Girardeau, was born Feb. 16, 1909 in Bloomfield and died Saturday, June 1, 2002 at Ratliff Care Center, at the age of 93. He was the son of Charles Clifford Murphy and Bertha Katherine McGee. Mr. Murphy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau and worked there as a custodian for 19 years retiring in 1973. ...
Louise Jackson (06/07/02)
Louise Jackson, a resident of Dexter, died on June 7, 2002, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 87. Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5-8 p.m.., Sunday, June 9. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. A full obituary will follow in Sunday?s paper...
Miles Ramsey (06/06/02)
Miles L. Ramsey, the son of the late Sherman and Ada Ramsey, was born in Bernie on Sept. 13, 1922 and died at the Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac, Mich. on May 31, 2002, at the age of 79. Mr. Ramsey was a former resident of Parma and had lived for many years in Clarkston, Mich. ...
Elsie McDowell (06/05/02)
Elsie Marie McDowell of Galion, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clair Ross and Anna Schulte Todd, was born March 6, 1938 in Haysville, Pa. and died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at the Marion General Hospital after an extended illness, at the age of 64. Mrs. ...
Henry Hensley (06/05/02)
Henry Hensley of Dexter, son of the late Homer and Dokie Adams Hensley, was born on September 22, 1925 in Marston and died on Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, at the age of 76. Mr. Hensley was a bricklayer and owned and operated H & H Construction Company. ...
Floyd W. Harris (06/05/02)
Floyd William Harris, son of the late John and Bertie Sims Harris, was born near Advance on Aug. 29, 1917, and died in the Beverly Healthcare at Bloomfield on Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the age of 84. On Jan. 13, 1940, he was united in marriage to the former Thelma Williams and she survives of the home in Dexter. ...
Bessie Summers (06/03/02)
Bessie Naomi Summers, daughter of the late Walter Alexander Summers and Allie Davenport Summers, was born at Dexter on July 26, 1927, and died in the University of Chicago (Ill.) Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the age of 74. Formerly of Dexter, she was a homemaker and resided in Dowagiac, Mich. ...