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Obituaries from May 2003

M. Vowels (05/30/03)
Marshall Vowels, 74, and a resident of Dexter, died Friday, May 29, 2003, in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. ...
Dora Grady (05/29/03)
Dora Marine Grady, daughter of the late Thomas Nadell Hopper and Nancy Brewer Hopper, was born on Jan. 22, 1916, in Arkansas and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the age of 87. Mrs. Grady was of the Baptist faith, a housewife and resident of Dexter. ...
Terry Hatchel (05/29/03)
Terry Hatchel, son of the late James Hatchel and Dora Elizabeth Cox Hatchel, was born on Oct. 21, 1935, in Stoddard County and died in the Regional Medical Center of North East Arkansas at Jonesboro, Ark., on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at the age of 67. ...
M. Rollhaus (05/29/03)
Marjorie Deane Rollhaus, daughter of Owen E. Davis and Nettie Lucille Davis, was born Nov. 3, 1918, in New Castle, Ind., and died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 84. On Nov. 2, 1935, she was married to John Henry Rollhaus who preceded her in death on June 10, 1986. ...
James Hyslop (05/29/03)
James Calvin Hyslop, the son of the late Roy and Ethel Wright Hyslop, was born near Bloomfield on Nov. 28, 1925, and died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Heathcare Facility in Dexter at the age of 77. Mr. Hyslop had lived all his life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Norma Jarrell (05/29/03)
Norma Jean Jarrell, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Nancy Kirkpatrick Rhodes, was born in Marble Hill on April 4, 1947, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the age of 56. Mrs. Jarrell had lived in Dexter since 1970. ...
George Lovins (05/29/03)
George Daril Lovins, son of the late Hollie Andrew Lovins and BelaMae Jordan Lovins Printz, was born on April 16, 1935, at Moccassin Hollow and departed this life in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter from leukemia on Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at the age of 68. ...
John Clodfelter (05/21/03)
John L. Clodfelter, son of the late Asa Clodfelter and Ada Elizabeth Kelley Clodfelter was born on Feb. 21, 1924 at Hope, Ark. and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 19, 2003 at the age of 79. Mr. Clodfelter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie, a farmer, a member of the Bernie Masonic Lodge #573, a veteran of the United States Army World War II and a resident of Bernie. ...
Willie Reese (05/21/03)
Willie R. Reese, the son of the late William Hamilton and Emma Asilee McFarlan Reese, was born in Dexter on June 4, 1925, and died Monday, May 19, 2003, at his home in Dexter at the age of 77. Mr. Reese had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was a retired farm worker and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
F. Pearsall (05/21/03)
Frederick "Tom" Pearsall, son of the late Lee Pearsall and Sophia Eurick Pearsall was born on July 2, 1920 at Pontiac, Mich. and died on Monday, May 19, 2003 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 82. Mr. Pearsall was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Willie Reese (05/20/03)
Willie Reese, 77, of Dexter, died at his home in Dexter on Monday, May 19, 2003. Funeral services are incomplete, and a obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Claudia Sneed (05/20/03)
Claudia Jewette Sneed, daughter of the late Claudy Glasgow and Betty Thomas Glasgow Snyder, was born on July 8, 1952. Mrs. Sneed was reported missing on Monday, September 2, 2002 at the age of 50 and her body was discovered near Puxico. On Aug. 10, 1968, she was united in marriage to James Dale Moody, who preceded her in death on May 22, 1987. ...
Albert Clark (05/20/03)
Albert "Larry" Clark, the son of Albert Harvey "Curley" Clark and the late Fern Hartline Clark, was born in Malden on July 22, 1953, and died Thursday, May 15, 2003, at his home in Springfield at the age of 49. Mr. Clark had lived in Dexter until 1987 when he moved to Springfield. ...
T. Rendleman (05/20/03)
Thomas Harris Rendleman, Sr., 92, of Bell City, was born March 22, 1911, at Ulin, Ill., the son of the late Gabriel and Georgia Goodman Rendleman, and died Saturday, May 17, 2003, at his home. Mr. Rendleman was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church for over 68 years; he was also a charter member of the Bell City Rotary Club. ...
John Clodfelter (05/20/03)
John Clodfelter, a resident of Bernie, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2003 in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Twylia D. Walls (05/19/03)
Twylia Dawn Walls, the daughter of Mary Jane Reece Walls and the late Billy Joe Walls, Sr., was born in Poplar Bluff on April 26, 1982, and died near Risco on Thursday, May 15, 2003, at the age of 21. Ms. Walls had lived all her life in Lilbourn. She was a member of the Spoonville Baptist Church in Malden. ...
Albert Clark (05/19/03)
Albert Larry Clark, 49, a former resident of Dexter, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in Springfield. His father is Albert "Curley" Clark of Dexter. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2003, at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter. A complete obituary will follow later...
Zelpha Garrett (05/15/03)
Zelpha Garrett, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Hayes Harris, was born on Nov. 12, 1914 in Ind. and died in Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the age of 88. Mrs. Garrett was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former clerk for Stovall's Department Store and a resident of Dexter. ...
B. Alberson (05/21/03)
Buddy Alberson, the son of the late James Henry and Laura Alice Marker Alberson, was born in Matthews on May 12, 1916, and died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter at the age of 87. Mr. Alberson had lived in Essex all of his life. ...
Clinton Davis (05/22/03)
Clinton Davis, a resident of Dexter, passed away on Thursday, May 22, 2003 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 96. Funeral arrangement are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruby Davis (05/28/03)
Ruby Ester Davis, daughter of the late John Elexander Volz and Effie McMann Volz was born on February 11, 1912 in New Madrid County and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 26, 2003, at the age of 91. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex, a retired school teacher and librarian in the Richland School District and a resident of rural Essex. ...
Dora Grady (05/28/03)
Dora Grady, 86, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ronnie Reimler (05/28/03)
Ronnie R. Reimler, 64, of Advance, was born Nov. 18, 1938, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Jewel Croy Reimler and the late Chris Reimler, and died Tuesday, May 24, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center. He attended Dongola and Advance schools. He was a member of the Advance First Baptist Church. ...
Clint Davis (05/27/03)
Clint Davis, son of the late William Walter Davis and Alice Stokes Davis was born on March 6, 1907 at Reynoldsville, Ill. and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at the age of 96. Mr. Davis was of the Baptist Faith, a former employee with General Box Company in Detroit, Mich. ...
Andrew Bess (05/13/03)
Andy Bess, son of the late John Bess and Ola Kelly Bess, was born on Oct. 11, 1921, at Bloomfield and died in the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the age of 81. Mr. Bess was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Dexter Masonic Lodge #532, a former employee of Roberts Plumbing and Heating in Poplar Bluff, a veteran in the army of World War II, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter for many years. ...
H. Reinbott (05/27/03)
Harold William Reinbott, 88, of Morley, formerly of Sikeston, died on Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 6:15 a.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 9, 1914, in Homestead, Fla., to the late Charles and Clara Chaney Reinbott. ...
Bonnie Hisaw (05/27/03)
Bonnie Jean Hisaw, the daughter of the late Claude and Mable Way Townsend, was born in Kinder on July 14, 1937, and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Sunday, May 25, 2003, at the age of 65. Mrs. Hisaw had lived in the Puxico area all of her life. ...
Clarence Still (05/27/03)
Clarence R. Still, the son of the late Jown W. and Pearl Mae Harrold Still was born in Poplar Bluff on April 20, 1930 and died Friday, May 23, 2003 at his home in Dexter at the age of 73 years. Mr. Still moved to Dexter in 1994. He was a veteran of the U.S. ...
J. Jackson (05/27/03)
Jimmie Dale Jackson, son of the late Elvis Grady and Susie McDonald Jackson, was born on April 9, 1946 at Kennett and died in the University Hospital in Madison, Wis. on Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the age of 57. Mr. Jackson was retired from the United States Navy where he served as a Data Systems Technician and recruiter. ...
R. Messmore (05/27/03)
Ralph E. Messmore, son of the late Frank and Lucy Waggoner Messmore, was born at Sullivan, Ill., on Nov. 8, 1917, and died at his home near Acorn Ridge on Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the age of 85. Mr. Messmore retired as a captain in the U.S. Army in 1961 after serving his country for 23 years during World War II and the Korean Conflict. ...
A. Trammell (05/23/03)
Andrew Wayne Trammell, son of Pamela Hodder Trammell of Dexter and Gary Wayne Trammell of Dexter, was born on Nov. 23, 1977 at Cape Girardeau and departed this life on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at Donnellson, Iowa as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident at the age of 25. ...
Zelpha Garrett (05/15/03)
Zelpha Garrett, daughter of the late Henry and Ada Hayes Harris, was born on Nov. 12, 1914 in Ind. and died in Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at the age of 88. Mrs. Garrett was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former clerk for Stovall's Department Store and a resident of Dexter. ...
Bessie Mouser (05/02/03)
Bessie Ruth Mouser, 68, died Wednesday, April 30, at her residence in Hazelwood. Born Jan. 22, 1935 at Avert, daughter of the late Moy and Lillian Harper Bennett, she was of the General Baptist Faith. Mrs. Mouser was a former waitress for Holiday Inn. ...
Elwood Mouser (05/08/03)
Elwood Mouser, son of the late Hobert and Rosetta Davis Mouser, was born on March 21, 1926 near Hahn and died at his residence on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at the age of 77. Mr. Mouser served as Bollinger County Commissioner from Jan. 1, 1991 to Dec. 31, 1998. ...
Samuel Vaughn (05/13/03)
Samuel "Bruce" Vaughn, the son of the late William and Katie Carroll Vaughn, was born in Hickman, Ky., on Oct. 2, 1940, died Sunday, May 11, 2003, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 62. Mr. Vaughn had lived in East Prairie most of his life and had lived in Morehouse the past four years. ...
Eula Murphy (05/06/03)
Eula Louise Murphy, a resident of Bernie, died on Monday, May 5, 2003 at her residence in Bernie at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Harold Snider (05/06/03)
Harold Eugene Snider, 74, of Bernie passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2003 in his home. Born in Bernie on April 12, 1929, he was the son of James and Pearlie Snider. Mr. Snider was a Korean War veteran serving as a Tank Mechanic in the United States Marine Corps from April 1948 - April 1952. ...
Bert Minton (05/05/03)
Bert Farmer Minton, 85, died Thursday, May 1, 2003 at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born May 24, 1917 in Dexter, son of the late Marion T. and Stella Farmer Minton, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Bill Stone (05/05/03)
Bill Stone, a resident of Bernie, died on Saturday, May 3, 2003 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Max Miller (05/02/03)
Max Robert Miller, son of the late Ethridge and Nellie Patterson Miller was born April 23, 1923 at Puxico and died on April 30, 2003 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80. Mr. Miller was a retired Lieutenant Colonel Air Force Pilot and Staff Officer. ...
Bert Minton (05/02/03)
Bert Farmer Minton, 85, died Thursday, May 1, 2003 at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter. Born May 24, 1917 in Dexter, son of the late Marion T. and Stella Farmer Minton, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter. ...
Robert Gaede (05/02/03)
Robert A. Gaede, son of the late August A. Gaede and Marian Vanauken Gaede, was born on March 24, 1925 at Sumner, Iowa and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on April 29, 2003, at the age of 78. Mr. Gaede was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, a retired shipping foreman for Purolator Products in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II, a member of the American Legion and a resident of Dexter. ...
B. Asa Gaines (05/02/03)
Berniece Asa Gaines, until very recently was a resident of Dexter, daughter of the late Charles Franklin Asa and Nida Mae Fletcher Asa, was born near Bloomfield, Mo. on June 29, 1925, and passed away Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Bluff City Tenn., at the home of her oldest son and daughter-in-law and caregivers, Charles and Linda Gaines, at the age of 77. ...
Max R. Miller (05/01/03)
Lt. Col. Max R. Miller, Ret., U.S. Airforce, a resident of Sikeston, died on April 30, 2003 in the Missouri Veterans Home at Cape Girardeau at the age of 81. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Robert Gaede (05/01/03)
Robert A. Gaede, son of the late August A. Gaede and Marian Vanauken Gaede, was born on March 24, 1925 at Sumner, Iowa and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on April 29, 2003, at the age of 78. Mr. Gaede was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter, a retired shipping foreman for Purolator Products in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II, a member of the American Legion and a resident of Dexter. ...
B. Asa Gaines (05/01/03)
Berniece Asa Gaines, until very recently was a resident of Dexter, daughter of the late Charles Franklin Asa and Nida Mae Fletcher Asa, was born near Bloomfield, Mo. on June 29, 1925, and passed away Sunday, April 27, 2003, in Bluff City Tenn., at the home of her oldest son and daughter-in-law and caregivers, Charles and Linda Gaines, at the age of 77. ...
Dora Staats (05/01/03)
Dora Lee Staats, daughter of the late Eugene and Mary Fife Cook, was born on November 11, 1921 at Arbor and died at the Parkland Health Center in Farmington on April 29, 2003.Dora had been a homemaker. Dora and Homer F. Staats were united in marriage on August 31, 1937 at Marble Hill, and he survives of the home. ...
Carros Worley (05/01/03)
Carros Elizabeth Worley, daughter of the late William Lawrence Sr. and Velma Mae Jackson Evans was born at Fairview, Mo. on Nov. 20, 1942 passed away at the Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau on April 29, 2003 at the age of 60 years. Mrs. Worley lived in St. ...
Beffie Mouser (05/01/03)
Beffie Mouser, a resident of St. Louis, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at her residence at the age of 66. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Helen Cox (05/06/03)
Helen Camille Cox, daughter of the late Sam D. and Minnie Glass Smith was born on Dec. 11, 1914 at Bernie and departed this life at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, May 5, 2003 at the age of 88. Mrs. Cox was a Homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie and a resident of Bernie. ...
Clara Higgins (05/06/03)
Clara Pearl Larner Higgins, 98, was born in the Indian Territory which is now Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 1905 and died Friday, May 2, 2003 in Marietta Ga. Mrs. Higgins was a native of Fort Gibson, Okla. where she attended the Methodist Church and was a homemaker. ...
Lillie Wills (05/13/03)
Lillie Paralee Wills, daughter of the late Edgar and Ella Stephens VanMatre, was born in McGee on December 17, 1909 and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, May 12, 2003, at the age of 93. Mrs. Wills was a retired postal worker and homemaker. ...
Oliver Denny (05/12/03)
Oliver Jack Denny, 80, a resident of Puxico and the son of the late Nathan Lewis Denny and Stella Barkley Denny, was born on Dec. 15, 1922, at Alma, Ark., and died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at Beverly Health Care. On Nov. 24, 1944, he was married to Ruby Lucille Goodrum Denny in Wardell, and she preceded him in death on Feb. ...
Shae Kuehle (05/12/03)
Shae Kuehle, 60, of Wappapello, died Friday, May 9, 2003, at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff from complications of multiple myeloma. Mr. Kuehle was born April 8, 1943, in Cape Girardeau. He was retired as a truck sales manager for the Cooney Equipment Company of Sikeston and was the present owner of the Lakeland Market at Wappapello. ...
Harold Putnam (05/09/03)
Harold L. Putnam, son of Vivian "Vip" Putnam and the late G.E. Putnam was born on Jan. 28, 1942 at Dexter and departed this life on Monday, May 5, 2003 in O'Fallon at the age of 61. Mr. Putnam was owner and operator of K and K Pallets of Wright City and was a resident of O'Fallon. ...
Eula Murphy (05/08/03)
Eula Louise Murphy, daughter of the late Essie George and Hattie Evelyn Bennett Bridges was born on Feb. 17, 1921 at Bernie and died at her residence in Bernie on May 5, 2003 at the age of 82. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She was united in marriage to Jessie Leo Murphy and he preceded his wife in death in December 1952. ...
Charlie Jones (05/08/03)
Charlie Jones, the son of the late Ira and Verna Neighbors Jones, was born on June 14, 1930 in Puxico and died at the Three Rivers Healthcare Center North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at the age of 72 years. Mr. Jones had lived in Puxico all his life. ...
Harold Putnam (05/08/03)
Harold L. Putnam, son of Vivian "Vip" Putnam and the late G.E. Putnam died in O'Fallon on Monday, May 5, 2003 at the age of 61. Survivors include his wife, Karen Putnam; his mother, Vivian Putnam; one son Scott B. Putnam; one daughter Robin M. Putnam; two brothers, Gary and Larry Putnam; and one grandson. ...
F. Pounds (05/08/03)
Fletcher A. Pounds, the son of the late Jacob Levi and Gertrude May Anderson Pounds, was born in Ward, Ark. on June 19, 1916 and died on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter at the age of 86. Mr. Pounds had lived in Michigan and Lake Water, Fla. ...
Beverly Marvel (05/07/03)
Beverly Greer Marvel, daughter of the late Grover W. and Willa Hackney Greer, was born June 23, 1916 in Poplar Bluff and died at her son's residence in San Antonio, Texas on Monday, May 5, 2003 at the age of 86. Mrs. Marvel participated in numerous clubs, political activities and church boards. ...
Charlie Jones (05/07/03)
Charlie Jones, 72, of Puxico died at the Three Rivers Healthcare Facility North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, May 6, 2003. Funeral services are tentatively set for Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico with visitation on Friday, May 9, 2003 at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico. A complete obituary will be published later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico...
Stuart Stoops (05/07/03)
Stuart Grant Stoops, son of the late Emory and Maggie Braswell Stoops was born on Oct. 11, 1925 at Portales, N.M. and died in the residence of his daughter at Bernie on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the age of 77. Mr. Stoops was a member of the Washington Avenue Christian Church at Amarillo, Texas, a former Field Manager for the Texas State Comptroller's Office, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II and a resident of Amarillo, Texas. ...
Betty McNair (05/07/03)
Betty L. McNair, daughter of the late Cloud and Mary Beecham Fesmire was born on Oct. 28, 1931 in Huron, Tenn. and died on Monday, May 5, 2003 at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 71. After her father's death in 1933, Mrs. McNair was raised by her mother and step father the late James Ervin. ...
Bill Stone (05/06/03)
Bill Stone, son of the late Elmer "Ham" and Omega Nolen Stone was born on May 18, 1935 at Peach Orchard and departed this life in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on May 3, 2003 at the age of 67. Mr. Stone was a member of the Bernie United Methodist Church, a farmer, a member of the Dexter Elk's Lodge #2439, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a resident of rural Bernie. ...
Velma Cannon (05/06/03)
Velma Lee Cannon, daughter of the late John C. and Nancy Boyt Snider, was born Feb. 4, 1906 at Frisco and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, May 3, 2003 at the age of 97. Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Frisco, a former book keeper for the J.P. ...
Ronald Watson (05/01/03)
Ronald D. Watson, the son of Shelby Green Monroe and the late Eual Jewel Watson, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 3, 1963, and died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles at the age of 39. Mr. Watson had lived in the St. ...