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Obituaries from July 2003

Lewis Moore (07/31/03)
Lewis Moore, the son of the late Harry (Ed) Moore and Ora Edna Coleman Moore, was born in Wappapello on Sept. 6, 1916, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the age of 86. Mr. Moore had lived all his life in the Dudley and Puxico areas. ...
Don Shrum (07/25/03)
Don Shrum, son of the late William E. and Ruth L. Buchanan Shrum, was born in Puxico on June 16, 1936, and died at the Lakewood Regional Medical Center in Lakewood, Calif. on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the age of 67. Mr. Shrum had lived in Puxico until moving to California in 1956. ...
Lacy Walker Cooper (07/24/03)
Lacy Walker Cooper, daughter of the late William Hill and Mary Carolyn Berry Hill, was born on July 26, 1909, in Ethridge, Tenn. and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at the age of 93. Mrs. Cooper was of the Southern Baptist faith, a home-maker, a former resident of Bernie, and was currently residing in Dexter. ...
Christine Knight (07/24/03)
Christine Knight, daughter of the late Hershel and Bessie DeJournett Knight was born on December 21, 1917 in Stoddard County and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 at the age of 85. Miss Knight was a former employee of the Pentagon at Washington, D.C. ...
Austin W. Cooper (07/24/03)
Austin W. Cooper, formerly of Dexter, died at his home in Festus on Thursday, July 17, 2004 at the age of 65. Mr. Cooper was retired after working as a teacher for the Jefferson R-7 School District. He was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church of Festus, Elks Lodge #1721 and Mississippi River Eagles #4341. ...
J.W. Porter (07/23/03)
J.W. Porter, son of the late James William and Gladys Edna Meeker Porter, was born in Lake City, Ark. on January 10, 1930, and died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, at the age of 73. Mr. Porter was a resident of Portageville and was a former resident of Dexter and Bernie. ...
Larry Wayne Simmons (07/22/03)
Larry Wayne Simmons, son of Maxine Goode Simmons Simpson and the late William Theodore Simmons, was born in Parma on June 11, 1943, and died Thursday, July 17, 2003, in his home near Parma at the age of 60. Mr. Simmons had lived in the Parma area all his life. ...
Dan Denny (07/22/03)
Dan Denny, son of the late Alfred and Veda Denny was born in Bloomfield on December 26, 1917, and passed away at his home near Bloomfield on Friday, July 18, 2003, at the age of 85. Mr. Denny had spent his entire life in the Bloomfield community. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield, and a Veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. ...
Loise Learue (07/22/03)
Loise Payne Learue, daughter of the late Leo and Violet Pearman Parks, was born in Risco on September 3, 1925, and died at the Progressive Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. on Friday, July 18, 2003, at the age of 77. Mrs. Learue was a former resident of Sikeston and Scott City, and had lived in Las Vegas, Nev. ...
J.W. Porter (07/22/03)
J.W. Porter, a resident of Portageville and a former resident of Bernie, died Monday, July 21, 2003, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Larry Simmons (07/21/03)
Larry Wayne Simmons died in his home in Parma on Thursday, July 17, 2003, at the age of 60. Funeral services are incomplete at this time. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home.
Dan Denny (07/21/03)
Dan Denny, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died at his home Friday, July 18, 2003. Funeral arrangements are pending with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
William Sharp (07/25/03)
William Sharp, a resident of Dexter, died Thursday, July 24, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elsie Limbaugh (07/25/03)
Elsie Limbaugh, daughter of the late Isaac "Ike" and Rosa Rolison Martin, was born September 22, 1918, in Swinton, and died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in the Advance Nursing Center at the age of 84. Mrs. Limbaugh worked at Ralph Edwards Sportswear in Puxico for many years. ...
Vanna Lynn Bernard (07/31/03)
Vanna Lynn Bernard, a resident of Columbia and the daughter of Vannis and Helen Teeters Gray, was born on Jan. 14, 1958, in Fulton and died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at South Hampton Place in Columbia. She graduated from Sweet Springs High School and Central Missouri State University. ...
Ray Boyce (07/31/03)
Ray Boyce, the son of the late Albert and Ada Mae Palmer Boyce, was born in Bloomfield on Dec. 23, 1914, and died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at the Western Kentucky Veterans Center in Hanson, Ky., at the age of 88. Mr. Boyce was a resident of Hanson, Ky., and a former resident of Bloomfield and Trigg County, Ky. ...
Ruby Myers (07/31/03)
Ruby Myers, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, July 31, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruby Myers (07/31/03)
Ruby Myers, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, July 31, 2003, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lewis Moore (07/30/03)
Lewis Moore, age 86, of Puxico, died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Tuesday, July 29, 2003. Funeral services are incomplete at this time, and a full obituary will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Edward George Vehrs (07/30/03)
Edward George Vehrs, son of the late Edward Henry and Minnie L. Lessnow Vehrs, was born in Monee, Ill. on October 1, 1918, and died Monday, July 28, 2003, at his home near Dexter at the age of 84. Mr. Vehrs had lived in Monee, Ill., moved to Glen Allen in 1965, returned to Beecher, Ill. ...
Eugene G. Garner (07/30/03)
Eugene G. Garner, son of the late George and Ada Summers Garner, was born at Bell City on Nov. 21, 1919, and died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at Dexter at the age of 83. Mr. Garner was a resident of Bell City where he had lived all his life. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. ...
Edward Vehrs (07/29/03)
Edward George Vehrs, a resident of Western Heights near Dexter, died at his home Monday, July 28, 2003, at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
William A. Sharp (07/28/03)
William A. Sharp, son of the late William Arthur Sharp and Melinda Thompson Sharp was born on December 10, 1919 at Elco, Ill. and died in the Advance Nursing Center on Thursday, July 24, 2003 at the age of 83. Mr. Sharp was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, a veteran of the United States Army, a former Millwright with National Steel at Granite City, Ill. ...
Charles Duncan (07/28/03)
Charles E. Duncan, son of the late Ray S. Duncan and Dorothy Blevins Duncan, was born on January 29, 1938, in Trotter and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, July 25, 2003, at the age of 65. Mr. Duncan had been employed by Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Malden and Marion for 35 years. ...
Charles Duncan (07/25/03)
Charles Duncan, a resident of Bernie, died Friday, July 25, 2003, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Louise Payne Learue (07/21/03)
Louise Payne Learue, 77, the widow of the late Warnie Payne, died July 18, 2003, in las Vegas, Nev. She was formerly of the Sikeston, Essex and Delta areas, but moved to Las Vegas six years ago. Funeral arrangements are incompleted and will be announced later by the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Ferdinand Niehaus (07/18/03)
Ferdinand Robert Niehaus, son of Herman and Margaret (DeVries) Niehaus, was born July 31, 1924, in Essex, and died Friday, July 11, 2003, at Select Specialty Hospital in Dallas, Tex. at the age of 78. He was united in marriage to Mildred Bell Renfro on December 24, 1943, in Bloomfield. ...
Henry Edward Hurst (07/09/03)
Henry Edward Hurst, son of the late Henry B. and Rosana Kercher Hurst was born on June 30, 1931 and died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the Northbrook Care Center in Jackson, Tenn. at the age of 72 A native Peoria, Ill., he served four years in the United States Army and was self employed in the lawn care industry. ...
Henry Edward Hurst (07/09/03)
Henry Edward Hurst, son of the late Henry B. and Rosana Kercher Hurst was born on June 30, 1931 and died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at the Northbrook Care Center in Jackson, Tenn. at the age of 72 A native Peoria, Ill., he served four years in the United States Army and was self employed in the lawn care industry. ...
Elnora Reinbott (07/08/03)
Elnora Reinbott, 71, of Dexter, died at her home in Dexter on Monday, July 7, 2003. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 9, 2003. A full obituary will be published later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Darrel Dean Derryberry (07/08/03)
Darrel Dean Derryberry, formerly of Columbus, Ohio and Dexter, died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, July 3, 2003. Darrel was born on August 21, 1941 to Everett and Hattie Derryberry in West Plains. He married Patricia Ann Nickens of Chaffee. ...
Christine Wolfe Killmer (07/08/03)
Christine Wolfe Killmer, daughter of the late John T. and Mary Lavona Kesler Webb, was born in Tula, Miss., August 16, 1906, and died at the Willard Care Center in Willard on Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the age of 96. Mrs. Killmer was a former resident of Dexter and had lived in Walnut Grove since 1992. ...
Stella Miller (07/08/03)
Stella Miller, a resident of Bernie died on Monday, July 7, 2003 in the Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus at Poplar Bluff at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Christine Wolfe Killmer (07/07/03)
Christine Wolfe Killmer, 96 and a former resident of Dexter, died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the Willard Care Center in Willard, Mo. She and her husband, William Bernard Wolfe, owned and operated Wolfe's Grocery in Dexter forom 1956 until 1967. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Greg Garner (07/07/03)
Gregory Dean Garner, son of Bill and Betty Garner of Dexter, was born on November 5, 1969 at Poplar Bluff, and died in the emergency room at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the age of 33. Greg was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, a salesman with American Superstores in Poplar Bluff, and a resident of Dexter. ...
Norman Kelley (07/07/03)
Norman Kelley, son of the late John Henry Kelley and Winnie Hubbard Kelley, was born on March 4, 1918 in Morrilton, Ark., and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Thursday, July 3, 2003, at the age of 85. Mr. Kelley was a member of the Morehouse Church of Christ, a retired farmer and a resident of Sikeston. ...
Thomas Richard Vollmer (07/07/03)
Thomas Vollmer, son of Eileen Tumbleson of Essex and the late William Tumbleson, was born on July 22, 1946 in St. Louis, Mo., and died at the John J. Pershing Veterans Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, July 2, at the age of 57. Mr. Wollmer was a self-employed painter, a veteran of the U.S. ...
Bill Hampton (07/02/03)
Bill Hampton, a resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 53. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Thelma Nea (07/09/03)
Thelma Nea, a resident of Dexter, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Elenora Reinbott (07/09/03)
Elenora Reinbott, daughter of the late Elisha and Mary Floyd Lowery, was born in Idalia on December 6, 1921, and died at her home in Dexter on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the age of 81. Mrs. Reinbott had lived in Poplar Bluff for many years and lived in Dexter the past two years. ...
Melvin D. Fleetwood (07/18/03)
leetwood, son of the late Adrian Fleetwood and Mary L. Myra Menley Fleetwood Hall, was born February 19, 1935, in Essex, and died Friday, July 11, 2003, in his home in Henderson, Nev. at the age of 68. Mr. Fleetwood was a 36 year resident of Henderson, Nev., a retired upholsterer, mechanic, and a "Jack of all Trades". ...
Jim Sinning (07/16/03)
James Harley Sinning, son of the late George Sinning and Henrietta Osterloo Sinning, was born on March 20, 1936, in Lennox, S.D. and died in his residence in Dexter on Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at the age of 67. Mr. Sinning was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, attended the First Baptist Church in Dexter, and was a former supervisor for Stites Concrete in Dexter. ...
Wilma Seabaugh (07/16/03)
Wilma I.V.D Seabaugh, daughter of the late Pervis Crites and Sara Francis Pullium Crites, was born July 24, 1917, in Gravel Hill and died July 15, 2003, in the Jackson Manor Nursing Home at the age of 85. Mrs. Seabaugh was a homemaker, a member of the Mt. ...
Leonard Creg (07/15/03)
Leonard Creg, son of the late Walter McClellen Creg and Ethel Belle Jerles Creg, was born on August 19, 1916 at Advance and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the age of 86. Mr. Creg was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church near Dexter, a retired farmer, a former manager of a gas station at Bernie and a former employee of Public Water District #1. ...
Douglas L. Hagy (07/15/03)
Douglas L. Hagy, son of Ruth Hagy Cole, was born in Centerville, Ill. on December 27, 1983, and died Thursday, July 10, 2003, at Clearwater Lake near Piedmont, at the age of 19. Douglas was a former resident of Dexter but had lived in Ellsinore the past three years. ...
Donald Crane (07/15/03)
Donald Crane, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 86. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donald Gene Skelton (07/15/03)
Donald Gene Skelton, son of Jackie Bess Skelton and the late Donald L. Skelton, was born in Poplar Bluff on August 20, 1946, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the age of 56. Mr. Skelton was employed as a truck driver for WW Wood Products in Dudley and was a member of Bloomfield Lodge #143 A.F. ...
Isabelle Daniels (07/15/03)
Isabelle Daniels, daughter of the late Henry Allen and Jencie Casey Henderson, was born in Wayton, Ark. on March 15, 1918, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, July 13, 2003, at the age of 85. Mrs. Daniels had moved to Missouri in 1948 and had lived in Essex since 1970. ...
Leonard Creg (07/14/03)
Leonard Creg, son of the late Walter McClellen Creg and Ethel Belle Jerles Creg, was born on August 19, 1916 at Advance and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the age of 86. Mr. Creg was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church near Dexter, a retired farmer, a former manager of a gas station at Bernie and a former employee of Public Water District #1. ...
David Lynn Battles (07/14/03)
David Lynn Battles, son of Maxine McGrew Battles and the late John Battles, was born in Kennett on January 26, 1955 and passed away at his home in rural Bloomfield on Thursday, July 10, 2003 at the age of 48. On January 23, 1973, he was married to Debbie Hicks. ...
Stella M. Miller (07/09/03)
Stella Marie Miller, daughter of the late Elmer Rains and Lynnie Blankenship Rains, was born on November 28, 1918, in Deering, and died at Three Rivers Healthcare North Campus in Poplar Bluff on Monday, July 7, 2003, at the age of 84. Mrs. Miller had worked as a housekeeper at the hospital in West Plains for several years and had attended the Bernie Christian Church. ...
Annas Speakes (07/01/03)
Annas Speakes, daughter of the late Bryant Baker and Madline Mitchell Baker, was born July 25, 1932, in Rives and died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at the Three Rivers Healthcare North in Poplar Bluff at the age of 70. She was married to Edward Speakes on August 30, 1951, in Piggott, Ark. ...