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Obituaries from April 2004

Erma Bockhold (04/30/04)
Erma Bockhold, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, April 30, 2004, at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Woodrow D. Smith (04/30/04)
Woodrow D. Smith, the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Nancy Jane Shelby Smith, was born in Dudley on Sept. 11, 1927, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the age of 76. Mr. Smith had lived in Puxico since 1978. ...
Edith May Rieffer Barnes (04/30/04)
Edith May Rieffer Barnes, the daughter of the late Henry William and Minnie Ann Minker Rieffer, was born in DeSoto on May 17, 1914, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the age of 89. Mrs. Barnes was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and the Stoddard County Historical Society. ...
Charlotte Mae Proffer (04/30/04)
Charlotte Mae Proffer, 71, of Jackson, was born April 23, 1933, at Zalma, the daughter of the late Frank and Leafy Cato Rowe, and died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at her home. She worked several years at Monsanto Company in St. Louis. Prior to that, she worked for the McDonnell-Douglas Corp. ...
Thell Fletcher Lewis (04/30/04)
Thell Fletcher Lewis, 90, was born at Leora on Feb. 24, 1914, the son of the late Oscar and Sophia (Tanner) Lewis, and died on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at St. Charles. He earned his living at Thell Lewis Grocery Store and was a carpenter. He lived at Curdton (Fairview) until 1979 when he and his family moved to Dexter...
Travie Burleson (04/29/04)
Travie Burleson, daughter of the late Henry and Lucrita Mann, was born on July 25, 1916, at Bear Creek, Ala., and died at her residence in Dexter on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the age of 87. Mrs. Burleson was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Woodrow D. Smith (04/29/04)
Woodrow D. Smith, age 76, and a resident of Puxico, died Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Edith Barnes (04/29/04)
Edith Barnes, age 89, and a resident of Dudley, died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Travie Burleson (04/28/04)
Travie Burleson died at her residence in Dexter on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harvey H. Smothers (04/26/04)
Harvey H. Smothers, 96, of Bloomfield, was born Sept. 21, 1907, near Swinton and died April 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was the son of Orble and Minnie Mann Smothers. Smothers was united in marriage to Zenoba Hobbs on June 18, 1927. They were married nearly 77 years...
Sandra K. Adamson (04/23/04)
Sandra K. Adamson, the daughter of Elza Chaney and the late Rita Shull Chaney, was born in Flint, Mich., Jan. 1, 1947, and died at the DePaul Health Care Center in Bridgeton on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the age of 57. She spent most of her life in St. Louis and was a Cargo Representative for American Airlines. She had relatives in the Puxico area...
Harvey Smothers (04/23/04)
Harvey Smothers, 96, of Bloomfield, died Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2004 at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield . Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, 2004, at the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Kevin Eskew officiating. Interment will follow in the George Cemetery near Bloomfield...
Lawanda Keeling (04/21/04)
Lawanda Keeling, daughter of the late Elmer Wilson and Elsie Wilcoxson Wilson, was born on Oct. 6, 1941, at Peach Orchard and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the age of 62. Mrs. Keeling was a former employee of the International Hat Factory in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Ronnie Dale Corbin (04/20/04)
Ronnie Dale Corbin, son of the late Chester and Catharine Mossman Corbin, was born at Bloomfield on July 28, 1946, and died at the John Cochran V.A. Hospital in St. Louis on Monday, April 19, 2004, at the age of 57. Mr. Corbin had spent all his life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Goldie Lorene Hill (04/20/04)
Goldie Lorene Hill, daughter of the late James Hutchcraft and Laura Majors Hutchcraft, was born on Sept. 10, 1910, in Carmi, Ill., and died at her residence in Bloomfield on Sunday, April 18, 2004, at the age of 93. Mrs. Hill was a former employee with Elder Manufacturing in Dexter for 27 years, co-owner of the Circle Drive-In at Bloomfield, and a member of the Hill Church in Bloomfield...
Dempsey Patrick (04/19/04)
Dempsey George Patrick, son of the late Eddie Franklin and Rosa Ethel Robey Patrick, was born at Clines Island on Jan. 8, 1924, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Thursday, April 15, 2004, at the age of 80. Mr. Patrick worked for 32 years and five months for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, retiring in 1983. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and Air Force Reserves...
Bill Gibson (04/19/04)
Bill Gibson, the son of the late Ray B. and Pearl Barker Gibson, was born in Santa Anna, California, on July 6, 1942, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on April 16, 2004 at the age of 61. Mr. Gibson lived in the Bloomfield and Dexter area all his life. He had worked as an electrician until ill health forced his retirement...
Lee Anthony (04/15/04)
Clarence Still (04/16/04)
Clarence R. Still, age 73, a resident of Dexter, died May 23, 2003. Graveside funeral services will be held in the Missouri Veteran Cemetery at Bloomfield Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter officiating. Full military services will be conducted by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Team...
Dempsey Patrick (04/16/04)
Dempsey Patrick of Bloomfield died at his home in Bloomfield on Thursday, April 15, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Verlon Nolen Cowan (04/15/04)
Mrs. Verlon Nolen Cowan, 85, of Jonesboro, Ark., died Wednesday, April 14, 2004, at St. Bernard Reg. Hospital. She was born at Red Hill, Ark. She was a retired elementary school teacher who had taught in McGehee, Ark., Essex, and lived in Dexter before moving to Jonesboro, Ark., 12 years ago...
Darlene Nadeau (04/15/04)
Darlene Nadeau, the daughter of the late Edward and Julia Richardson Meade, was born in Monroe, Mich., on April 28, 1949, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, April 12, 2004, at the age of 54. Mrs. Nadeau had lived in Michigan until 1976. ...
Roy Lee Vandiver (04/14/04)
Roy Lee Vandiver, son of the late William Robert Vandiver and Retha Matilda Shelcatt Vandiver, was born on Sept. 2, 1913, at New Madrid and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at the age of 90. Mr. Vandiver was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had farmed in the Bernie area and was a resident of Malden...
Lee Anthony (04/14/04)
Lee Allen Anthony, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, as the result of injuries received in a car/train accident near Bloomfield at the age of 20. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Freda Morgan (04/14/04)
Freda Morgan, the daughter of the late Taylor and Lucy Bell Marcum Jones, was born in Parma on Nov. 28, 1927, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 12, 2004, at the age of 76. Mrs. Morgan had lived in Parma most of her life. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Parma...
Jack, Grant and Samuel Heuer (04/14/04)
Jack Matthew Heuer was stillborn Friday, April 2, 2004, and Grant Isaac and Samuel Luke Heuer were stillborn Saturday, April 3, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. Survivors include their parents, Kendal and Cortney Heuer of Clinton, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Robin Bullock of Mount Vernon, Ill.; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Terry Hassell of Dexter, Mo., Ken and Malinda Heuer of Springfield, Mo.; paternal great-grandmothers, Pauline Heuer of Cape Girardeau, Aldora Crites of Dexter; an aunt, Ali Bullock of Mount Vernon, an uncle and aunt, Mitch and Julia Kinder of Cape Girardeau, an uncle, Jeremy Wagner of Mount Vernon; great-aunt and uncle, Charlotte and John Edwards of Cape Girardeau; and cousins, Nathan and Jonathan Edwards of Cape Girardeau.. ...
Richard 'Dick' Grobe (04/14/04)
Richard Grobe, son of Elsie Wilhelm Grobe from Poplar Bluff and the late Paul E. Grobe, was born Dec. 26, 1939, at Poplar Bluff and died at the Missouri South Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, April 11, 2004, at the age of 64. Mr. Grobe was a former co-owner of Tractor Supply Company of Sikeston, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, attended the First Christian Church, and a resident of Dexter...
Freeda Jane Winchester (04/12/04)
Freeda Jane Winchester, 101, of Advance, was born July 16, 1902, at Dongola, the daughter of the late Henry and Anne Nelson Revelle, and died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was a homemaker and a member of Dongola Missionary Baptist Church...
Laverne Carmack (04/12/04)
Laverne Carmack, 82, a resident of Sikeston and the daughter of the late Sidney and Anna Burton Finney, was born March 26, 1922, in Holland, and died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at her home near Morehouse. She was a cook for Headstart for 26 years, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was of the Baptist belief...
Lorraine Whitmore (04/12/04)
Lorraine Whitmore, daughter of the late Harry Salter and Martha Newton Salter was born on Nov. 20, 1918 at Snohomish, Wash., and departed this life in the Cypress Point Heathcare in Dexter on April 9, 2004, at the age of 85. Mrs. Whitmore was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a former buyer and sales clerk at Lois's House of Fashion. She was the former President of the United Methodist Women Club, a member of the Thimble Club, Pinochle Club and a resident of Dexter...
Eddie John Dettrie (04/12/04)
Eddie John Dettrie, son of Kelley Dettrie and Lillie M. Guthrie Dettrie from Dexter was born August 2, 1956, at Senath and departed this life at West Memphis, Ark. on April 6, 2004, at the age of 47. Mr. Dettrie was affiliated with the Bethany General Baptist Church, a farm laborer, and a resident of Dexter...
Catherine Taylor (04/12/04)
Catherine Taylor, daughter of the late Charles Sylvester Blackman and Jesse Pearl Jones Blackman, was born on Nov. 14, 1914, at Parma and died at her residence in Dexter on Friday, April 9, 2004, at the age of 89. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Dexter Evangelical Free Church, active in the Dexter Civic Club, and a resident of Dexter...
Sue Snider (04/09/04)
Sue Snider, daughter of the late Oscar Crews and Fleeta Scott Crews, was born on Oct. 5, 1942, at Rives and died in Scott City on Thursday, April 8, 2004, at the age of 61. Mrs. Snider was a member of the Clines Island General Baptist Church, an aide at the Bloomfield Alternative School, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Catherine Taylor (04/09/04)
Catherine Taylor, a resident of Dexter, died on Friday, Apr. 9, 2004, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 89. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 11, 2004, from 1-3 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Lorraine Whitmore (04/09/04)
Lorraine Whitmore, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, April 9, 2004, at the age of 85. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2004, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2004, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Eddie John Dettrie (04/09/04)
Eddie John Dettrie, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in West Memphis, Ark., at the age of 47. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jake L. Pounds (04/08/04)
Jake Leon Pounds, son of the late Jacob Levi and Gertrude Anderson Pounds, was born at Ward, Ark., on June 21, 1920, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at the age of 83. Mr. Pounds was a member of Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church near Bloomfield. ...
Nelson Lumsden (04/08/04)
Charles Nelson Lumsden, 88, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston. Born May 23, 1915, in Landers Ridge, son of the late Charles C. and Ora B. Wilmurth Lumsden, he was a retired farmer. A graduate of Matthews High School, he was a Gideon and a lifelong member of First Christian Church in Matthews where he served as Elder and Treasurer...
James Robert Fears (04/08/04)
James Robert Fears, son of the late Fred Oliver Fears and Glenna Myrl Crawford Fears, was born on March 27, 1938, at Bernie and died in Ozark on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at the age of 66. Mr. Fears was a member of the Community of Christ Church of Bernie and a former hotel owner...
Alice Oliver (04/08/04)
Alice Louise Oliver, daughter of the late William Henry Bishop and Parlee Tatum Bishop, was born on Feb. 8, 1920, at Senath and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the age of 84. Mrs. Oliver attended the Southwest Church of the Nazarene, was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Sue Snider (04/08/04)
Sue Snider, a former resident of Bloomfield, died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Scott City at the age of 61. Visitation will be on Friday, April 9, 2004, from 5-8 p.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel...
Marie Dowdy (04/07/04)
Marie Dowdy, daughter of the late Dale Dempsey and Frances Cox Dempsey, was born on April 16, 1910, at Clarksville, Ark., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the age of 93. Mrs. Dowdy was of the Baptist faith, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Elma Lee Jones (04/07/04)
Elma Lee Jones, daughter of William F. Ward and Ida Helen Clark Ward, was born Sept. 9, 1910, at Bloomfield and died Monday, April 5, 2004, at Warrenton Manor in Warrenton at the age of 93. She was a sales clerk at Stix, Baer & Fuller (now Dillards) retiring in 1973. She was a member of the Wentzville United Methodist Church and the Lydia Circle at the church...
Ruth M. Wilson (04/07/04)
Ruth Marie Wilson, daughter of the late Albert and Lura Huggins Cossairt, was born at Bloomfield on May 7, 1909, and died at Beverly Healthcare in Bloomfield on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at the age of 94. Mrs. Wilson was a life long resident of Bloomfield and a lifetime member of the Christian Church in Bloomfield. ...
Alice Oliver (04/07/04)
Alice Oliver, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Leon Pounds (04/07/04)
Leon Pounds, 83, of Bloomfield, died at his home in Bloomfield early Wednesday, April 7, 2004. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mary Reeda Palmer (04/07/04)
Mary Reeda Palmer, daughter of the late John Neil Murphy and Mary Elizabeth Robinson Murphy, was born on Aug. 20, 1921, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the age of 82. She was united in marriage to Hershel William Palmer on April 1, 1939, at Piggott, Ark., and he preceded her in death on May 26, 1993...
Nelda Hughes (04/07/04)
Nelda Hughes, daughter of J.M. "Wimpy" Allen and Anna Glenn Allen of Bernie, was born on Jan. 20, 1939, at Puxico and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, April 3, 2004, at the age of 65. Mrs. Hughes was a member of the Northside Baptist Church at Bernie, a bus driver with the Bernie School District and a resident of Bernie...
James B. Hall (04/07/04)
James B. Hall, son of the late Maston and Ruth Haga Hall, was born on Dec. 8, 1930, in Harford County, Md. He died at his residence in Havre de Grace, Md., sometime in March, 2004, at the age of 73. Mr. Hall was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Md., and spent his entire life in Harford County...
Marie Dowdy (04/07/04)
Marie Dowdy, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be published later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rosie Marie Walker (04/05/04)
Rosie Marie Walker, daughter of Robert David Blackburn and Mary E. Blackburn, was born on June 9, 1906, at Paducah, Ky., and died in Heartstone Nursing Facility in Medford, Ore., on Thursday, April 1, 2004. She was married to Vernie Spencer Walker on July 22, 1922, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1967. To this union, nine children were born. Two children preceded her in death; Margie Lee Jackson and Jackie Dewayne Walker...
James B. Hall (04/05/04)
James B. Hall, son of the late Maston and Ruth Haga Hall, was born on Dec. 8, 1930, in Harford County, Md. He died at his residence in Havre de Grace, Md., sometime in March, 2004, at the age of 73. Mr. Hall was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Bel Air, Md., and spent his entire life in Harford County...
Addie Louise Parker (04/02/04)
Addie Louise Parker, 86, a resident of Malden, was born Feb. 14, 1918, in Hampton, Ky., the daughter of the late George Leonard Snow and Nora Ellen Woody Snow, and died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Malden Nursing and Rehabilitation. On April 30, 1935, she was united in marriage to William Anderson Parker at Broseley, and he preceded her in death on April 23, 1980...
Archie Batchelor, Jr (04/02/04)
Archie Batchelor, Jr., 84, a resident of Malden, was born March 21, 1920, the son of the late Archie Batchelor, Sr., and Maude Forbes Batchelor, and died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at Malden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. On April 5, 1947, he was united in marriage to Jewell Nadine Thomason in Piggott, Ark...
Glendale Ladd (04/01/04)
Glendale Ladd, 69, of Sturdivant, was born Jan. 30, 1935, at Como, the son of the late Finis and Thelma Whitehead Ladd, and died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He had been a truck driver and timber worker, and he was a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge...
Thomas Smith (04/01/04)
Thomas Hubert Smith, son of the late William Francis Smith and Minnie Catherine Evans Smith, was born on Sept. 24, 1927, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on March 31, 2004, at the age of 76. Mr. Smith was of the General Baptist faith, a retired machinist for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a resident of Dexter...