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Obituaries from September 2004

Elaine Pope (09/30/04)
Elaine Pope, daughter of Helen Rhodes Doris of Grandin and the late Ed Tallis, was born on Oct. 23, 1942, at Arnold and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at the age of 61. Mrs. Pope was of the Baptist faith, a former consultant for Avon products and a resident of Bloomfield...
Ada Furlong (09/30/04)
Ada Furlong, the daughter of the late Luther and Annie Dockins Deane, was born in Matthews on Oct. 6, 1916, and died at the Malden Nursing Rehab Center in Malden on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at the age of 87. She had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and had lived in Malden since 1965. ...
Nancy Imogene Barnes (09/30/04)
Nancy Imogene Barnes, a resident of Bernie, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in the residence of her daughter at East Prairie at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Willie Taylor (09/29/04)
Willie Taylor, the son of the late John and Rosetta Taylor, step-son of the late Ruth Taylor, was born in Essex on May 24, 1937, and died at the Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Ill., on Sept. 24, 2004, at the age of 67. Mr. Taylor retired from the Delmonte Corp. where he had worked for 27 years. He joined the church at an early age in Grayridge...
Angeline Zoll (09/29/04)
Angeline Zoll was born June 29, 1921, at Wappapello and died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. On Sept. 29, 1940, she and Arthur Lloyd Zoll were united in marriage in Rombauer, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1997...
Otho "Dink" Brown (09/29/04)
Otho "Dink" Brown, son of the late Jacob Henry Brown and Rosenna Greer Brown, was born Nov. 28, 1909, in Parma and died at his residence in Dexter on Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2004, at the age of 94. Mr. Brown was of the Baptist faith, an agriculture and dairy farmer, and a resident of Dexter...
Otho "Dink" Brown (09/28/04)
Otho "Dink" Brown, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2004, at his residence at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ralph Hester (09/28/04)
Ralph Hester, son of the late Charley L. Hester and Eva Lena Stevens Hester, was born Sept. 3, 1918, at Bloomfield and died in the Methodist Hospital North at Memphis on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at the age of 86. Mr. Hester was retired from the Fruitland Meat Company, a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp serving in World War II, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Ruby Kitrel (09/28/04)
Ruby Kitrel, the daughter of the late John E. and Minnie Ola Roots Shelton, was born in Malden on April 9, 1912, and died at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at the age of 92. She lived in St. Louis from 1936-1963, then she moved to Dexter and lived for two years before moving to Bloomfield where she lived until entering the nursing home in 1999. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Shirley Zook (09/27/04)
Shirley Evelyn Zook, daughter of the late Bernard and Ruth Bowman Holman, was born at Traverse City, Mich., on Feb. 15, 1931, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 23, 2004, at the age of 73. Mrs. Zook had been a resident of Glenallen the past 30 years. She was a member of the Trace Creek Baptist Church at Glenallen where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Zook was retired from Paramount Hat Factory in Fredericktown...
Ralph Hester (09/27/04)
Ralph Hester, 86, of Bloomfield, died Saturday, September 25, 2004, at the Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Shirley Zook (09/24/04)
Shirley Zook, 73, a resident of Glenallen, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mary Celestia Smith (09/23/04)
Mary Celestia Smith, daughter of the late Richard Alvin Owen and Mary Susan North Owen, was born on Nov. 14, 1905, at Ozark county and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at the age of 98. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, and a resident of Dexter...
Ruth B. Pruitt (09/23/04)
Ruth B. Pruitt, daughter of the late Delmer B. and Eula Bell Thompson, was born in Dexter on June 25, 1913, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at the age of 91. She had lived in Illinois for many years before returning to Dexter. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter...
Francis Wilson (09/23/04)
Francis Edward Wilson, son of Eva Martin Wilson and the late Howard Wilson, was born at Leora on Feb. 12, 1937, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at the age of 67. Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Neva Dell Beaird on Dec. 30, 1962, in Bloomfield. Mrs. Wilson remains of the home in Bernie...
Ruth B. Pruitt (09/22/04)
Ruth B. Pruitt, 91, and a resident of Dexter, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004. She was the widow of the late Bertrand Pruitt, Jr. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Francis Wilson (09/22/04)
Francis Wilson, a resident of Bernie, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 21, 2004, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter 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...
Leon Marcus (09/21/04)
Leon W. Marcus, son of the late H.T. Marcus and Berniece Wallace Marcus, was born Oct. 1, 1912, at Greenfield, Tenn., and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the age of 91. Mr. Marcus attended the Fagus General Baptist Church, was a former factory worker and night watchman in Chicago, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of rural Bloomfield...
Bobby E. Whitehead (09/21/04)
Bobby E. Whitehead, the son of Nellie Culbertson Whitehead and the late Homer J. Whitehead, was born in Brownwood on Oct. 11, 1934, and died at Puxico Nursing Center on Monday, Sept. 19, 2004, at the age of 69. Mr. Whitehead had lived in Illinois for many years and moved to Puxico two years ago. He was a retired truck driver and mechanic with Klinke Automotive in Granite City, Ill. He enjoyed stock car racing...
Mary Celestia Smith (09/21/04)
Celestia Smith, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday evening, Sept. 20, 2004, in the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 98. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Leon Marcus (09/19/04)
Leon Marcus, a resident of rural Dexter, departed this life in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Bloomfield on September 18, 2004 at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Emma Jean Robey (09/17/04)
Emma Jean Robey, daughter of the late Ross and Sarah Brewington Self, was born at Swifton, Ark., on Aug. 27, 1930, and died at her home in Bloomfield Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the age of 74. She was a caregiver, worked at the Dexter Hospital and spent many years as an in-home caregiver for many people in the area. On Aug. 27, 1946, she was married to A.D. Robey, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1980...
Carol Lawrence (09/16/04)
Carol Lawrence, the daughter of the late Floyd Elbert and Ruth Wagster Mason, was born near Kennett on March 19, 1938, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, at the age of 66. She had lived in Southeast Missouri all her life and lived in Bernie since 1971. She was a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church. She had started working at Swift Poultry and retired after 42 years from Tyson Foods...
Augustus "Whitey" Hannel (09/16/04)
Augustus "Whitey" Hannel, son of the late John and Opal Jackson Hannel, was born at Louisville, Ky., on Aug. 16, 1932, and died at Poplar Bluff Medical Center on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the age of 72. Mr. Hannel was a retired Staff Sergeant with the United States Air Force and had been a resident of Bloomfield since his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Bloomfield American Legion Post #382...
Daisy Ann Edwards (09/15/04)
Daisy Ann Edwards, the daughter of the late William and Mary Katherine Warren Baker, was born in Frisco on July 8, 1908, and died in Essex on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at the age of 96. She had lived in Essex all her life and was a member of the General Baptist Church. She had worked as a nurse's aid at the Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter and retired at age 78...
John Lee Hill (09/15/04)
John Lee Hill, son of Harriet McKeller Hill and the late William Hill, was born in Parma on Feb. 21, 1950, and died at his home in Sikeston on Sept. 12, 2004, at the age of 54. Mr. Hill had lived in Parma and Essex, left Missouri and worked for many years in Marion, Ind., and moved to Sikeston two years ago. He was a fork lift operator with the General Motors Truck Division in Marion where he worked for 30 years. He was a Shriner and a Third Degree Mason...
Augustus Hannel (09/15/04)
Augustus Hannel, a resident of Bloomfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Poplar Bluff Medical Center at the age of 72. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Lillian Inez Kelley (09/14/04)
Lillian Kelley, daughter of the late Grover C. Terry and Ida Milan Terry, was born on Feb. 17, 1914, at Brockett, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at the age of 90. Mrs. Kelley was a licensed practical nurse at Brandon and Lucy Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff for 34 years, a member of the Church of Christ in Stokes, Ark., and a resident of Dexter for the past six years...
Geneva B. Hart (09/14/04)
Geneva B. Hart, 80, of Longview, Wash., died Sept. 5, 2004. She was born June 21, 1924, in Bloomfield and had lived in the local area for the past 43 years. Mrs. Hart received nurse's training at Lower Columbia College and worked for Dr. Marion Clark and Dr. Thomas Tossberg...
John Lee Hill (09/14/04)
John Lee Hill of Sikeston, died at his home in Sikeston on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004. Tentative arrangements are set for visitation after 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with funeral services following at 12 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Lillian Kelley (09/12/04)
Lillian Kelley, a resident of Dexter died on September 10, 2004 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 90. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Juanita Cobb (09/12/04)
Juanita Cobb, daughter of the late Roland Robert Ziehm, Jr., and Dorothy Ann Meyrs Ziehm was born on June 28, 1951 and died at her residence in Dexter on September 10, 2004 at the age of 53. Mrs. Cobb was affiliated with the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, housewife, loving wife and mother, and a strong devoted christian all her life...
James Earnest Hutchison (09/10/04)
James Earnest Hutchison, son of the late Hubert and Deortha Harris Hutchison was born at Bloomfield on October 18, 1931 and died at his home in Jasper, Ala., on September 9, 2004 at the age of 72. Mr. Hutchison was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War and was employed at Son's Supermarket in Jasper for 28 years...
Dorothy Cook Brown (09/07/04)
Dorothy Cook Brown, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Scott Cook, was born in Hooker, Oklahoma on April 12, 1910 and departed this life in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center at Dexter on September 5, 2004 at the age of 94. On December 25, 1938, she married Landon Brown at Poplar Bluff, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1991. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dexter...
Anna Jarrell (09/07/04)
Anna M. Jarrell, daughter of the late Walker and Amanda Jarrell was born on October 18, 1915 at Parma, Missouri, and departed this life on September 5, 2004, in the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter at the age of 88. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Jarrell on October 22, 1938 at Morganfield, Kentucky. Mr. Jarrell preceded her in death on July 23, 1993...
Ada Joiner (09/07/04)
Ada Joiner, daughter of the late John Foley and Mary Grace Foley, was born on Jan. 12, 1932 at Liverpool, England, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 3, 2004 at the age of 72. Mrs. Joiner was a member of the Southwest Church of the Nazarene of Dexter and a homemaker...
Wanda Marie Street (09/03/04)
Wanda Marie (Cook) Street of Bloomfield died on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the age of 91 at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. She was born Feb. 7, 1913, at Morley. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas E. and Neda Anna (Brookman) Cook; her husband, Earl T. Street; two sisters, Zalma (Did) Jennings, Thyra Kinder; and one brother, Thomas E. Cook, Jr...
William R. Schmidt (09/03/04)
William R. Schmidt, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of St. Louis, was born June 30, 1922, the son of the late Frank Schmidt, and died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. He was a retired steel worker at Step Brother Co. in St. Louis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in World War II...
Melba Thurston (09/03/04)
Melba Thurston, the daughter of the late Richard and Effie Adeline Jerls McCamish, was born in Bernie on Sept. 20, 1918, and died at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at the age of 85. She had lived most of her life in Bernie and moved to Jackson eight years ago. ...
Louise Gardner (09/03/04)
Louise Gardner, the daughter of the late Robert William and Lillie May Williams Gardner, was born in Hannibal on Dec. 17, 1920, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the age of 83. She had lived in Hannibal until moving to St. ...
Paul Milton Davis (09/03/04)
Paul Milton Davis, son of the late John Henry Davis and Velma Ruth McAlpine Davis, was born on Nov. 8, 1936, at Hot Springs, Ark., and died on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, South Campus, in Poplar Bluff at the age of 67...
Ada Joiner (09/03/04)
Ada Joiner, a resident of Dexter, died on Sept. 3, 2004, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 72. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funerl Home in Dexter.
Melba Thurston (09/02/04)
Melba Thurston, 85, formerly of Bernie, died at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Wanda Street (09/02/04)
Funeral services for Wanda Street, 91, of Bloomfield will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. A complete obituary will be published in The Daily Statesman at a later date.
Louise Gardner (09/02/04)
Louise Gardner, 83, of Dexter died at the Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004. Visitation will be held after 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter with funeral services following at 2 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. A complete obituary will be published later...