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Obituaries from January 2005

Dortha Burkhart (01/31/05)
Dortha Ellen Burkhart, daughter of the late Robert Issac Bennett and Suzy Tuttle Bennett, was born on July 5, 1930, at Bernie and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Friday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the age of 74. Mrs. Burkhart was a former bookkeeper for Mercantile Bank in St. Louis and a resident of St. Louis...
Irene Taylor (01/31/05)
Irene Taylor, a resident of Bloomfield, passed away at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on January 29, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dortha Burkhart (01/28/05)
Dortha Burkhart, a former resident of St. Louis, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter at the age of 74. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter...
Blanche Jones (01/28/05)
Blanche Jones, 94, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Born July 26, 1910, in Bloomfield, daughter of the late Charles and Mae "Babe" Hibbs Mayo, she was a member of the Rauch-Spence Methodist Church and had been a private duty nurse before retiring...
Louise Henson (01/28/05)
Louise Henson, the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Ruby Harvey Griffin, was born in Clarksville, Ark., on Jan. 25, 1922, and died at the Pine Lawn Residential Care facility in Puxico on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the age of 83. She had moved to Southeast Missouri in 1932 and lived in Puxico most of her life. She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico and enjoyed piecing and quilting quilts for many years...
Herman H. Lucey (01/28/05)
Herman H. Lucey, 67, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 28, 1937, in Matthews, son of William "Jack" and Naomi Moyers Lucey. He was a 1957 graduate of Bell City High School. He had worked at Atlas Buildings, Sturdy Built, and owned and operated the former C&L Construction in Jackson. He was a member of First General Baptist Church in Jackson...
Gladys Farmer (01/27/05)
Gladys Farmer, daughter of the late John Joseph Dunning and Millie Marie Elledge Dunning, was born Aug. 30, 1929, at Advance and died in her residence at Dexter on Jan. 26, 2005, at the age of 75. Mrs. Farmer was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a former employee of International Hat Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Hurshel E. "Gene" Smith (01/27/05)
Hurshel E. "Gene" Smith, the son of the late William Francis and Minnie Kay Eaves Smith, was born in Pyletown on April 7, 1925, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at the age of 79. He was a resident of Pyletown until moving to Sturdivant seven years ago. ...
Thera Vivian Jones (01/25/05)
Thera Vivian McCarroll Jones, 94, of DeSoto died at 10:40 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. She was born Aug. 8, 1910, at Leora to Moody Blake and Lula Marie McClendon McCarroll. She married Walter Jones on Feb. 18, 1941, in Toledo, Ohio. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1966. She is also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and two sisters...
Gertrude Phillips Stevens (01/25/05)
Gertrude Phillips Stevens, daughter of the late John Phillips and Ida Robey Phillips, was born Jan. 31, 1914, at Dexter and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center at Dexter on Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the age of 90. Mrs. Stevens was saved and baptized in 1956, a former church nursery worker, and a resident of Dexter...
Fenton H. Langston (01/25/05)
Fenton H. Langston, the son of the late John Robert and Eunice Martin Langston, was born in Puxico on Feb. 10, 1922, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at the age of 82. He was a resident of Puxico and attended the Assembly of God Church in Puxico. ...
Ruth Gaylord (01/25/05)
Ruth Rainey Dreadon Gaylord, daughter of the late O.C. Rainey and Nina Norman Rainey, was born on Feb. 6, 1925, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on Jan. 20, 2005, at the age of 79. Mrs. Gaylord was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former employee of the International Shoe Company in Dexter, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter and a resident of Dex;ter...
Larry "Joe" Williamson (01/25/05)
Larry "Joe" Williamson, the son of Cozette Hester Williamson and the late Parvin Williamson, was born in Idalia Jan. 8, 1948, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the age of 57. He was a resident of Bloomfield and was of the Baptist faith. ...
Lula Ann McFall (01/25/05)
Lula McFall, daughter of the late Robert Burton and Leona Harris Burton, was born Aug. 7, 1904, at Tolu, Ky., and died inthe Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the age of 100. Mrs. McFall was of the Assembly of God faith, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Gertrude Stevens (01/24/05)
Gertrude Stevens, a resident of Dexter died on Friday, January 21, 2005 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center 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...
Ruth Gaylord (01/24/05)
Ruth Rainey Dreadon Gaylord, daughter of the late O.C. Rainey and Nina Norman Rainey was born on February 6, 1925 at Dexter and died in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston on January 20, 2005 at the age of 79. Mrs. Gaylord was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former employee of the International Shoe Company in Dexter, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Ruth Gaylord (01/21/05)
Ruth Gaylord, a resident of Dexter, died on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rev. Robert Anthony Schumacher (01/19/05)
Rev. Robert Anthony Schmacher, 80, died at 12:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. A memorial Mass, celebrated by Bishop John Leibrecht, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, and on Friday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Annunciation, Cape Girardeau. Fr. Schumacher donated his body to the medical school at St. Louis University...
Harold Heilman (01/19/05)
Harold Alfred "Smokey" Heilman, son of the late Alfred and Bernice Clements Heilman, was born at St. Louis on Jan. 13, 1929, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the age of 76. Smokey was a resident of Bloomfield and was retired from the Bloomfield School District. He was of the Baptist faith and was affiliated with the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia...
Bill Flowers (01/19/05)
Billy Carl Flowers, son of the late A.O. and Wilma Flowers, was born on Oct. 9, 1932, in Plummerville, Ark., and died on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 72. He was united in marriage to Joyce Jane Averett on Dec. ...
Marilyn Agey (01/19/05)
Marilyn Agey, daughter of the late Homer Morgan and Lola Medcalf Morgan, was born on May 23, 1924, at Dexter and died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 80. Mrs. Agey was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, the owner of Morgan Furniture Company in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Bill Flowers (01/18/05)
Bill Flowers, a resident of Dexter, died on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Marilyn Agey (01/18/05)
Marilyn Agey, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold Heilman (01/18/05)
Harold Heilman died Jan. 15, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mae Lynch (01/18/05)
Mae Lynch, daughter of the late Rollo Smith and Nora Smith, was born on Nov. 21, 1912, at Puxico and died at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing by Americare on Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at the age of 92. Mrs. Lynch was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, founding member of the Stoddard County Country Club presently known as Hidden Trails Country Club, member of the Ladies' Golf Association, and a resident of Dexter...
Rita M. Hofmann (01/13/05)
Rita M. Hofmann, the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Ritta Salyer Terry, was born in Parma on May 25, 1928, and died in Florence, Ala., on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the age of 76. She was born in Parma, raised in Scott, Miss., and had been a resident of Florence, Ala., since 1953. ...
Frances Ann Wilcox (01/13/05)
Frances Ann Wilcox, the daughter of the late Lynn Arthur and Charlotta Roberts Wilcox, was born in Dexter on Nov. 24, 1939, and died in Blue Ash, Ohio, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, after a long, courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 65. She worked for Candlewood Apartments for nearly 20 years. But most important in her life were her children, grandchildren, and other family members and a host of supportive friends...
Charles Vincent "Benny" Medcalf, Sr. (01/12/05)
Charles Vincent "Benny" Medcalf, Sr., son of the late Elmer Eugene, Sr. and Lura Mae Medcalf, was born in Bloomfield March 7, 1916, and died Dec. 25, 2004, at 7:05 p.m. after spending a wonderful Christmas day with family. He was 88 years of age. He lived in Bloomfield, Dexter and Cape Girardeau most of his life before moving to Park Hills and more recently to Cabool with his wife to be closer to family...
Christine Campbell (01/12/05)
Betty Christine Campbell, 77, of Gravois Mills died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at her residence. She was born on March 1, 1927, in Essex to the late Jim and Lottie Grace Brannon. She had worked as a waitress and cook for many years and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles Club...
Patricia Carter (01/12/05)
Patricia Marie Carter, daughter of the late James Roe and Anna Lane Roe, was born on March 18, 1933, at Anna, Ill., and died in the Northeast Arkansas Hospital at Jonesboro, Ark., on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the age of 71. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a resident of Trumann, Ark...
Rosella Hutson (01/12/05)
Rosella Hutson, formerly a lifelong resident of Puxico, died Jan. 10, 2005, at St. Charles. She was a member of First Baptist Church Ridgecrest at St. Charles. On Aug. 21, 1939, she was united in marriage to Neil Hutson in Puxico. Survivors include two children, Tim Hutson of Bloomfield and Sonja Bieddenbaum of St. Charles; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Arnold Miller of Van Buren and Frank Miller of California...
Delma Obards (01/12/05)
Delma Obards was born at Idalia on June 20, 1919, and died at Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the age of 85. Mrs. Obards spent all her life in the Idalia and Bloomfield communities. Mrs. Obards was an excellent cook and loved to cook for her family and friends. She was a member of St. Joe General Baptist Church in Idalia. On Oct. 10, 1945, she was married to Cecil Obards, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1991. One brother, Edsel Edwards, preceded her in death...
Mary Jo Richmond (01/12/05)
Mary Jo Richmond, daughter of the late Dotson Scruggs and Verna Cooper Scruggs, was born on Aug. 31, 1929, at Akron, Ohio, and died in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeay on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the age of 75. Mrs. Richmond was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former teacher in the Dexter Public School System, a former two-term President of the Dexter Community Teacher's Association, past President of the Southeast Missouri Classroom Teacher's Association, past President of the Southeast Missouri District Guidance Association, past Secretary-Treasurer of the Missouri State Guidance Association, a past member of the Legislative and Resolution Committee of the Missouri State Teacher's Association, former committee member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and a member of the Stoddard County Retired Teacher's Association.. ...
Genevieve L. Specht-Shaw (01/11/05)
Genevieve L. "Jennie" Specht-Shaw, age 85, of Lyons, Ill., spent 22 years in Dexter, Mo. She was the wife of the late Leo S. Specht and the late John Shaw; mother of Toni and Mary Specht; step-mother of James Shaw and Luanne Plohocki and the late Gary Shaw. She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters; step-grandmother of six; step great-grandmother of eight;...
Bob W. Lewis (01/11/05)
Bob W. Lewis, son of the late Nathaniel and Ida Wilson Lewis, was born in Parma on July 8, 1926, and died at Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the age of 78. He was a resident of Parma and a member of the Parma General Baptist Church where he served the church for many years as a deacon...
Inez Sanford (01/11/05)
Inez Sanford, the daughter of the late Daniel W. and Eva Hearn Sanford, was born in Kennett on April 26, 1910, and died at Green Park Nursing Home in St. Louis on Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the age of 94. She was a former resident of Southeast Missouri and has lived in St. Louis since 1948 where she worked in the Libson Specialty Shop. She was of the United Methodist faith...
H. Bernice Clayton (01/11/05)
H. Bernice Clayton departed this life on Thursday, January 6th, 2005, at the age of 82, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, MO. Mrs. Clayton was the daughter of John Looney Owen and Rosa Belle Allen Owen. Mrs. Clayton was born August 10, 1922 in Hoxie, Arkansas. She married Talmadge Clayton on March 29,1938 in Blytheville, Arkansas. Mr. Clayton preceeded her in death on September11, 1991...
Bonard Newell (01/11/05)
Bonard Newell, son of the late Barney Lee Newell and Lucy Reeves Newell, was born on Oct. 27, 1926, at Baldwin, Miss., and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at the age of 78. Mr. Newell was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, a former farmer, a former foreman at the Sikeston Sheltered Workshop and a resident of Grayridge...
Velma Grindstaff Tesreau (01/11/05)
Velma Grindstaff Tesreau, daughter of the late George and Rachel Winemiller Gaines, was born in Stoddard County on Feb. 16, 1917, and died at General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the age of 87. She was a former resident of Bernie. She was a member of the Beechwell General Baptist church in Campbell...
Patricia Carter (01/11/05)
Patricia Carter died Jan. 11, 2005, at the Northeast Arkansas Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Mary Jo Richmond (01/11/05)
Mary Jo Richmond, a resident of Dexter, died on Jan. 11, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeay. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Cinda Bell Keeling Rush (01/07/05)
Cinda Bell Keeling Rush, daughter of the late Aaron Keeling and Penelope Lay Keeling, was born Aug. 7, 1926, at New Port, Ark., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the age of 78. Mrs. Rush was a homemaker, a member of the Church of Christ and a resident of Bernie...
Florence Maze (01/06/05)
Florence LaDoris Maze, daughter of the late William J. and Zola Lyles Maze, was born at Dexter on Feb. 19, 1931, and died at Meadows Care Center at Joplin on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at the age of 73. Ms. Maze was first married to James Marren. She later married Charles Warner. ...
Harold E. Gromer (01/06/05)
Harold E. Gromer, the son of the late Ernest S. and Addie O. Mason Gromer, was born in Morley on April 6, 1927, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the age of 77. Mr. Gromer was a resident of Bernie and had lived in Essex and Southeast Missouri all his life. He was a member of the Word of Faith Christian Center in Bernie...
Sarah L. Henson (01/06/05)
Sarah L. Henson, the daughter of the late John Franklin and Donna Elouise Tucker Walker, was born in Parma on Aug. 21, 1940, and died at her home in Casey, Ill., on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the age of 64. She was a former resident of Parma and St. Louis and had lived in Casey, Ill., the past 23 years. She attended the White Oak Baptist Church in Casey, Ill...
Cinda B. Rush (01/06/05)
Cinda B. Rush, a resident of Bernie, died on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 78. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Gabe Sweeney (01/05/05)
Gabriel Ryan "Gabe" Sweeney, son of William Sweeney of Dexter and Janet Sadler Smith of Dexter, was born on Feb. 28, 1979, at Sikeston and died in his residence at Dexter on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the age of 25. Gabe was an employee of ArvinMeritor in Dexter...
James Shaw (01/04/05)
James Shaw, the son of the late Ben and Lillie Cooper Harris, was born in Sardis, Miss., on July 14, 1919, and died at the home of his daughter in Malden on Dec. 31, 2004, at the age of 85. Mr. Shaw had lived most of his life in the Parma and Essex communities and had lived in Malden since 1988. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the New Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Essex...
Dorothy Lucille Davis (01/04/05)
Dorothy Lucille Davis, daughter of the late John Thomas Rainey and Roxie Hannah (Brooks) Rainey, was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Hardin County, Tenn., and died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Puxico Nursing Center. She had attended Hobbs Chapel Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers and sewing...
Priscilla Nickens (01/04/05)
Priscilla Bowman Nickens, died in Ogden, Utah, on Dec. 30, 2004, at the age of 99. She was born on a farm northwest of Malden on Sept. 10, 1905, to the late Thomas Henry Bowman and Rebecca Campbell Bowman. She was raised in the area of her birth and attended Slicer School in Dunklin County. ...
Gladsia Bland (01/04/05)
Gladsia Bland, daughter of the late Frank Anderson and Effie Jane Treat Anderson, was born Sept. 9, 1909, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the age of 95. Mrs. Bland was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a member of the Dexter Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, a former tour guide for Pressley Tours and served as the Dexter City Greeter for many years...
Gabriel Sweeney (01/04/05)
Gabriel Sweeney, a resident of Dexter, died on Jan. 3, 2005, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 25. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Wilkison (01/04/05)
John Robert Wilkison, son of Dale Wilkison of Dexter and the late Anna Blocker Wilkison, was born on July 29, 1969, at Dexter and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at the age of 36. He was a member of the Dexter Eagles Lodge and a resident of Dexter...
James G. Avery (01/04/05)
James Garner Avery, son of the late Oscar and Beverly Virgo Avery, was born at St. Louis on June 23, 1945, and died at his home in Dudley on Dec. 30, 2004, at the age of 59. Mr. Avery had been a resident of Dudley the past three years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On July 29, 1981, he was married to Charlotte Prince...